Wedding Dates to Avoid or to Consider in 2018 and 2019

November 14, 2017 | By Classic Wedding Invitations

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Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2018 and 2019

Ready to set your wedding? Confuse on so many wedding dates options? Check this list of wedding dates you might want to steer clear or you might want to consider when booking your wedding.

Personally Significant Days

Check your own calendar for any personal events such as college reunions, family wedding dates, anniversaries, birthdays, and other events like big conventions or festivals in your city  and any annual occasions that involve your family or close friends.

Avoid Valentines day

if you’re looking to marry around Valentine’s Day, be wary of your floral bill, especially if you’ve got your heart set on red roses—they’ll likely be more expensive than at any other time of the year.

Avoid New Year’s Eve Wedding

Likewise, reception sites often charge a higher fee for a New Year’s Eve wedding.

Holiday Weekends

Holiday weekend weddings where you have Friday or Monday off from work have pros and cons. You’ve got an extra day for the festivities (and recovery!), plus, you can have your wedding on a Sunday, which is often less expensive than a Saturday one.

Australia Day

Fri 26 Jan 2018
Sat 26 Jan 2019

Labour Day

Mon 12 Mar 2018
Mon 11 Mar 2019

Queen’s Birthday

Mon 11 Jun 2018
Mon 10 Jun 2019

Mother’s Day (always a Sunday)

Make sure your moms are okay sharing this weekend with your wedding. And ask yourself: Do you want your anniversary to fall on the same weekend as Mother’s Day if or when you become a mom?

Weekend of May 12–13, 2018

Weekend of May 11–12, 2019

Father’s Day (always a Sunday)

As you would with your moms, check with your dads about doubling up on this day. And grooms, make sure you’re okay with celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father’s Day if you decide to have kids.

Weekend of June 16–17, 2018

Weekend of June 15–16, 2019

Boxing Day

Wed 26 Dec 2018
Thurs 26 Dec 2019

Melbourne Cup

Tues 6 Nov 2018
Tues 5 Nov 2019

Also, don’t forget to consider the impact of a holiday weekend on your guest list—some families have standing plans or traditions they’d prefer not to miss

Religious and Cultural Holidays

Be mindful of religious and cultural holidays (your own and those of your guests) when planning your wedding. There may even be restrictions at your house of worship as to whether you’re allowed to marry at these times.

Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018

April 14, 2019

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

April 21, 2019

Passover (begins at sunset)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday, April 19, 2019

Tisha B’Av (begins at sunset)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset)

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

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

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

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

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

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

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

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


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Wednesday, December 25, 2019


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

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

Eid al-Adha (dates may vary based on how each family observes; the holiday lasts for about four days)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Ram Navami

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Krishna Janmashtami

Monday, September 3, 2018

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Unlucky Dates

If you’re superstitious, you might want to watch out for these historically inauspicious dates from across several cultures.

The Ides of March 

For ancient Romans, an “ides” was simply a date that marked the middle of the month—until Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15 in 44 B.C. Since then, “Beware the Ides of March” has become the mantra of this superstitiously unlucky date.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday the 13th 

The unluckiest date of the year has questionable origins. Some historians say it comes from the 13 diners who were present at the last supper, but the famous Babylon’s Code of Hammurabi doesn’t include a 13th law, which suggests this superstition is as old as 1700 BC. And it wasn’t until a successful novel titled Friday, the Thirteenth was published in the early 1900s that Friday became part of the unlucky equation.

April 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

September 13, 2019

December 13, 2019

Leap Years Greeks and Romans thought that starting any new life event—from getting married to baptizing a child—in a leap year would bring bad luck.

Next Leap Year: 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Following Leap Year: 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024


Choose several wedding dates you like then narrow down until you reach only one.

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