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2019 Wedding Trends

2018 was a beautiful year for weddings in Portland, complete with certain trends that showed up time and time again – among them greenery, creative signage, and re-imagined desserts. The year is winding down, and 2019 is upon us. There are a few prominent wedding trends going into the new year – we’ve rounded them up for you!

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The Royal Wedding Effect  When Meghan Markle walked down the aisle towards Prince Harry this May in a simple yet elegant silk boatneck dress with clean lines, we knew that we’d expect to see 2019 brides in similar styles. Thanks to the Duchess of Sussex, tiaras are also making a comeback, as well as both a wedding dress and a reception dress.

More Color  Weddings for the past couple years have featured lots of neutral and blush tones for florals, bridal makeup, bridesmaids’ attire, and linens. In 2019, color is back! Expect to see deeper, bolder color choices – even the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 is a bright, cheery coral!

Less Formal Menswear  More and more couples are having fun with groom and groomsmen’s attire. Formal black suits and tuxedos will always be classic, but in 2019, we’ll be seeing more colors, textures, and prints in men’s clothing. Think burgundy, navy, and camel, velvet fabric, and patterned ties and handkerchiefs. Groomsmen have also taken on the mix-and-match trend – expect to see more guys up there in mismatched suits!

Creative Floral Installations  Flowers will forever be a staple at weddings, but their aesthetic tends to change every few years. In 2019, in addition to bolder colors, expect to see more inventive florals – ground installations, overhead installations over dinner tables, and hanging installations as opposed to an arch.

Eco-Consciousness  As people become increasingly conscious about the planet and climate change, don’t be surprised to see more engaged couples take their wedding planning more “eco-seriously.” Couples will want reused or recyclable signage (with eco-friendly ink), locally sourced menus, ethically made clothing and linen, and so on.

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This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Dana Barbar, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.