We made it through the holidays and now we’re excited to start looking to the year ahead. Everyone’s already talking about what trends we have to look forward to this year with our wedding couples.
So without further ado, here’s a Baker’s Dozen of our favorite wedding trends of 2019! Will we see any of these at your wedding? I sure hope so!
IS IT FOOD? OR IS IT DÉCOR?
The traditional, elegant dinner is making a comeback with the classically styled weddings. But there will still be couples opting for a little more casual and personal experience. For 2019, caterers will be creating visually appealing tables allowing guests more control over what they want to eat.
A NEW KIND OF TEXTURE
Velvet will be making an appearance in this year’s textiles. This versatile fabric will show up in every season, but you can definitely count on it for fall and winter weddings where it will help create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
For a unique and modern addition to wedding décor, floral designers will be looking at adding decorative grasses like pampas grass to wedding bouquets and floral arrangements. They are chic, unfussy, and add another option for depth in the design.
TAKING FLORALS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Think like the royal wedding designers and go for that unforgettable floral arch. What a gorgeous option for your photo ops with your guests, a gorgeous floral option instead of the tired, overused photo booth.
2019 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR: LIVING CORAL
Panton describes this year’s color as “an animating and life-affirming hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” It’s both vibrant and mellow, encouraging lighthearted activities.
PURPLE IS THE NEW BLUSH
Purple is a very versatile color. It can be light and airy or bold and dramatic. From lighting to florals, lavender and other shades of purples will replace classic blush tones.
GET CREATIVE WITH GUEST PLACE CARDS
Couples are finding more creative ways to welcome their guests to the reception. Generic place cards are being replaced with hand-written notes, adding a special touch for guests. Couples are finding a creative “wow” for guests to find their places at the dinner table.
THE NEW METALS
Last year’s shine of the golds and bronze are fading. Instead, think about the light from your grandmother’s candlesticks shining off the modern touches that silver and chrome will offer on your tables. Throw in a little glitter and your tables will light up the room.
Meaningful favors are a must for today’s wedding couples. Couples will be choosing guest favors that are personalized. Planners are suggesting couples focus on the bride or groom’s hometown or places that are special to them as a couple. Custom favors can also double as table décor at the reception.
BLACK ISN’T JUST FOR FORMAL WEAR
Black is back in the spotlight as a chic color choice. Think of it as that accent color that gives that special little pop, just when you least expect it! It’s a great way to add a sharp color contrast to any wedding color palette.
CLASSIC ELEGANCE IS RETURNING
In the last few years, couples have opted for less traditional venues for their big day – refurbished barns and warehouses and cocktail bars, to name a few. This year, though, the classic ballroom wedding is making a comeback, just like your best 80s movie remake! Included with the ballroom setting is the traditional elegant sit-down wedding dinner.
WELCOMING GUESTS IN STYLE
Along with the same frame of mind with the mindful guest favors, couples are deciding to make their welcome bags more personal as well. Having a destination wedding with lots of guests traveling in for your wedding? Try having a welcome bag assembly station at your welcome party. Guests can fill their bag with those items that most appeal to them.
LESS IS MORE
Minimalism has been a major interior design style for years. Now, it’s making its way into the wonderful wedding world. Wedding designers are suggesting simple color palettes – no more than 2 or 3 colors – and clean lines. Add in natural elements like woods, stones, and marble and you just can’t go wrong. Brides are opting for a few high-quality design items rather than overcrowded tables and flowers in every nook and cranny.