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Popular Wedding Trends for 2024

4th Jan 2024

At our New Forest wedding venue we believe the most important thing for your big day is that it's true to you and your own vision, and that each and every wedding is personal and unique.  However, it's often difficult to know where to start so it doesn’t hurt to get a few ideas from the latest wedding trends. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration, here's some of the top 2024 wedding trends.

Weekend-Long Wedding Celebrations

Planning a weekend-long itinerary of special experiences for guests is becoming increasingly popular.  When you're spending so much time and money getting your nearest and dearest together, why keep it to one day when you can make a long weekend of it.  The Montagu lends itself perfectly to a weekend wedding venue with the option to add on exclusive use of our luxury courtyard, including 11 bedrooms and a rehearsal dinner the night before the big day and why not go in to a third day with a goodbye lunch at Monty's country pub.  What better place to spend the weekend than the New Forest National Park with miles of walking and cycling routes and numerous things to do including our sister spa, Senspa and the renowned National Motor Museum.

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Eco Friendly and Sustainable Weddings

Although sustainability is not a new concept, it is becoming more of a priority for many of us today.  In practice it can take many different forms, but here's some of our favourite.   Opting for eco-friendly British wedding flowers that can be donated or gifted to guests to take home after the wedding, choosing wedding favours you can plant and making ensure the menu is seasonal and grown locally, and with the New Forest as our larder for ingredients we love to create extraordinary culinary magic for our New Forest weddings.

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Tech-Savvy Weddings

Advancements in technology are starting to play a significant role in weddings, especially with the tech generation now getting married.  These couples are embracing tech elements like virtual guest experiences, live streaming ceremonies for those unable to attend, and high-tech photo booths that offer fun and interactive moments for guests and even using AI to write their wedding vows.

Exclusive Use Wedding Venues

There is nothing quite like the feeling of having your wedding venue to yourself. Everyone seems to be that little bit more relaxed.  That’s why lots of couples are seeking out venues where they can have exclusive use of the venue for their wedding day, as it allows them to put their own stamp on the day.  With our exclusive private hire wedding package you can make the Montagu Arms your home for your wedding day.

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The Return of Wedding Veils

The wedding veil is making a comeback for 2024. Especially as many cost-conscious couples are opting for wedding dress hire, then a wedding veil becomes an affordable way to lend some personal style to your wedding attire.  With many to choose from including a cathedral-length veil, a chic birdcage veil, or a whimsical mantilla veil, this bridal accessory adds an extra touch of elegance to your big day.

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Looking For The Perfect Wedding Venue In 2024?

Explore our beautiful country house wedding venue, with plenty of New Forest wedding packages available, from intimate micro wedding packages to exclusive private hire, our hotel wedding venue is sure to meet your needs.

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