The most popular time of year to get engaged is between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Newly-engaged couples are starting to plan their wedding after the holidays are over. However, if you feel overwhelmed an don’t know where to start, here are some of the biggest wedding trends predicted for 2019.
Mixing & Matching
Couples are opting for eclectic wedding decor by mixing and matching design and attire elements. Mismatched china patterns and centerpieces help create a unique and special design element. Men are also leaving the traditional black tuxedo behind and are mixing and matching different fabrics, patterns and suit separates to coordinate and complement the groom.
Relaxed & Natural
Since wedding planning can be stressful, couples are taking a more laid back approach to their big day by aiming for a natural, relaxed and fun day. Tavern-style and family-style dinners are less formal and provide ample opportunities for conversation. Brides are also letting their natural beauty shine through, by enhancing their everyday look in a soft and subtle way.
Wedding Wardrobe Changes
After all the major photo ops from the ceremony are captured, brides are changing up their look before they hit the dance floor. Untraditional tea length dresses, crop top two piece wedding dresses and embellished bodysuits are chic and comfortable wardrobe options. Some brides are even revealing a new hairstyle for their second look by getting a mid-wedding haircut before the reception.
Rustic and barn weddings were trending in 2018, but it’s all about industrial chic in 2019. Pinkish-orange hues and copper and rust are setting the tone. Warm metallic copper is being used in place setting, centerpieces and foil pressed invitations. Gold wedding dresses are also trending as well as metallic eyeshadow and shimmering gloss.
How We Met Interview
One of the hottest wedding videography trends is “how we met videos.” Couples are sitting down for a special interview to share the story of they how met. Castellanos Cinema in Carle Place is leading the way in this trend by capturing couples’ stories in a creative and captivating way. Videos are filmed in 4D Ultra HD for an authentic, cinematic feel.
In 2019, earthy elements are being incorporated to wedding decor. Non-traditional florals including wild flowers, overflowing greenery and branches are being using in arrangements, bouquets and centerpieces. Organic backdrops with greenery are being used as photobooth backgrounds. Artisanal ice cubes are dressing up drinks in a fun and floral way with pressed flowers.
Couples are opting for locally sourced food and drinks from their favorite breweries, wineries and eateries. Edible wedding favors including honey from a local farm, sea salts, olive oils, and miniature desserts are favors you guests won’t leave behind.
Couples are setting up grazing tables with savory snacks including antipasti, charcuterie, and dips, instead of the traditional cocktail hour. Grab and go dessert tables also provide an assortment of sweets including doughnuts, macaroons, cheesecakes and cinnamon rolls.