Etsy reveal the 7 biggest wedding trends for 2019

From sustainable decor to standout headpieces…

Etsy have revealed its 7 top wedding trends for this year, based on what brides-to-be are currently searching for.

From statement bridal headwear, to locally-sourced table decor and luxurious velvet fabrics, Etsy’s 2019 trend round-up has something for everyone — from the bride to the guest:

1.Sustainable celebrations

New research shows that there have been over 170,000 searches for environmentally-friendly items on Etsy, particularly when it comes to weddings. Anything from reusable straws, to biodegradable confetti and locally-sourced table accessories, can help to make the big day more planet-friendly.

Weddings aren’t known for being the most eco-friendly, with plastic packaging, food, flowers and throwaway decor all ending up on the landfill. If you’re planning to get married this year why not consider a sustainable celebration.

2. Statement sleeves

Etsy has seen over 150,00 searches for ‘wedding dresses with sleeves’, they have revealed. Say goodbye to sweetheart necklines and sleeveless styles this year, it’s time to give your sleeves some attention. The bigger the better.

3. Bridal headpieces

Traditional veils have been given a back seat for 2019, as Etsy reveals its seen a lift in searches for bridal headpieces, with 43,000 brides looking over the past three months.

Last year we saw Princess Eugenie opt out of wearing a veil to showcase her scar instead, and other brides are wanting to do the same. The dress might be the biggest statement of the day, but the headpiece is also taking centre stage.

4. Secret messages

Another wedding trend for 2019 is secret messages for the wedding day. From delicately engraved cufflinks, to hand-stamped tie bars and seriously beautiful embroidered dress patches, personalised details hidden from guests is one of 2019’s most sought-after trends.

Etsy top wedding trends 2019 revealed

5. Wine favours

There have already been over 11,000 Etsy searches for ‘wine favours’ by brides looking for the most practical of gifts. Cork wine stoppers — engraved of course — are some of the most-searched for gift ideas as couples plan what they can use the most.

6. Textures

From 23,000 searches on ‘laser cut wedding invitations’ to a 105% increase in the hunt for ‘velvet items’, there has been a huge uplift in the search of unexpected textures for the big day. It is, after all, all about the special touches.

7. Nineties wedding style

Currently planning your wedding theme? Why not consider a nineties wedding style, one of Etsy’s key trends for this year. Especially popular with those born in the years 1990-1999, brides-to-be are on the hunt for rhinestones (which got over 307,000 searches alone), as well as hair slides to wear on their big day.

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com

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