In 2019, the wedding experience includes more than colors, theme or style. A sincere focus is put on small meaningful experiences that include all in attendance. This is the era of the “experience” and these trends encourage visual and other forms of engagement for wedding parties and wedding guests.
Brighter, deeper color palettes are on the rise. Specifically shades of purple are trending for not only floral decorations, but event space lighting. While previous years held on to pastel, rustic and shabby-chic vibes, 2019 is bringing forward a more modern and refined elegance.
2019 weddings encourage everyone to express a bit of their own, unique style. As with bridesmaids’ dresses that no longer match, groomsmen’s attire is taking personal expression into account. Expect to see more men in coordinated mix and match pieces. Look for checkered, dot and floral patterns to flank the groom instead of matching suits or tuxedos.
Rustic scenes are taking a back seat to modern industrial. Green foliage against industrial metallic and architectural backgrounds softens and adds sophistication. Tailored greenery centerpieces bring coveted green and emerald colors inside for organic beauty.
Another trend during ceremony encourages guests to go unplugged. Attendees are asked to power-off or put phones away to engage in the wedding ceremony. Guests share their perspectives, during the reception in real time. This new “I do” trend is gaining steam as couples, family and friends look for meaningful ways to be “present” during the celebration.
In addition to the bridesmaid and groomsmen mix and match wedding attire philosophy, table settings are being varied as well as wedding registries and more.
Menus in 2019 are offering more individual choice. Smaller plates are paired with more courses to offer each guest low-risk but plentiful food options. Buffets, food bars, and “build-your-own” options abound – as do mingling and interaction opportunities. DIY food stations are becoming more popular and creative. They are tied into wedding themes and increase guests’ interaction, mingling, and experience.
Personal touches like unique, statement place cards create a WOW experience for guests. This is an element that couples can customize to really share a special moment with each guest and recognize them as a part of their wedding. Creating an interactive, engaging experience for wedding guests allows everyone to enjoy celebrating the couple and their big day.