Hot pink is paving the way at weddings

For years, brides and grooms favoured neutral tones and natural colours for their wedding décor. Although metallics have commonly been used to add a bit of glamour and style to a table setting or reception venue, on the whole, couples have played it fairly safe when it comes to colour.

This year, that’s all set to change as hot pink finds itself at the centre of a number of 2019 wedding trends. Eye-catching, stylish and not in the least bit subtle, hot pink is paving the way for ever bolder colour choices this wedding season. If you’re still finalising your wedding look and are thinking of using hot pink in your outfits or decorations, here are a few ideas for working the stunning tone into your big day.

Why pink?

Traditionally thought of as a more feminine colour, pink hasn’t always been a popular choice for couples looking to create a sophisticated or subtle look for their wedding venue. However, used well, the tone can be truly spectacular. As @WeddingWire notes, ‘Pink is a colour of many talents. Depending on the shade you use, pink can be romantic, playful, elegant, and even edgy.’


Hot pink flowers can look fantastic by themselves or as part of a larger arrangement. Use some roses, orchids, hydrangeas or gladioli to add an eye-catching accent to your bouquet or table settings and really bring your wedding décor alive. Talk to your florist about which flowers will be looking their best when you walk down the aisle.


Although the bride herself may not want to get hitched in a hot pink gown, there’s a good chance that a number of wedding guests will turn up to the event wearing the eye-catching shade. According to the Independent, online searches for formal dresses in the colour are up a whopping 45% on last year, making it one of the most popular choices of the wedding season. Why not get ahead of the trend by choosing hot pink outfits for your bridesmaids? Or select some hot pink shoes or accessories for your outfit and give your look the perfect finish.


These days, food is just as much a part of the look of a wedding as the décor. Use hot pink icing on your cake and dessert table to ensure every aspect of your wedding day reflects your theme. You could also ask your caterers to serve canapés with hot pink tones and drinks with a fuchsia tinge. Alternatively, simply place hot pink napkins or name cards on your tables to help tie your wedding theme together.

A bold and eye-catching choice for a stylish wedding, hot pink could help you give your big day the individuality you’re looking for. Get more ideas and inspiration for planning a unique and unforgettable wedding by exploring our site today.

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