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From practical wedding dresses with pockets and simple gowns to metallic eye makeup and bold wedding colours, here’s the 2019 wedding trends you need to know about now if you’re getting married this year…

Wedding dresses with pockets 

Wedding dresses (and jumpsuits) with pockets were all over the runways during Bridal Fashion Week. And in 2019, the modern-day bride is prioritising practicality and comfort over aesthetic.

Robin Weil, founder and CEO of weddingplanner.co.uk, agrees that the trend of wedding dresses with pockets has risen as a direct result of brides prioritising comfort and practicality on their wedding day.

“Wedding dresses with pockets have been gaining popularity for the last few years now. and from a bride’s perspective, it’s quite a practical solution if they want to keep their phone, tissues or lipstick with them.”

Wedding Dresses With Sleeves

2019 sees the return of classic cuts and simple fabrics with strapless wedding dresses losing their appeal.

In fact, all brides getting married next year will be wearing gowns with sleeves.

Taking inspiration from Megan Markle’s luminuous long-sleeved, boat-necked Givenchy wedding gown, 2019 wedding dresses will move towards a pared-back bridal silhouette.

Simple Wedding Dresses

As part of the “Megan Markle effect”, bridal designers have predicted a return to refined minimalism, with HalfPenny London’s 1990s-inspired slips, Sassi Holford’s sleek columns and Cymbeline’s unfussy tulle skirts.

2019 Wedding Music Trends

Movie Soundtracks For Your Wedding

Music HQ, who specialise in booking live music for weddings and events across the UK, predict movie soundtracks are going to be a big thing in terms of 2019 wedding entertainment.

Speaking about the wedding music trends for 2019, company director Suzanne Aston said: “The Greatest Showman has been so popular this year and we’re already getting requests for next year in for our artists to perform songs from the film“.

2019 Wedding Entertainment Trends

Unusual Wedding Entertainment

With the wedding photo-booth way overdone, couples are now looking for new and unusual ways to entertain guests.

Why not book a tarot card reader or a caricaturist to keep your wedding guests entertained?

Harpists Or Pianists For Your Wedding

More people are choosing to party later and later at their wedding so the trend of wedding wind down music for an hour after the main party is sure to become a thing in 2019.

Nothing is more angelic and calming than the sound of a harp playing or why not book a pianist to bring all your wedding guests together for a sing-song at the end of your big day.

2019 Wedding Decor and Styling Trends

Coloured Wedding Decor

Moving away from conventional whites and creams, reds, pinks and even oranges are set to take a starring role in everything from floral arrangements to bridesmaid dresses.

We’re seeing more and more couples forgoing the classic white decor and instead embracing bright colours and a bold aesthetic in their wedding decor.

Too much white at a wedding can look a little clinical and embracing soft shades of nude, blush and blue offer pretty alternatives to classic white.

Plastic-free Wedding Decorations

Sustainability is more than just a fashion trend and the wedding industry is taking notice, switching from the likes of plastic straws to paper and glass alternatives.

It helps that linen napkins and glass straws looks much chicer than their plastic counterparts.

Following in the footsteps of Princess Eugenie, brides-to-be are thinking more about the planet while planning their big day and choosing to go plastic-free when possible.

Expect a rise in eco-friendly weddings in 2019, featuring flowers that can be replanted, organic menus and minimal plastic.

2019 Wedding Makeup Trends

Brides Wearing Red Lipstick

The classic matte red lip for brides is back – pair with strong brows to create a really defined look.

“The key is to pick the right shade for your skin tone,” says make-up artist Sasha Louise Pallari.

“A classic pillar-box red is great for a glam look – my all-time favourite is Charlotte Tilbury’s Bond Girl, a beautiful matte that seems to suit any colouring.

“Always use a lip primer to start – apply it like a balm and leave for a few minutes. Once it’s gone tacky, apply the lipstick. With a good primer, you shouldn’t even need to reapply throughout the day.

“Lastly, always apply your lipstick before your liner. Once the base layer’s on, use tiny dash-like motions to define the lip line. Then use a little concealer on a flat brush to clean the edges for the perfect red pout.”

Super Natural Makeup on your Wedding Day

Show off your bridal glow with barely-there, minimal make-up. The key is all in the prep, so be sure to up your skincare routine around six weeks before the big day.

“It’s vital to prep the skin every night to get rid of the toxins that build up over the course of each day,” says Jurlique’s beauty expert Claire Roberts.

“Introduce an exfoliating cream into your routine to slough away dead skin and try a serum, too. The Jurlique Herbal Recovery Serum is a wonder product that targets fine lines and firms the skin’s surface – leaving it energised and make-up ready.”

Brides Wearing Metallic Eye Makeup

From silver cat eyes at Reem Acra to light-catching foil nails at Naeem Khan, up the big-day drama with mixed metals at your 2019 wedding.

Metallics make a great alternative to nude, without being over the top. Keep the rest of your bridal make-up wedding-classic, then try a hint of glittery liner or sheer polish.

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