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!
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
February 18th, 2019
February 17th, 2020
May 27th, 2019 May 25th, 2020
September 2nd, 2019 September 7th, 2020
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?
May 12th, 2019
May 10th, 2020
June 16th, 2019
June 21st, 2020
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:
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