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5 Wedding Trends We’re Predicting for 2024   

Whether you’re planning a traditional wedding or something more modern, make the day as magical as you’ve always dreamed it would be by designing a celebration that truly reflects your personality and style. To help make your big day one to remember, we asked local wedding planners and event designers for up-and-coming trends they expect to see take off in 2024.

Extend the Celebration

Extend that “best day ever” feeling by hosting a weekend-long celebration, giving your guests a greater opportunity to connect and make lasting memories. When selecting your venue, choose a location central to area attractions and restaurants. Think beyond the ceremony and give guests the opportunity to explore and experience the destination with pre-planned events or suggestions on how to spend their downtime. The Chase Center on the Riverfront is the perfect place to host the weekend’s highlight, your reception, while the surrounding area is full of options for your guests to enjoy while they explore the historic Wilmington Riverfront and the Brandywine Valley.

Multicultural Celebrations

The days of compromising on a single set of traditions to honor during your ceremony are long gone. Today, couples embrace inclusivity as they blend elements of their culture or religion to create a unique ceremony representing each side and their families. It’s important to make sure that everyone who is a part of the planning and execution, including the site you select, is aware of what traditions you plan to include. Look for venues with experience personalizing multicultural ceremonies and receptions, with custom menus or flexible package options to accommodate your customs and traditions.

Make It Experiential

Go beyond the standard DJ or wedding band for a one-of-a-kind ceremony that keeps your guests talking long after the big day. Draw inspiration from your story—where you met, how you spend your time together, or your heritage and engage your guests in the celebration.

Venues like the Chase Center set the tone for your guests’ experience from the moment they arrive with unique entertainment, culinary delights, unsurpassed hospitality, and relationships with the best event planners and vendors along the riverfront. From popsicle bars to themed dress codes or carnival performers, stand out by making your wedding an experience.

Rules are Made to Be Broken

Don’t let tradition get in the way of your perfect day. Many couples are abandoning the song-and-dance of a standard wedding. Doing different is ok, from bold color schemes and unofficial officiants to cookie cakes and games instead of a reception. There is no right or wrong way to have a wedding, so go a little out of the norm on your special day to celebrate who you are as a couple. Choosing a venue will be one of your first wedding planning moves, and flexibility should be your first consideration. Can you have the event you want and not break their rules?

Look for a Blank Slate

It’s your day, and your wedding venue should be a canvas for your masterpiece. Whether you’re looking for a black-tie affair or a vintage soiree, find a space that offers the flexibility you need to bring your biggest ideas to life. Finding a partner with experience building custom events from the ground up is critical. From facility visits and menu planning to helping find the perfect vendors, the Chase Center at the Riverfront is known for transforming their event space to match every couple’s vision. With state-of-the-art audio-visual resources, customized lighting packages, staging, and backdrops, the Center can create a beautifully unique space down to the last detail.

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