Recent Wayfair data reveals the most popular date to say "I do" in 2019, along with popular wedding registry trends that are on the rise.

By Rachel Sylvester
Updated May 29, 2019
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The end of engagement season marks the beginning of—you guessed it—wedding season, and naturally, it's a time of bridal showers and careful budgeting to safeguard against going broke for the sake of yet another bachelorette party. The warmer months of May through August are often associated with peak party season, however new registry data from Wayfair unveiled one specific Saturday that's shaping up to be the most popular wedding date of 2019.

Like a lyric straight out of an Earth Wind & Fire song, it's expected that thousands of couples will remember the twenty-first night of September as the evening of their "I dos." According to recent wedding registry data from Wayfair, an online home store and registry destination, more couples will exchange vows on September 21 than any other day this year. Unsurprisingly, the in-demand date falls on a Saturday—a day of the week that's common for celebrations across all seasons.

Additional data from the retail brand shed some light on registry trends for the upcoming year, and some wedding wishlist items are anything but traditional. It's customary for to-be-weds to use their wedding registry as an excuse to ask for pricey must-haves (think fine china and luxe linens), yet it was found that registries across the country are getting a serious upgrade.

It turns out couples are going all in on home improvement items, going so far as to request renovation materials like cabinet hardware, flooring and tile. In fact, 21% of Wayfair registries created in 2019 included home improvement finds—proving that more and more couples are in the market to tackle DIY projects at home.

Big-ticket items like hot tubs, fire pits and bathroom vanities also cropped up on wedding registries, along with mattresses and tried-and-true housewares like cheeseboards, Dutch ovens and non-stick bakeware. Wayfair also found that more than half of all outdoor items added to 2019 registries included planters—a detail that suggests newlyweds are more than willing to embrace their wedding shower theme of "let love grow."

So, what does all of this mean for to-be-weds who have yet to book a venue or create their dream registry? If you and your betrothed have your sights set on an autumn wedding, consider an October affair, and don't hesitate to ask for the registry items you really want—hot tub and ultra-posh china included.