Cakes made from wheels of cheese are becoming increasingly popular. Photo: On The Pig’s Back

Wedding trends to watch

Vintage vibes: Vintage-inspired themes have become increasingly popular in recent years and there’s no sign of this trend going anywhere. Think VW campervans, boho-inspired dresses, flower crowns, and mix and match décor.

Be bold: Colour is a big trend for 2024. Vibrant, bold colours are replacing traditional pastels.

Expect to see rich jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and deep burgundy adorning bridesmaids' dresses and floral arrangements.

You’re kidding: They haven’t always been welcomed but kids are making at comeback at weddings. Rather than simple babysitting services, children can now be entertained by professional nanny services for the whole day with packages from half days, full days and full days and overnight.

Cheese please: A wedding cake made by your mother-in-law? So passe!

Couples are increasingly opting for tiered cakes made from wheels of cheese as a delicious alternative to a standard cake. Not only do they taste great, they look fantastic too.

Small but perfectly formed: The trend of intimate weddings, which gained momentum during the pandemic, is here to stay.

Couples are opting for smaller guest lists to create more meaningful and personalised experiences.

Sustainable celebrations: Sustainable is a buzzword in weddings and beyond and eco-conscious weddings are gaining popularity. Couples are choosing sustainable and locally sourced flowers, and catering options to reduce their carbon footprint. Many are also opting for digital invitations to minimise paper waste.