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Top 2019 Wedding Trends

January 16, 2019

2019 is well underway and you’re probably planning your dream wedding. Where to start? A great place to begin is to check out this year’s top wedding trends for inspiration. Whether you want your ceremony and reception to reflect the latest trends and styles, or are simply looking for some wedding planning inspiration, Avalon Rentals team of wedding planning experts can help get you started:

Trend #1: Unplugged Ceremonies

If there’s one event where everyone should be “present” it’s your wedding day! Don’t be afraid to post a chalkboard sign requesting that during the wedding ceremony your guests put their devices away and focus on the event.

Rustic Wedding Avalon Event RentalsTrend #2: Rustic & Natural

Whether an outdoor wedding under a clear-topped tent, or indoors at your favourite venue, pairing natural touches such as willows, branches, and moss in your centrepieces with wood chairs helps to add a rustic feel. You can pair this wedding trend with Avalon’s harvest wood chairs and tables, as well as other natural elements throughout your event.

Trend #3: The Colour Purple

Various shades of purple are taking top billing for wedding colours this year. If lighter wedding shades such as lilac are not your style, then choose jewel tones like violet. The best part? It’s easy to pair purple in your wedding party with wedding decorations and linens for the perfect wedding colour combo.

Trend #4: Mix & Match

Remember weddings that were all one colour and one style? No more! Bridesmaids can happily choose different styles and colours of dresses, while groomsmen can go with their chosen suit (or a more casual approach). It all works to create an eclectic and fun mix of colours and styles. Your wedding decor can do the same - mix and match your table settings or choose different colours for different tables. If all this “mixing” makes you nervous, then stick to an overall wedding colour palette to keep your design in check.

Trend #5: Small Bites

Give your guests more choices than “salmon or chicken” for your wedding dinner - choose small bites instead! Explore options with your caterer to provide a wider selection of bite-sized wedding food options so your guests can pick and choose a few different things to eat, rather than sticking with one main course. Make sure you have extra plates and napkins on hand!

Trend #6: Rich Colours

You don’t need to go pastel for your wedding colour palette, go rich instead! Burgundy, plum, forest green, navy blue, and other deep & rich colours separately or together create a delightful wedding colour combo. Of course, ensure that your linens are in line as well - Avalon has over 100 options when it comes to table runners and chair tie backs to match your chosen colour scheme.

Avalon Event Rentals Kelowna BCTrend #7: DIY Food & Drink Stations

Who doesn’t love serving themselves? Let guests nibble at their leisure with food stations, such as chocolate fountains, drink stations, candy or dessert bars, etc. As long as you have enough plates, glasses, and mugs on hand your guests can enjoy the freedom of getting their fill for a fun and relaxed wedding reception.

Trend #8: Hanging Florals

This new take on the centrepiece/chandelier will have you wondering, “why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” Make a statement with large, hanging florals, rather than the traditional centrepiece. Not only will it add to the ambience, but it also leaves more room on the table and allows guests more freedom to converse with each other. Hanging florals can easily be suspended from ceilings or tents to provide a decorative conversation piece.

Trend #9: Switch Up Metals

Silver and chrome are taking over for gold and rose gold as the metallic wedding colours of choice this year. Feel free to use them throughout your wedding decor, including charger plates and flatware, chair tie-backs and in centrepieces.

Trend #10: Dahlias

Eschew classic roses or lilies and choose a flower with a stronger personality in your wedding flower arrangements, one that stands for “forever yours.” Dahlias come in a wide variety of colours, are perfect for late summer and fall weddings for local availability, and provide interesting texture to bouquets and centrepieces (we’ve even seen them on cakes!).

Now that you’re apprised of the top wedding trends for 2019, start getting your wedding rentals organized so you won’t be disappointed! Feel free to stop by our Kelowna showroom to see what’s new and popular in wedding decor this season!


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