Whether you’re in planning mode for a 2021 wedding or tweaking your vision in order to forge ahead this year despite COVID-19 limitations, we’ve curated a massive list of the best wedding dates for you and your guests.
From Supermoons to lucky numbers, you’ll find a bucket full of the best wedding dates below to help you narrow down an ideal date for you–including the ones to avoid!
The Best Wedding Dates remaining for 2020
We may have lost a quarter of the year to a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your wedding day if you’re called to experience it.
The best wedding dates remaining for Saturdays in 2020 are:
- June 20th
- September 12th
- September 19th
- October 10th
- October 17th
According to our go-to cosmos expert, Jess Carlson, Supermoons bring about healing and positive change. What better way to start your new life together than during this phenomenon?
For centuries people have believed that during this moon phase where the full moon is especially close to Earth, it’s a great time to start a new chapter in your life and you are equipped with extra energy to do so.
Having your wedding during a Supermoon will not only fill you with heightened energy and a connection to positive change, it will also light the way for your big day as you will literally have the most light possible for your reception.
- Tuesday, April 27th – Full Pink Supermoon (commonly used alternate name is Budding Moon)
- Wednesday, May 26th – Full Flower Supermoon (commonly used alternate name is Milk Moon)
As a Las Vegas destination wedding location company, it makes sense for us to share US specific holiday dates.
Though it’s not recommended to have your wedding on an actual holiday (due to various reasons like family and friends being unavailable to attend,) it’s a good idea for it to fall on the day before or the day after a big holiday.
This is because most of your guests will have extra days off work to attend. Memorial Day Weekend is a favorite because your friends and family will have Monday off to recuperate.
Let’s take a look at 2021’s most advantageous holidays you can be planning your wedding around.
- Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 18th
- President’s Day – Monday, February 15th
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 31st
- Labor Day – Monday, September 6th
- Columbus Day – Monday, October 11th
Other Major Holidays:
- New Years Day – Friday, January 1st
- Valentine’s Day – Sunday, February 14th
- St. Patrick’s Day – Wednesday, March 17th
- Independence Day – Sunday, July 4th
- Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 25th
- Christmas – Saturday, December 25th
If you’re a sports fan you might want to plan your wedding around the non-official holiday of Super Bowl which is Sunday, February 7th, 2021!
For ladies into fashion your non-official holiday comes with the arrival of National Dress Day on Saturday, March 6th.
Though many people think Friday the 13th is extremely unlucky, others fancy the macabre idea of tempting fate by having important events on this date. For those of you feeling your dark side, a Summer wedding could be planned on Friday, August 13th 2021.
If you’re into symbolic meaning and palindromes we’ve got the list for you!
February 2nd is an ideal day for a marriage as it will read 02-20-21. We think it’ll look nice on your marriage certificate and another one, as a close runner up has to be 10-10-2020.
January, February and December are packed with palindrome dates. Take your pick from the list below:
In Chinese culture the number eight symbolizes success and prosperity. The ideal date for a wedding around this philosophy is August 8th, 2021. The double eight is said to be extremely lucky for a couple’s first day as husband and wife!
And for our math inspired lovers, we’ve listed a bunch of dates that equal the year 2021, aka ’21.
- 3-7-21 – 3×7 = 21
- 7-3-21 – 7×3 = 21
- 4-17-21 – 4+17 = 21
- 5-16-21 – 5+16 = 21
- 8-13-21 – 8+13 = 21
- 9-12-21 – 9+12 = 21
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Here’s a list of other fun dates you can consider as the perfect date for your 2021 wedding.
- First Day of Spring – Saturday, March 20th
- April Fool’s Day – Thursday, April 1st
- Cinco De Mayo – Wednesday, May 5th
- Summer Solstice (Longest day of the year) – Sunday, June 20th
US National Calendar Days:
- Cuddle Up Day – Wednesday, January 6th
- Hugging Day – Thursday, January 21st
- Spouses Day – Tuesday, January 26th
- Drink Wine Day – Thursday, February 18th
- Margarita Day – Monday, February 22nd
- Earth Day – Thursday, April 22nd
- Renewal Day – Tuesday, May 4th
- Wine Day – Tuesday, May 25th
- Best Friends Day – Tuesday, June 8th
- Red Rose Day – Saturday, June 12th
- Coming Out Day – Monday, October 11th
- Sweetest Day – Saturday, October 16th
Religious Holidays to Avoid
It’s best to avoid having your ceremony on any religious holiday since they are sacred to people and you don’t want to risk alienating them.
Here’s a list of important religious holidays in 2021:
- Palm Sunday – March 28th
- Easter Sunday – April 4th
- Passover – Saturday, March 27th
- Tisha B’Av – Saturday, July 17th
- Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 6th – Wednesday, September 8th
- Yom Kippur – Wednesday, September 15th – Thursday, September 16th
- Hanukkah – Sunday, November 28th – Monday, December 6th
- Kwanzaa – Saturday, December 26th – Friday, January 1st, 2022
- Ramadan – Tuesday, April 13th – Wednesday, May 12th
- Eid al-Fitr – Wednesday, May 12th – Thursday, May 13th
- Eid al-Adha – Monday, July 19th – Tuesday, July 20th
- Ram Navami – Wednesday, April 21st
- Krishna Janmashtami – Sunday, August 29th
Days of Remembrance
It’s best to stay away from days where we honor those who have fallen for our freedom as a sign of respect.
- Patriot Day – Saturday, September 11th
- National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Tuesday, December 7th
- Veteran’s Day – Thursday, November 11th
There are many historically unlucky dates to say “I do” that stem from different cultures so if you err on the superstitious side then you might want to steer clear of them:
The Ides of March
After the assassination of Julius Caesar on March 15 in 44 BC the Ides of March got a bad rap. Then when Shakespeare wrote it into one of his famous plays with a soothsayer telling Julius Caesar “Beware the Ides of March” that feeling of dread only grew. Since then, couples have notoriously steered clear of March 15th as their wedding day.
Greeks and Romans have always held the belief that starting any new beginning, whether it be marriage or child birth, on leap year is bad luck. Thankfully we won’t see leap year again until 2024.
Hopefully this helps you get the ball rolling in narrowing down your perfect day. Whatever day you choose will be special so don’t overly stress about it and trust your gut. This is your day after all so use this as a guideline and pick what feels right.
Whatever you choose, make sure you contact us as soon as possible to lock your preferred date in, especially if it falls on one of these popular dates. Couples are planning farther and farther ahead these days (some are even booking beyond 2021) so sit on the decision for too long, okay? We can’t wait to work with you in creating the day of your dreams!