Wedding trends are like fashion – changing and evolving every year. Although you will rarely see a trend considered passé, adding something new and fresh to your wedding will make it more special and unique. Planning a wedding is both exciting and stressful so incorporating modern styles can actually be fun and help you worry less.
Regardless of if you plan a big or small reception, here are 2019 wedding trends for a perfect venue that will help you create unforgettable décor and lasting memories.
1. Wedding colors became edgier
When you think about a wedding, it’s all about light shades of blue and pink surrounded by white. However, 2019 brings a new edgier trend for the color scheme and it’s all about darker tones which are the direct opposite of what you are used to seeing at venues. This adds elegant and sophisticated elements to your wedding ceremony thus allowing certain features to stand-out, like the flower decorations. For example, the dark gray or deep blue tablecloth will go well with white plates and silverware, as well for candle-flower centerpiece.
2. Custom-made invitations
Nothing adds a personal touch to the wedding like a custom-made invitation which has been popular for a while now. This means you will have to hire an artist to create illustrations which can be pricey but is well worth it in the end. After all, you will have a personalized wedding invitation and a way to tell a story about how you met and got engaged. Also, you can use that artwork for other items like napkins, gift bags, and even some decorations all over the wedding venue.
3. Present your food in a creative way
Food displays at weddings always attract a lot of attention and every guest will stop by to see what is on the menu. So, it’s a good idea to put in some effort and try different creative ways to present the food and pick their interest to try some exotic dishes. Serving food this way is one of the biggest 2019 wedding trends that will be an excellent conversation starter and inspire even the pickiest eaters like kids to have a bite. One of the most desired ways to display food is with wooden boards which are perfect to carry and serve guests during cocktails or place on the tables.
4. Have both a band and a DJ
Having a band at the wedding certainly adds to the overall atmosphere and encourages guests to dance and sing along more. Whether you hire a tribute band, string quartet or original artists, they will need to take a break especially if you plan a long reception. In that case, it’s best to hire a band and a DJ to have the music playing at all times so the people would dance as much as they want to and enjoy themselves. Just make sure to discuss what kind of music you want DJ to play and whether they will accept song wishes from the guests before their performance.
5. Big statement cake is back
2019 wedding trends brought back one of the favorite features and that is a big statement cake which was replaced with assortments of treats in the last couple of years. And now, the cake is brighter and larger than ever with fondants of different colors like soft gray, gold and warm bronze. The idea is to turn the cake into a focal point and put it on display so everything surrounding it is a spectacle intended to impress and entertain.
6. Play with photography
Wedding photographers taking photos during the ceremony is still trendy. They are constantly improving and tend to keep up with the latest photo trends so you can have your most precious memories captured in a best way. If you’d like to have fun, there is also something extra to the practice. Create a photo booth area where your guests can stop by and have their picture taken in an entertaining way. For example, make printed cardboard cutouts of yourselves and have guests take pictures with you that way. Or, hang props from trees like different picture frames and funny hats since it’s a convenient way to give people more than one option.
7. Larger than life floral installations
It’s impossible to imagine a wedding without flowers, even the artificial ones or at least petals scattered on the ground. And this year, it’s all about having a huge floral arc at the entrance which will give the ceremony a more festive look. It can be white roses inserted among the rich, green leaves or curtain decorated with pink, lavender and orange flowers hanging on both sides of your front door. For those sparing no expense, a flower tunnel leading to the reception area will be a nice way to welcome your guests to the wedding.
Saying “I do” is a special moment in your life and these 2019 wedding trends will give you a perfect venue. Combine them with what you like or use them as an inspiration to create something uniquely yours so that in the end you have fun with your guests while making lasting memories.