If you’re planning a wedding and haven’t set a date yet, you might want to get a wriggle on to avoid the peak dates filling up.

A survey of 487 couples getting married between 1 September 2017 and 30 June 2019 by My Wedding Decor revealed spring and autumn wedding dates are the most popular.

They claim that 31.1 per cent of couples surveyed are getting married between 1 September and 30 November 2017, with another 28.7 per cent getting married between 1 March and 31 May 2018.  Of those couples surveyed, the majority are getting married in the next nine months before 21 May 2018.

This could well mean that if you get in quickly, you might still be able to secure your preferred venue and vendors for a spring 2018 or autumn 2019 wedding.

The summer months are not so popular for weddings – with just 17.8 per cent of the couples surveyed saying they will get married between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018.  Extreme heat in the southern states can make weddings quite uncomfortable, while in the north, the wet season is not seen as an optimum time of year to get hitched.

Winter is the least popular time to get married – just 5.9 per cent said they were planning on having a wedding between 1 June and 31 August 2018.

Summer is less popular than you might think with 17.8% marrying between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018 (18.6%).

Winter remains the least likely to marry with only 5.9% planning their wedding between 1 June-31 August 2018.

And the most popular wedding date in the next 21 months is… Saturday 17 March 2018!  6.2 per cent of the couples surveyed said they’re getting married on that date!