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Wedding dates to avoid in 2021 & 2022

Each year I run through the coming year to provide couples with some info on what dates to avoid for different reasons. With a global pandemic amongst us for most of 2020, dates are becoming scarce for 2020 with so many weddings being postponed throughout the year into late 2020 and into 2021. I'm having lots of enquiries for late 2021 at this stage, which seems unusually distant. But the well organised couples are looking that far ahead so that they can get the celebrant they want, the venue they want and the photographer they want.


So if you are engaged and plan to marry sometime in the next 24 months, it's time to start looking at wedding dates and if you are, here are some to avoid in 2021 & 2022.

Important Family Days

First thing to think about is important family dates. To avoid any family politics, you may want to check your personal diary for milestone birthdays, upcoming weddings of family members or friends, big anniversaries and any other significant days involving your family or close circle of friends.


Locally Significant Days

It’s also worth noting things that are being planned in your local area, or the area you’re planning on getting married in. Is there an annual festival that might be worth avoiding? If you’re unsure and want to be on the safe side, contact the local council – they should be able to notify you of anything within the local area that is big enough to cause disruption to your wedding plans.


Aussie Public Holiday Dates

Some couples will aim to hold their wedding on a public holiday, for example, the October long weekend is right in the middle of "wedding season" in Australia, however keep in mind that the "long weekend" is different weekends in different states. Also keep in mind that long weekends can come at a cost, with increased pricing and demand for the tip locations. Sometimes airfares even book out and even increase for those periods.


January 2021

Friday 1st - New Year’s Day

Monday 18th - Sunday 31st - Australian Open

Tuesday 26th - Skyworks (Perth + Australia Day holiday everywhere)


February 2021

Monday 8th - Public holiday in TAS

Sunday 14th - Valentines Day


March 2021

Monday 1st - Labor Day (WA only)

Monday 8th - Public holiday in SA, ACT, TAS, VIC


April 2021

Thursday 1st - April Fools Day

Friday 2nd - Good Friday

Monday 5th - Easter Monday

Sunday 25th - Anzac Day

Monday 26th - Anzac Day holiday


May 2021

Monday 3rd - Public holiday in QLD & NT

Sunday 9th - Mother's Day


June 2021

Monday 7th - WA Day (WA only)

Monday 14th - Public holiday in ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, VIC


July 2021

Friday Jul 23 - Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Olympics (tbc due to Covid) (time zone is 1 hour ahead of WA)


August 2021

Monday 2nd - Public Holiday in NSW & NT

Sunday Aug 8 - Closing Ceremony of Tokyo Olympics (tbc due to Covid) (time zone is 1 hour ahead of WA)

Friday 13th - Friday the 13th unlucky for some


September 2021

Sunday 5th - Father's Day

Monday 27th - Queens Birthday (WA only + Public Holiday in NT)


October 2021

Saturday 2nd - AFL Grand Final (tbc) - or really any date if the pandemic is not under control by then.

Monday 4th - Public Holiday in ACT, NSW, SA & QLD

Sunday 10th - ARL Grand Final (tbc) - or really any date if the pandemic is not under control by then.


November 2021

Monday 1st - Public holiday in TAS

Tuesday 2nd - Melbourne Cup Day (holiday in VIC ONLY)

Thursday 11th - Remembrance Day (11am)


December 2021

Saturday 25th - Christmas Day

Sunday 26th - Boxing Day

Monday 27th - Christmas Day holiday

Tuesday 28th - Boxing Day holiday

Friday 31st - New Year’s Eve


January 2022

Saturday 1st - New Year’s Day

Monday 3rd - New Years Day holiday

Wednesday 26th - Australia Day Skyworks (Perth + Australia Day holiday everywhere)


February 2022

Friday 4th - Opening Ceremony of Winter Olympics in Beijing (same time zone as WA)

Monday 14th - Public holiday in TAS (tbc)

Monday 14th February - Valentines Day

Sunday 20th - Closing Ceremony of Winter Olympics in Beijing (same time zone as WA)


March 2022

Friday 4th - Sunday 13th – Winter Paralympic Games

Monday 7th March - Labor Day (WA only)

Monday 14th - Public holiday in SA, ACT, TAS, VIC


April 2022

Friday 1st - April Fools Day

Friday 15th – Good Friday

Monday 18th - Easter Monday

Monday 25th - Anzac Day


May 2022

Monday 2nd - Public holiday QLD & NT

Sunday 8th May - Mother's Day

Friday 13th - Friday the 13th unlucky for some

Mon 30th - Réconciliation Day (ACT)


June 2022

Monday 6th - WA Day (WA only)

Monday 13th - Public holiday in ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, VIC


July 2022

Wednesday 27th July – Sunday 7th August – Commonwealth Games


August 2022

Wednesday 10th - Public holiday Brisbane area only


September 2022

Sunday 4th September - Father's Day

Monday 26th - Queens Birthday (WA ONLY)


October 2022

Saturday 1st (tbc) AFL Grand Final

Monday 3rd - Public Holiday QLD

Sunday 9th (tbc) ARL Grand Final (twilight game)


November 2022

Tuesday 1st - Melbourne Cup Day (holiday in VIC ONLY)

Monday 7th - Public holiday in TAS

Friday 11th - Remembrance Day (11am)


December 2022

Sunday 25th - Christmas Day

Monday 26th - Boxing Day

Tuesday 27th - holiday for Christmas Day

Saturday 31st - New Year’s Eve


So there you have it. A bunch of dates that you may wish to avoid, although with the current pandemic, it might still be hard to get friends and family here from interstate and overseas. The authorities are indicating that overseas travel will not commence until 2022. Good luck and book early.

Steve Mummery is a celebrant based in Perth. You can find him online at smcelebrant.com.au or facebook at smcelebrant, Instagram @smcelebrant or you can find lots of wedding inspiration on his Pinterest page @smcelebrant including wedding & engagement rings, dresses, shoes, groom's attire, flowers, arbours, the lot.


Call Steve to chat about your wedding ceremony today on 0418 897 215 or email steve@smcelebrant.com.au


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