Wedding Trend Predictions for 2019

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Don’t forget to add us to your showaround list. We are currently undergoing a luxury refurbishment which will transform our venue and see that all our 2019 couples have a truly special day. As we prepare our modern and spacious suites, we caught up with our Wedding Coordinator to talk wedding trend predictions for 2019.


Simple and Practical Dresses

A top trend in 2019 will see many brides opting for comfort over aesthetic when it comes to choosing their wedding dress. Those wanting Royal inspiration will be delighted to know that the Meghan Markle effect shows no signs of slowing down and will continue into the new year. Modern, sleek, and simple dresses with be all the rage and many designers have been showcasing pocketed wedding dresses at fayres, during shows and in publications. Trains will get shorter, to enable an easier day-to-night transition and there will be less lace all round.


Colour Palettes

Next year will see bright hues making a return to wedding planners’ books with a vengeance. Gone are the muted tones of pastel; whites and creams will be nowhere to be seen in décor, outfits or stationary. Expect orange, pink and red to take centre stage and rather bold metallic statements will be continuing from 2018 in everything from table settings to the gown itself. Those with a preference for darker hues can make use of purples, violets and periwinkles.


Wedding Registry

Gift lists have dwindled in popularity in recent years, and with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex asking for charitable donations rather than gifts for their own wedding, 2019 is set to see other couples follow suit. Many will set up their own websites, JustGiving pages or have a book or box on the day so that donations can be made.



Technology is set to feature heavily in weddings next year, thanks to the popularity of drones. Expect aerial shots, steady-motion tracking and overhead group photos to take pride of place alongside traditional printed imagery. This professional tech focus will see couples firmly requesting unplugged ceremonies – it is best to leave it to the professionals! Many will decide that smartphones need to be banned until the evening festivities – this allows the couple to regain some control over how their special day is captured, and how they share their memories with the world.


No Honeymoons

With the cost of weddings ever rising, many couples in 2019 will start to go on Engagement Moons rather than Honeymoons. After investing significantly in their nuptials, going away together in the run-up to the wedding can be more cost effective than doing so after, and it also means one less thing to plan for when a weekend break can be just as enjoyable.


No other Oxfordshire wedding venues will compare to our hotel once our vision is realised – we look forward to hosting weddings in 2019.


When it comes to wedding venues, Oxfordshire will soon have a spectacular location for couples to enjoy. To keep up with our refurbishment or to enquire, click here.