While there is certainly such a thing as a “timeless” wedding, it’s true that as most weddings are planned, of-the-moment trends make their way into the process. If chosen well, trends can be a fun way to add personality to your wedding reception and ceremony. If you’re planning a spring wedding for 2019 and want to incorporate the most relevant and picture-perfect trends into your big day, look no further than the elements listed below.
1. Cue the Confetti
A wedding is a celebration, and one of the latest wedding trends revolves around bringing the word “celebrate” to life. Confetti is uplifting, fun, and exciting, making it the perfect way to turn a moment into a memory at a wedding. Confetti can be customized to fit any color scheme and is available to add to your big day at many price points. Since everyone loves creating the picture-perfect moment, confetti is the perfect touch for your spring wedding.
2. Polka Dots
This wedding trend of 2019 manifests itself in the fashion of a wedding day. Polka dots may seem like an unusual accent to have their place in a wedding, but they’re predicted to be quite a trend for bridal fashion this year. Gowns and veils alike with polka dot embellishments hit the fashion runway this year, putting the trend on the map and making it something to consider as a bride.
3. Vellum Paper Goods and Calligraphy
What’s more elegant that beautifully written calligraphy? Well, when you pair it with vellum paper goods, you have yourself a trend worth splurging on for your spring wedding. This semi-transparent type of paper can be added into a wedding in many ways—via the escort cards, menu, invitations, or programs. Vellum, with either handwritten or printed calligraphy, adds a new dimension to wedding stationery products and is definitely something brides can expect to see more of on the market this year.
4. Classic Wedding Touches
Although it’s been increasingly common for couples to incorporate a more sleek and modern design to weddings, experts are noting that classic wedding style is a trend for the new year. This means ballroom weddings with an elegant and traditional sit-down dinner. The décor of these classic soirees commonly includes lace, silver candlesticks, monograms on linen, and crystal stemware. These touches are hallmarks of a classic and timeless wedding that are beautiful and reliably won’t go out of style.
5. Mindful Guest Gifting
Another trend revolves all around the comfort of your guests. For your spring wedding, consider something quirky and convenient for guests to make them feel more welcome and comfortable. Many couples are opting for a build-your-own-welcome bag station upon guests’ arrival to a destination wedding, allowing them to fill a goodie bag with snacks, toiletries, and beverages of their choosing. Make this trend your own by incorporating items specific to your venue or destination into the mix for an authentic and unique feel.
6. Statement Cakes
Perhaps riding the tails of the grandiose dessert at the royal wedding this past year, statement cakes are a trend worth embracing at your spring wedding! While couples of the past few years have gravitated more towards dessert displays rather than cakes—opting for anything from doughnut walls to cupcake towers—eloquently decorated wedding cakes are back on the rise in popularity. Cakes adorned with fondant in bold and bright colors are becoming more and more popular and desirable. This is a delicious trend that guests will enjoy both aesthetically and as far as their taste palette goes.
7. Shades of Coral
As the Pantone color of the year, coral is bound to make in appearance in spring weddings this year. This bright and sunny color is practically made for weddings, whether it’s incorporated via flowers, linens, bridesmaid dresses, or stationery.