Stay ahead of the trends in 2019.
You may have noticed here at The Wedding Gallery, we like to take some time at the end of the year to brainstorm creative wedding ideas for the year ahead (hello, engagement season!) What will the dress trends be? Is baby’s breath back? Is there a new type of catering in town?
We could easily tell you to scroll through pretty pics for your 2019 wedding for all the best inspo. But we thought we would do you a favour instead by highlighting some of our favourite ideas right here.
Below, you’ll find 10 trends/things/thoughts that we’re excited for in 2019. And we’re revealing all of our best secrets! You’ll find decor moments we’re obsessed with, practices we want to steal (well, politely borrow), and concepts we can’t wait to see couples put into action. Basically, these are the ideas to take your 2019 to the next level.
Keep reading to see exactly what we’re talking about. We hope you take these ideas and create some of your own too. We’ll be right here ready to swoon over your 2019 wedding pictures when you do.
At the end of the night, kick all your guests out and take one last dance, just the two of you. But don’t worry – this isn’t a rude move. In fact, it has an added bonus as it gives everyone else time to get in place for your sure-to-be-perfect sparkler exit.
If Mandy Moore’s wedding photos are any evidence, this is the floral trend to copy. Felisa Funes of Of the Flowers is responsible for creating that dreamy altar and aisle, but how can you take it to the next level for your own ceremony? We recommend playing with different dye colours and textures like pampas grass, genestra, gypsophila or even phalaenopsis orchids. As for what hue to use? Play with shades of red and pink but we also love the look of soft blue pampas grass, turmeric or soft yellow.
It’s no secret that wallpaper can transform a space at home – and it’s the same when used at a wedding. We’re seeing planners use prints on statement walls (behind the head table, as an escort card display) or even as the ceremony alter itself. Feel free to get creative!
We’re excited to see the guys have fun with their looks! This year, we saw a select few rock green tailored suits (the new navy?!) and add hidden surprises like custom fabric lining to their jackets…and we can’t wait to see more. Take this photo of Nationals player Trea Turner, who wore a suit jacket by STITCHED that featured his engagement photos on the inside. We’ve also seen one using funny childhood photos of the bride, but you’ve got to get her stamp of approval for that one…
And no, we’re not talking about a squad pic. Instead, make like this couple, who actually took a shot during their ceremony. Talk about a great way to start the party – and a lifetime of adventure together.
Couples are now including their pets in every single detail – even if they’re not actually there on the big day. We love this idea and can fully endorse a custom of fun day-of items like cocktail napkins, bar signs, and more. Also popular? Custom cookies and lapel pins as guest favours.
There’s always a line to get into the ladies room as girls (by nature) love to fix their hair and makeup mid-party. Thankfully, we’ve got an idea for a solution: hire some pros and have a few touch-up stations at the ready. We’re not talking full makeovers here, but a fresh gloss or curl can go a long way. Especially when your guests know there’s a photo booth nearby!
If you’re having a destination wedding, forget stacking your favours on a random table at the end of the night. Instead, surprise your guests by leaving a personalised treat (like some yummy chocolates) in each of their hotel rooms. We think this makes for a five-star experience, even after the party is over.
Speaking of sweets, this is another idea we’re into: mini wedding cakes. After all, mini food is all the rage at cocktail hour, so why not make it that way at the reception too? Take it to the next level by adding each guest’s name in icing and personalising the flavour to his or her liking.
After obsessing over the guest experiences and all the ways to make them go “wow”, you can’t forget to think about yourselves. That’s why, as our final tip, we want to highlight one of our favourite new rituals: sharing your bows in private. This is an especially great solution if you’re not an A+ public speaker (because who is!), or if you want to exchange traditional vows during the ceremony. Also, exchanging vows in private gives you more time to focus on your partner and your love. And at the end of the day, what more do you want than that?
Want someone to help with planning your 2019 wedding? Discover how to bring your wedding dreams to life by booking an appointment to discuss your plans with a consultant at The Wedding Gallery today.