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UK Wedding Dates You Should Avoid in 2019 and 2020

By Alice Prendergast, on 14/11/18
Alice Prendergast
UK Wedding Dates You Should Avoid in 2019 and 2020
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It may be harder than you think to pick a wedding date, but we’re going to help you out with this list of UK wedding dates to avoid.

There’s no doubt about it, setting your wedding date can be tough! You have to think about your own schedule, the schedules of your loved ones and the upcoming holidays, which cuts down available days quite a bit. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the UK wedding dates to avoid in 2019 and 2020 including all the major UK holidays, religious observances and special events. Keep in mind that some couples love holiday weddings, so these dates may actually be perfect for you (just make sure you give your guests plenty of notice and book your suppliers well in advance).

Here are some wedding dates to avoid in 2019 and 2020.

WINTER

New Year's Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2019; Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Valentine's Day: Thursday, February 14, 2019; Friday, February 14, 2020

Chinese New Year: Tuesday, February 5, 2019; Saturday, January 25, 2020

SPRING

Mother's Day: Sunday, March 31st 2019; Sunday March 22, 2020

April Fools Day: Monday, April 1, 2019; Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 14, 2019; Sunday, April 5, 2020

Passover: Friday, April 19, 2019 - Saturday, April 27, 2019;  Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Thursday, April 16, 2020

Good Friday: Friday, April 19, 2019; Friday, April 10, 2020

Easter: Sunday, April 21, 2019; Sunday, April 12, 2020

May Day: Monday, May 6, 2019; Monday, May 4, 2020

Spring Bank Holiday: Monday, May 27, 2019; Monday, May 25, 2020

Eid-al-Fitr: Tuesday, June 4 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019; Saturday, May 23, 2020 - Sunday, May 24, 2020

Father's Day: Sunday, June 16, 2019; Sunday, June 21, 2020

SUMMER

Eid-al-Adha: Sunday, August 11 - Thursday, August 15, 2019; Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Monday, August 3, 2020

Summer Bank Holiday: Monday, August 26, 2019; Monday, August 31, 2020

FALL

Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - Tuesday, October 1, 2019; Friday, September 18, 2020 - Sunday, September 20, 2020

Yom Kippur: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019; Sunday, September 27, 2020 - Monday, September 28, 2020

Halloween: Thursday, October 31, 2019; Saturday, October 31, 2020;

Diwali: Sunday, October 27, 2019; Saturday, November 14, 2020

Remembrance Day: Monday, November 11, 2019; Wednesday, November 11, 2020

WINTER

Hanukkah: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - Monday, December 30, 2019; Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas: Wednesday, December 25, 2019; Friday, December 25, 2020

Kwanzaa: Thursday, December 26, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020; Saturday, December 26, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021

New Year's Eve: Tuesday, December 31, 2019; Thursday, December 31, 2020

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