The Best Wedding Trends We Expect To See in 2019

Reception and Venues, Gowns & Suits, Ideas We Love

The highly anticipated royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018 didn’t disappoint in its extravagance, and has since sparked the Meghan Markle effect with a trend towards simpler gowns and classic silhouettes. Here are some of the best wedding trends in 2019 that you’ll love.

Catered Buffets, Pinterest-Worthy Dessert Tables and Live Food Stations

The good news is that weddings are shifting away from having the traditional sit-down lunch or dinners but the bad news is you’d still have to clear that with your parents and in-laws. The trend instead is to have a catered buffet table and live food stations, which you’ll find a plethora of in Singapore, whether it’s a live smoothie station, mason jar bar or wine pops from The Shake Affinitydurian pancakes, or pancakes, nachos or churros from JNR Entertainment. These could also include fancy dessert tables from Oh!eaf, Little House of Dreams, La Bonnie Pastries Pte Ltd and Nanatang, or the very trendy mobile coffee cart from King's Coffee and Alliance Coffee

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Rich, Dark Hues for Your Colour Theme

Departing from pastels, 2019 promises to be a year of deep, rich colours like burgundy, navy, rouge and forest greens to create a vibrant botanical style for weddings. Incorporate these into your hair adornments, colour scheme for your bridal party, table centerpieces and floral arrangements. 

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Themed and Personalised Wedding Seating Charts

This trend of inserting a creative “wow” for wedding guests to find their seating is increasingly gaining popularity, with couples coming up with unique ideas to personalise their own wedding. Artfully arranged place cards, either in an ornate frame set on an easel or a separate table, will make it much easier for all your guests to find their table--just include a floorplan as well. 

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Elaborate Invitations

Unleash your creativity for your invites and embrace embossed cards with traditional or modern calligraphy on handmade paper, laser cut cards, themed invitation cards or with intricate designs--the limit is really only your imagination (and your budget). 

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Wedding Favours

The trend in 2019 will be for couples to think beyond the usual wedding favours you’ve undoubtedly received and instead try for unique, customised gifts such as wedding scents, tea blends and coffee wedding favours for treats that reflect your tastes as a couple. Instead of placing the favours at individual seats, delight your guests with a dedicated, Pinterest-worthy favour table, so they can choose the one they prefer. 

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Wedding dresses

Following the royal wedding in 2018, the bridal gowns for the next year are likely to range from daring, unconventional, and modest as brides continue to explore more options for the perfect wedding outfit.

The Meghan Markle Effect

After seeing the Duchess of Sussex grace her wedding in a stunning Givenchy dress and a Stella McCartney number, you too might be inspired to pick a modern or minimalist (or both) wedding dress. 

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See more of our modest dresses you’ll love here

Bows and Ballgowns

Though not a revolutionary accessory, oversized bows have rapidly gained traction in the wedding industry. Add large bow-backs to your dress for a wow factor, or a subtler waist-tied accent. 

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Bridal Jumpsuits

Try something a little more daring and eschew the silhouette of the dress for something a little more figure-skimming--a jumpsuit, made modest and formal by pairing a white blazer over it, like this one from Caramel & Co. Other options might include one with lace or a combination of the Lorraine bodysuit and Zoey pants. 

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