2019 is going to be full of fun, easygoing brides and grooms. They’ll continue to buck traditions, focus on the personal details, and create meaningful weddings. This upcoming season is one for the foodies, lovers of lace, and all the greenery.
Below are 10 fun trends that you can expect to see more of in 2019.
1. Alternative engagement rings
Alternative engagement rings have been picking up in popularity in the last few years. Brides are opting for rings with opal, salt and pepper diamonds, or raw, uncut gemstones. Take a look at this sweet aquamarine ring made by Silver and Quill.
I’m all in favor of this trend, and the longer the veil the better! In 2019, brides will be opting for sweeping veils — perfect for that wind-swept look.
3. Sleeved dresses
Lace and sleeves are the new gown trends of 2019. I love the versatility of this look, too. Glam it up, or keep it vintage!
4. Loose bouquets and greenery
2019 bouquets will look large, loose, and relaxed. They will be full of greenery, with a few show-stopping blooms, rather than an abundance of flowers.
Like bouquets, brides’ hairstyles will be looser, likely worn half up and half down in a natural every day look. This relaxed look gives off carefree vibes that everyone will love.
6. Ring boxes
Custom ring boxes are a 2018 trend that I’m okay with sticking around. Personalize it and make it a memorable keepsake.
7. It’s all about the food
Whether you opt for a grazing table, interactive food (think donut wall or salsa bar), or forego dinner for brunch and a cinnamon roll cake like this couple did, fun food is another way to make a statement and set the tone for your reception.
8. Fall weddings
In the Pacific Northwest, more brides and grooms are opting for fall nuptials. With August now being the month of smoke and forest fires, this isn’t a bad idea if you want to host an outdoor gathering. Look up your venue’s location in the Farmers’ Almanac to find when the trees are most likely to change colors to take advantage of all of fall’s beauty.
As long as venues allow it, confetti will stick around as a popular way for couples to exit their wedding. Really though, who could resist!?
Whether you’re traveling near or far, small weddings and elopements have never been more popular. These gatherings are intimate, touching, and so personal. Choose to elope in your favorite Pacific Northwest location or go abroad for a new adventure.