How to Pick at Wedding Date in 2018, 2019, or 2020

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Are you selecting a 2018, 2019, or 2020 wedding date?

After the celebrations of an engagement settle down, most couples choose their wedding date before any other wedding planning begins. When you decide to get married can impact how many of your guest list will be able to come and what you will pay for your venue and services.

Of course there are obvious dates to consider when considering a wedding date:

  • - The birth date of you, your significant other, and your immediate families
  • - Any pre-scheduled major events such as family reunions
  • - Any expected upcoming moves or job changes

 

Other than personal dates to consider, here are some key wedding dates you might want to avoid or simply look into more before booking:

Religious and Cultural Holidays

If your venue is a church or other religious venue, they may be unavailable during these key holidays.

Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018

April 14, 2019

April 5, 2020

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

April 21, 2019

April 12, 2020

Passover (begins at sunset)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday, April 19, 2019

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tisha B'Av

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 9, 2018 until nightfall on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sunday, September 29, 2019 until nightfall on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Friday, September 18, 2020 until nightfall on Sunday, September 20, 2020

Yom Kippur 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 until nightfall on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 until nightfall on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sunday, September 27, 2020 until nightfall on Monday, September 28, 2020

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 until Monday, December 10, 2018

Sunday, December 22, 2019 until Monday, December 30, 2019

Thursday, December 10, 2020 until Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Friday, December 25, 2020

Kwanzaa

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 until Monday, January 1, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 until Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019 until Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Ramadan (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)

Tuesday, May 15 until Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sunday, May 5 until Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Thursday, April 23 until Saturday, May 23, 2020

Eid al-Fitr (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)

Thursday, June 14 until Friday, June 15, 2018

Tuesday, June 4 until Friday, June 7, 2019

Saturday, May 23 until Sunday, May 24, 2020

Eid al-Adha (dates may vary based on how each family observes)

Beginning Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Beginning Sunday, August 11, 2019

Beginning Thursday, July 30, 2020

Ram Navami

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

 

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Holiday Weekends to Consider

Holiday weekends usually mean people have time off work and can travel. They might have standing holiday plans, and your top venues and service providers might have limited availability or holiday pricing over these weekends.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of January 13-15, 2018

Weekend of January 19-21, 2019

Weekend of January 18-20, 2020

Presidents' Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of February 17-19, 2018

Weekend of February 16-18, 2019

Weekend of February 15-17, 2020

Mother's Day (always a Sunday)

Weekend of May 12-13, 2018

Weekend of May 11-12, 2019

Weekend of May 9-10, 2020

Memorial Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of May 26-28, 2018

Weekend of May 25-27, 2019

Weekend of May 23-25, 2020

Father's Day (always a Sunday)

Weekend of June 16-17, 2018

Weekend of June 15-16, 2019

Weekend of June 20-21, 2020

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Labor Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of September 1-3, 2018

Weekend of August 31-September 2, 2019

Weekend of September 5-7, 2020

Columbus Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of October 6-8, 2018

Weekend of October 12-14, 2019

Weekend of October 10-12, 2020

Halloween

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)

November 22, 2018

November 28, 2019

November 26, 2020

New Year's Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Thursday, December 31, 2020

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Days of Remembrance

These days of remembrance might make your event more meaningful, or you might decide they are better to avoid altogether.

Patriot Day

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Friday, September 11, 2020

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Friday, December 7, 2018

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Monday, December 7, 2020

 

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Major Sporting Events

In case you, your partner, or any VIPs on your guest list are die-hard sports fans, consider the timing of these major sporting events.

Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN

February 3, 2019, in Atlanta, GA

February 2, 2020, in Miami, FL

Final Four During March Madness

Saturday, March 31, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018

Saturday, April 6, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019

Saturday, April 4, 2020 and Monday, April 6, 2020

 

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Traditionally Unlucky Days

Test your superstition when considering the unlucky and superstitious dates.

The Ides of March

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Friday, March 15, 2019

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Friday the 13th

April 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

September 13, 2019

December 13, 2019

March 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

 

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Traditionally Lucky Days

Leap Years

Legend has it that leap years bring good luck, so this might be one date you want to consider!

Saturday, February 29, 2020