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Style and Decor for 2019 Weddings

Style and Decor for 2019 weddings is the topic for this week following on from the release of the International Trend Report for 2019.

So, what is going to be hot this year, when it comes to style and decor for 2019 weddings?

style and decor for 2019 weddingsBringing the outdoors in…

Spilling over from 2018, we are going to be seeing a lot of trees in the world of décor, as well as lots of greenery and foliage.

Love Linen

Linen is featuring lots in style and décor for 2019 weddings.  Lots of layering will be going on. Clever use of bold colours and a mixture of patterns and textiles is expected to be on the rise.  Add colour to your tables using runners in deep gem tones.

All about the rich colours

Pastel colours are going to be slowly disappearing in the world of style and decor for 2019 weddings.  We are going to be seeing a lot more colours such as dark purple, coral and burgundy.  Warm colours are going to feature too, such as emerald and royal blue.  This is no surprise when you see the Pantone colours for 2019.

Mismatched Metalsstyle and decor for 2019 weddings

Metallics are still going to be big this year, especially on the table. Mismatched tableware, and metal goblets are going to be making an introduction. Charger plates will also start to feature on the table.  Also, a mix and match of colours when it comes to tablespaces.  There’s going to be no limits when it comes to creating a dining experience for your Guests.

Lighting

Always a big factor when it comes to décor and 2019 weddings are not going to be any different.  We will continue to style and decor for 2019 weddingssee an increase in fairy lights, festoon lighting and custom-made chandeliers for that extra WOW factor!

So, what are you going to be bringing to your big day in the form of style and décor?

 

 

(Images courtesy of Stock Adobe and Pinterest)

Theme and Design for 2019 weddings

Theme and Design for 2019 weddings, following the recent release of the International Wedding Trend Report focusses a lot on key elements which are really personal and tell the Couples Story.

Today, I am going to bring you an insight into the predicted trends when it comes to theme and design for 2019 weddings.

Small and Intimate

We are going to be seeing smaller weddings in 2019. Possibly elopements will be popular too.  Couples are wanting to focus on quality rather than quantity when it comes to their wedding.  The importance will be on good food, an elegant day and comfort for their Guests.

Eco-Friendly Weddings

theme and design for 2019 weddingsFollowing on from both Royal Weddings in 2018, one theme and design for 2019 weddings is thought to be on eco-friendly weddings. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding was plastic free. Princess Beatrice had a no foam flower policy at her wedding.

Weddings in 2019 won’t just be about the wow factor, but the sustainability factor.  Emphasis will be made on eco-waste. Vegan options for menu choices will also be available.

 

(Over the coming months, I will be bringing more blogs on eco friendly and vegan weddings, so keep an eye out)

A wedding experience

Some couples will be looking at taking their Guests on a wedding journey. To share aspects of their lives together as part of their wedding day. Couples have a vision of what their life means together, and they will be wanting to incorporate that into their theme and design for 2019 weddings.

Colourful Weddings

Pastel coloured weddings will be reducing through 2019. The introduction of bolder, deeper colours will be present.  Think Jewelled tones, greenery and botanicals, as well as bright colours.  Whites and greens will continue to be favoured by some couples.

Summing up

I could carry on for ages about predicted theme and design for 2019 weddings, however, it is all about personalities and reflecting this into your wedding day.  Here are some of the other predicted wedding theme and designs for 2019 to keep a look out for:

Theme and Design for 2019 WeddingsLike our Facebook page and keep an eye out for inspiration boards for each of these themes over the coming weeks  http://www.facebook.com/LMSWeddingplanner

(Photograph credit – Botanical paperworks)

The 2019 Wedding Trend Report – Highlights

The 2019 Wedding Trend Report has been released. I can tell you, there are some exciting things to look forward to if you are planning your wedding this year.

In the next few weeks, I will bring you more indepth blogs into the 2019 wedding trend report on individual aspects of wedding planning. For now here is a quick snapshot of what you can expect…

The 2019 Wedding Trend Report – Overview

the 2019 wedding trend reportThe weddings of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and also Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank featured highly in the 2019 wedding trend report.

Two main focuses on 2019 weddings, however were minimalist weddings and also experiential weddings,  creating a bespoke day for wedding Guests.

Bright bold colours will feature in a lot of weddings. This is no surprise given the Pantone featured colours of 2019, especially Living Coral, Mango Mojito and Fiesta red.

Sustainability will be a big consideration with Couples this year. The idea of having a plastic free or foam free wedding.

