Even though some newlyweds think that a wedding should be strictly traditional and timeless, many people dare to think outside of the box and do things in an unusual manner. Wedding trends may come and go (just like the four seasons), but a couple of things definitely remain the same: the bride will look stunning, the music will be a hit, the food will be delicious and there will be laughter filling the whole wedding reception.
Nevertheless, people are slowly starting to step out of their comfort zone and dare to break away from traditions. More and more couples are willing to experiment with their big day and are ready to put their own spin on things. Most importantly, weddings in 2019 are all going to be about making the couple’s fun personality shine through in absolutely unforgettable ways. Some opt for quirky ceremony attire, whilst others switch up the reception decor to truly stand out among the crowd.
If you are looking for fun and amazing ideas to spice up your wedding (or you are just being a helpful friend), then sit back, relax and keep on reading.
The “green wedding” trend is one that will certainly be more popular in the upcoming years, due to the fact that people from all around the world are becoming increasingly eco-conscious. Hence, couples are willing to find stylish, yet sustainable solutions for their magical day.
One way to go green when planning your wedding is to get married outdoors (like for example on a farm or beautiful vineyard). This way, you will not only cut down on energy costs but also do something nice for the planet Earth.
When it comes to catering, make sure that you get a service which offers farm-to-table options. The farm-to-table option is excellent because you are going to be sure that the food you will be serving at your wedding will be organic, fresh and eco-friendly.
Another way you can go green is to say “no” to a brand-new dress, and instead wear your mother’s timeless gown. Yes, there is a possibility that it will not fit you, but you can always choose to get it fitted to your liking.
Handing out favors at the wedding can be a truly nice gesture, but not a lot of guests seem to appreciate it. For starters, wedding favors can easily fit into the category of boring clutter, and it will just end up collecting dust right after the reception. Of course, figuring out what to give out to your guests to say thank you can also be a nerve-wracking process, and not to mention the budget costs. So, instead, go for favors which will put a big smile on your guest’s faces. For example, if you are having a summer or spring wedding in a lush garden, then choose seeds as favors, such as lavender or lemongrass. On the other hand, if you are going to get married in the colder months, then a hot cocoa mix is the perfect warming wedding favor which guests of all ages will simply adore. Just get a cute container and package the cocoa powder and a couple of marshmallows for added sweetness.
Fun photo booths
One way to break the ice on a wedding day, get the guests more comfortable and have a lot of fun is to incorporate a wedding photo booth to boost the mood. Not only will a photo booth make a lot of your guests laugh all throughout the day, but it is one of the easiest ways to create gorgeous images. Of course, while you and Bae are off to create stunning professional photos for the family album, your guests can get together and let loose in front of the photo booth. Luckily, there are professional companies such as Photoboothme that will help you make that day even more special. Also, it is alright if you are unsure about what you are after! Remember to consult with experts, and it will be certain that your guests will have a blast.
Whether you want a floral green wall or a rose gold marble backdrop, let your imagination run wild and have fun.
Interactive food stations
Even though food trucks and mouthwatering food stations have been a trend for a while, this year they will probably be a central feature of every wedding! Food stations are an excellent way to think outside of the box and do things a bit differently. Also, if the venue of choice is not large enough for a seated service, then a food station is the easiest way to solve an issue with a lack of space.
You can easily choose between an open service or a compact one if you are willing to let your creativity do the work. For example, if your guests like savoury snacks, then opt for a pretzel bar! As an alternative, you can also feature chocolate dipped ones too for an extra touch of sweetness (or add other flavours of your choice). Not only is this idea interactive, but it will definitely get the guests talking and mingling. A nacho bar is a great way to experiment with fun flavours and add a pop of colour to your venue. Yum, yum!
Natural wedding makeup
One of the key elements a bride needs to consider when planning a wedding is makeup. However, bridal makeup can be quite tricky, and not a lot of women know what to expect when going to a makeup artist for the first time.
If you are trying to be in tune with the newest trends, then rest assured that the biggest makeup trend in 2019 is the all-natural look. This means that bold lips and defined brows are out of the question! Also, the Kim Kardashian highlighter and contour combo is a huge no-no! Instead, tell your makeup artist which facial feature you want to highlight and work from there.
The key to achieving a flawless natural look is to go easy on the makeup and focus on only one feature, for example, the eyes. A faint touch of pink or taupe on the eyelids, mascara and a hint of eyeliner is all a bride needs to let her natural beauty shine through. Also, instead of the heavy “cake-like” foundation, consider putting emphasis on pre-wedding skincare and go light. This way, your skin will be more radiant, and you will glow from within.
The latest trend in the world of photography is using drones to capture different breath-taking perspectives of your special day. The shots the tiny flying contraptions can capture can be quite stunning, which explains the reason why they are so popular at different important events and not only weddings. However, the number one thing that needs to be taken care of when considering a drone is safety. Drones are basically machines that resemble helicopters with cameras, and if the person operating is not a professional, then there can be a lot of accidents and inconveniences on hand. Of course, if everything is taken care of and if things go according to plan, drones are able to capture truly magical dynamic videos and still images of the whole wedding scene. For example, try imagining using a drone or two if you are getting hitched on either a mountainside or a grand valley! The bottom line is, safety comes first.
Most importantly, do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and experiment! We wish you a truly magical wedding, and congratulations!