Trends for 2019 already taking shape
WITH 2019 fast approaching, there are plenty of trends making their presence felt in the wedding industry.
One of these is personalised gift boxes or bags, which are designed to spoil each guest and can contain items like candles, wine, gourmet snacks and more. These are especially great for guests taking part in destination weddings and can also include practical items such as wedding itineraries/schedules, sunscreen, mints and more.
Rustic and DIY style weddings aren’t going anywhere, with stylised greenery in decorations and feathers as a design element also having a moment.
Bold colours, including shades of purple and blue, are becoming increasingly popular as decorative themes or even as part of the colours worn by the bride, groom and wedding party.
Many brides are branching out from the classic white gown to dresses in any number of shades, from muted pastels to strong colours.
Other brides are taking inspiration from the recent royal wedding and wearing tiaras at their wedding, or wearing dresses inspired by the style of Meghan Markle.
Some brides are even embracing pantsuits and jumpsuits to express their personal style.
Brides and grooms who want to cut loose at their receptions are embracing the idea of subtle outfit changes during the day so that they can more comfort- ably dance, from changing shoes to the bride wearing a shorter or less confining dress.
When it comes to wedding photography and videography, drones are becoming increasingly popular as a way to capture a new perspective of your big day.
Groomsmen are being encouraged to display more of their personality, from mix and match suits to pops of colours and patterns in their accessories.
While some enjoy sharing their big day with social media, and the popularity of wedding hashtags continues to be popular, many couples are opting for unplugged ceremonies to keep all involved focused on the moment.
When it comes to receptions, fun touches such as unusual or statement place cards, DIY food stations and hanging centrepieces are among the items growing in popularity.