Food and Drink

Food trucks may see a disappearance at upcoming weddings.  The focus is now on clean simple eating.  The 2019 wedding trend report has predicted a rise in fermented foods this year, pickles and sauerkraut.  This is one trend I am interested to see whether will take off, particularly in the UK!the 2019 wedding trend report

As with the past couple of year, the focus for food and drink will be more informal than formal dining with the focus on family and friend involvement.

Bridal Fashion

The wedding dress is taking a back seat The introduction of the ivory or white jump suit The 2019 wedding trend reportmaking more of an appearance.

Capes will also be featured, whether long or short, attached or unattached.

Entertainment and Lighting

I have already mentioned that experiential weddings are the focus in 2019. With Entertainment and Lighting, this is where it can really be shown. Atmospheric effects, live entertainment and themed DJ Booths are just some of the things that have been mentioned to bring your wedding day to life.

So, there you have it, just a glimpse of the 2019 wedding trend report.  More information will follow in the next few weeks of what else we can expect to see at Wedding Venues throughout the World in 2019.

Happy New Year

Lynda x

(Photographs courtesy of Google)

Christmas Engagements

Christmas engagements are more romantic than any other time of the year, I think. If you have got engaged over this festive period – CONGRATULATIONS! (I’m actually writing this as Diamonds are a girl’s best friend is playing in the background – how spooky, it must be fate!)

christmas engagementsSome things to consider with Christmas engagements:

  1. Enjoy the moment!

Spend some quality time together, savour the moment – And yes spend some time admiring your rock!

  1. Tell your friends and family

Christmas engagements are a great time of year as you’re probably spending time with your family and friends – so what a great time to celebrate!

Once you’ve told your immediate family, then you can post your news on Social Media (not before!) QUICK TIP: Make sure you’ve got nicely manicured nails to show off your new ring!)

  1. Think about a date

Are you having a long engagement, or are you planning on getting married in the next few months? Take a look at this Planning a wedding in 6 months

  1. Decide on what you want for your wedding;

Think about your budget, guest list, where you want to get married for starters

  1. Hire a Planner!

This is the perfect time to get some help from a professional wedding planner (LMS Weddings!) We can help with budget management, finding your perfect wedding venue, sourcing reputable suppliers, and generally guide you along the way.

 

christmas engagementsWhatever you decide to do, Christmas engagements are a perfect way to finish off the year and a fantastic way to start the new year – with lots to look forward to, so enjoy x

Helping you to plan your wedding

Helping you to plan your wedding is what I have tried to do  this year by bringing you various blog posts which I hope you have found interesting.

This week, I thought I would give you a quick refresher with links on my top 10 blogs from this year for helping you to plan your wedding… (Don’t forget to click on the italics to follow the link to the blog)

Enjoy:

1.Planning a wedding

So why don’t we start at the very beginning…….   helping you to plan a wedding

2. Summer marquee weddings;

Perhaps you are having a marquee wedding in the summer,

here is all that you need to know:Summer marquee weddings

3. Marquee Weddings – The good;

Helping you to plan your weddingMarquee weddings are fantastic and here’s why: Marquee Weddings – Why they are great

4. Marquee weddings – The bad;

Before you decide on having a marquee wedding, you may also want to consider some of the not so good things about having one:  Planning a marquee wedding? the lows to think about

5. Wedding Day Timings

You may have planned your wedding, which for whatever reason doesn’t flow straight from the Ceremony to the reception.  Here I give you some ideas on how you organise your timings: Wedding day timings – filling in the gaps

6. Providing drinks at your weddingHelping you to plan your wedding

If you are having a free bar at your wedding, then you need to make sure that you have got enough drinks and also a good selection for your Guests… here’s a little help…  Planning your own wedding drinks – how much do you need?

7. Emergency Wedding Kit

There are some things that you shouldn’t leave home without on your wedding day.

Here is some information about your emergency wedding kit

8. Social Media and Your Wedding Website

No doubt you will be allowing your Guests to post on Social Media all about your special day, and perhaps you are having a website especially for your wedding day information, here are some things you need to consider for both: Social Media   and for your website

9. Planning a wedding in 6 months

For whatever reason, some couples do want to get married quickly, and whilst in can be daunting, here are some tips and ideas for helping you to plan your wedding in 6 months

10. And finally… The Secret Life of Me!

If you have read my other blogs, and the thought of planning your wedding is still stressing you out, you have always look at hiring a wedding planner – even if it is just to coordinate your day.  Here is an insight into my life as a wedding coordinator

As always, if there is anything else that you want to know about planning your wedding, that I haven’t already covered, please get in touch x

P.S. (Don’t forget to click on the italics to follow the link to the blog)

(Photograph Credits available upon request)

Wedding Planning Tips

Wedding planning tips can only help you on your journey to arranging your big day.

Here are 10 top wedding planning tips that I want to share with you to consider….

