With two Royal weddings under its belt, 2018 has felt like the year of celebrations. In the age of Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds, there’s never been more options and ideas for planning your wedding. For couples getting married in 2019, the wedding planning fun is just beginning. Planners and vendors are already seeing a crop of new trends popping up as they start to look towards the coming year. Looking ahead to 2019, here are just some of the best trends to make your big day that extra bit special.
OPAL ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Diamonds are said to be woman’s best friends, but not every woman needs a diamond. There is a rise in alternative engagement rings styles while Opal rings are having a moment because of their beautifully coloured stones that go just perfect with every dress.
THE MEGHAN EFFECT DRESS
Minimalists can rejoice because 2019 heralds the return of classic designs and simple style wedding dresses. Of course, the credit for this trend goes to Meghan Markel and her striking yet simple bracelet-sleeved, bateau-necked wedding gown and halter neck reception dress.
It has been noted that more and more couples are preceding the classic white decor and instead embracing bright colours and a bold aesthetic. Add a touch of pink and purples to the theme and make a magical venue to celebrate the big day.
Traditional invites have lost their charm, and more couples are choosing options with attractive illustrations. Custom designs have used throughout the wedding stationery including place names, maps, and menus.
One of the most prominent videography trends people are going to see in 2019 is using drones to capture different perspectives of the big day. Couples will not miss a single moment uncaptured, and the best part is guests will enjoy the shoot without being disturbed much.
STATEMENT PLACED CARDS WITH SCENTED CANDLES
The trend is finding a creative “wow” for guests to find their place card along scented candles. This could be the most memorable return gift to everyone coming to the wedding. This is to make your guests special is the new way to say “Thanks for coming”.
Hanging floral centrepieces will continue to be one of the biggest requests from couples because there is a good reason for that. Hanging florals don’t take much space and look more beautiful when it comes to décor the venue.
BRING THE OUTDOORS INDOORS
For 2019 weddings, greenery continues to be a classic go-to shade, with flowers and foliage becoming more organic. The use of trees and foliage throughout floral designs will take centre stage. While, Florals will be natural, whimsical and romantic. A grass touch can be given to leash the indoors as a natural look.
SMALL PLATES WITH MORE FROM THE MENU
Sit‐down meals will remain a perennial favourite, but with a twist. Couples will be requesting small plates and added courses, giving guests the chance to enjoy lots of options on a smaller scale. Ensuring your guests never go hungry and your Instagram will never be without likes.
BRIDESMEN AND GROOMSGIRLS
This year we saw more and more couples employ their nearest and dearest, regardless of gender, to join them in celebrating their big day. Brides-men and Grooms-girls, flower grandmas instead of flower girls and best women, will be the new trend for 2019.