Every year wedding trends change. Sometimes they evolve, taking last years new idea to another level. Other times they do a complete turnaround. This year we are seeing edgy, modern designs, mixed with vintage ideas for a whole new look.
This year the ballroom venue is at the top of the list. Whether it is a ballroom venue at home, or a ballroom at a destination wedding location, chic, glamorous, and beautiful is the trend. Of course, there will always be weddings on the beach and other outdoor locations like vineyards and mountains.
The royal wedding has been a big influence on the wedding industry. Experts at Azazie advise that princess gowns are trending right now as well as satin, body-hugging shifts. Mermaid gowns are being designed with oversize flare at the hem of the gown. Azazie is the leading online shop for bridesmaids dresses. You will see bridesmaids in cooler tones. Metallic fabric is holding on, and you will see a lot of bridesmaids dressed in gold. Gold fabric with overlays of lace is in big demand for brides and bridesmaids. Bridal parties who are leaning toward the cocktail dress are wearing tea length. If the bride wears tea length, expect to see bridesmaids dresses to be a bit shorter.
Veils are either omitted or arranged with a tiara. Hair is worn free and natural. You will see a lot of cascading curls and the messy bun is back.
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This year weddings are paying a lot of attention to nail art. While nails have always been important, never before has there been so many options. Look for these designs:
- White nails with a splash of metallic gold
- Nude nails with small crystals around the top of the nail
- Black nails with gentle flowers and leaves
- Pale pink with ring finger bling
- Abstract designs
- Floral or stripes
- Glitter trim
- Nails are being worn longer and coffin shape is a popular choice
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While you are seeing bridesmaids in edgy fashions, the reception dinner will be a step back in time. Vintage dinnerware and full place setting with deep greenery and cool flower tones grace the tables. Place settings are handwritten and displayed on the tables. Crystal chandeliers and candle holders are used for indoor venues. Outdoor venues will decorate the invisible ceilings with drapes of white twinkle lights.
Bouquets are featuring more greenery, but it is toned down a lot from last year. The bouquets are easier to handle. Instead of traditional roses, brides are looking at Lily of the Valleys, or single flower blooms. A second trend is a single type of flower instead of a mixture of flowers.
Brides have plenty to look forward to this year. This is the year for classic beauty. Understated and chic wedding arrangements will be everywhere you look. There is little doubt that 2019 will be a year that experts will refer back to for some time to come.