  1. wedding planning tipsSet a budget

This is the first thing you need to do.  Without a budget, how can you plan your wedding!

  1. Decide on Numbers

Without an idea of how many Guests you want to invite, you can’t start looking at Venues.

  1. Choose a date

Do you want to get married on a specific date, or are you flexible?

  1. Choose a Style

This will help wit the next few wedding planning tips. Are you going modern or traditional? Are you thinking of a theme such as Festival, or Industrial for example?

wedding planning tips

Right, we’re halfway through my wedding planning tips, now the fun begins…..

  1. Find a Venue

Now you can start searching for that perfect place to have your wedding, that is within your budget, can accommodate the number of Guests, has your date available and will suit your style – Simples!

  1. Food and Drink options

Do you want a formal 3 course meal, or are you looking at informal food truck styles, or a BBQ – so many decisions! Also, are you going to have a cash bar or are you going to provide and pay for all your Guests drinks?

  1. Entertainment

Are you going to have a live band or DJ? Are you going to have any entertainment during your day reception?

  1. Children Present, or Adults only?

If you decide to have children present at your wedding reception, you may want to consider ways to keep them entertained.  This can be as simple as giving them a colouring book each or hiring a wedding nanny

  1. Have cake and eat it…wedding planning tips

Do you really want a wedding cake because it is traditional?  There are alternatives, think about a donut wall or perhaps a “Cheese” cake

  1. Final wedding planning tip – RELAX AND ENJOY!

Enjoy your wedding planning time. Remember to take sometime out for yourself every now and then.  Don’t become obsessed with your wedding.

If all else fails, talk to an expert and consider hiring a wedding planner

 

Planning a Christmas Wedding

Planning a Christmas wedding ……..”It’s the most wonderful time of the year” (Sang with my best planning a christmas wedding singing voice!) There are so many wonderful options for you to consider if you are planning on getting married during the festive period, although there are a few things that you need to consider.  Here are just a few:

  • Save the date

Planning a Christmas wedding, means that you need to get your Save the Dates out as soon as you have got your date and venue secured.  Christmas is a busy time for people, so get your wedding day in your Guests diaries before they book their Christmas parties, family gatherings etc.

  • Location, Location, Location

Consider possible weather issues when planning a Christmas wedding, particularly if you are having a marquee wedding (Take a look at one of my earlier blogs https://lmsweddings.co.uk/a-winter-marquee-wedding-real-wedding-stories/

If possible, choose a Venue that has plenty of accommodation.  Your Guests can make arrangements to stay overnight if the weather is forecast to be poor. Also, if they are looking to book taxi’s, because of the Festive season they may be a bit scarce to book during the busy times.

  • ColoursPlanning a christmas wedding

A Christmas Wedding is perfect when it comes to deciding on colour schemes.  Maybe you will choose a White Christmas wedding or festive theme. If you decide to go for the festive theme, don’t forget you don’t have to go for red’s and greens.  Consider berry shades of deep reds and purples.  Don’t forget the on trend metallics also of silver and gold.

  • Décor

You couldn’t even start to think about planning a Christmas wedding without thinking about décor:

Seasonal foliage of hollies, ivy’s and berries;

Mini Christmas trees as centrepieces

An abundance of fairy lights

Not forgetting the silver and golds!

  • ‘Tis the Season to be jolly….

Why not have warming drinks such as mulled wine or spiced Pimm’s to serve your Guests for arrival drinks. Perhaps have a hot chocolate station for later in the evening.

When it comes to food, if you’re planning a Christmas wedding, you might want to avoid Roast Turkey.  Depending on your wedding day, people may have had too much turkey overload.  Don’t worry, there is plenty of other options available.  How about a Spiced Roast Gammon, Salmon en Croute or an alternative bird such as duck or goose could be considered.Planning a christmas wedding

 

Whatever your plans are for a Christmas Wedding, it is a beautiful romantic time of the year, and a perfect reason to have a celebration with family and friends.

If you’re planning a Christmas wedding, why not share your plans with me, I would love to know your ideas. info@lmsweddings.co.uk

(Photographs courtesy of various Pinterest, Credits available upon request)

Family involvement in wedding planning

Family involvement in wedding planning can be the right thing to do, especially if parents are contributing financially towards your wedding.

There is, however, a fine line with family involvement in wedding planning and them taking over!

So, how can you make your family members feel important by involving them in your wedding plans?

  1. family involvement in wedding planningAsk mom and future mother in law to go dress shopping with you.

There is nothing more fulfilling for family involvement in wedding planning than going to help choose your child’s wedding outfit!

