VELVET TABLE LINENS
What’s haute for tablescapes? Lush, cozy velvety fabrics across napkins, runners and tablecloths. (We dig the drama.)
Sayonara, passed appetizers. 2019’s cocktail hour is all about a giant, gorgeous grazing table heaped with meats, cheeses, crudités and the like.
ELABORATE SEATING CHARTS
Formerly a spot of function, escort card displays have officially become a huge decor moment. Flora and fauna directives—like citrus centerpiece meets seating chart—are particularly popular.
This year’s runways were strewn with dainty Swiss dots, petite polkas and rounded bead appliqués. Playful? Check. Romantic? Check, check.
FOOD AS ART
Why should flowers have all the fun? Couples are thinking beyond the statement arrangements, with artful towers of sweets, cocktails—you name it.
Party favors have taken a turn for the edible, with folks opting for petite provisions that hail from their wedding location or favorite memories. Think: Custom spice blends, mini olive oil decanters or artisanal honey pots.
INTERACTIVE SNACK STATIONS
Food stations are a fun way to spice up your menu—and your run of show. (WeddingWire creative director Jeffra Trumpower has seen a sharp uptick, specifically in tea bars, guacamole bars, popcorn bars and s’mores stations.)