2019 DESTINATION WEDDING TRENDS

March 29, 2019

 

2019 is the year of the earthy, rustic and creative wedding – and I am excited!  All of these themes fit astoundingly well with a destination wedding and I will show you exactly how.  I’ve gathered 15 of the best 2019 trends we expect to see in destination weddings. 

Let me know what trend you’re most excited about?

 

 

 CEREMONIES IN THE ROUND

Freeform ceremony setups are in style.  Traditional ceremony rows are a mainstay, but round setups allow for a less obstructed view for your gusts and allow for a stunning entrance.  I expect a lot of beach weddings will implement this style, but I won’t be surprised if couples choose this for garden venues as well.

 

 

 ILLUSTRATED INVITATIONS

The customization is endless with illustrated invitations.  I love that couples can make their invites a work of art that is personal to them.  Sites like Etsy make finding an exceptional and well-reviewed vendor easy.

 

UNPLUGGED CEREMONIES

This is nothing new, but we are going to see this trend grow more and more. Asking your guests to put the phones away keeps them more in the moment with your wedding, and you won’t have phones blocking the way of great shots from your professional photographer.  Ask your officiant to politely make this announcement at the very beginning of the ceremony before everyone starts their way down the aisle.

 

 PAMPAS GRASS

Pampas grass adds an element of earthiness to your floral and greenery arrangements.  Along with the romantic and meadow touch it adds, it’s also relatively inexpensive.  I imagine we will see this a lot in destination weddings this year.

 

 

STATEMENT WEDDING CAKES

In this isotopic era, cakes like these get people’s attention and leave a lasting impression.  It will just be hard to bring yourself to cut into it!

 

 

PRIVATE VOWS

It can be difficult to share intense words of love and commitment to your partner in front of a crowd of people.  That’s why more and more couples are choosing to say their personal vows to each other before the wedding and during the first look, and then say standard vows during the ceremony.

 

 

DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

Destination weddings especially have a landscape you want included in your wedding video.  The ocean backdrop is probably a big reason you chose a destination wedding after all!  That is why drone photography and videography will continue to be very popular.  It’s also a bit of a spectacle for your guests to watch.

 

 

CREATIVE LIGHTING

Lighting is such a must for destination weddings, especially beach weddings.  The beaches are rarely lit, so adding creative lighting looks magical.  The favorite new trend is the low-draped string lighting over long reception tables. The linear style has an eye-catching symmetry that’s dreamy.

 

 

VELVET TABLE SETTINGS

Velvet pieces in a wedding tablescape provide adds texture and depth that is stunning.  Just because you are having a destination wedding doesn’t mean you can’t include traditionally warmer materials in your reception setup.

 

 

 NAILS WITH GOLD ACCENTS

Gold accents was the winner.  This look is so simple, but also wonderfully unique.

 

 

LIVING CORAL COLOR

Already many wedding couples have incorporated Living Coral into their destination wedding theme.  I adore this color paired with a dark teal.

 

 

 CLASSIC WEDDING GOWNS

Attribute this one to the Duchess of Sussex.  Simple, elegant gowns are all the rage for 2019. Everyone is stoked about this because these dresses work great for destination weddings.  You’ll be cooler without having to wear a ton of layers and they are so much easier to travel with as well!

 

 

SMOKE BOMB EXITS

I still love a good sparkler exit, but this is just so cool.  And the pictures?  Wow, just wow.  Also imagine this against a palm tree background.  So gorgeous!

 

 

COPPER ACCENTS

As mentioned, this is the year of the rustic wedding, and copper accents fit this look so well.  The copperware shakes up the traditional plating look.

 

 

ECO-FRIENDLY WEDDINGS

This is definitely my favorite trend!  Eco-conscious couples are choosing creative ways to be friendlier to our environment.  Whether they are swapping paper invites for evites or relying on mostly candles for their lighting, this is a trend we can get behind.  One of our favorite eco-friendly resorts for destination weddings is Hotel Xcaret with their gorgeous Las Cuevas reception venue.

 

 

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