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Top 60 Wedding Trends in 2018

From AR Engagement Ring Apps to Bridal Eyewear Collections

— January 13, 2019 — Lifestyle
The top 2018 wedding trends introduced a number of bridal innovations, including everything from casual occasion dresses and bridal sneakers to convenient ways for couples to try out engagement rings with at-home services and augmented reality apps.

The 2018 royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greatly impacted the wedding industry this year, with many brands releasing fun commemorative products and fashion designers releasing entire bridal collections inspired by the royal wedding dress.

In a push for equality and to challenge established traditions, some start-ups have launched platforms that offer resources and support for women who want to propose, while others created inexpensive rings for proposing that allow couples to choose the perfect engagement ring at a later date together.

For more wedding trends in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2019 Trend Report.
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Ticket-Based Wedding Registries
Ticket-Based Wedding Registries
'VEBO Ticketing' Lets Couples Add Event Tickets to Their Registry
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Hat-Shaped Soda Caps
Hat-Shaped Soda Caps
SodaSteam Dressed Up Limited-Edition Bottles for the Royal Wedding
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58
Curated Wedding Registries
Curated Wedding Registries
The 'Slowdance' Wedding Registry Service Offers Personalized Styling
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57
Karaoke Battle Proposals
Karaoke Battle Proposals
This Carpool Karaoke-Inspired Proposal is a Dating App Success Story
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56
Wedding-Rating Sites
Wedding-Rating Sites
'Hell of a Wedding' Lets Users Anonymously Vote on Wedding Stories
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55
Wedding-Themed Races
Wedding-Themed Races
Pimm’s Spritz Wedding Dash Challenged People to Run in Full Wedding Attire
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54
Proposal Equality Movements
Proposal Equality Movements
'Propose Too' Offers Resources for Women Who Want to Propose
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53
Empowering Bridal Collections
Empowering Bridal Collections
The Pnina Tornai LOVE Collection Explores Courage and Strength
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52
Taco Chain Wedding Accessories
Taco Chain Wedding Accessories
You Can Now Get a Hot Sauce Packet Garter and Bowtie from Taco Bell
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51
Cost-Conscious Custom Veils
Cost-Conscious Custom Veils
Anomalie's Semi-Custom Wedding Veils Begin at $50
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50
Bridal Eyewear Collections
Bridal Eyewear Collections
GlassesUSA.com Launched a Range of Affordable, Stylish Wedding Glasses
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49
DIY Wedding Cake Kits
DIY Wedding Cake Kits
Eli's Cheesecake's Tiered Cheesecake Kit Celebrates the Royal Wedding
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48
Low-Key Fast Food Proposals
Low-Key Fast Food Proposals
Marc Jacobs' Marriage Proposal is Incredibly Adorable and Laid-Back
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47
At-Home Wedding Ring Try-Ons
At-Home Wedding Ring Try-Ons
Jordan Jack is Simplifying Wedding Band Shopping with a New Service
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46
Cultured Engagement Rings
Cultured Engagement Rings
'Couple' Simplifies the Ring-Buying Process with Curated Designs
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45
Romantic Avocado Stickers
Romantic Avocado Stickers
Asda is Putting Stickers on Produce to Inspire Proposals
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44
Royal Wedding-Themed Cereals
Royal Wedding-Themed Cereals
Harry and Meghan's Marriage is Commemorated in a Wedding Cereal
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43
Royally Inspired Bridal Collections
Royally Inspired Bridal Collections
Stella McCartney Bridal Takes Cues from Meghan Markle's Dress
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42
Experiential Retail Registries
Experiential Retail Registries
Honeyfund and Target are Now Offering Experiential Wedding Gifts
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41
Cost-Conscious Occasion Dresses
Cost-Conscious Occasion Dresses
Thread Bridesmaids Offers Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses
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40
Non-Traditional Bridal Collections
Non-Traditional Bridal Collections
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal Has Jumpsuits & Bodysuits
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39
Classically Elegant Bridal Gowns
Classically Elegant Bridal Gowns
Jenny Packham's Haute Couture Bridal Wear is Romantic & Delicate
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38
Sleepwear-Inspired Bridal Dresses
Sleepwear-Inspired Bridal Dresses
'Sleeper' Slip Dresses Blur the Line Between Pajamas and Gowns
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37
Personalized Wedding Fragrances
Personalized Wedding Fragrances
The Perfume Shop's Wedding Service Helps Couples Settle on a Scent
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36
$1,000 Collectible Candles
$1,000 Collectible Candles
Owen Drew's Luxurious Candle Scent Pays Tribute to the Royal Wedding
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35
Engagement Ring Security Codes
Engagement Ring Security Codes
This UK Airport Has a Secret Code to Sneak Rings Through Security
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34
Wedding Wine-Buying Websites
Wedding Wine-Buying Websites
Aldi Launched a Budget-Friendly Wine-Buying Service
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33
