Expected Wedding Decor Trends for 2019

Although some wedding elements stay classic, each year some trends are on their way out and some on their way in. Not everyone agrees, but here are a few expected wedding decor trends for 2019.

Color Trends

While pastels aren’t going away, a move toward richer, darker colors, is one of the wedding decor trends for 2019. Consider burgundy, emerald, turquoise, midnight blue, and rust. Coral is the Pantone color of the year, but pinks are being replaced with purples. When couples use pastels, they may pair them with black or other darker, unexpected hues. Experts expect celadon to be popular. Metallics are trending away from rose gold and back toward copper, silver, chrome, and gold.

Trends in Flowers, Greenery, and Other Plants

Although people still enjoy using greenery, arrangements with greenery alone are becoming less common. The succulent trend is running its course. Fewer couples will use palm leaves. People are also leaning toward pampas grass and wheat instead of greenery. A few of the flowers expected to be popular this year include dahlias, ranunculus, and peonies. Some people are decorating tables with herbs or other plants in ceramic or wood containers. Experts expect structural floral installations to be popular, and large flower installations over doorways. Avoid the fake hedge walls and asymmetrical arrangements.

Trends in Linens

Couples are opting for more opulent linens, including velvet and other textured options. They’re also likely to be more eco-friendly and choose linens instead of disposable tablecloths. Avoid awkward napkin placements, such as those where the napkin is under the plate, and skip the silk table runners.

Other Decor Trends

Some couples are choosing to have balloon walls. Statement lighting is also becoming very trendy. Think lanterns, neon installations, and candles of varying heights. Moroccan-inspired details are becoming more popular, as are monograms as long as you don’t overuse them. Lucite elements are being used more often. These include everything from table numbers to flatware, chargers, and name cards. Couples are moving away from blue and white chinoiserie, plexiglass, and out of season decor. Patterned vases, mix and match place settings, statement place cards, and colorful flatware are increasing in popularity.