Setting the date for your wedding can be one of the hardest parts of your wedding planning.

Some couples will choose a date that is sentimental to them – the anniversary of when they first met, first started dating or got engaged and so on. Sometimes couples will choose an anniversary of their parents or grandparents to honour them if they’re not around anymore. Other times they might get hitched on one of their birthdays.

Other times they know that they want to get married in a particular season or month so that narrows it down a bit.

If you haven’t set the date yet and are looking for some inspiration, here’s a guide to dates for 2020 and 2021 that are bound to be popular (for different reasons!)

2020 wedding dates

Friday 24th to Monday 27th January 2020 – Australia Day falls on a Sunday in 2020, with the day off to observe the holiday falling on Monday the 27th. Having a wedding on this weekend will help your guests with an extra long weekend if they need to travel to get to it.

Friday 14th February 2020 – Valentines Day is always popular with romantics for tying the knot, and in 2020 it falls on a Friday.T

Saturday 29th February 2020– This date only comes around every four years, but in 2020 it’s on a Saturday.

Friday 13th March or Friday 13th November 2020 – If you’re not worried about Friday 13th being unlucky, this might be a great day to have a fun wedding.

Thursday 9th to Tuesday 14th April 2020– Planning a wedding on or to coincide with the Easter long weekend is often a popular option for people who are having a destination wedding, or have guests who need to travel to attend.

Saturday 31st October 2020 – If you are having a gothic theme, or just enjoy a lighthearted date, Halloween could be the day for you, falling on a Saturday in 2020.

Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th December 2020 –   Christmas Day falls on a Friday in 2020. While the idea of having a wedding during the hectic Christmas season isn’t for everyone, it can be practical for others to make the most of the time of year when families often travel to be together.

Thursday 31st December 2020 – NYE weddings have become quite popular in recent years, and are a great way to ring in a new year.

20th day of the month – Dates with symmetry are always popular…whether you think they bring good luck or are just easy to memorise. In 2020 there are a few dates that will be hot for people who enjoy symmetrical dates. March 20 (20-03-20) and November 20 (20-11-20) fall on Fridays in 2020  while June 20 (20-06-20) falls on a Saturday.

2021 wedding dates

Friday 1st January 2021 –New Year weddings have become quite popular in recent years, and are a great way to ring in a new year.F

Sunday 14th February 2021 – Valentines Day is always popular with romantics for tying the knot, and in 2021 it falls on a Sunday.S

Thursday 1st to Tuesday 6th April 2021– Planning a wedding on or to coincide with the Easter long weekend is often a popular option for people who are having a destination wedding, or have guests who need to travel to attend.F

Friday 13th August 2021 –If you’re not worried about Friday 13th being unlucky, this might be a great day to have a fun wedding.

Sunday 31st October 2021 – If you are having a gothic theme, or just enjoy a lighthearted date, Halloween could be the day for you, falling on a Sunday in 2021.

Friday 31st December 2021 – NYE weddings have become quite popular in recent years, and are a great way to ring in a new year.

21st day of the month – Dates with symmetry once more. In 2021 there are a few dates that will be hot for people who enjoy symmetrical dates. May 21 (21-05-21) falls on a Friday  while August 21 (21-08-21) falls on a Saturday.