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On the Sixth Day of Christmas: Wedding Rental Trends in 2019/2020

(Photo by Pura Soul)

‘Tis the season to recollect on a year’s worth of wedding trends and what’s to come after the calendar year ends. To a “12 Days of Christmas” tune, we’re revisiting what big day details we saw in 2019 and what’s sure to appear in 2020. (Spoiler alert: No partridges in pear trees… but a pheasant or peacock, maybe.)

By Jenna Miller

In some ways, rental companies are a lot like Santa. Whether it’s a tree or an arch, both leave gifts and games for children and adults to enjoy, in addition to transforming a space seamlessly without making a noise. This holiday season, Emily Moore from More Rentals is here to help us decide what trends have been naughty or nice in 2019 and which ones we expect to see under the tree next year.

In 2019, we saw chiffon table runners along farm tables, as well as ivory linens. (Runners are a good way to add a pop of color without it being too bright.) Also popular on the tables were tapered gold and white candles surrounded by glass. The florals were natural but luscious, and eucalyptus garlands were all the rage, as well.

Moore says that the most popular venues she styled in 2019 were Estancia La Jolla, Darlington House, BRICK, and L’Auberge Del Mar.

And games were a must-have at many “I dos.” As it turns out, More Rentals has some great ones to choose from. “Jenga was the most popular,” she says. “Our heart shaped Connect 4 was also super popular and a unique piece we offer, which is perfect for cocktail hour.”

Missing in 2019 was the shabby-chic or vintage vibes. Instead we saw wooden tables and chairs marrying up with modern accents, added textures, and colors.

In 2020, Moore says, we will see more colors and personalization from couples—newly weds will mix modern, classic, and rustic details to create their own style.

To that end, couples in 2020 will be more adventurous with color palettes, especially when it comes to goblets, modern flatware, and runners.

As for where all that décor will go? Moore says we’ll see more weddings held in private homes and refurbished industrial spaces in San Diego. One venue in particular that she’s excited about is JULEP, which can hold a ton of guests—and is blank canvas to work with.

More of that, please!

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