15 Wedding Trends That Are In For 2019

May 23, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
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For brides 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. From food and flowers to attire and decor, here are 15 trends that are sure to be super hot in 2019.

Most Popular Wedding Trends For 2019

Purple Flowers

1. Shades of Purple
"I am seeing a lot of purples from violet to periwinkle. This trend is prevalent in lighting options throughout the space with designs and in floral," says Carrie Mabery, Conference and Catering Manager, Loews Minneapolis Hotel.

2019 wedding trends

2. Bringing Nature In

Rustic and vintage motifs are also going to see a decline as far as design goes, says Brian Worley, director of design for Atlanta’s Bold Catering & Design. "The idea of bringing the outdoors IN with lots of tailored greenery will replace the use of flowers in centerpieces. Green or Emerald, much like Merlot and Champagne, will be a coveted color for 2019."

2019 wedding trends

3. Video Mapping

Video mapping will be making its mark in 2019 as it is finally becoming more accessible to couples, says Kevin Dennis, owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services. "With video mapping through the use of projectors, you can literally transform the room in any way you choose, playing into your celebration’s them. Couples will have the chance to select from endless colors, shading and design elements."

2019 wedding trends

4. Dahlias

Brides will be flocking toward dahlias in 2019, says Joan Wyndrum of Blooms by the Box. "They are the quintessential focal flower for any arrangement because of their wide color variety and intricate layers. Ranunculus will be the big pick for any bride desiring a romantic flower with a bit of whimsy."

2019 wedding trends

5. Drones

One of the biggest videography trends you are going to see in 2019 is using drones to capture different perspectives of the wedding day, says Keith Phillips of Classic Photographers. "The ability to get that steady motion in your videos is now easier thanks to these devices."

2019 wedding trends

6. Mix & Match Groomsmen Attire

Step aside, bridesmaids--it’s the groomsmen’s turn to mix and match, says Megan Velez of Destination Weddings Travel Group. "We predict menswear to take center stage down the aisle, with a heavier focus on tailored fits and pops of color. Checkered patterns, floral prints, and refined polka dots are just a few styles popping up more and more."

2019 wedding trends

7. Unplugged Ceremonies

Unplugged ceremonies will continue to increase in popularity, says Phillips. "Expect more signs to pop up, encouraging guests to put away their cell phones and enjoy the moment. This, of course, won’t be the case with the reception, where guests will be eagerly sharing the experience in real time on their phones."

2019 wedding trends

Mix & Match Place Settings

8. Mix & Match Place Settings

Not only is this a trend at receptions, but it's also gaining popularity for registries, say the experts at Canvas Home.

2019 wedding trends

9. Tiaras

Of course with a recent royal wedding, tiaras are taking the stage again as brides try to create their fairy tale dream wedding complete with a princess bride, says Meghan Brumbley, owner and lead planner at DC Engaged.

2019 wedding trends

10. Small Plates

Sit‐down meals will remain a perennial favorite, but with a twist as brides and grooms want the opportunity to experiment and customize their menus, says Jeff Farlow, Executive Chef at Wente Vineyards. "Couples will be requesting small plates and added courses, giving guests the chance to enjoy lots of options on a smaller scale."

2019 wedding trends

11. Deeper Colors

Expect to see brighter, deeper wedding color themes in 2019 instead of the traditional rustic, pastel theme, says Caleb Backe of Maple Holistics.

2019 wedding trends

12. Statement Place Cards

From tiny elephants with jewels to clothespin clipped ribbon walls, one trend is finding a creative “wow” for guests to find their place card, says Mabery. "I have had several inquiries for Champagne splits or towers with place cards attached. With this trend the sky is the limit!"

2019 wedding trends

13. DIY Food Stations

Menus and desserts are getting more creative every year, and 2019 will see more DIY food bars at weddings, says Backe.

2019 wedding trends

14. Hanging Florals

Hanging floral centerpieces will continue to be one of the biggest requests from couples--and with good reason, says Wyndrum. "You don’t take up as much space and if you devote your florals to a single statement, you can potentially skip the individual centerpieces altogether."

silver and chrome

15. Silver & Chrome

"You will probably be seeing more silver and chromes and you may see glitter as well instead of the gold and rose golds that were in style for some time," says Backe.

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--19 Wedding Trends That Are Out For 2019

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--10 Honeymoon Destinations That Are Going To Be HUGE In 2018


Linda DiProperzio is a weddings expert and freelance writer based in New York.

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