We are now in 2019. Are you planning to get married in this year? In what month are you planning it? Here are what becomes the wedding trends 2019.
18 Amazing Wedding Trends 2019
Pantone has announced it’s color of 2019 is a bright, sunny, pinky-orange named ‘Living Coral’. A cheery tone that’s perfect for weddings, coral is a fantastic hue to incorporate into a sunny summer wedding via everything from coral colored flowers, bridesmaids dresses, cakes, makeup and color schemes.
Minimalists can rejoice because 2019 heralds the return of classic designs and simple styles. And of course, the poster girl for this trend is Meghan Markle and her striking yet simple bracelet-sleeved, bateau-necked ceremony gown and halter neck reception dress. For this style, tailoring is key, as is finding the right silhouette to suit your shape. Nail both and you’ll be well on your way to modern princess bride realness.
For 2019 weddings, greenery continues to be a classic go-to shade, with flowers and foliage becoming more organic and lush. “Trees and use of foliage throughout floral designs will take center stage,” describes wedding planner Bruce Russell. “Florals will be natural, whimsical and romantic.”
We’ve seen a lot of amazing wedding cakes, but 2019 will welcome even more impressive creations. 2018’s royal weddings are likely to inspire couples to make more opulent choices. Metallic touches, personalized monograms and regal piping will be on everyone’s cake agenda. Even more exciting are the amazing array of textures we’re expecting – rippled icing, decorative finishes and show-stopping sugar flowers will take guests’ breath away. It’s all about bespoke – let the your imagination soar and the magic begin.
After years of wedding trainers and loose-fitting shirts, according to menswear expert Dominic Trooper from The Wedding Gallery, 2019 is the year we’ll see grooms suiting up in their best three-piece.
The Rising of Eco-conscious and Ethical Weddings
It was an important factor at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, and it’s going to be an equally important factor going forward for couples in 2019. From foam-free flower installations to wedding dresses that use ethical practices and wedding cakes made of locally sourced ingredients, the options for hosting an eco-conscious and ethical wedding are rising.
Candles have always been a wedding favourite for creating a romantic mood. To further enhance this, we’re seeing more and more guests opt for their favourite scented candles (or even creating their own scents), to really transform their wedding’s ambiance, and also create a scented memory that they can enjoy and reminisce for years to come.
With wedding invitations being one of the few forms of mail we receive these days (or at the very least, the most exciting!), guests are making the most of their wedding stationery by commissioning hand-illustrated designs.
There’s no denying the Insta-factor still plays a part in wedding planning. And while the wedding hashtag has become all but mainstream now, the new focus is perfecting that wow-worthy confetti moment. The more confetti and colour the better!
Another Insta-loving trend we’re seeing is swapping the round tables and tall centerpieces for long banquet tables with rows of low flowers. Guests can see each other, the happy couple can sit in the middle without feeling like they are on display, and it makes for wonderful photos.
Alternative Engagement Rings
Proving not all girls want a diamond as a best friend, we’ve seen a rise in alternative engagement rings styles. Opal engagement rings are having a moment, as are colourful stones, such as Princess Eugenie’s blush-pink sapphire engagement ring.
Doing away with waiters serving traditional canapés, grazing tables (usually featuring cheese, meats and fruits), are presented like a work of art, ensuring your guests never go hungry.
Grasses Are Growing Popular
Another interpretation of the ‘bringing the outdoors in’ trend, is by using grasses instead of foliage to decorate your wedding. Ideal if you’re attracted to a neutral color scheme, or wanting an updated bohemian aesthetic, pampas grass appears incredibly romantic when used to decorate arches and aisles.
Event designer Jessica Sloane explains that weddings “are getting edgier,” something we’ll see come to fruition in many ways next year. This is particularly interesting, since moodier accents are in direct contrast with the romantic blush décor, soft textures, and bright photography that’s dominated the wedding scene in recent years.
It’ll be interesting to see how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding inspires the nuptials of the future, but Steve Moore of Sinclair & Moore predicts that the couple’s larger-than-life floral installations will be a main source of influence.
According to Mindy Weiss, balloon walls are the new flower walls. “Balloons are no longer just for kid’s parties and New Year’s Eve – they make for wonderful, celebratory decor for any event, including weddings,” she explains.
Nontraditional Floral Components
According to Lyndsey Hamilton of LH Events, expect to see plenty of unexpected flower add-ins, like pampas grass and wheat, replacing fresh blooms in the floral installations of 2019.
If you’re throwing a smaller wedding, you’ll be able to take advantage of one the most personalized trends on this list. Couples are replacing generic place cards with hand-written notes, says A Day in May Event’s Alicia Fritz.