7 Wedding Trends to Get Excited About in 2019
If you’re tying the knot in 2019 or beyond, then you’ll be planning all the beautiful touches that make your big day special. We spoke to Kacey Bradley, blogger behind The Drifter Collective and wedding and lifestyle expert, to find out what her top wedding trends for 2019 are…
The holiday season has almost arrived, and for wedding planners, that means one thing — 2018’s wedding season is almost over. If you plan to wed sometime after the New Year celebrations, congratulations! 2019 is bound to be a special year for you.
If you haven’t quite hammered out all the details yet, don’t fret. You have plenty of time to figure out final touches — and you might even benefit from waiting. After all, wedding trends change constantly, and 2019 is a brand new year. You can expect to see new wedding trends taking centre stage in the coming months. If you want your nuptials to stand out, you’ll pick a few of 2019’s trends and incorporate them into your big day. Here are eight wedding trends on the horizon for 2019…
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1. Back to First-Look Basics
You may have attended a wedding where the couple opted for a “first look,” and, practically, it makes sense. When you do a first look, you can snap photos beforehand and enjoy the party immediately after the ceremony. However, first looks might be on their way out for 2019. Wedding experts predict many brides and grooms will return to tradition and see each other for the first time at the ceremony. There’s nothing like the romantic moment a groom catches sight of his bride, which is a treat for both the couple and their guests!
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2. Blush and Lavender Dresses
If you haven’t found the perfect wedding dress yet, consider straying a bit from the traditional path. Instead of going with a classic white or ivory dress, add a bit of flair with a blush bottom layer with lace or tulle on top. The soft hue of the lower layer only shines through subtly, so it’s a great way to ensure your bridal look stands out without going entirely over the top. Of course, you’re welcome to go all in with a fully coloured dress — you may see more of them in 2019, too.
3. Rich, Bold Tones
While 2018 saw lots of muted colours with metallic accents, 2019 signals the return of bright, bold hues to wedding venues. Choose a central tone for your big day, then build the rest of the wedding around it. Colours like sunshine yellow, berry pink and dusty blue serve as the foundation of up-and-coming colour palettes. Find ways to incorporate your chosen colour into small or large accents, from the place cards to the bridesmaids’ dresses.
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4. Unique Entertainment
One trend that grew in 2018 was the prevalence of unexpected wedding entertainment, and that’s not going anywhere in 2019. Instead of the classic DJ or wedding band, more and more couples invited magicians, aerial artists and other performers to wow the crowd at their wedding. It’s a particularly nice twist if you and your significant other enjoy a certain type of entertainment you could bring to your big day.
5. Sustainable Touches
Perhaps you’ve attended a wedding recently and noticed a dearth of plastic products. Sustainability is hot right now, and brides and grooms have taken notice. Many weddings in 2019 will forgo the traditional bouquets in favour of flowers that can be replanted, and others might skip plastic products altogether. If you hold the environment near and dear to your heart, find creative ways to go eco-friendly on your wedding day.
6. Chill After-Parties
The concept of a wedding after-party isn’t new, but next year, you might notice a new approach. Instead of shutting down a nearby bar, brides and grooms might arrange low-key activities for their guests after the reception winds down. For instance, you could see a side room open with a pianist and some seating for anyone interested in a post-reception sing-along. This is another idea you can really personalise!
7. Entire Dessert Rooms
Long gone are the days when a single cake served as the sole dessert at a wedding. Nowadays, you’ll see everything from doughnuts to cookies to s’mores bars at weddings. Pretty soon, you might encounter an entire room brimming with desserts! Anyone who loves sweets and loves to go a bit over-the-top should strongly consider a dessert room stuffed with your favourite cakes, pies and cookies. This way, every guest will find something that suits them even if they don’t like the flavour of your wedding cake.
With so many fun and unique ways to customise your 2019 wedding, you can ensure the big day feels truly one of a kind. Whether you opt for a blush-tinged bridal gown or hire aerial artists to entertain your wedding guests, you know your friends and family will never forget the day you said, “I do” — and, of course, neither will you and your new spouse!
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