It’s now the time of year where we officially wrap up 2018 (taxes, ugh!) and look forward to new and exciting trends for the upcoming year. We just received the International Wedding Trend Report, so we wanted to share with you what’s being reported and how that will effect wedding decor in central Illinois and Iowa.
“Tabletop design is going back to classic romance. Couples are opting for low centerpieces instead of tall and that lends itself to a more natural, romantic look. The style is more of an unkept garden than a tight and formal wedding for 2019. (we’re seeing a lot of low and whimsical floral arrangements with lots of green texture) Couples are also investing more in tabletop than before and renting unique dishes. (we’ve added more charger plate options this year than ever before!) Couples are spending more on linens this year than previous years. It’s about texture and quality, not necessarily color. A beautiful tablecloth is a must for 2019. Colors are more muted or metallic, not bright and loud in nature. (We obviously love linens and think they are a must! We’re adding more neutrals, but lots of texture and subtle patterns. Velvet, velvet, and more velvet!) In lighting, just beautiful mood lighting to set the tone or using an amber hue that makes everyone look good is on trend. (I feel like every quote we do, includes amber uplighting right now!)”
– Mindy Weiss
“Over the past few years, trends have been moving towards simplicity – and in 2019, I think we’re really going to see this come through stronger than ever. What this means is that minimalism is back, and it’s going to be a massive trend in 2019. This means stripping back all of those unnecessary frothy details, and focusing on key elements – are really personal, and beautifully tell the couple’s story.”
– Louise Beukes, Edit or in Chief, B.LOVED
(We’re seeing our brides shift towards intentional design. Each piece they choose has a meaning and a functional purpose. We can thank Meghan Markle for that one!)
What’s on its way out? –
Favors – Couples are using this budget allotment towards guest experiences instead.
Blush & Gold – We’re starting to see an upswing in navy and burgundy now.
Rustic & Vintage – We’re beginning to see a shift towards urban and metallic, but I think rustic & vintage will stick around for a bit longer in our area.
Ombre – This trend never really took hold in central Illinois.
Sweetheart tables – Couples are integrating themselves in with their guests by using kings tables and harvest tables.