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The Best Wedding Decor Trends for 2019

Are you plan­ning a wed­ding in 2019? It’s time to take a look at the decor trends that will define this year and show up in all the wed­ding pho­tos. Every­thing from unusu­al col­or choic­es to stun­ning vel­vet fab­ric is get­ting a chance to shine this year.

Vibrant Colors

Rich, vibrant col­ors stand out against black tuxe­dos and white wed­ding dress­es. You can accent your wed­ding with eye-catch­ing sat­u­rat­ed hues, plac­ing pops of col­or through­out the venue. You’ll see few­er pas­tels and more jew­el tones.

Mismatched Color Schemes

Want to try some­thing more dar­ing? Inten­tion­al­ly mis­matched col­or schemes help your wed­ding stand out as some­thing tru­ly spe­cial. Think about col­ors that rarely go togeth­er and bring them togeth­er in unex­pect­ed ways.

bride and bridesmaids in mismatched colored dresses for contemporary wedding
Bold color palette.

Bold Colors

Make a state­ment with bold col­ors that you don’t typ­i­cal­ly see at wed­dings. For exam­ple, neon bright col­ors get everyone’s atten­tion as soon as they walk through the door. Pan­tone named Liv­ing Coral as 2019’s col­or of the year, so that’s def­i­nite­ly a con­tender for a trendy bold look.

Complementing Color Schemes

You can nev­er go wrong with com­ple­men­tary col­or schemes. They might appear to be mis­matched at first, but they are per­fect­ly bal­anced with one anoth­er. You can use a col­or wheel and look at the direct oppo­sites, or work with a dig­i­tal col­or palette mak­er to choose shades.

Velvet as a Linen

Vel­vet is going to be huge in 2019. This lux­u­ri­ous mate­r­i­al works well for your linen needs at your wed­ding. You can use it as a table run­ner, table­cloth, chair cov­ers, cur­tains and any­thing else you can think of. Vel­vet is great for adding a dif­fer­ent type of tex­ture into your wed­ding decor. It’s soft and heavy, with a dis­tinc­tive appear­ance that’s clas­sic and trendy.

wedding table setting with velvet table runner

Velvet as a Dress Material

Vel­vet also excels as a dress mate­r­i­al. It comes in a vari­ety of col­ors and has enough weight to drape well. Capes and capelets pro­vide you with a way of incor­po­rat­ing it as an acces­so­ry, or you can opt to have it includ­ed in your dress design. If you’re get­ting mar­ried dur­ing warmer sea­sons, have a cool­er lin­ing mate­r­i­al in between your skin and the vel­vet.

Taper Candles

Taper can­dles are a wed­ding clas­sic that are com­ing back into style. Their long, slen­der shape makes it easy to add them to cen­ter­pieces and oth­er parts of wed­ding decor. You don’t need many of them to get an excel­lent effect. If you’re wor­ried about guests knock­ing over actu­al can­dles, high-qual­i­ty LED taper can­dles are also avail­able.

When select­ing taper can­dles for your decor, con­sid­er the role the can­dle­hold­er plays as well. Choose styles and col­ors that work well with the rest of your dec­o­ra­tions. Think about the mate­r­i­al and the tex­tures that it adds dur­ing this deci­sion-mak­ing process.

Taper candles for wedding decor blue and gold table setting

Structured Floral Arrangements

Struc­tured flo­ral arrange­ments bring ele­gance, fra­grance and col­or into your wed­ding. Organ­ic designs are par­tic­u­lar­ly trendy right now. They look like you took them straight out of nature and give you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to add earthy ele­ments to the decor.


Light­box­es, those light­ed signs that you see all over Pin­ter­est these days, are find­ing their way into all types of wed­dings. They’re sur­pris­ing­ly ver­sa­tile, as you can use them to point out impor­tant pieces of infor­ma­tion. For exam­ple, you can label the bride and groom’s sides of the venue, mark table num­bers and pro­vide a menu. They set up in sec­onds and add a nos­tal­gic feel.

Wedding Favors as Decor

Wed­ding favors are more than gifts of appre­ci­a­tion for your guests. They can also serve as won­der­ful decor pieces. You can accom­plish this in a few ways. Tie the favors into your over­all wed­ding theme or your per­son­al inter­ests. They can also be a part of the table cen­ter­piece or place set­tings.

Fun floral wedding invitation

When you’re con­sid­er­ing the wed­ding favors that make the most sense for your over­all dec­o­rat­ing goals, think about how suit­able they are for your guests. You want every­one to asso­ciate the favors with fond mem­o­ries of one of the hap­pi­est days of your life. Instead of an item that’s pure­ly dec­o­ra­tive, con­sid­er favors that have prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions in the guest’s every­day life.

Try think­ing out­side of the box for favors. Things like corkscrews, bot­tle open­ers and bot­tle stop­pers are super use­ful. While things like mini-light­box­es, food kits (like DIY s’mores), craft kits and mini-board games can be real­ly fun.

Interactive Food Stations as Decor

Inter­ac­tive food sta­tions, such as tacos, meat shav­ing, piz­za, break­fast, and dessert bars, are more than just your menu items. They can also serve as decor that enhances your theme. The serv­ing plat­ters, trays, uten­sils, chaf­ing dish­es, and oth­er buf­fet equip­ment can have the per­fect styling to go with the rest of your dec­o­ra­tions.

The signs for each part of the inter­ac­tive food sta­tion can also show off your wed­ding col­ors or design choic­es. Think about the types of plates, bowls or oth­er food hold­er and how that can add to the ambiance.

It’s your wed­ding, so you can embrace the 2019 trends or blaze your own path. This year cer­tain­ly gives you a lot of options to choose, espe­cial­ly if you want to embrace bold col­ors and mate­ri­als.

Fun fact, blue suits are total­ly mak­ing a come­back. But if that’s not your style, Gen­er­a­tion Tux has 21 styles and thou­sands of acces­so­ry com­bi­na­tions to make sure that you look great for your big day. See what we have to offer to make your union extra­or­di­nary.

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