Top Wedding Trends in 2019
Experts Reveal Their Predictions
We asked 11 wedding experts from around the world: What are the top new wedding trends to watch out for in 2019? Read their answers below.
Wedding “honey funds”
Top 2019 wedding trends will include cash and/or “honey fund” where guests can send money over to an account that they can then use for whatever they like rather then a wishing well at the wedding. We also expect to see signature foods that represent them as a couple served and unique entertainment such as fire eate or belly dancer. Written by Audrey Hu-Gonzalez of Events by Audrey.
One gown or two…or maybe three?
Again, we have to thank the Meghan Markle but we will certainly see more and more brides and also grooms looking to have a number of outfit changes with a little more focus on comfort come the evening allowing them to hit the dance in style as well as comfort. I predict we will see more elegant jumpsuits or simple, classic designs of gowns come the evening reception. Written by Susie Evans of Inspired by Susie Evans.
Creative Stationary & Decor
The invitations are often the very first hint to your guests. There is so much choice available now, with creative elements constantly increasing such as gold foiling, wax seals, laser cut, calligraphy, personalised monograms… the list goes on. One of our couples had a wedding signature scent created for them and each invite was scented! Also, hanging flower hoops within a marquee or venue with high ceilings can fill a big space and create an impressive visual impact. Written by Jenny Wren.
The Meghan Effect
It’s totally stating the obvious, but it has to be said. The Meghan Markle effect is going to be seen in weddings in 2019. Not just in pared back, super simple and uber elegant dresses; but also in detailed veils. I can see the appeal for lots of brides in splashing out on a veil with amazing details that truly delight. Dress styles from Anne Barge and Justin Alexander will make good choices. Written by Gill Neild, wedding planner.
Clean designs are still going strong and thanks to the Duchess of Sussex’s dress we see this trend continuing. Lastly unique floral and greenery installations are hot and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, the more natural and organic the better. Written by Shannon Leahy.
Pastels and Balloons
Highlights of pastel colours such as coral, teal, turquoise and blush pinks will pop amongst a background of natural greenery. Oversized balloons dot their way around the venue with glitter, confetti and all things pretty. Cara Hammer of First Kiss Weddings
When it comes to decor options rose gold and blush are definitely on their way out. Bright and rich colours are what we are seeing for 2019. You can incorporate these colours in all aspects of your wedding decor from table settings, candles, linens and florals. Turquoise is definitely one of the key colours for 2019. Written by Ravita Atwal of Vekha Events.
Colour will feature more heavily than in previous years, think deep shades like burgundy and hunter green for a striking and moody look to your day or mix several shades from the same palette to create a fresh and on trend feel to your styling. Wrriten by Rebecca Barnett.
Looking forward into 2019, it is clear that size really does matter! Less is most definitely more as couples look to optimise their wedding budget by becoming increasingly discerning in regard to the length of their guest list, choosing only to invite those closest to them in favour of offering a better quality of experience. Written by Helen Davies.
No longer are brides and grooms choosing suppliers to work on their weddings but they are now choosing to work with planners who create a journey and experience for all the guests to enjoy. This can be from scenting invitations to immersive decoration creating a wedding experience that stays with your guests for long after the wedding day itself. Written by Jennifer Holden of Raspberry Bespoke Events.
We all know that a wedding isn’t a wedding without flowers. Many couples are now opting for air balloon arc displays with minimal flowers as opposed to a full floral one. The wedding world is big on balloons right now. Written by Minihaha Grande.