2019 Wedding Trends
● By Kimberly Boney
In with the New
By Kimberly Bonéy
IF THERE'S ANYTHING to know about the 2019 wedding season, it’s that there is a major shakeup afoot. Trends that have held strong for the last few years are making their grand exit in lieu of something different. And we are here for it.
The Resurgence of Vibrancy: While pastels will always hold a special place in our hearts, this season proudly welcomes the return of bold color. Pantone’s color of the year for 2019 is Living Coral and the color charts are abuzz with decadent shades of red, orange, gold, olive. Bold hues take center stage, not only in bouquets and centerpieces, but also in bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s suits and tuxedos.
In with the Industrial Vibes: Rustic farmhouse chic had a good run, but this wedding season has couples excited about the visual appeal of industrial spaces and design elements. The mason jars and wildflowers of yore are taking a back seat to centerpieces and backdrops adorned with lightbulbs, vintage metal chairs and fabulously minimalist spaces. An old factory or warehouse might seem like a strange place for a wedding, but that old exposed brick will add just the touch of industrial chic you need to elevate your look to perfection.
The Smaller Guest List: Not that it isn’t a blast to be surrounded by all of your dear ones on your big day, but sometimes, it’s nice to just scale it all back. In 2019, couples are craving more of a connection with their guests – and each other. It’s a big part of why couples are opting for smaller weddings. And a few extra thousand dollars saved doesn’t hurt, either.
Dahlias: Sure, bouquets and centerpieces filled mostly with greenery are still a fitting option for weddings this year. But large, boldly colored blooms are making the case for a return to the classic, flower-filled bouquet and centerpiece. Dahlias, which come in a wide variety of colors, give you more bang for your buck, not only in size, but in price-point and availability. That’s what makes them the “IT” flower of the 2019 wedding season.
Neon Lighted Signs: This is a time to let your love shine for the world to see. A lighted sign featuring your names, Mr. & Mrs. (Fill-In-The-Blank) or a phrase that signifies your connection is an ideal backdrop for your bride and groom table or even a great photo opportunity for your guests. It’ll most definitely be an awesome conversation piece.
Themed Food Stations: Not that elaborate buffets can’t still elicit a rush of excitement, but these days, couples are opting for something more specialized and individualized – something that caters to their guests’ tastes in a more intentional way. Enter the seafood, taco, pasta or dessert station. Imagine a set up with all of the fixings that allows you to build your dish to your exact specifications. Now, doesn’t that feel like love?
Silver, Pewter, Gold & Such: We have loved the warm welcome given by rose gold and copper tones over the last few wedding seasons, but all good things must come to an end. In 2019, consider all things silver or gold as the metallic element in your décor. Galvanized steel, patinaed brass or chromed elements will help bring the industrial chic vibe to fruition.