Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2019

Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2019

Ringing in the new year is always exciting; new adventures, new challenges and new memories await. But it becomes even more exciting if it means that this year you and your other half will embark on a journey of a lifetime together. If you’re a 2019 bride or groom, you’re going to love this one!

Below we list the top 5 wedding trends that will dominate the new year, promising to make your big day extra special.

1. Classic bridal dresses

Royal weddings don’t happen every day and when they do happen, they inevitably influence wedding trends for years to come.

As they say, less is more, and Meghan Markle certainly proved that in her fairy-tale wedding with her Prince Charming back in May 2018. With her impressive yet simple Givenchy wedding gown, Meghan brought back a strong sense of minimalism which has long been forgotten following the lacy look embraced by Kate Middleton in 2011.

As a result, 2019 will be the year of dresses with clean lines, an apparent lack of embellishments and sophisticated simplicity. With Markle’s decision to put on a tiara on her wedding day, more and more 2019 brides are also bound to follow the suit.

Other non-royal wedding trends are the fascination with oversized bows, the addition of sparkle and the bridal jumpsuit. While the latter completely defies wedding traditions of the Western World, it is a breath of fresh air for those brides not too keen on dresses!

2. Three-piece groom suits

Shifting our attention onto the grooms out there, the epitome of elegance is back in style; the three-piece suit. This year, there’s no place for a laid-back look. Rather, precisely fitted suits will take on the spotlight.

As the wedding celebrations will be in full swing, the groom could easily take off his blazer and roll up his shirt sleeves for comfort, whilst at the same time maintaining an overall elegant look. This style of suit is especially ideal for summer weddings in Malta when keeping the blazer on at all times is a rather unrealistic prospect.

3. Brightly coloured florals

In 2019, the bolder and brighter your flowers are, the better. One shade that will be evidently trendy in 2019 is coral, especially for spring/summer weddings. Its use will not only be limited to florals, but it can expand to bridesmaids’ dresses, makeup shades and cake décor.

These brightly coloured florals are expected to blend in neatly within the abundant greenery trend that has been going on for some time. With greenery playing a major role in ceremonies, couples aim to bring the outdoors inside and thus, giving their special day more of a natural feel. There’s no doubt that this will help to further enhance the romantic atmosphere of the chosen venue.

4. Innovative wedding roles

As the Western world further moves away from traditional gender roles within the family or workplace, so are wedding roles changing. Who says you can’t include your best guy friend in your bridal team, as your bridesman? And why not ask your cool aunt to be your flower lady (instead of having a young flower girl)? This is your big day and you should make it completely your own, without letting society dictate the do’s and don’ts of your wedding.

5. Creative food options

Finally…how many times were you at a wedding and you heard someone praise (hopefully not criticise!) the food being served? Too many times and perhaps you are also guilty of it! There’s no denying that food plays a significant role at a wedding. And this explains why many couples make it a point to serve the best food ever, ensuring they win their way to their guests’ hearts.

In an attempt to give their wedding an original touch, many couples have been opting for creative food options, regardless if they’re hosting a sit-down dinner or a stand-up reception. For instance, introducing themed food stations is one trend that has recently been increasing in popularity. Sushi stations, Indian food stations, pasta stations, crepe stations, ice-cream stations and cocktail stations are amongst some innovative ideas you could opt for, guaranteeing to exceed all your guests’ expectations.

Grazing tables is another trend you may want to consider adding to your wedding day. Such tables usually feature cheese, cold cuts and fruits and they are organised in such an aesthetically-pleasing way that they almost resemble a work of art. With one of these tables, your guests will feel like they’re attending a royal banquet of some sort and the Instagrammers at your wedding will thank you for it!

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