6 Wedding Trends of 2018 & 2019
May 2018 | By Charlotte Karp | 3 minute read
Weddings are planned so far in advance that predicting what’s going to be in and what’s not by the time your special day comes around can be a hit-and-miss process, so we’ve done the research for you and we’re screaming bold colors, statement pieces, unique registries, and destination weddings. Take a peak! There’s so much to choose from.
Bold Mood Boards
Move over mint, blush, and peach, hello burgundy, navy, and rouge – the colour palettes of the future are deep, rich, and bold. We’re seeing dark and dramatic floral arrangements, modern garments, and flares of chrome and silver to give that deep, edgy look. Vendors have also started incorporating mood boards to their displays, rather than just providing color chips, which allows for more authentic creative freedom when styling your big day.
Tying the knot somewhere remote and tropical has been a bit of a thing since air travel went mainstream, but under 35s are traveling more than ever before, and many are looking for unique locations to say their vows.
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something…Green?
While pastel, bulbous flower walls are being phased out, forest greens are here to stay. We’re seeing woodland-inspired styles with statement hair pieces crafted from vibrant botanicals, elaborate table centrepieces overflowing with vines and ferns, and cascading bouquets with deep reds, purples, and all shades of green.
Keeping It Classy (and less nymph-y)
The ‘boho’ and ‘rustic’ themes of yesteryear incorporated flower crowns, DIY decorations, homemade cakes, bare feet, and whimsical gowns, but honestly, it was a little too much like a ramshackled version of Fern Gully.
Experiences, Not Washing Machines
While some prefer to stick with tradition and live apart until the big day, many couples today have been living together for years and already own a whole set of appliances, white goods, towels, breakfast trays, and coffee makers. What they may not have is enough spare cash to see Aurora Borealis from the Westfjords in Iceland, indulge in a couples massage at Banff Springs, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge on their honeymoon.
And We’ll Never Be Royal…
Harry and Meghan’s royal nuptials will help define the next set of trends so, by all means, take note! But we think you should steer clear of imitation. The royal couple of the year have a huge team of people hired specifically to make their wedding an extravagant, media-frenzied affair worthy of international broadcast.