This is the most popular wedding date of the year

While it's true that the spring time sees an influx of weddings, there is one fall date that sees more weddings than any other day of the year. 

If you're getting married on Oct. 19, 2019, you and over 33,800 other couples have that in common. 

In a new survey from The Knot and WeddingWire, experts have revealed that the couples getting married on the third Saturday of this October are hosting 4.3 million guests at weddings put on by more than 474,000 wedding pros (think photographers, caterers and florists). 

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Etsy's 2019 Wedding Trends
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Etsy's 2019 Wedding Trends

Veil alternatives

Brides in 2019 are rethinking the traditional veil and swapping it for more modern hair accessories and head pieces. Think: hats, tulle turbans and bows.

Shop: James Speckled Tulle Turban Headband, $110

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Veil alternatives

Shop: Feather Headpiece, $474.44

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Statement sleeves

More and more brides are looking to stand out amongst a sea of mermaid gowns and sweetheart necklines. One way to do that is by choosing a dress with statement sleeves, a look that can be made classically elegant or beautifully bohemian.

Shop: Arabelle Boho Wedding Dress, $1,350

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Statement sleeves

Shop: Soft Satin Button Wedding Dresses, $865.80 (Orig. $962.00)

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Secret messages

Couples are leaving small messages to one another away from their guests on their wedding day. These small but thoughtful messages can be on a patch inside a coat jacket, embroidered behind a tie, stamped under a dress hem or even sewn on the bouquet. 

Shop: Mr. and Mrs. Patches, $56

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Secret messages

Shop: Gold Tie Bar Clip, $20

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Unexpected textures

For brides who prefer a more neutral color palette for their wedding, adding in textures can help break things up without being too over-the-top. Think adding pampas grass to a bouquet, velvet chair covers, raw-edged stone cuff links and laser cut invitations.

Shop: Leather Bowtie, $35

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Unconventional seating charts

In 2019, brides are finding new ways to usher guests to their seats at receptions. Take a detailed map for example, or personalized keepsakes for guests like personalized coasters and unique name card holders.

Shop: Gold "Where in the world are you sitting?" Seating Chart, $12.99

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Unconventional seating charts

Shop: Acrylic Place Cards, $3.25+

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Sustainable celebrations

As companies make strides to incorporate greener practices into their daily business, brides and grooms are taking note. This wedding season is set to the be one of the greenest yet with people searching on Etsy for reusable straws, biodegradable confetti and vintage decor.

Shop: 4-pack Reusable Glass Straws, $16.99

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Sustainable celebrations

Shop: Dried Flower Confetti. $8.50+

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Functional favors 

Generic favors, be gone! In 2019, couples are opting for favors guests will actually look forward to taking home and using, like these adorable coffee beans. Etsy has reported that this year alone there has been an increase in searches for "wine favors," "honey favors," and "soap favors." 

 Shop: The Perfect Blend Coffee Wedding Favor, $15.99+

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'90s style

We've seen '90s style is coming back in fashion, so it makes sense the trend has made its way into weddings. Brides are reportedly searching on Etsy for rhinestone garters, bridal fanny packs, butterfly clips and holographic accents.

Shop: Painted Desert Fairy Crown, $65+

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In a press release, Jeffra Trumpower, the Senior Creative Director at WeddingWire, shared, “As fall weddings continue to grow in popularity, we’re seeing more and more couples opt for those September and October wedding dates."

Trumpower continued, “It’s no surprise to us that 2019’s most popular wedding day of the year falls in mid- October. On October 19, we expect to see couples incorporating bold, vibrant and festive colors into their décor coupled with hearty comfort food dishes; seasonal cocktails like spiked warm apple cider; and lots of texture like pampas grass, greenery and velvet.”

While all of these weddings are sure to rack up a hefty bill, guests are also spending a good chunk of change of these weddings. Almost half of wedding guests "purchased a new outfit for the most recent wedding they attended and
spent, on average, $155." 

Scroll through the gallery above to see which trends you can expect to see at weddings this year.

Celebrity weddings from 2018:

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Celebrity Weddings in 2018
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Celebrity Weddings in 2018
10.18.2018 ❤️
Took me a minute to get it together, but at long last, for those who have requested, a little look inside the best day of our lives. Link in bio for more. #thefaltrows
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex begins her carriage procession with Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex in the Ascot Landau Carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by CHRIS JACKSON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra
And forever starts now... ❤️ @nickjonas
Happy ever forever 💏 🐶 wearing custom @reemacra in my dream cape and @jenniferbehr in my hair!.. 💫 @claudcraig 📷
Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
Wow what a day I’m so in love!!
The Reception... #VirginiaIsForTerrence 7.21.18
Okay, so we went and did it. And damn are we happy. Bride: @eattravelrock Photographer: @NicoleGoddard
#oneweek (and they said it wouldn’t last) #happiestmanonearth #happiestplaceonearth @waltdisneyworld
It happened...my dream came true. I married the man of my dreams in the middle of an enchanting redwood grove with all our loved ones around, including my rescue, Kai as our ring bearer. 🙌🏽💫💞 8.18.18 #Philary Check out the link in my bio for more! 👆🏽 Thanks to the genius @aspictures for capturing the magic! 📸 And @voguemagazine, @vogueliving_us, @overthemoon for your beautiful story.
@robandlindsayweddings
11.24.18. Pimentel life moments! New levels and unforgettable memories shared with our closest friends and family. So much love and gratitude for everyone that made our special day truly unforgettable. We love you all. You can see more photos @voguemagazine put a link in my story !!
2.23.18
Mr. & Mrs Harington! ♥️
Yesterday was rehearsal dinner today wedding! Everything turned out amazing 📸 by @chardphoto #bigday #wedding
Robin Wright and Clement Giraudet
More pictures and details of Felicity Jones and Charles Guard wedding. Courtesy of Felicity Jones's sister and Hannah Teare. #felicityjones #eddieredmayne #thetheoryofeverything #fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #thedanishgirl #jupiterascending #rogueone #amonstercalls #inferno #stephenhawking #janehawking #hannahbagshawe #charlesguard
Trying to give the kids something to remember
Thank you to all of our friends and family who made their way to celebrate with us! We are eternally grateful. And to @lelarose and your incredible team for creating my dream dress... Thank you times a million 💕💕💕 📷 @charliedailey
Thanks to Joey, Andrew, Katherine, Jack and Elijah for sharing this special day with us!
5 years ago today I met my best friend and the love of my life! I can’t believe it has been 5 years. Time flies when you have the most amazing woman on earth by your side ❤️
With my love @emmaportner at #thecured premiere...in select theatres tomorrow! @ifcfilms @_samkeeley Hair @hairbyjohnd Makeup @tobyfleischman
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Well we did it finally! It was an amazing day despite the miserable British weather. Fabulous service conducted by Trish Harrogate, chief Registrar for Devon, who set the perfect but lighthearted tone for what is a serious occasion. The accompanying gospel choir were amazing. Thank you so much to Bristol’s Teachers Rock Choir for your superb singing. Also @venetianorrington for the great photos. Most importantly a massive thanks to my 3 gorgeous girls for being so understanding and supportive, without their support this could never have happened! And finally the biggest thank you to James for being just perfect......#wedidit #wonderfulday #despitetherain
5 years ago today I met my best friend and the love of my life! I can’t believe it has been 5 years. Time flies when you have the most amazing woman on earth by your side ❤️
One month later and still in awe by all of the love and incredible energy this weekend... Happy one month my love 🐣💘 #TessaBarron2018
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