If you’re in the process of planning a wedding, it’s a good idea to know what wedding trends are popular this year. While a wedding doesn’t have to be trendy to be gorgeous or memorable, knowing what trends are in can help inspire your special day’s food, decor, and overall vibe. This will also help make your event feel current rather than dated. Check out these five key wedding trends to help make plan your dream wedding.
Unique wedding cakes
While dessert tables have taken over weddings in recent years, we’ll see many couples shifting back to wedding cakes this year. And the good news is they’ll taste just as good as they look. Expect to see cakes with understated textures in the frosting or fondant, giving off the appearance of concrete, velvet, or pretty much any other material that you desire. Structural design cakes will be big this year as well.
We’ve seen a rise of metallic hues in wedding decor over the years. This year, copper is sure to be the metallic of 2019. Copper is a great option because it gives off a more modern/industrial feel than other metallic tones. Its pinkish/orange/gold hue is also very versatile. Expect to see copper accents in wedding cakes, floral vessels, invitations, and place settings.
Yellow gold bands
We’ve seen a lot of white gold and platinum bands over the years, but in 2019 yellow gold is back and it’s better than ever! It’s exciting to see brides wearing the same metal that graces their mothers’ ring fingers, but elevating it and adding their own unique touches to this popular metal. One of the best things about yellow gold is it adds softness to the look of your jewelry. If you’re interested in shopping this trend, sites like Blue Nile, offer yellow gold engagement rings in all styles. This allows you to easily find your perfect match from your laptop or even cell phone.
Stepping away from color schemes
If you think of a wedding color scheme, you’re probably picturing couples choosing very specific colors and walking around with paint squares to ensure that every detail of their wedding is the exact same shade. This idea is becoming less and less common and this year we expect to see colors stepping away from specific color schemes and opting for more fluid ones. For example, rather than choosing peacock blue and blush as a couple scheme, a couple would simply choose blues and pinks. This allows for a broader range of hues from the light blue to the boldest turquoise, providing wedding decor with a richer sense of texture, dimension, and visual interest.
Signage has become extremely popular at weddings over the past few years, from rustic wooden signs to calligraphed chalkboards. This year, we’ll see couples doing away with chalkboards and opting for light box signage. This provides a bold, minimalist look that is really trendy right now. An added bonus is, these signs also provide added light to a reception and they’re super easy to read.
This guest blog was provided by Amanda H., a diamond and wedding enthusiast.