What’s big in weddings for 2019? We’ve done our research and rounded up what we’ve found about this year’s hottest trends to help you plan the wedding of your dreams (or at least give you some ideas on where to start!).
So take a look at what we’ve found from the likes of Brides, Hitched and One Fab Day, and use it to inspire you for your big day.
Pantone’s colour for 2019 is ‘Living Coral’, a bright, warm pinky-orange that’s perfect for incorporating into sunny summer weddings, for everything from flowers, cakes and colour schemes to bridesmaids’ dresses and makeup.
With formal invites being one of the last remaining pieces of mail we receive in the post these days, couples are making the most of it and commissioning hand-illustrated designs. Not only does this add a wonderfully personal touch, but designs can be used throughout the whole stationery suite and even picked up in the décor and theme.
Banquet style over Cabaret
Couples are moving away from the traditional cabaret-style layout in favour of long banqueting tables with rows of low floral centrepieces. This means everyone can see each other, the happy couple can sit in the middle without feeling like they’re on display and it makes for great photos – win win!
Foliage over Flowers
Bringing the outdoors in by using lush, organic foliage throughout floral designs and décor continues to be a big trend for 2019. Trees and greenery will take centre stage and florals will be natural, whimsical and romantic.
Another way to tap into the ‘bringing the outdoors in’ trend is to use grasses instead of foliage in your wedding décor. Ideal if you’re after a neutral colour scheme or something bohemian yet modern, a grass like pampas grass looks incredibly romantic when decorating arches and aisles.
Meghan and Harry placed a lot of importance on hosting an eco-conscious and ethical wedding, and its also becoming an important factor for couples in 2019. From foam-free floral centrepieces and wedding breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients to wedding gowns made from ethical practices, the options for following eco-conscious and ethical values throughout your wedding are increasing.
Candles have always been used to set a romantic mood at weddings. Now, couples are going one step further and opting for candles scented with their favourite fragrance to enhance the ambience and create beautifully scented memories they can treasure for years to come.
Insta-worthy moments still play a hefty part in wedding planning, so nailing that wow-worthy confetti moment is the ultimate goal. Basically, the rule is the more confetti and colour the better!
Wedding cakes have become impressive over recent years, and in 2019, they’re set to be even more so! Inspired by last year’s royal weddings, metallic touches, personalised monograms and regal piping combined with rippled icing, decorative finishes and show-stopping sugar flowers are popular choices, for creating amazing cakes that’ll take your guests’ breath away. So, for a cake that’s bespoke and as unique as you are, let your imagination run free and the magic begin.
Classic Bridal Gowns
Minimalist is in! Classic designs, clean lines and simple styles are key trends this year, inspired by the beautiful gowns Meghan Markle chose to wear for her ceremony and reception last year. Find the right silhouette to suit your shape, combine it with classic tailoring and you’ll look every inch the modern princess bride.
Sharp suits for Grooms
The three-piece suit is making a comeback. Gone are the days of loose-fit shirts and wedding trainers (really?), this year grooms will be going for their best three-piece. Impeccably tailored and flawlessly fitted, styles will be sharper than ever: super sleek with the jacket for the ceremony or remove the jacket and roll up the shirt sleeves for a more relaxed look after the formalities of the day.
Bridesmen and Groomsgirls
More and more couples are abandoning the traditional wedding roles and employing their nearest and dearest to join them in celebrating their big day, regardless of gender. Instead, we’re now seeing more bridesmen, groomsgirls, flower grandmas (rather than flower girls) and best women (which make for some great outfit choices too).
Still feeling overwhelmed? Get in touch to see how we can help with some creative ideas, planning and sourcing suppliers and even co-ordinating your big day.