I am excited to forecast that 2024 will be hailed as the year of the intentional wedding. This is a shift that has been brewing for a while but is now taking center stage. It’s a trend that aligns perfectly with our ethos at the Celebrant Institute – the belief in creating meaningful, memorable experiences that resonate deeply with our couples and their guests.

Less is More: The Intentional Guest List

This year, we’re seeing a move away from the ‘big fat wedding’ to a more curated, intimate affair. Couples are choosing to have fewer guests, but better guests. This means trimming the guest list to include only those who truly matter – family members who have been integral to their lives, friends who have shared in their journey, and people who will actively contribute to the joy and significance of the day. This intentional guest list creates an atmosphere of love, warmth, and genuine celebration.