Wedding Dates to Avoid! 2019/2020 Edition

So you've just gotten engaged, congratulations!! The first real piece of wedding planning most couples do is grab their venue of choice, on a date that is still available. Securing your preferred venue is exciting and easily rushed, because you want to make an effort to get that dream venue before all the dates are snatched up -- sometimes the decision can be made without full consideration of other major events.

So check the list below to see if your date is in the clear, and then hurry up and secure that dream venue!

Holiday Weekends

For those who like to party, having a wedding where you have the following Monday off from work as an extra day to recover can be key. It also allows for a Sunday wedding, which are typically more budget friendly than your Friday and Saturday weddings. However, keep in mind that travel surrounding these weekends can often be more expensive,

Here is a list of 2019/2020 holiday weekends:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21st, 2019

January 20th, 2020

Presidents' Day

February 18th, 2019

February 17th, 2020

Memorial Day

May 27th, 2019 May 25th, 2020

Labor Day

September 2nd, 2019 September 7th, 2020

Columbus Day

October 14th, 2019 October 12th, 2020

Mothers or Fathers Day

Many parents probably wouldn't mind sharing the limelight on this weekend to celebrate the nuptials of one of their children. But thinking ahead -- should you become parents yourself, do you want your anniversary sharing this weekend?

Mother's Day

May 12th, 2019

May 10th, 2020

Father's Day

June 16th, 2019

June 21st, 2020

Major Holidays

Maybe you WANT to have your wedding reception concluded by the 4th of July fireworks. Or perhaps, have everyone arrive in their favorite spooky Halloween costume. If not though, be sure to avoid the below dates:

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Saturday, July 4th, 2020


Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Saturday, October 31st, 2020


November 28th, 2019

November 26th, 2020

New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Major Sporting Events

Die hard sports fans might have difficulty choosing between a wedding or the Super Bowl, but perhaps that is your intent? After all, you can catch up with the uncle who drinks too much at the next family reunion!

Super Bowl Sunday

February 3rd, 2019, in Atlanta, GA

February 2nd, 2020, in Miami, FL

Final Four During March Madness

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis, MN Saturday, April 4th, 2020 and Monday, April 6, 2020 in Atlanta, GA

Friday the 13th

Might be best to avoid. Although, when something goes wrong (as it always does!) you could just blame the date!

September 13th, 2019

December 13th, 2019 

March 13th, 2020

November 13th, 2020