By now, many couples will be planning to get married in the year 2020. Usually weddings are planned around 12 to 18 months in advance and very soon these couples will look to find a month in 2020 and ultimately a date.
Not all weddings take place on a Saturday, but it is safe to say the vast majority of them do. However, there will be some dates to avoid, as inevitable clashes with events like religious holidays, major sporting events and expensive dates that everyone else will want to book in front of you. Having been in the industry for almost a decade we know that the peak wedding season runs from June to the end of August. Usually August is the month we get most of our enquiries for.
Friday, January 1st, 2020 and Saturday, January 2nd, are two dates to forget getting married on. This is the New Year period and churches and registry offices would almost certainly be closed for wedding parties.
In the UK, Mothers’ Day falls on Sunday March 22, 2020. So avoid the Saturday before and certainly no loving couple would entertain getting hitched on April fool’s Day (Wednesday, April 1, 2020).
Some couples may want to avoid the weekend beyond that too. On Sunday, April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday is observed. Moreover, this month also has the Passover from Wednesday, April 8, 2020 until Thursday, April 16, 2020.
April is a very busy month for religious festivals with Good Friday falling on Friday, April 10; Easter Sunday on April 12 and Bank Holiday Easter Monday on the 13th April.
Avoid the weekends where there is a bank holiday. The May Day Bank Holiday falls on Monday, May 4 in 2020 with the Whitsun weekend that might see many of your guests try and get away for a short spring break. In 2020, this falls on Monday, May 25.
Other religious holidays include Eid (Saturday, May 23, 2020 - Sunday, May 24, 2020). Another Eid festival takes place between; Thursday, July 30, 2020 to Monday, August 3, 2020.
June weddings are popular but don’t forget Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 21, in the UK that year. The Summer Bank Holiday is also a definite period to avoid holding a wedding. This falls on Monday, August 31, 2020.
Halloween is on a Saturday in 2020 (October 31) and Remembrance Sunday will fall on Sunday, November 8.
The year 2020 will also see Christmas Day fall on a Friday (December 25) and Boxing Day on the Saturday (December 26).
On a sporting note: the UEFA Euro 2020 Tournament takes place from 12 June to 12 July, 2020.