Top Etsy Wedding Reception Trend Predictions for 2019

Sustainable Celebrations

As the world becomes increasingly eco-conscious, couples are choosing stylish and sustainable solutions for their special day. Incorporating reusable straws, biodegradable confetti, or vintage décor are just a few options to make a big impact on wedding guests, without making a big impact on the planet, or your bank account.

Glass Straws

In the past three months alone, there have been over 107,000 searches for eco-friendly items, according to Etsy, suggesting that this will be one of the most eco-friendly wedding season yet.

 Sustainable Cake Topper

Pictured: Wedding Cake Topper

Unexpected Textures

For couples looking to push the envelope and move away from the traditional in a small way, unexpected textures are the ultimate game-changer. 

Velvet Wedding Guestbook  

Pictured: Velvet Wedding Guest Book

So far this year, there have been over 23,000 searches for “laser cut wedding invitations” on Etsy. The website has also seen a 15 percent  increase in searches for velvet wedding items, and a 105 percent increase in searches for “vellum wedding invitations” (compared to the same time frame the previous year).

Unique Seating Charts

In January alone, Etsy saw over 46,000 searches for “wedding seating charts.” 

 Escort Cards

Pictured: Garden Wedding Escort Cards  

Guests are finding their seats in style with modern takes on escort cards as they are guided by maps, personalized coasters, and gemstone pieces that are both personal and playful – and can double as party favors. 

World Map Seating Chart

Pictured: Editable Gold World Map Seating Chart 

Functional Wedding Favors

Generic wedding favors are so 2018. This year, couples are sending guests home with gifts they’ll actually want to keep. Not only can these favors reflect the personality of the couple, but these gifts also show the pair’s love and appreciation for their guests. So far in 2019, there have been over 11,000 searches for “wine favors”, over 8,000 searches for “honey favors”, and over 20,000 in searches for “soap favors” on Etsy.

Custom Coffee Wedding Bags 

Pictured: Coffee Wedding Favor Bags

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