How To Plan Your Destination Wedding According to 2019 Trends

Even if you’re one of the most original and creative couples in the world, all weddings are influenced by evolving bridal trends. Gone are the strict traditions of church weddings followed by local receptions in town halls. Modern couples are seeking more inventive wedding celebrations, forming new and exciting trends.

Even more couples will choose to get married abroad next year, for something a little different. So, if a destination wedding is on your agenda, take note of these 2019 wedding trends that will ensure your dream wedding is stylish and fashionable, wherever in the world it may be.

1. Foliage, everywhere

The general trend towards 2019 is sustainable and environmentally-conscious, in all walks of life. The world is becoming increasingly aware of the damaging effects of both our carbon footprint and overuse of plastic. You don’t need to import incredible table centrepieces and decor, for example, just incorporate the natural surroundings of your chosen destination. Using lush green foliage as a natural component to your fresh 2019 wedding decor is much better for the environment, and looks great too.

Check out this elegant table wedding decor by Sinfonia Wedding, a creative wedding planner based in Milan. The simple use of leaves and branches instead of elaborate decor looks both elegant and sophisticated, right? This wedding planning team know exactly how to make sure that your Italian destination wedding is in keeping with trends with an artistic yet sustainable flair.

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Sinfonia Wedding

2. Rural Style

Talking of natural surroundings and lush green foliage, rural style weddings in general are a hot trend for 2019. Getting married in a landscaped garden is one thing, but actually incorporating the rural vibe into your wedding decor is another. This trend is bringing back the boho-chic of 2017 with a festival twist. Raw materials such as hay stacks, exposed bricks and rough wood furniture are all worthy additions to this artistic wedding style, especially when paired with brightly coloured flowers and a casual wedding theme.

Guilia Alessandri‘s work is pictured below, displaying perfectly what we mean by a rural-chic style. Dark-wood chairs and exposed brick for an al fresco farmhouse reception, and a countryside ceremony complete with rolling hills and authentic hay stacks. This wedding planner is a great option for a rural farm or vineyard wedding in Italy, she’ll take your initial proposals and turn them into a creatively and personally organised destination wedding that no guest will ever forget.

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Guilia Alessandri – Wedding and Event Planner
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Guilia Alessandri – Wedding and Event Planner

3. Makeshift Photobooths

Now, you may have chosen a spectacular spot abroad for your guests to enjoy, but remember that the extra touches to your wedding day really make for a party to remember. A few years ago, professional photobooths, such as those used for passport photos, were a popular party addition. But for 2019, DIY photobooths are best. Setting up a designated photobooth area, with your own props and personalised decor is most definitely the way forward. Your guests will feel more relaxed than in a professional photobooth, allowing for some truly hilarious photos.

Il Pavone Bianco, a wedding planner in Italy’s beautiful Lake Como area, certainly knows how to organise a great party for destination wedding couples and their guests. The pictures below show just a few examples of how they go above and beyond to add a touch of fun to every event. Having a destination wedding planner such as this team will ensure that you can have all the personal touches of any DIY or custom wedding, but all sorted for you by experts.

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Il Pavone Bianco – Wedding Planner
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Il Pavone Bianco – Wedding Planner

4. Colours, the brighter the better

Experts predict that the pastel wedding trend is over. It’s time for the bright, block colours, especially in summer. Forget the beige and creams and think of blues, pinks, greens and purples. From bridesmaids dresses to the floral arrangements, brighter colours will have a very positive impact on your wedding atmosphere.

Mary Me are award-winning wedding planners in Portugal with a real eye for creative design and luxury events. They can turn any venue into a vibrant party atmosphere. We love their use of brightly coloured wine glasses, pictured below, that tie in the floral decor and other table pieces.

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5. It’s all about the venue

There are some wedding venues that your guests will have seen time and time again. From hotel conference rooms to garden marquees. How about something a bit more dramatic or spectacular? LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal combines the industrial-chic trend with the spectacle of a warehouse-style venue space.

The Vows  are the wedding event specialists operating at this marvellous venue, willing to take your ideas and transform the space accordingly, making sure your destination wedding in Portugal is as trendy and unique as possible. They also work in other amazing venues around the country, and have experience with all kinds of weddings, from intimate ceremonies to large-scale parties.

The Vows at LX Factory
The Vows at LX Factory

Of course, different trends suit different personalities and styles. Not everyone fancies a massive ceremony or incredibly bright colours, but the fabulous thing about the wedding industry these days is that there is something for everyone, and no two weddings are the same. So, enlist the help of a destination wedding planner to make sure your dreamy wedding is decorated according to particular trends as well as your personal style.

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