Etsy Says These 8 Trends Will Be ~Huge~ This Wedding Season

It’s mid-winter, friends—and that can only mean one thing: The start of wedding planning season! Just in time to inspire your efforts, everyone’s favorite wedding e-tailer, Etsy, has released its 2019 Weddings Trendcast. Below, eight new-to-market trends that today’s brides are searching for (and spending on) like crazy.

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Statement Sleeves

We tipped you off to this trend following the fall 2019 bridal collections, and now the verdict is officially in: Sculptural (and oh-so-photogenic!) statement sleeves are the premier bridal fashion trend of late.

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Veil Alternatives

Traditional veils are a timelessly chic choice. But it appears that today’s modern brides are looking for a more unique headpiece—like feather and floral toppers, turbans, bowler hats and even oversize bows.  (Very fashun.)

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‘90s Style

The decade has enjoyed a renaissance across decor and fashion over the past few seasons—now weddings have joined in on the fun. Etsy has seen a huge uptick in ‘90s-reminiscent decor additions like iridescent paper goods and disco ball serveware, and in Paris Hilton-approved fashion decisions like rhinestone-encrusted garters and even—wait for it—butterfly hair clips.  

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Sustainable Celebrations

Three cheers for eco-conscious nuptials! Vintage and/or upcycled decor and biodegradable sourcing choices like reusable straws, bamboo tableware, seed paper paper goods and floral confetti are all surging in popularity this season.

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Unexpected Textures

In the tabletop realm, rich and interesting textures are top of mind for today’s brides. Think: Details with leather tooling, laser cut paper goods, raw stone accents and lush velvet linens.

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Secret Messages

From bespoke cuff links to embroidered ties and subtly-inscribed wedding bands, couples today are looking for inventive ways to weave “secret” love notes into their big day. Dawww.

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Unconventional Seating Charts

PSA: Seating charts have officially become a big wedding decor moment—and a real talking point for guests. Specifically, Etsy’s seen a heavy increase in search for custom maps, potted plant ideas and trendy agate slices turned seating directives.

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Functional Favors

On the favor front, there’s a move away from anything too precious or sentimental. Instead, folks are searching for freebies guests will genuinely want to steal away with. Think monogrammed soap bars and provisions like local coffee and honey.

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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.