This exciting wedding season brings a wave of grandiose ideas flourishing with timeless classics that are here to stay. We can expect to see a revival of the gems from the seventies, such as velvet, ruffles, and rustic. The ravishing flower decor and lavish lighting effects distinguish 2019 as possibly the most sumptuous wedding season of the decade.
Let your love story and personalities shine on your special day with these vibrant current wedding trends.
Live Wedding Musician
Serve cocktails to your guests upon arrival of your ceremony as they wait being serenaded with beautiful prelude music. Envision classical remixes of your favorite songs telling your love story before the ceremony begins. What better way is there to set the tone for your nuptials celebration!?
Some musicians offer a recording of your ceremony music. This forever keepsake has many practical uses such as background music for your wedding video.
Photo courtesy of Deer Pearl Flowers, wedding color ideas
A shade away from coral and more mellow, rust is the wedding color of 2019.
Photo courtesy of Dawn Charles
Non- Traditional Decor
Explore your fantasy and take up space with non-traditional floral and lighting ideas.
Grandiose flower designs that are artistically visually stimulating. A photo booth made of flowers!?
Create layers and textures using different lighting styles.
Rock Name Tag
Add clever style with this easy to make and fun wedding keepsake for guests!
Enhance the romantic ambiance during your reception.
Intensify the amorous ambiance at your wedding by choosing a venue that is naturally beautiful.
Search for an Airbnb estate rental large enough to accommodate your wedding party.
Photo courtesy of Windrift Hall Airbnb in Hudson Valley, NY
All your flower decor essentials in one stunning venue!
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Botanical Gardens
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Dream big, like Hearst and get married in one of the most stunning national parks in America!
Photo Courtesy of Heather Bellini Photography blog
Go on vacation together with all of your wedding guests and celebrate your nuptials with your toes in the sand.
Nothing says the seventies more than a rubber stamp. Get a custom stamp made for your invitation and let that be the first wedding art decal your honored guests see.
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Custom mailing stamp
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In an effort to go green, save money, and invest more in the wedding; have guests rsvp online. If not, spend the extra money and effort on a return rsvp card, envelope, and stamp for your entire guest count.
Innovative Bridal Party
Break traditional barriers and celebrate your special day in the comfort of your closest loved ones. Create your dream team. In the end it's all about teamwork.
More than one Maid of Honor or Matron of Honor
Chose a loved one who is married (Matron) and/or one who is not (Maid) to help advise you with your wedding planning.
If your bridal party is geographically challenged and split up in different parts of the country or world, having two M.O.H is helpful. Perhaps a close relative or life long friend who lives across country and someone close who can help you near by.
Billowy draping sleeves have designers going crazy this wedding season.
Brides are becoming more creative with veil options and some are even switching to sun hats. A cute idea for outdoor weddings. Or consider hats for your bridesmaids.
Mismatching bridesmaid dresses within the wedding color palette have been a trend that isn't going anywhere anytime soon. It's considerate of the bride to allow her ladies to chose a dress they are comfortable in and results in very flattering photos! Stick to the parameters of your wedding style when it comes to colors and type of bridesmaid dress, such as long or short, velvet or another type of fabric.
For relatively the same cost as a live flower bouquet you can have a forever bouquet. Personalize your bouquet by using loved ones brooches or find ones that are symbolic and of special meaning. It's a nice way to hold someone close who can't physically be at your wedding but is there in spirit. Another bonus to having a brooch bouquet is that you can eliminate a variable of error by having all your bridal accessories together well in advance before your wedding so there are no last minute wedding day surprises if your live bouquet didn't turn out quite how you planned.
Share a special moment with your soulmate right before the ceremony by having a first look before you walk down the aisle. While this is unorthodox for a traditional wedding, it's a nice opportunity for intimate couple photos with your professional photographer before the wedding ceremony begins. This will save time after the wedding ceremony and allow you to have more time to mingle with your guests especially if your cocktail hour immediately follows the ceremony.
Artist At Wedding
Hiring talent for your special day will create memorable entertainment that will keep your guests talking for ages.
Commission an artist to paint your wedding ceremony or reception and have a forever keepsake.
Paint your cake!
If you have many out of town guests consider extending the festivities all weekend. Organize bonus activities for your guests.
Pool Party Bridal Luncheon
Picnic and/or brewery/wine tour with immediate family members only so the two parties can bond before the wedding. This is especially beneficial when immediate families have never met before!
Photo Courtesy of Brit + Co creative co-ed bachelor/ette party ideas
Jack & Jill Party
A joint bachelor and bachelorette party. Make the memories together as a couple on your last night out before you tie the knot!
About Katie Ann
Blogger and composer of the album, Wedding Music, ASCAP member, Katie Ann, is a music producer and music artist who has successfully released many works of art through her publishing company, LK PRO. A certified member of Wedding Wire and Buffalo Bridal Association, Katie Ann is a singing pianist specializing performing weddings and other special events. As an accomplished musician she offers voice and piano lessons to aspiring children and adults.