It’s a new year and chances are, a lot of you got engaged over the holiday season! This is such an exciting time, but you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the choices you now have to make. Indoor or outdoor wedding, buffet or plated catering, the list goes on and on! Today we’ve put together our top tips for getting married this year. If you’re planning a wedding for the upcoming year, we’ve got plenty of advice on making your 2019 wedding one to remember.
In this day and age we have so many helpful resources right at our fingertips, so it’s time to put them to work during your wedding planning process. There are apps that can help with everything from the perfect color coordination to setting up a unique registry, so take a look at what’s out there and see if it can help you out! Technology can be hugely helpful for communicating with everyone who is coming together to make your wedding happen. Don’t be afraid to create group chats and Google Docs to keep yourself connected and organized.
Goodbye Pastels, Hello Coral
Pantone has recently announced that its 2019 color of the year is Living Coral, which is perfect for spring and summer weddings. This bright shade is full of joy and will look great on a variety of skin tones, making for a perfect bridesmaid dress color. Even if this pink shade isn’t your favorite, take some inspiration and consider some more punchy, fun colors for your wedding theme this year.
Greenery is still going strong
The latest floral trend, full lush greenery, looks like it will continue well into 2019. Not only is this a great aesthetic trend, it’s also easy on your wallet since greens are generally cheaper than blooming florals. Use them liberally to decorate tables, pews, arches, and even hanging from the ceiling to create a lush, romantic vibe.
Eco-conscious weddings are easier than ever
We are more aware of our environmental impact than ever and many brides are taking a closer look at making their weddings a “green” event. That could mean choosing a caterer who sources their food locally or researching florists who produce organic flowers. Many wedding vendors are becoming accustomed to environmentally conscious requests, so don’t be afraid to ask questions about how their business operates. You’ll feel even better knowing your big day isn’t having a negative impact on mother nature.
Let’s be honest, we’re all hoping for stunning wedding photos that wrack up the likes on Instagram, right? So why not plan a few Insta-worthy moments to make sure your friends have plenty of material to snap some photos. Some ideas include a stunning photo backdrop for couple photos, a fun confetti explosion or anything personalized. Guests love grabbing a pic of their own name on a unique place card or the couple’s names on an entrance sign. Put some thought into the little details that will really be memorable in the long run and on the ‘gram.
Anyone can be in the wedding party
This is definitely one of the coolest trends that has come around in recent years. The days of all-female bridesmaids and all-male groomsmen are now long gone. Feel free to pick whoever you want for your posse, regardless of their gender. And don’t worry about what they’ll wear either. We’ve seen men in colorful suits or women in menswear inspired outfits and they’ve all looked fabulous and coordinated. Feel free to buck tradition and pick the people that mean the most to you to stand by your side.
Splurge on Stress-Saving Services
The self-care trend has been gaining traction the past few years and it’s time to bring that mentality into the wedding planning world. Putting together such a large event can be stressful, but there are plenty of services you can enlist to make the process easier. If DIY is so not your thing, hire a calligrapher to make those gorgeous reception signs. If the thought of tracking down vendors gives you hives, use a personal wedding loan to invest in a wedding planner who will handle the heavy lifting for you. Don’t be afraid to splurge on something that is going to lower your stress levels and give you more time to focus on family, friends and your fiancé during this exciting time of your life.
If you’re planning a wedding in 2019 feel free to reach out and see how Rainbow Chan Weddings & Events can help make it the wedding of your dreams!