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5 hottest new wedding trends of 2019, according to The Knot

The top wedding trends of the year are taking a nod from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!
/ Source: TODAY

Love is in the air!

If wedding bells are in your future for 2019, then you're in luck! Lauren Kay, deputy editor at The Knot, visited TODAY Thursday to share the hottest trends for weddings this year. From dresses to flowers to invitations and more, here's what you need to know before tying the knot.

Wedding dresses

Wedding trends 2019
Minimalist and regal gowns are ruling modern weddings.Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Feeling inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding? You're not alone! When it comes to bridal fashion, it's all about taking a nod from the former Meghan Markle. Expect to see minimalist dresses, statement bows and regal capes that will make for a grand entrance when walking down the aisle.


Wedding trends 2019
"Living bracelets," aka bracelets with flowers, are an unexpected way to update traditional bridesmaid bouquets.TODAY

It's not about only making a statement with the dress; bridal jewelry is also having a moment. Bedazzled crowns and hair accessories are some of the most popular trends. Floral jewelry — including a cuff of real flowers — is a fun twist to a traditional look, especially for bridesmaids. When the bracelets are this special, you can even skip the bouquet!


Wedding trends 2019
Moody colors are all the rage.TODAY

When it comes to colors, it's all about moody palettes. Think deep eggplants, wine hues, emerald greens and midnight blues for everything from table linens to candles to flower arrangements.


Wedding trends 2019
Invitations with an unboxing element add a little extra interest.TODAY

If you want to bring the wow factor, it starts from the moment your guests receive their invitations in the mail. From leather cases to picture frames, invitations are getting an upgrade with unboxing features. To save some money, Kay recommends opting for a digital RSVP because it saves on extra cards and postage.


Wedding trends 2019
These cakes are more like works of art!Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Forget about traditional cakes and go for a modern design that is so beautiful, you might not want to eat it. This year, it's all about decadent cakes that look like works of art.