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Top 2024 Wedding Trends For Your Upstate NY Wedding

By manorhouse

It’s time to start planning for your big day, and we’re ready to be your partner. We’ve compiled our list of some of the top 2024 wedding trends for your Upstate New York wedding.

In 2024, guest experiences will become more of a focal point; photography will transition to a content creation-style; the food will focus on local and seasonal ingredients to create a unique food experience; and more.

2024 Wedding Trends

1. Guest Experiences for your Upstate New York Wedding

There are many ways to wow your guests with a unique and memorable experience they can remember for years to come. And Upstate New York is chock full of top tier wedding vendors who can help.

Photo Booths

Offering guests a fun, interactive photo booth experience continues to land as a top 2024 wedding trend. Probably because of its versatility and easy implementation. A photobooth is hours of fun and keepsakes for your guests at a small cost. 

Upstate New York’s premier photo booth vendor is Snapshots Photo Booth and is ready to wow your guests. Choose from an open air photo booth or add a wow factor with their VW photo bus or camper photo lounge.

Select Receptions in Syracuse, NY also offers a top notch photo booth experience for your wedding guests. Customize a photo booth option for your wedding to match your style and choose from open air booths, enclosed lounges or the interactive photo mirror.

You can’t go wrong with either wedding vendor on this top 2024 wedding trend that seems to be sticking around.

Photo Booths

Interactive Audio Guest Books

A popular guest book alternative rising to the top of 2024 wedding trends is an interactive audio guest book. 

The audio guest book best describes the finished product of this guest experience – a compilation of audio recordings made by wedding guests throughout your event. Guests can share best wishes, advice or laughs from throughout the day.

Snapshots Photo Booth also offers the option for an audio guest book alongside their popular photo booth options.

Cigar Bars

Cigar bars probably aren’t everyone’s style, but if it’s yours there are Central New York wedding vendors ready to give your guests a unique experience. 

Cigar bars can be a nice option for guests to break away from typical wedding day festivities and experience  The Knot has some great insight about this wedding trend.

At The Manor House we have plenty of space for you to customize your experience and include a cigar bar at your wedding. Our go-to vendors are Nice Ash Cigars or Rocky’s Cigars

Cigar Bars

Sparkler Exit

Have you thought about a sparkler send-off to end your wedding reception? You see pictures of this all over Pinterest and for good reason – it’s been a top wedding trend for years and is sticking around.

The perfect send-off takes some coordination, and we’ve found a great guide from One Story Weddings to help you.

This type of experience does take a level of coordination that might be best left to a wedding planner or day-of coordinator. A planner can also help you find the best vendors and experiences that align with the vision you have for your day.

You’ll also want to coordinate with your photographer, videographer and wedding content creator to ensure they feel comfortable capturing this moment on camera. 

2. Wedding Content Creator

The way we consume media in 2024 – from TikTok trends and Instagram Reels – is spilling into the wedding experience. 

Wedding content creators don’t replace your photographer or videographer who are crucial partners to have. Instead, they work in tandem to capture raw, candid footage shot on the iPhone to ensure you don’t miss anything!

The Knot breaks this trend down nicely, including outlining the difference between your photographer, videographer and content creator and how they can work in tandem.      

3. Find A Space That Wows

Weddings have always included some wow-factor, and couples continue to find new ways to incorporate it.

Choose A Non-Traditional Venue

Couples are opted more for non-traditional venues including botanical gardens, zoos and theaters. These venues can offer a wow-factor simply because they’re unique.

At The Manor House we can offer the best of both worlds with our beautiful garden area perfect and picturesque for your wedding ceremony and grand ballroom fit for a reception filled with guest experiences that wow. 

2024 Wedding Trends for Choose A Non-Traditional Venue

Set Up A Picture-Perfect Pop Up

Pop-up spaces have topped wedding trend lists for a while now, and as social media content creation becomes more dominant the trend seems to stick around.

Pretty Little Vintage Co. is the premier choice for artful rentals that lend to the perfect photo opportunity guests will stop to take a selfie or grab a group photo all evening.

4. Create A Memorable Food and Drink Experience

As we become more conscientious consumers, sustainability remains a theme in most of the top 2024 wedding trends, especially with food. And it’s not news that one thing people will talk about for years after your wedding day is their impression of the food you served.  

Pick The Perfect Menu

When creating your wedding reception menu with your wedding caterer, consider farm-to-table options and what local and seasonal ingredients are available to create a memorable culinary experience.

In-season produce always carries brighter and bolder flavors. Plus, considering the season and what’s available locally can be a good guide to achieving a unique menu.

2024 Wedding Trends

When thinking about the food, don’t forget to consider beyond the cocktail hour and meal. What’s for dessert? And, will your reception go late enough that guests might enjoy a late night snack or food cart option?

At The Manor House, our go-to Upstate New York wedding caterers are 24 Carrots Catering and Lisa’s Cucina. However, our restaurant-grade kitchen offers the perfect space to accommodate any wedding caterer as they craft the perfect meal for your big day.

Find The Ideal Drink Pairings

It’s no culinary secret that carefully selected drinks can help elevate your food and drink experience. Your caterer might be able to help you identify ideal drink pairers, but a good bartender or mixologist partner will also.

What drink options do you want to offer guests? Do you want artfully crafted and unique cocktails? What will pair best with the food guests are enjoying?  

Our preferred mixologist partner to recommend for creative and uniquely crafted options is Poisoned Apple Drink Pouring.

5. Choose Florals That Pop

Flowers have been commonplace at weddings for years, but a top 2024 wedding trend we’re seeing really elevates their design and prevalence.

A lot of couples are opting for bold designs with texture that contributes to the vision and ambience they have for their big day. Bold designs don’t have to be bright, but will make a statement and have some “wow” factor, whether it’s jewel-toned, less traditional greenery or something else.

Sustainability also remains a priority in this trend as couples use in season and as much locally sourced flowers and greenery as possible. 

The manor house

Trends come and go. Ultimately, the vision you have for your wedding is what matters. Whether it’s a top 2024 wedding trend, a timeless tradition or something all your own, at The Manor House, we’re ready to help bring your vision for your Upstate New York wedding to life.

Schedule your venue tour today at The Manor House in Pierrepont Manor, and let us show you how we are the perfect partner for your Upstate New York wedding.

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