Another year means a whole new wave of wedding trends. Here’s a look at the top 2019 wedding trends, from flower and beauty trends to the color of the year. Happy New Year — and happy planning!
Lots of Greenery: Tight, stuffy bouquets are on their way out, and looser, more organic-looking arrangements are taking center stage. To get the look of this 2019 wedding trend, brides are incorporating more greenery into their bouquets, so that the focus can be on super-special, standout blooms.
Smaller Bridal Parties: Experts predict that the ballooning number of bridesmaids and groomsmen will start to shrink. (Which means less wrangling for those bridal party photos!)
Bigger After-Parties: One of the biggest wedding trends to pop up is a focus on the after-party. Couples are planning more elaborate post-reception bashes, where the vibe is casual, the drinks keep flowing, and the food is appropriate for a late-night snack (think: food trucks). For those who want to avoid planning a post-wedding event, think about adding in a casual late-night snack at your wedding reception like a soft pretzel table or an ice cream bar, so guests can nosh before heading out.
Purple on the Rise: Wedding experts are predicting that purple will be 2019’s top wedding color, with soft lavenders taking the place of popular blush and pale pink tones.
More Natural Beauty Looks: You can thank Meghan Markle for this one. The Duchess of Sussex’s wedding-day beauty look was all about subtlety — dewy skin, a faint lip color, barely-there blush, a light dusting of eyeshadow — and brides have taken note. The wedding beauty trend of the year: letting your natural beauty (and freckles!) shine through.
Nontraditional Rings: One big 2019 wedding trend is ditching the diamonds for a more unique stone. (For inspiration, look to another royal: Princess Eugenie and her padparadscha sapphire engagement ring!)