The biggest wedding trends for 2019
If you’re set to tie the knot and want to get ahead of the game, we’ve taken a glance at some of the leading wedding trends for 2019 – guaranteed to help you walk down the aisle in style.
1. Zen Parties
Yes, that’s right, the traditional Hen Do is set to see a decline in 2019, with ladies swapping shots and strippers for self-care and luxury.
Say hello to the Zen Do, perfect for hens who want to take a break from the party, and jet off on a relaxing break away from the boozy bars.
Set to leave the whole party feeling incredible, popular Zen Do activities include yoga classes, meditating on a private beach or by the pool, cocktail making, wine tasting, and private cookery classes from top chefs.
2. Practical, pocket dresses
For brides worried about how they’re going to last an entire day wearing an oversized, heavy, impractical wedding gown, this next trend will have them doing a twirl.
2019 sees the rise of pocketed wedding dresses, which means brides can keep a few of their valuables close to them on their big day.
Alternatively, for brides who are a little camera shy, these dresses offer somewhere to rest their hands as they pose for their wedding photos.
It’s also predicted that brides of 2019 may also take gown inspiration from Meghan Markel, The Duchess of Sussex, who opted for a simple silk fabric for her Givenchy wedding dress, unlike the heavily-laced counterparts that have previously taken the spotlight.
3. Eco-friendly occasions
Sustainability is a worldwide movement – and the wedding industry is taking notice.
The surge in sustainable ceremonies could be thanks to Princess Eugenie, who’s entire wedding day was free from plastic.
Wedding expert, Hamish Shepard, also suggests that couples are also set to be inspired by the philanthropy of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who made a series of charitable donations in May as opposed to asking for gifts.
4. Bows for the Bride
If you think bows have been left with Madonna in the 1980’s, you may be surprised to see their return next year.
Designer Emilia Wickstead made a case for bows in her spring/summer 2019 collection at London Fashion Week, so it’s clear the trend is going to be a hit in 2019.
“I can see bows being used in bridal in a new and modern interpretation of the old classic,” she told Harpers Bazaar, “whether this is through bold placement, or dramatic folds.
“Bows can be used as a way of adding a point of distinction and the unexpected, or an opportunity to show off the beauty and drape of a fabric.”
5. Desserts Galore
Whilst in previous years’ desserts were considered an afterthought, 2019 sees a rise in sweet treats on the wedding menu.
A recent trend report from L’amore Catering, notes that caterers have upped the ante to not only diversify the sweets selections, but also present them in more creative and unique ways.
Next year, guests will be blown away by Instagrammable doughnut walls, ice cream vans, and cupcake towers.
6. Feastable favours
If that wasn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, another popular wedding catering trend set to storm 2019 is the gift of an edible favour.
The report from L’amore Catering also states that next year more couples will give guests take-home bites as wedding favours.
The report states: “This type of wedding favour idea allows couples to personalize the gifts they give to their wedding guests. At the same time, it showcases your personality as a couple. This is an especially fun and creative idea for couples who consider themselves foodies.”
7. The brighter, the better
Struggling to choose a colour scheme? You might want to ditch those neutral tones and opt for some statement shades instead.
According to Ravita Atwal, Vekha Events, rose gold and blush will be stepping down next year, making way for bright, bold, and rich colours.
By incorporating these colours into the table settings, candles, linens and florals, you can definitely make a statement. Atwal notes that turquoise is definitely one of the key colours for 2019 – so keep your eyes peeled.
Whilst the bridal gown often takes centre stage, groomswear is now becoming more diverse – and 2019 is set to step away from the conventional suit we’ve seen for years gone by.
So, say goodbye to black, and hello to pearl grey, graphite grey and ice blue.
Brides Magazine states , 2019 will make way for a new wave of colours and fabrics including denim blue, red tartan, green tartan and green tweed.
According to L&J Formal Hire in Cheshire, “Grooms now require a diversity and choice of fabrics so we will bring some structure to our composite with waistcoats and accessories in a chequered pattern.”
9. Bohemian outdoor escapes
This year, the UK was blessed with a long summer of glorious sunshine, and with that in mind it’s no surprise that an increasing number of couples are stepping outside and embracing the al-fresco wedding trend in 2019.
Editor of Hitched.co.uk, Sarah Allard explained in a recent article: “We’re going to see a big increase in boho-inspired outdoor weddings, with brides and grooms opting for trendy tipi celebrations and nature-inspired settings.
“Many will bring a lot more nature inside too, moving away from cut flowers in favour of potted plants and palms.”
Alongside this, expect stripped back barns, and a rise of rustic wedding venue spaces.