Top 10 Wedding Dates in 2021 and How To Pick Your Best Wedding Date

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 Not engaged yet, but want your proposal to be memorable? Newly engaged? Or maybe you had to postpone your 2020 due to the coronavirus? No matter what your circumstances, choosing the right date is extremely important. After all, your 2021 wedding date is going to be a date you celebrate every year for the rest of your life!

Here are the most popular engagement and wedding dates, in addition to some tips that will help you choose the perfect wedding date in 2021.

Top 5 Engagement Dates for 2021

Looking for the perfect day to pop the question? It’s true that your wedding date is important, but the day you ask your partner in crime to become your life partner is a date you will remember forever too. Choose the date wisely by knowing which dates are going to be the most popular in 2021.

Unsurprisingly, the most popular dates revolve around holidays. In 2021, the most popular engagement dates are forecasted to be:

  1. December 25,  Christmas Day
  2. December 24, Christmas Eve
  3. January 1, New Year’s Day
  4. December 19, the Sunday before Christmas Eve
  5. February 14,  Valentine’s Day

Knowing these dates can inspire you to develop the perfect proposal, even if it means avoiding these dates so your proposal feels more unique.

 Top 5 Wedding Dates for 2021

The top dates for a 2021 wedding are very different than the top dates for engagements. While most engagements align with popular holidays, weddings instead tend to occur during certain seasons, fall being the most popular. Based on the most popular wedding dates of 2020, the most popular wedding dates in 2021 are:

  1. October 9, 2021
  2. June 19, 2021
  3. September 18, 2021
  4. October 16, 2021
  5. September 25, 2021

Although the second weekend in September has been a popular weekend for weddings the last few years, brides and grooms will likely avoid this weekend in 2021 as it falls on September 11th. Instead, Saturday, September 25th will see a surge in popularity this year.

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Date

Picking the perfect wedding date in 2021 includes doing things like considering your venue’s availability, but the date itself should also be considered carefully. Your wedding date should be a date that is meaningful to both you and your significant other.

If you’re struggling to settle on a 2021 wedding date, or you’re just getting started and need to narrow things down, these tips will help.

Follow Your Culture

Considering your culture is a quick and easy way to pick the perfect wedding day. For example, the perfect wedding date in 2021 according to Hindu and Indian culture has to do with auspicious dates on the Hindu calendar. In Chinese culture, a Feng Shui wedding date calculator can help you settle on a date.

You can also look to your immediate family for inspiration. Consider getting married on your grandparent’s wedding date, on your birthday, or another date that is important to you or your family.

Pick a Lucky Day

Anyone can look to other cultures when picking a lucky wedding day, even if you aren’t technically a member of that culture. For example, auspicious wedding dates in June, 2021 according to the Hindu calendar include the 5th, 19th, and 20th, one of which is forecasted to be the biggest wedding date in the spring.

Another one of the luckiest wedding dates in 2021 includes getting married on a Tuesday, according to Jewish culture. Of course, the quickest and easiest way to find your lucky day is to determine the best date to get married in numerology. It involves finding your life path number, your partner's life path number, and adding them to find your marriage number, which is the best day for you to get married.

Look to the Stars

The best date for your 2021 wedding might come from the stars. Astrology can help you narrow in on the best date for you to get married. You may want to look at the phases of the moon, especially if you want to have a moonlit ceremony outside.

Piggyback off Another Date

There are a lot of important dates that you celebrate throughout the year. Why not choose one of those dates as your wedding day? For example, you might want to plan a New Year’s Eve wedding, or you might want to have your wedding on the same day you got engaged. Birthdays and other holidays, like Valentine’s Day, also make for great wedding dates.

Another reason to piggyback off another date when choosing your wedding date in 2021? You and your spouse will never forget your anniversary!

Know Which Dates to Avoid

Choosing the perfect wedding date involves considering which dates would be best, but it should also involve dates you may want to avoid.

For example, The Knot recommends avoiding holiday weekends, as long weekends tend to be more expensive, even if you do have an extra day off built-in. You may want to avoid the most popular dates listed earlier, if you have your heart set on a popular reception venue, and you may want to avoid major sporting events, so half of your family isn’t listening to the big game during dinner.


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