Top 2019 Wedding Trends You Need to Know About
In 2018, weddings were filled with indulgent help-yourself dessert bars, larger than life floral wreaths and stunning bridal capes to complement the gown. As this year draws to a close, we’re wondering what the new year will bring for couples getting ready for their big day.
If you’re preparing your wedding and want to get ahead of the crowd, make a note of these top 2019 wedding trends and include them in your plans.
The best 2019 wedding trends
Simple and practical wedding dresses
Classic designs with an emphasis on functionality are set to return in 2019. Meghan Markle is one of the brides who sparked this trend, when she walked down the aisle in her dazzling yet simple bateau-necked, bracelet-sleeved gown. When it comes to minimalist wedding dresses, finding the right silhouette and tailoring it to best suit your shape is key to pulling off the modern princess bride look.
Wedding dresses with pockets are also on the rise, giving brides somewhere accessible to keep their essentials, whether that’s a mobile phone and a set of keys or something borrowed and something blue.
Choosing to jet off on a romantic escape before the wedding is set to be more popular than the traditional post-wedding honeymoon in 2019. This is because not only does an engagement moon give you the chance to relax and refresh before the big day, but the soon-to-be bride and groom will generally have much fuller pockets before the wedding than afterward. If budget isn’t an issue, there’s no reason why you can’t have an engagement moon and a honeymoon!
Taking care of the environment is more than just a one-off fad and the wedding industry is taking notice. Eco-friendly weddings which shun plastic for more sustainable options, showcase dishes made with local, organic ingredients and include flowers that can later be replanted are all expected to rise in popularity in 2019. Princess Eugenie is one of the biggest advocates of this type of ceremony, which she proved with her wedding that was entirely free from plastic.
Lots of colour
Moving away from the usual cream and white colour scheme, couples are expected to embrace a world of colour in 2019 and incorporate it into their wedding day as much as possible. From colourful bridesmaid dresses and bouquets to multicoloured wedding cakes and confetti — there will be colour as far as the eye can see.
This bright and beautiful trend isn’t limited to the big day — engagement rings are also set to become a lot more colourful. Gorgeous gemstone rings with rubies, sapphires and emeralds are expected to boom in popularity.
Move aside ordinary buffets and sit-down meals — grazing tables will be all the rage in 2019. These sharing platters usually feature cheeses, charcuterie, fruits, nuts and crackers and are presented like real works of art on the table, so your guests will never go hungry. They’re easy to prepare in advance, can be tailored to suit allergies/intolerances and require minimal effort after presentation.