Adrienne & Amber Photography
Adrienne & Amber Photography

Many couples choose to avoid holding their weddings on holidays, because of concern that guests won’t be able to attend due to longstanding travel plans or family events. Holiday weekends can also be more expensive for you, because vendors may be extra busy with other non-wedding events (think florists on Mother’s Day or caterers on Thanksgiving), as well as for your guests, who might have trouble booking affordable accommodations and flights. You also may want to steer clear of major sporting events or other big national or local events – and traditionally “unlucky” days, like Friday the 13th. But really, your wedding date is your choice—if you don’t think hosting your wedding on a particular holiday will affect the planning too much (and there aren’t any religious exclusions), then go for it! Check out our list of wedding dates to (potentially) avoid in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

New Year’s Day

Friday, January 1, 2021
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 18, 2021
Monday, January 17, 2022
Monday, January 16, 2023

Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday, February 7, 2021 (especially in Tampa, FL)
Sunday, February 6, 2022 (especially in Inglewood, CA)
Sunday, February 5, 2023 (especially in Glendale, AZ)

Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 14, 2021
Monday, February 14, 2022
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 15, 2021
Monday, February 21, 2022
Monday, February 20, 2023

Academy Awards

Sunday, April 25, 2021
Sunday, February 27, 2022 (especially in Los Angeles)

April Fool’s Day

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Friday, April 1, 2022
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Final Four

Saturday, April 3 and Monday, April 6, 2021 (especially in Indianapolis, IN)
Saturday, April 2 and Monday, April 4, 2022 (especially in New Orleans, LA)
Saturday, April 1 and Monday, April 3, 2023 (especially in Houston, TX)

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Sunday, April 2, 2023

Passover

The evening of Saturday, March 27 through the evening of Saturday, April 3, 2021
The evening of Friday, April 15 through the evening of Friday, April 22, 2022
The evening of Wednesday, April 5 through the evening of Wednesday, April 12, 2023

 

Easter

Sunday, April 4, 2021
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Sunday, April 9, 2023

Ramadan 

Monday, April 12 through Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Saturday, April 2 through Sunday, May 1, 2022
Wednesday, March 22 through Thursday, April 20, 2023

Ram Navami

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Thursday, March 30, 2023

Eid al-Fitr

Wednesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 13, 2021
Monday, May 2 through Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Friday, April 21 through Saturday, April 22, 2023

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Sunday, May 14, 2023

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31, 2021
Monday, May 30, 2022
Monday, May 29, 2023

Friday the 13th

Friday, August 13, 2021
Friday, May 13, 2022
Friday, January 13, 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023

Father’s Day

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Independence Day

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Monday, July 4, 2022
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Eid al-Adha

Monday, July 19, 2021
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Tisha B’Av

Saturday, July 17, 2021
Friday, August 5, 2022
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Krishna Janmashtami

Monday, August 30, 2021
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Labor Day

Monday, September 6, 2021
Monday, September 5, 2022
Monday, September 4, 2023

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 6 through Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Sunday, September 25 through Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, 2023

Patriot Day

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Monday, September 11, 2023

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 15 though Thursday, September 16, 2021
Tuesday, October 4 through Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Sunday, September, 24 through Monday, September 25, 2023

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Monday, October 11, 2021
Monday, October 10, 2022
Monday, October 9, 2023

Halloween

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Monday, October 31, 2022
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Friday, November 11, 2022
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25, 2021
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Thursday, November 23, 2023

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24, 2021
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Sunday, December 24, 2023

Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25, 2021
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Monday, December 25, 2023

Kwanzaa

Sunday, December 26, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022
Monday, December 26, 2022 through Sunday, January 1, 2023
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024

New Year’s Eve

Friday, December 31, 2021
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Sunday, December 31, 2023