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Wild hanging florals, quirky dessert tables, copper accents and two Royal weddings – phew! 2018 has been an exciting year of wonderful wedding inspiration, but now we’re ready for some 2019 wedding trends.
So what weddings trends can we expect for 2019? We have drawn on the expertise of wedding co-ordinators from our gorgeous wedding venues. They have predicted brand new wedding trends for 2019 that will make your day even more personalised to your tastes. From new colour palettes to an eco-ethos, here’s some awesome wedding newness for 2019!
Chris Langridge from Hush wedding venue in Norfolk, predicts relaxed dining, longer celebrations, and a big nod to climate change awareness.
“Street food will continue to be a popular way to feed ones guests. It’s cost effective, allows your budget to go further, and can be very creative if you find the right suppliers. Couples do need to think beyond the hog roast though!
With climate change in the news all the time, concerns over global warming will foster a greater sense of respect for the environment, and turn couples away from the bling found at some weddings. Some wedding venues are already saying no to confetti for example. We like confetti, as long as it’s biodegradeable.
We expect to see extended weddings over 2 or 3 days. Couples want to spend more time with their loved ones, some of whom they might not see again for years. The wedding is such a great opportunity to reconnect – but this does require setting enough time aside to do so.”
Buffy Jones, Wedding Co-ordinator at Arnos Vale Weddings, Bristol, predicts bold colours and a move away from banquet dining as wedding trends for 2019.
“For 2019 I think we’ll see an explosion of bold colours whether that be colourful wedding dresses or shots of colourful blooms. Couples will combine bold colours with an outdoor ceremony surrounded by natural hues to really exaggerate their chosen palette.
I also think relaxed dining will become really popular. We love the idea of picnic hampers, street food vans and informal grazing tables- a great way to keep even those picky eaters well fed!”
Avril Berry from Roulotte Retreat on the Scottish borders predicts a rise in couples completely ‘owning their day’ and moving well away from the traditional norm of previous years.
“Our top prediction for wedding trends for 2019 involves the couple ‘owning and shaping’ their own special day. Small intimate wedding celebrations will totally reflect the couple and their tastes and preferences. They will go for something different from the norm. An unusual place to tie the knot reflecting the couple’s interests and choice. Ancient and authentic traditions create an utterly unique ceremony. Overall, an absolutely personal day ‘designed’ by the couple with words, poems, songs, images, music, colours, themes to actualise their dream celebration of their love for one another.”
Lolly from The Keeper and The Dell, Norwich, predicts locally sourced decor as well as food, and an opulent revival of vintage touches.
“There’s a big emphasis on being environmentally minded. The big no~no at home to things such as plastic straws is being carried through to wedding plans.
We’re seeing couples really think about their choices, making sure that things are locally sourced, recycled and can be used again after the wedding. Many couples commission local artists to make backdrops (we’ve seen a big rise in Macrame this summer) which can then be hung at home, perhaps behind the matrimonial bed as a beautiful reminder of their wedding day.
The use of vintage glassware and crockery is still big and keeps with the eco~theme. Next season we expect to still see plenty of vintage being used with the theme that ‘More is More’. Lots of crockery, glassware and fabrics will be used far more opulently. Everything will be more maximalist, with all details being used in abundance. Balloons will take a backseat, with the eco~factor, with paper decors, florals, fabrics all sweeping in with grand gusto!
I also predict a rise in the surprise! We love when a couple arranges something which totally blows the guests away with something extraordinary that they weren’t expecting.
We love the idea of an unexpected beautiful car arriving for the bride. Or a walking brass band suddenly appearing from nowhere to play at the end of the ceremony. It can also be the other way around, with family and friends secretly practising a musical number as a gift for their happy couple. Think the marriage scene in ‘Love Actually’, or when the bride walks down the aisle to the groom’s favourite tune in ‘About Time’. These magical musical details really make a wedding day uniquely memorable.”