10 Trends You’ll Want To Steal For Your Columbus Wedding

Whether you’re actually getting married, or you’re just daydreaming, it’s fun to know what is all the rage in the wedding world.

When I was planning my wedding last year, I spent more time than I care to admit online, scouring the internet for the details that would make our big day perfect. From secret Pinterest boards to hours on The Knot, people go pretty hard when it comes to wedding planning.

It makes sense. It’s an important day, and in today’s society, there’s a lot of pressure to make sure it looks great. If people don’t Instagram it, did it even happen? I’m joking, of course, but the sentiment rings true. Wedding planning can be intense, but it’s also a great time to figure out what is important to you and your partner before you tie the knot. If you’ve been hunting for some fun wedding trends for your upcoming nuptials, here are a few that will have all of the 614 talking!

Dark and Edgy Color Palettes

Who says all weddings have to Blush and Bashful? Although the trend has certainly been a lot lighter the past few years, moodier color schemes are coming into their own. You can incorporate the colors into your bridal party attire, or maybe use them to elevate the ambiance at your reception venue. Your imagination is the limit.

Royal Influence


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle happened to tie the knot the same day as we did, but that doesn’t mean that we embraced the royal influence. But if this year’s trends are correct, then that means we just weren’t as cool as we thought! Lots of couples are incorporating royal elements into their weddings, from dresses that pay homage to the two most recent duchesses, Kate and Meghan, to the resurgence of tiaras, royal wedding fever is in full swing. Bridal boutiques like Luxe Redux and La Jeune Mariee will help you find not only the perfect gown, but a tiara fit for a princess as well.

Round Ceremonies

I know when a lot of people think of round ceremony setups, they usually think of outdoor ceremonies. But when it comes to Columbus, I can’t help but think of the Rotunda at the Ohio Statehouse. I used to work in the wedding industry, so I’ve had the pleasure of attending my fair share of weddings, but some of my all time favorites were held there. The round room lends itself naturally to a circular set up. The design creates an intimate feeling, even with a huge guest list, which is a perk for couples with a lot of loved ones.

Velvet

Calling all fall and winter peeps! This trend is definitely for you. Velvet would be a bit miserable in summer in Ohio, but it would be damn near perfect for those chillier months. It’s so luxe, and it keeps your bridesmaids from freezing during wedding photos. That’s what I call a win. Keeping the troops warm means that you can maximize your time outside getting the perfect pics, whether it’s for that iconic Columbus skyline shot at the Scioto Mile or a bit of nature in one of our incredible parks.

Bring the inside out

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We have a lot of pretty nature here. It’s tempting to let that aspect take over your wedding. But sometimes, your guests are looking for a little modern comfort, even if they did trek out into the woods to witness your nuptials. Luckily, companies like Aiden and Grace exist. Seriously, there are wonderful places in this city to find exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to bringing the inside out at your wedding. Aiden and Grace just happen to be one that consistently blows customers away. They have everything from elegant chandeliers to boho chairs to luxury lounges.

Show off your love of animals

This is my favorite wedding trend ever and I hope it never goes away. Animals are the best and if they’re important to you, then they should be a part of your big day. This one could be as simple as bringing your puppers along during the photos. It could also be as huge as straight up getting married at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. There you can treat your guests to a view of grazing giraffes while you say I Do. And sometimes, the giraffes even like to personally give you their congratulations. Sign. Me. Up.

Tie the knot somewhere special

Anyone who’s ever planned a wedding will tell you that the venue is the most important part. Actually, all of the parts of planning a wedding are important, but choosing the right venue will help you set the tone for the day. People are forgoing traditional ceremony venues more and more,
and it’s not just to be trendy. Picking somewhere that’s special to you enhances your wedding day. If your happy place is a park, you can probably get married there. Want to say your vows at the brewery where you first met? You can probably make that happen too. You don’t just have to pick something that “seems” like the kind of place someone would get married. If 2019 is about anything, it’s about you doing you.

Have a sustainable celebration

It’s always the right time to think about the environment. Thinking about ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly can get a little overwhelming, trust me. I spent way too long attempting to limit non-reusable items on my big day. But if you want to make it happen, it can be done. From big decisions, like getting married at an organic, community-driven farm to getting your bridal bouquet from a sustainable florist, there’s a lot you can do to make a difference.

For better or worse, the 90s are back

The dream of the 90s is apparently alive here in Columbus… and everywhere else it seems. From silkier, sheath style wedding gowns to elaborate headpieces, you could argue that we’re at least pulling the best 90s trends for returns. Here in Columbus, one of the greatest 90s wedding trends of all time is still going strong: the wedding band. We’ve got some great ones, but if you’re looking for a party, check out The Conspiracy Band or Bluewater Kings Band. They will have your dance floor packed and everyone will be looking to party like it’s 1999.

Ditch the veil

Veils are beautiful. If you’re wearing one at your wedding, don’t feel bad. I wore one. They’re timeless and elegant. But lately, a trend of ditching the veil for alternatives is becoming super popular. You can go full Coachella and order up a flower crown from your florist, or choose something sparkly and encrusted with crystals. It’s all about customization. Headwear has always been an important part of the wedding ensemble, so don’t feel like you’re breaking too many rules by swapping out the cathedral train for something a little different.