Here’s a good article by Lucy Dang of Insider Magazine on Wedding Trends for 2019.
- WeddingWire has put together some of the biggest trends you’ll likely see when your loved ones get married in 2019.
- Next year, weddings will feel and look more personalized and natural.
- Brides will embrace polka dots and crop tops while grooms will mix and match different fabrics and prints.
- Guests will enjoy custom creations from interactive food stations and wedding favors that double as decor.
- More and more couples will gravitate toward minimalist yet bold aesthetics.
Couples today are finding increasingly creative ways to personalize their wedding day.
Just in time for engagement season, WeddingWire has put together some of the biggest trends you’re likely to see when your loved ones tie the knot in 2019.
Next year, many couples will continue to buck wedding traditions for almost every aspect of their big day, swapping flower arrangements in vases for floral installations, opting for more unique ways to display food, and incorporating fabrics like velvet in their decor.
From interactive food stations where guests can customize snacks to two-piece bridal gowns, here’s what weddings will probably look like next year.
Starting with bridal fashion, expect to see lots of polka dots.
This playful pattern, which was all over bridal runways this year, adds a flirty, romantic touch to any wedding look.
Gowns with asymmetrical design elements will also be everywhere.
For an unconventional yet fashion-forward dress, look for designs with high-low or slanted hemlines, or one-shoulder silhouettes.
Crop tops will be a trendy option as well.
Groomswear will feature suits that pair different fabrics and patterns together.
Many grooms are leaving traditional tuxedos behind.
When it comes to food, many weddings will have artistic edible displays.
More and more couples are turning food into art, according to WeddingWire.
Grazing tables will be another popular choice for couples.
Guests can look forward to snacking on different breads, meats, fruits, nuts, cheeses, chocolates, and more.
Get ready to enjoy custom creations from interactive food stations.
Many couples are ditching traditional wedding buffets for more memorable options. Popular examples of interactive food stations include tea bars, guacamole bars, and popcorn bars.
As for wedding decor, velvet linens will be everywhere next year.
In general, velvet decor helps create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Expect to see lots of pampas grass, too.
Pampas grass adds a unique, modern texture to wedding bouquets and floral arrangements.
Many weddings will also feature structural floral installations.
To add drama to a traditional floral centerpiece, consider incorporating structural elements such as golden rods or wooden beams.
Signs will continue to get more modern and personalized.
According to WeddingWire, some of the biggest signage trends including creative seating chart displays, light boxes, and letter boards.
Copper will be a popular metallic accent.
According to WeddingWire editor Kim Forrest, copper’s unique pinkish-orange hue makes it a modern and versatile choice for wedding decor.
Plants in ceramic or wooden boxes will be popular choices for centerpieces.
Weddings in 2019 will continue to feature “earthy” and “nature-inspired elements” like leafy green plants, crystals, and stones, according to Forrest.
Guests can expect to get custom favors that double as decor.
Thank your friends and family by giving them a thoughtful gift they can actually use.
Edible wedding favors will be another huge trend.
Ideas for food- and drink-related favors include artisan olive oils, custom hot sauces, and special spice blends, to name a few.
In general, weddings will look and feel more personalized and natural.
According to Forrest, more couples are mixing and matching attire and decor elements for their weddings, so the end result is “less polished.”
Similarly, many couples will ditch rigid color palettes.
Instead of seeing one or two specific colors, you’ll likely see a range of complementary shades at weddings in 2019.
Many weddings will feature minimalist yet bold elements.
Everything from invitations to wedding venues will get more simple.
There will be an increased focus on sustainability.
According to Forrest, couples and vendors alike are finding ways to avoid waste at weddings —from sending digital RSVPs to choosing smaller floral arrangements.