Wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and beyond #Advice#Wedding 101#etiquette#save the date#wedding planning March 5 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Donut Save the Date from attitudeandgratitude Related Post If you set it, they will come: 7 questions to ask before picking the wedding date Congratulations on your engagement! The next step: when the hell will this thang happen? Setting the date sounds easy, right? If you set it, they... Read more I'm compiling this list of wedding dates to avoid in 2018, 2019, and 2020 in case you want to avoid holidays where family and friends might have conflicting events, holidays where vendors might be especially busy and/or expensive (think Valentine's Day for florists), or religious holidays where places might be closed or guests might have other plans. There are holidays where guests might not be able to eat your food, too. Think Ramadan fasting. Does this mean you CAN'T book your wedding for one of these days? Hell no! Your New Year's Eve wedding? Do it! Your Valentine's Day wedding? Yes. A holiday weekend wedding? Sure, more time off for some of your guests (look out for higher vendor rates, though). But this list will give you some context for when you maaaay run into some issues so you can be prepared. You may also want to take your nearest and dearest guests' birthdays and anniversaries into consideration, though don't go wild trying to look at your whole list. Lastly, this list is pretty U.S.-centric, so there will be international dates not included. Let me know what dates to add! On to the dates… New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1, 2018 Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 15, 2018 Monday, January 21, 2019 Monday, January 20, 2020 Super Bowl Sunday: (Also look for locally-popular sporting events in your area — football can be especially distracting in certain parts of the U.S. and soccer/football can have the same effect elsewhere) Sunday, February 4, 2018 Sunday, February 3, 2019 Sunday, February 2, 2020 Valentine’s Day: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Thursday, February 14, 2019 Friday, February 14, 2020 Chinese New Year Friday, February 16, 2018 Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Saturday, January 25, 2020 Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 19, 2018 Monday, February 18, 2019 Monday, February 17, 2020 The Oscars/Academy Awards: Sunday, March 4, 2018 Sunday, February 24, 2019 Sunday, February 23, 2020 April Fool’s Day: Sunday, April 1, 2018 Monday, April 1, 2019 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Final Four: 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 Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 25, 2018 Sunday April 14, 2019 Sunday, April 5, 2020 Ram Navami Monday, March 26, 2018 Sunday, April 14, 2019 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Passover: Friday, March 30, 2018 through Saturday, April 7, 2018 Friday, April 19, 2019 through Saturday, April 27, 2019 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 though Thursday, April 16, 2020 Easter: Sunday, April 1, 2018 Sunday, April 21, 2019 Sunday, April 12, 2020 Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 13, 2018 Sunday, May 12, 2019 Sunday, May 10, 2020 Ramadan (fasting during daylight hours, varies based on the lunar calendar): May 15, 2018 through June 14, 2018 May 5, 2019 through June 4, 2019 April 23, 2020 through May 23, 2020 Memorial Day: Monday, May 28, 2018 Monday, May 27, 2019 Monday, May 25, 2020 Eid al-Fitr (varies based on the lunar calendar) Thursday, June 14 through Friday, June 15, 2018 Monday, June 3, 2019 through Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Saturday, May 23, 2020 through Sunday, May 24, 2020 Father’s Day: Sunday, June 17, 2018 Sunday, June 16, 2019 Sunday, June 21, 2020 Fourth of July: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Thursday, July 4, 2019 Saturday, July 4, 2020 Tisha B'Av (sunset) Saturday, July 21, 2018 Saturday, August 10, 2019 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Eid al-Adha (varies based on each family's observation) Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Saturday, August 10, 2019 Thursday, July 30, 2020 Labor Day: Monday, September 3, 2018 Monday, September 2, 2019 Monday, September 7, 2020 Krishna Janmashtami Monday, September 3, 2018 Saturday, August 24, 2019 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9, 2018 through Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Sunday, September 29, 2019 through Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Friday, September 18, 2020 through Sunday, September 20, 2020 Yom Kippur: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 through Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 through Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Sunday, September 27, 2020 through Monday, September 28, 2020 Halloween: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Thursday, October 31, 2019 Saturday, October 31, 2020 Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Wednesday, October 31, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018 Thursday, October 31, 2019 through Saturday, November 2, 2019 Saturday, October 31, 2020 through Monday, November 2, 2020 Veterans Day: Sunday, November 11, 2018 Monday, November 11, 2019 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thursday, November 26, 2020 Hanukkah Sunday, December 2, 2018 until nightfall on Monday, December 10, 2018 Sunday, December 22, 2019 until nightfall on Monday, December 30, 2019 Thursday, December 10, 2020 until nightfall on Friday, December 18, 2020 Christmas: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Friday, December 25, 2020 Kwanzaa: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2018 Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Saturday, December 26, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31, 2018 Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Thursday, December 31, 2020 Should I schedule my wedding for the same day as a family member's wedding? My fiancé and I have been together for over nine years. Each year we celebrate our anniversary on the day we made our relationship official, and on our 2016 anniversary… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A fantasy castle wedding with costumes, magic, and a real Gothic Tudor castle NEXT A little Disney & a lot of creative details at this Disney-inspired New Jersey wedding Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] This probably goes without saying – but try to brainstorm any big, annual local events before picking a date! We pulled up the Cub's home schedule before booking our Chicago venue but totally forgot about Lollapalooza. Reply what about Cinco de Mayo? on May 5th every year. And St. Patty's day which is March 17th every year. I personally thought of those two days but my fiance said no… so we ended up with an October date so that we do not have to share a holiday or birthday day with our wedding date. Reply Hello Catherine. Thanks for the whole days. Unfortunately it is a lot again in 2018. It will not be easy to find the perfect wedding day. Because the family is scattered all over the country. But we can do it somehow =) Reply In the UK this year at least avoid Saturday, 19 May 2018 as it's the Football Cup final and also the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Also in the UK Mother's day is in March, 11th March 2018 31 March 2019 22 March 2020 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. 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