photo by Jacy Hermes Photography
Planning your 2019 wedding and looking for that extra something special to make it truly unforgettable? We’ve forecasted 11 2019 wedding trends to incorporate into your table decor, fashion, floral design, reception activities, and more! From our pick for wedding color of the year to the one bridal accessory we just can’t get enough of to the style influence you’re going to want to recreate, your 2019 wedding planning starts here!
The Color Rust
Lovers of the ’70s can celebrate in 2019 because rust is the trending wedding color of the year! Not-quite-burgundy, not-quite orange, the nuanced hue fits right in with two major influences on weddings this year: retro styling and desert vibes. Make a statement with a rust suit or bridesmaids dresses or use it as a pop of color with bouquet ribbon, stationery, or accent florals.
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Dramatic Floral Designs
2019 will be remembered as the year of larger-than-life floral design! From giant hanging installations to floor-to-ceiling floral walls, 2019 is the year to let your wedding florist go wild and create something extraordinary and one-of-a-kind.
If you’ve been looking for a venue off the beaten path, may we suggest browsing Airbnb? Rental properties listed on Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway can be a great hack for finding a unique wedding venue that fits your vibe, has a cozy atmosphere, and that hasn’t been used by every couple in town. Note that not every property available for rental is allowed to be used as a wedding, so be upfront about your intentions when reaching out to the owner in order to save yourself a major headache (and tons of fees!) later.
Minimalism may have ruled the wedding design world for the last several years, but in 2019, maximalism is BACK! Dramatic floral installations like we mentioned above, abundant table settings, and plenty of pattern and color will be key in 2019 weddings, so don’t be afraid to get a little (or a lot) extra with your decor. Not sure where to start? Hiring an exceptional and experienced wedding planner will ensure your wedding will look cohesive and stylish, no matter the vibe you decide on!
Not a veil kind of bride? No worries because 2019 weddings are all about brides in hats! Fedoras, Panama hats, and floppy hats made of straw, felt, and wool are the perfect finishing accessory to your boho bridal look.
photo by Valerie Thompson Photography, floral design by Sweetwater Botanicals, wedding dress by Lovers Society via Lovely Bride Boutique, hat by Lack of Color; see more from this wedding inspiration here!
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Not only is Morocco a popular 2019 wedding and honeymoon destination, but couples are getting inspired by the cultural influences of the West African country. A few key styling notes include hanging lanterns, vibrant textiles, star details, lounge areas with plenty of pillows, pampas grass, and desert hues.
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Velvet for Every Season
We’ve posted about velvet already a few times this winter, but our velvet obsession is just getting started. From major velvet moments like suits and bridesmaids dresses to subtle details like shoes or a ribbon hanging from your bouquet, velvet is a beautiful way to add a touch of texture and luxe to your wedding style.
photo by Kristen Kaiser
photo by Peyton Rainey Photography
photo by Brandi Sisson Photography
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If you’re looking for creative reception activities, 2019 is all about tarot! Hiring a tarot reader for your wedding provides a cool and unique experience that your guests will never forget.
Gender-Neutral Wedding Parties
Gone are the days of strict girls on the left, boys on the right. 2019 is officially the year of gender-neutral wedding parties with people of every gender standing next to the bride(s) or groom(s). The gender of your best buds isn’t nearly as important as their support on your big day. Looking for a catchy name for the friends standing by your side? A few we’ve heard (and became totally obsessed with) include Babes of Honor, I Do Crew, Vow Crowd, and Matrimony Homies!
photo by Bows & Lavender
photo by Sambajoy Photo and Art
photo by Rachel Photographs
photo by Chasewild
Forget cater waiters carrying hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour because charcuterie boards are all the rage for 2019 weddings! The DIY approach to appetizers is a great way to create an intimate setting that gets your guests chatting and feeling cozy. Plus, the spreads are seriously gorgeous!
photo by The Le Sueurs
photo by Jonnie + Garrett
photo by Gallivan Photo
photo by Dearheart Photos
Handpainted Wedding Cakes
If we were to sum up the 2019 wedding trends in one phrase, it would be attention to detail. No trend illustrates this better than handpainted wedding cakes, which are as delicious to look at as they are to eat! From watercolor flowers to masterpieces of abstract color, this might just be the sweetest trend of the year!