We follow the wedding trends so we can advise brides who want to incorporate them into their ceremonies and receptions. Here are a few of the things you can look forward to seeing at weddings this spring and summer...
Wedding Trends for 2019
Edgy, Modern Wedding Decor
According to MarthaStewartWeddings, couples are getting “more adventurous with palettes” by “mixing colors that traditionally would not go together” for weddings. This translates to choosing “moodier accents than the soft textures and bright photography that’s dominated the wedding scene in recent years.”
If you prefer classic and traditional elements, Chattanooga Tent can set you up there as well.
Ceremonies in the Round
Another switch from the usual noted by MarthaStewartWeddings, couples are also breaking from tradition when it comes to how chairs are set up for wedding ceremonies, including placing seats in more of an arch formation so the guests on the sides are actually closer to the last bridesmaid and groomsman than the flat pattern facing directly ahead.
Statement Wedding Cakes
According to MarthaStewartWeddings, “go big and bold” is the philosophy of an increasing number of couples, who want to impress with larger cakes (“opulent” is a word used) and more elaborate dessert displays to leave guests purring with envy. Chattanooga Tent and Event Solutions will leave the baking up to the local caterers, but we can add a dash of silver or gold class with flatware rentals that will make cutting into that slice of cake feel even more special.
Royal Wedding-Inspired Touches
Brides around the world felt inspired watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s storybook royal wedding. Now many of them are opting to add larger-than-life flower décor to make their own dramatic entrance on their big day. Pay attention as you attend weddings this year: We bet you’ll see more than one large flower installation over the door.
Balloons and Candles Substituted for Floral Arrangements
Bad news for the florist, we’re afraid. Balloons are celebratory décor for so many of the occasions we enjoy in our lives. Why limit them to parties and New Year’s Eve. With dashes of color, “balloon walls” can add a dynamic touch. MarthaStewartWeddings also points to unexpected flower substitutes like decorative “pampas grass and wheat replacing fresh blooms, creating a moody vibe.”
Brides Magazine UK points to more weddings opting for scented candles to add more ambiance – a job traditionally left to the flowers.
Don’t feel too bad for the florists, though. The fewer arrangements are huge, dramatic ones.
Personalized Place Settings
As long as your wedding won’t involve a cast of hundreds, you might want to participate in the trend of placing personalized handwritten notes on china instead of generic place cards of the past. A special touch for sure – but probably time-consuming if you have a vast guest list. Chattanooga Tent and Event Solutions has beautiful China rentals to make your notes look even more special.
Bringing the Inside Out (and Vice Versa)
Outdoor weddings are opting to add indoor pieces to the outdoors to make them feel more like homey spaces. This one is easy to achieve with a tent rental, chairs, and lounge furniture from Chattanooga Tent and Event Solutions.
You can further expand this feeling of the inside outdoors by adding flooring to go inside your tent at your event. It’s also quite practical. Have you ever experienced heels sinking into grass or stumbling hazards on uneven fields?
Bridesmagazine UK points to flowers and foliage in indoor weddings “becoming more organic and lush. Natural, whimsical, and romantic.”
A Return to Minimalism
From color palettes that limit the range to 3 colors to simple yet striking bridal gowns (clean lines and no embellishment), minimalism is a definite wedding trend for 2019. Bridal hats made of straw, felt, and wool are also a thing for a boho bridal look.
Shefinds.com suggests that ivory and white wedding dresses are falling out of favor as more brides gravitate to colored gowns.
Graphic artists are loving this trend of commissioned hand-illustrated designs on wedding stationery, often displaying the wedding venue or telling the story of how the couple met and fell in love. That’s definitely one way to set your invitation apart from every other couple in town.
Rust is the Color for 2019
“Not-quite-burgundy, not-quite orange, the nuanced hue fits right in with two major influences on weddings this year: retro styling and desert vibes. Make a statement with a rust rust suit or bridesmaids dresses or use it as a pop of color with bouquet ribbon, stationery, or accent florals,” advises Junebug Weddings.
When looking for fabric, the 2019 obsession is Velvet, as it adds texture and a feeling of luxury, the experts say.
Gender-Neutral Wedding Parties
Don’t be surprised if brides ask their male friends to be a part of their crew or for grooms to add female buddies to their side. It’s 2019. Why should a close friend of the bride and groom have to spend much of the occasion in the company of strangers of the same gender instead of right there with the dear friends they know and love? Granted, trendy gender-bender wedding parties may be unthinkable at conservative, traditional weddings, but don't be surprised if and when you see the occasional woman among the "groomsmen" and a male standing next to the bride that isn't her husband-to-be.
Whether you want an uber-trendy affair or something more traditional, Chattanooga Tent has the wedding and event rentals you need to make it unforgettable.