Etsy’s Most Influential Wedding Trends of 2018

Explore some of the biggest wedding trends on Etsy from 2018 - you'll still love all of these!


Here at Hitched we love Etsy – it’s a great way to find some really unique wedding ideas that you may not find anywhere else, many items are able to be personalised and you get to contact the individual seller meaning you are doing a great thing by supporting small businesses in the wedding industry – what’s not to love?


If you are looking for the next upcoming trend to include in your wedding then Etsy have handpicked some of their best selling wedding ideas that would be perfect for a 2018 or a 2019 wedding day.

Stacking Rings

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Why have one wedding ring when you can have five? Stacking jewellery has been huge in mainstream fashion and we love that this trend has also hit the bridal market. But calm down, you don’t need to start worrying about paying for five wedding bands! Instead choose a delicate band that would work well for stacking and you can add to it throughout the years.

Image: Belinda Saville at Etsy

Alternatively you might want to wear stacking rings on your right hand as some extra bling on your wedding day. The art to tastefull jewellery stacking is to make sure you keep things delicate and not too heavy – don’t be afraid to mix metals and gemstones though, that’s half the fun of it!

Embroidered Embellishments

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Embellished wedding dresses have been a staple trend for years but we love this fun and fresh makeover using bright and bold embroidery to turn a traditional wedding dress into a piece of art.

If a fully embroidered wedding dress feels like a step too far for you then the detailed veil trend might be for you!

Statement Veils

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Traditional wedding veils have taken a bit of a backseat in recent years with flower crowns, headbands and birdcage veils all taking centrestage. But the traditional flowing wedding veil is back and it’s got company – in the form of tons of detailing, embellishment and embroidery.

Image: Crown and Glory at Etsy

Your wedding day is probably the only day in your life you will be able to wear a veil so why not? We adore these fun styles from Crown and Glory!

Wedding Capes

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Yes you can wear a cape on your wedding day without looking like Elsa from Frozen (unless that’s your vibe of course!). Bridal capes can keep you cosy and warm at a winter wedding and can add some chic and stylish texture to a wedding dress in the summer.

READ MORE: Wedding Dresses with Capes That Stylish Brides Will Love


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No we’re not talking serious talons, we’re talking clear acrylic signs, menus, invitations, pretty much anything you want! This fun and quirky style is a refreshing step away from chalkboards and pin boards and gives rustic wedding style a seriously glam makeover.

Guest Book Evolution

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Your guest book doesn’t even need to be a book! We love that wedding couples are getting even more creative with wedding message jenga, wish jars, fingerprint boards… the possibilities are endless!

READ MORE: Guest Books You Wouldn’t Have Considered: 11 Unusual Ideas

South Western Wedding Style

Image: The House Phoenix at Etsy

If you are a fan of rustic wedding style but you just want something with a bit more of an edge then say hello to South Western wedding style. Think farmhouse venues, textured fabrics and muted shades of green with pops of burnt orange or bright turquoise. Mini cactus wedding favours for your guests would be perfect for this style.

Pet Friendly Weddings


Image:  Bark and Bloom Designs at Etsy

If you are just desperate for your furry friend to make an appearance at your big day then the pets at weddings trend is just for you. Lots of wedding venues are now ensuring they are “pet-friendly” so your fluffy BFF can be part of your special day. Etsy have so many cute accessories that are perfect for your pet – if your venue doesn’t allow pets then you could consider some great getting ready photos at home with your pet wearing a flower crown or positioned wedding sign,

2019 Trend Predictions

Are you getting married in 2019? Then Etsy have also highlighted some of the key wedding dress trends of 2019 bridess.

Puff sleeves – Sleeves have been making a serious statement and 2019 is set to be the year of the puff sleeve. Don’t fear visions of scratchy shiny puffed sleeves, 2019 puff sleeves are made from delicate sheer fabrics and add a light and airy style.

Ruffles – Ruffles and tiers can work wonders to hide the parts of your body you are less keen on and emphasize what you love. Take a look at some of our favourite ruffled wedding gowns that would be perfect for a 2019 wedding.


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