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2019’s top wedding trends according to Etsy

Etsy has compiled a list of the biggest wedding trends for the year - and we want in!

Every bride-to-be’s favourite shop Etsy has released its top wedding trends for 2019, and there are some absolutely gorgeous ideas included in the round-up.

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The list of what’s hot in the world of weddings is compiled by looking at what sellers on the site are creating, and what shoppers are loving, and we have to say we’re head over heels for all of the ideas – what a shame we can’t include them all in our big day…

2019 wedding trend: 90s vibes

The last few months have seen a HUGE resurgence of 90s trends (we never thought we’d be wearing Buffalo shoes again, but here we are!), and the trend is set to be big in the world of weddings too.

So far this year Etsy has seen a 14% increase in searches for “butterfly clips” (compared to last year), and a 62% increase in searches related to “bridal fanny packs” in past three months  (compared to the same time period the previous year) on Etsy.

There’s also been over 307K searches for “rhinestones” so far this year, and over 314K searches related to “polka dots” in the past three months alone.

Quirky wedding style seems to be back on the up!

Scroll down for our fave 90s inspired wedding additions.

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These glittery butterfly clips would make an adorable addition to your flower girl’s hairstyle.

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These bridal fanny packs are an absolute essential for hen parties – though we do prefer when these were called bum bags…

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We were’t sure we could quite picture how rhinestones could be made wedding-appropriate, but these rhinestone studded wedding invites are ideal for sparkle loving brides.

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Rhinestone studded Converse are another great way to embrace the trend without going too glam-rock. Check out our gallery of the best bridal trainers if you love the look of these babies.

2019 wedding trend: Sustainable celebrations

The world is finally sitting up and taking notice about being friendly to the environment, and this has spread to weddings.

Couples are choosing stylish and sustainable solutions for their special day. Incorporating reusable straws, biodegradable confetti, or vintage decor are just a few options to make a big impact on wedding guests, without making a big impact on the planet.

In the past 3 months alone, there have been over 107K searches for eco-friendly items, telling us that this will be the greenest wedding season yet.

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These paper straws will be perfect for sipping Pimms from.

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Shropshire Petals creates the prettiest biodegradable confetti in an amazing array of colours.

Read our guide on how to have an eco wedding to ensure your day is as green as can be.

2019 wedding trend: Unusual textures

For couples looking to push the boundaries of the traditional wedding day, unexpected textures are the ultimate surprise.

So far this year, there have been over 23K searches for laser cut wedding invitations on Etsy.

There’s also been a 15% increase in searches for velvet wedding items, and a 105% increase in searches for “vellum wedding invitations” (compared to the same time frame the previous year).

One gorgeous option within the trend for unusual textures is adding pampas grass to traditional bouquets – searches for “pampas grass” are up 692% so far this year (compared to the timeline last year).

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How classy is this navy and white laser cut wedding invitation?

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Tie your wedding invite together with a pretty blush pink ribbon for an extra sophisticated touch.

2019 wedding trend: Secret messages

Couples are saying ‘I do’ with secret messages incorporated into their attire and accessories.

Etsy saw over 3K searches related to “secret messages” in January 2019 alone, and sellers are creating everything from hand-stamped tie bars to embroidered dress patches for an ultra-personalised touch, because sometimes the most special details are the ones your guests can’t see.

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How cute are these subtly initialed wedding rings?

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Cufflinks with a secret message that only your partner knows about are a super sweet way to let them know how much you love them on the big day.

2019 wedding trend: Unusual seating plans

In January alone, Etsy had over 46K searches for “wedding seating charts”.

Guests are being guided to their seats in style with modern takes on escort cards as they are ushered in with maps, personalised coasters, and gemstone pieces that are both personal and playful, and make for great keepsakes.

One creative take: acrylic seating charts. In the past three months, there’s been an 115% increase in searches for “acrylic seating charts” – unsurprisingly, we just wrote up a real wedding that had perspex wedding details and it look amazing!

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Thee acrylic name plates are a modern take on traditional wedding name cards; your guests will love taking them home as mementos from the day, and it saves you creating favours too!

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If you’re planning a botanical themed wedding day, these leaf place names are lovely way to let your guests know where they’re sitting.

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Animal lovers will adore these animal place card holders.