  1. Give parents responsibility….

Not necessarily having an input in your wedding plans but give them the task of dealing with family logistics, e.g. how relatives will get to the wedding – this will make them feel important!

  1. Having any DIY props?

Get the dads involved.  Most dads feel important if you give them some tools to play with!

  1. Table Planningfamily involvement in wedding planning

Sorting out the table plan is always tricky, but family involvement in wedding planning and deciding where everyone should sit can be slightly less stressful.  Make it a socialable event with both sets of parents sorting out where people are going to sit.

  1. Something borrowed…

Ask your mom if she has got a piece of jewellery which is special to her which you could borrow to wear on your wedding day.

 

If you have a more complex family structure, this can still work for family involvement in wedding planning.  Maybe your parents have remarried.  Whatever your family set up, make everyone feel important. But remember…. it is your wedding day, have it your way – not what your parents want for a wedding!

 

(Photographs courtesy of Stock Adobe)

 

Wedding Centrepieces for your reception

Wedding centrepieces can be budget friendly or extravagant as you like.Wedding Centrepieces

First you need to make some decisions about the wedding centrepiece ideas that you have;

  1. Minimalist or full impact?

Do you want a small wedding centrepiece, or do you want to create a full-on effect to really get that wow factor?

  1. Tall or small?

wedding centrepiecesDo you want low lying wedding centrepieces, or do you want to create some height with your table arrangements?  Just remember your Guests will want to see each other across the table.

  1. Floral or themed?

Are you having a themed wedding? Incorporate themed props into your wedding centrepiece.  Alternatively, a mixture of foliage is a fit for most themes.

Florals are always going to be a classic look for your wedding centrepiece.

  1. Illuminated Wedding Centrepieces

Candles and candelabras always look good as an accompaniment to a wedding centrepiece, but you could always use fairy lights or LED tealights – They are a lot safer, particularly if you are having little ones at your wedding.

  1. DIY, or employ someone else?wedding centrepieces

If you’ve got a creative mind, or are green fingered, it can be incredibly rewarding.  Remember, though, the preparation takes time, and depending on what style you have for your wedding centrepiece it could be time consuming for you to put together.  Also, you need to ensure that you have got access to your wedding venue the day before your wedding. You’re not going to want to be arranging them on your wedding day.

Sometimes it is easier, and less stressful to leave it to Suppliers……

For more help and advice on how you can put together the perfect wedding centrepieces, contact me https://lmsweddings.co.uk/contact

(Photographs Courtesy of Stock Adobe)

A Beer Festival Wedding

a beer festival weddingA beer festival wedding theme is certainly a break from tradition.  Festival weddings are certainly popular, but many Couples think about a music festival theme.  There are so many other styles of Festival weddings you could have –  a beer festival wedding is just one!

Naturally, for a beer festival wedding, you need to be a fan of beer, but how do you plan a beer festival wedding?

You need beer!

First up, lets start with the obvious, you can’t have a beer festival wedding without real ale, so make friends with a local brewery, or two!

Entertainment

Live bands are also a must.  How about asking your bands to perform on the back of a lorry trailer for a true festival style (Venue permitting of course!) You could start off the day with a range of acoustic bands and singers, and get a bit more raucous as the day goes on!

Venue

Your local Village Hall or a marquee in a field would be perfect choice for a beer festival wedding.

Fooda beer festival wedding

As a beer festival wedding is a break from tradition, I’m guessing that you wouldn’t be considering having a formal three course meal to feed your Guests.  How about pie and mash?  Check out http://www.pietanic.co.uk/

Sensible Logistics

Although it is a truly fun way to celebrate your wedding day, there are some considerations you need to think about:

a beer festival weddingGlassware: You are going to need a lot of glasses.  Even if you ask people to hold onto their glasses for the day, they never do.  In true beer festival style, plastic glasses are adviseable. (I recommend 1/2 pint glasses too, especially if some ales are on the strong side.)

Staffing: Things could get messy if you leave your Guests to help themselves to the beer.  It is adviseable to have a couple of staff manning the bar (Preferably that know how to pull a pint)

Remember non beer drinkers: Although you are having a beer festival wedding, have some alternative drinks available for non drinkers or those that simply don’t like beer!

Consider Guest transport: You’re having a beer festival wedding, and you want your Guests to enjoy themselves and take part.  How about organising transport for your Guests at the end of the night, so they don’t have to worry about driving?

I think a beer festival wedding is such a fun alternative to celebrate your wedding day, in fact I had so much fun thinking about this, it almost makes me want to get married again!

Don’t forget for more ideas on how to plan your wedding day, please get in touch with me by filling in the contact details: https://lmsweddings.co.uk/contact

(Photograph Credits (Via Pinterest):
Martha and George Photography
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