If you're in the process of choosing your wedding date, then you know how difficult it can be to find the perfect one! We've done the research and found the ideal dates for your dreamy nuptials, and the dates that are best to avoid. Check out our lists of dos and don'ts for 2019 and 2020.
The Best Dates To Get Married...
If you have NO idea where to start, take some guidance from this famous poem:
“A January bride will be a prudent housekeeper and very good tempered
A February bride will be an affectionate wife and a tender mother
A March bride will be a frivolous chatterbox somewhat given to quarrelling
An April bride will be inconsistent or forceful but well-meaning
A May bride will be handsome, agreeable and practical
A June bride will be impetuous and generous
A July bride will be handsome but a trifle quick tempered
An August bride will be agreeable and practical as well
A September bride will be discreet, affable and much liked
An October bride will be pretty, coquettish, loving but jealous
A November bride will be liberal and kind but sometimes cold
A December bride will be fond of novelty, entertaining but extravagant”.
A June Bride
The month of June is named after Juno, the Roman Goddess of Marriage. It's pretty easy to see why this is such a great month to tie the knot!
Be My Valentine
If you're a huge romantic, then why not pick one of the most magical days of the year. Valentines Day will fall on Thursday February 14th 2019 and Friday February 14th 2020.
New Year, New Couple
It is believed by the Irish that New Years Eve is the best time to get married. This belief is based on the idea that you will begin the year as newlyweds, therefore bringing you lots of luck!
Choose a date that has sentimental meaning to you and your partner. Whether that is a anniversary, a way to honour your family or simply a meaningful number to you, this will add an extra personal touch to your special day.
Leap Of Faith
With 2020 being a leap year, this gives you an extra day to choose from. Whilst this would give you a very unique anniversary, it can be considered bad luck! Greek culture believes believes that February 29th is very unlucky, especially for weddings.
Dates To Avoid...
Whether it is unlucky or just a busy time of year, there are some dates that we recommend you try to avoid as much as possible!
Easter will run from Friday 19th April to Tuesday 23rd April in 2019 and Friday 10th April to Tuesday 14th April in 2020.
Mother's Day will be held on Sunday 12th May 2019 and Sunday 10th May 2020.
Father's Day will be held on Sunday 1st September 2019 and Sunday September 6th 2020.
Thanksgiving is a very busy time of year, so avoid Thursday November 28th 2019 and Thursday November 26th 2020.
The Christmas period can be a crazy one! If you are wanting to avoid the holiday mayhem, then stay away from Tuesday December 24th to Thursday December 26th in 2019 and Thursday December 24th to Saturday December 26th in 2020.
Known as the most superstitiously unlucky date, The Ides of March marks the date that Julius Caesar was killed. Avoid Friday March 15th 2019 and Sunday March 12th 2020.
It's always best to avoid Friday the 13th for your special day. Being traditionally unlucky, there will be severals dates to avoid. Friday September 13th 2019, Friday December 13th 2019, Friday March 13th 2020 and Friday November 13th 2020.
This one is important to avoid if you have a lot of pranksters in your life! Aprils Fool Day will fall on Monday April 1st in 2019 and Wednesday April 1st 2020.
Unless you're planning to add an element of spooky to your special day, avoid halloween which will take place on Thursday October 31st 2019 and Saturday October 21st 2020.
Whether your groom is a huge Rugby fan or you know your guests attention might be divided, it may be worth avoiding any clash with major sporting events.
Super Bowl - Sunday February 3rd (Georgia, USA) and Sunday February 2nd 2020 (Florida, USA)
Summer Olympics - Friday July 24th to Sunday August 9th 2020 (Tokyo, Japan)
Rugby World Cup - Friday September 20th to Wednesday November 2nd (Japan)
AFL Grand Final - Saturday September 28th and Saturday October 2nd 2020 (Melbourne, Australia)
NRL Grand Final - Sunday October 6th (Sydney, Australia) and Sunday October 4th (Australia)
Melbourne Cup - Tuesday November 5th and Tuesday November 3rd 2020 (Melbourne, Australia)
If you are wanting some more guidance when it comes to planning your wedding, then look no further. We have the ultimate planning tips that are sure to make the planning process a whole lot easier!