Naturalistic Bridal Shops
Naturalistic Bridal Shops
Le Monde's Shop Integrates Rolling Hills, Waves & Mountainous Details
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32
Wedding-Focused Fitness Pop-Ups
Wedding-Focused Fitness Pop-Ups
Healthspan's Activation Offers Health Resources to Couples
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31
Celebratory Wedding Breakfasts
Celebratory Wedding Breakfasts
Kellogg's is Hosting a Cereal-Inspired Royal Wedding Celebration
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30
Cheerful Andalusian Weddings
Cheerful Andalusian Weddings
Bullfighting and Dancing Horses Were Part of This Spanish Wedding
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29
Simplified Wedding Invitations
Simplified Wedding Invitations
Zola Invites + Paper Populates a Couple's Wedding Information
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28
Fast Food Fascinators
Fast Food Fascinators
Chili's Created Custom Fascinator Hats to Celebrate the Royal Wedding
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27
AR Engagement Ring Apps
AR Engagement Ring Apps
Diamond Hedge's Jewelry Try-On App Previews Rings in Augmented Reality
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26
Pizza-Themed Wedding Bouquets
Pizza-Themed Wedding Bouquets
Villa Italian Kitchen Made a Pizza Bouquet & a Matching Boutonniere
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25
Affordable Bridal Collections
Affordable Bridal Collections
The H&M Wedding Shop Offers Budget-Friendly Bridal Fashions
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24
Seven-Layer Dip Wedding Cakes
Seven-Layer Dip Wedding Cakes
Tositos Honors the Royal Wedding with a Gigantic Savory Cake
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23
Inclusive Affordable Bridal Wear
Inclusive Affordable Bridal Wear
Rebecca Schoneveld's Collections are Elegant and Versatile
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22
Confrontational Bridal Booths
Confrontational Bridal Booths
Interval House's The Broken Bride Registry Confronts Domestic Abuse
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21
One-of-a-Kind Candy Dispensers
One-of-a-Kind Candy Dispensers
The Royal Wedding is Being Commemorated with Unique PEZ Dispensers
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20
Customized Engagement Rings
Customized Engagement Rings
Allurigem's Personalized Engagement Rings Integrate a Pair's Initials
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19
Puzzle-Like Wedding Guest Books
Puzzle-Like Wedding Guest Books
Urban Farmhouse Tampa's Guest Book Puzzle is Playful and Unique
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18
Royal Wedding Chicken Buckets
Royal Wedding Chicken Buckets
The KFC Golden Bucket Will Celebrate the Upcoming Royal Marriage
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17
Princess-Like Bridal Gowns
Princess-Like Bridal Gowns
The 2019 Carolina Herrera Bridal Collection Stays True to Its Roots
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16
Hourly Venue Rental Services
Hourly Venue Rental Services
Peerspace Enables Venue Bookings for Parties, Conferences and More
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15
Cost-Conscious Bridesmaid Dresses
Cost-Conscious Bridesmaid Dresses
Birdy Grey Sells Its Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses for $99
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14
Preliminary Proposal Rings
Preliminary Proposal Rings
Helzberg Diamonds' 'Will You?' Ring is for Picking a Perfect Ring Later
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13
Playful Wedding Guest Books
Playful Wedding Guest Books
Down in the Boondocks Boasts a Custom Engraved Tower of Blocks
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12
Video-Embedded Wedding Albums
Video-Embedded Wedding Albums
Papermotion's Modern Wedding Album Replays Memorable Moments
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11
Exquisitely Refined Bridal Couture
Exquisitely Refined Bridal Couture
Lela Rose Boasts a Selection of Very Elegant Wedding Dresses
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10
Flowery Bridal Couture Runways
Flowery Bridal Couture Runways
Reem Acra's Spring 2019 Line is the Epitome of Delicate Elegance
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9
Delicate Ear Cuff Designs
Delicate Ear Cuff Designs
Lietofiore's Products are Handcrafted and Boast an Elegant Aesthetic
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8
Bridal Jumpsuits
Bridal Jumpsuits
Jovani Offers Unique Designs For Brides looking to express their sense of style
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7
Antique Wedding Tiaras
Antique Wedding Tiaras
Polly McGeary's Shop Offers Vintage German Wedding Accessories
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6
Dressed-Up Wedding Sneakers
Dressed-Up Wedding Sneakers
Keds x Kate Spade New York Appeals to the Casual Bride Seeking Comfort
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5
Fashion-Forward Wedding Cakes
Fashion-Forward Wedding Cakes
'Vera Wang Pour Ladurée' Adds a Touch to High Fashion to Dessert
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4
Geeky Handmade Engagement Rings
Geeky Handmade Engagement Rings
Alien Forms Jewelery Offers Sinister Star Wars Engagement Rings
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3
Sustainable Summer Bridal Collections
Sustainable Summer Bridal Collections
Reformation Offers Affordable and Timeless Bridal Wear
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2
Exquisite Fairytale Gowns
Exquisite Fairytale Gowns
Ali Charisma Embraces Personal Sense of Elegance and Intricate Detailing
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Unique Romantic Wedding Dresses
Unique Romantic Wedding Dresses
Sumarokova Atelier is a Ukrainian Family-Run Business
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