So the ring is on your finger and the news is out that you’re finally engaged, leaving you with an endless amount of critical questions to consider; which photographer will you choose, what gown will you wear, and most importantly, what date will you choose?
With a whopping 365 days to consider, locking in a date is no easy task, so we’ve tried to narrow it down by giving you all the dates you should avoid in 2019 and 2020.
It might be too late for 2019 brides, but for those on the lookout for 2020, try and avoid New Years Day on the Wednesday, Australia Day on Sunday the 26th and Chinese New Year on Saturday the 25th.
This isn’t exactly a public holiday but it might be a good idea to avoid Valentine’s Day on Friday the 14th 2020. Although a wedding on this day sounds romantic, it’s just a little unfair to your guests who would have wanted to celebrate it with their significant other.
For the month of Easter, it’d be a good idea to skip out on the following:
- 19th April 2019
- 10th April 2020 (as well as the following Saturday)
- 21st April 2019
- 12 April 2020
- 22 April 2019
- 13 April 2020
You should also definitely avoid Anzac Day, which will fall on Thursday the 25th of April.
For all of our Muslim brides, Ramadan will most likely be between the 5th of May until the 4th of June in 2019, and in 2020, it will start as early as the 23rd of April up until the 23rd of May. You should really keep an eye out for these dates, or you’ll be expecting a feeble guest list at your wedding. It’s also a good idea to wait a few days after Ramadan before you set the date, to factor in Eid.
Good ol’ Queen Lizzie has her birthday in this month, and bless her heart, we all get a day off for it. Stay clear of the 10th of June in 2019 and 8 June 2020.
For some brides, it makes complete sense to not have their wedding on the spookiest day of the year, but for others, nothing sounds better than a Halloween wedding. Each to their own here, but to keep you in the loop, Halloween will be on a Thursday in 2019 and on Saturday in 2020, and it’ll be the 31st, of course.
Look, a Christmas wedding sounds like the most magical thing ever created in the world of weddings ever, but hear us out a little. It might not be the best idea to have a wedding on the 25th, simply for the sake of your guests who might prefer to be spending their day differently. A good alternative is to pick a date close to the 25th, just not that date itself. In 2019, that’ll be on a Wednesday, and on a Friday in 2020.
Boxing day is also good to avoid, which will be Thursday 26 December 2019, and Saturday 26 December 2020.
Cover photo by: @afabulousfete
Feature image via Gold Hat Photography