The pandemic hasn’t stopped happy couples from continuing to get engaged. Combine this with all the 2020 couples who continue to postpone their nuptials, it looks like 2021, 2022 & even 2023 prime dates are booking up fast! If you and your partner are open to a weekday or Sunday wedding or a winter wedding, you’ll find a whole lot more flexibility (and likely some significant savings to boot!).

While the prospect of greater flexibility and cost savings are great, you’ll definitely want to keep in mind that the given calendar year is full of long weekends, holidays, big city events and so forth. Perhaps your friends and family would be absolutely thrilled to celebrate your love on New Years Eve or St. Patrick’s Day, but maybe not; if the majority of your nearest and dearest are avid cottage goers, you might want to steer clear of any long weekends; and if your fiancé’s family is Jewish, you’ll definitely want to avoid saying “I Do” on a High Holiday.

While you won’t be able to accommodate everyone, the goal is to have the majority of your guest list in attendance, so you’ll definitely want to make sure you know your audience when considering a wedding date. Lucky for you, we’ve already done the heavy lifting! Below is a list of all the dates you may wish to avoid (or not) in 2021, 2022 & 2023.


Wedding Dates to Avoid

New Year’s Day: January 1, 2021 | January 1, 2022 | January 1, 2023
Friday the 13th: January 13, 2023
Chinese New Year: January 22, 2023


Wedding Dates to Avoid

Superbowl: February 7, 2021 | February 6, 2022 | February 5, 2023
Chinese New Year: February 12, 2021 | February 1, 2022
Valentine’s Day: February 14, 2021 | February 14, 2022 | February 14, 2023
Family Day: February 15, 2021 | February 21, 2022 | February 20, 2023


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St. Patrick’s Day: March 17, 2021 | March 17, 2022 | March 17, 2023
Passover 2021: March 27-April 3, 2021
Palm Sunday: March 28, 2021
Ram Navami: March 30, 2023


Wedding Dates to Avoid

April Fools Day: April 1, 2021 | April 1, 2022
Good Friday: April 2, 2021 | April 15, 2022
Easter Sunday:
April 4, 2021 | April 17, 2022
Palm Sunday
: April 10, 2022
Passover 2022: April 15-22, 2022
Ram Navami: April 21, 2021 | April 10, 2022

Additionally, Ramadan is an Islamic holiday that lasts a whole month beginning on April 12, 2021, April 2, 2022 & March 22, 2023


Wedding Dates to Avoid

Mother’s Day: May 9, 2021 | May 8, 2022 | May 14, 2023
Eid-al-Fitr:
May 12-13, 2021 | May 2-3 2022 
Friday the 13th:
May 13, 2022
Victoria Day
: May 24, 2021 | May 23, 2022 | May 22, 2023


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Father’s Day: June 20, 2021 | June 19, 2022 | June 18, 2023
Eid-al-Adha: June 28-July 2, 2023


Wedding Dates to Avoid

Canada Day: July 1, 2021 | July 1, 2022 | July 1, 2023
Tisha B’Av: July 17-18, 2021 | July 26-27, 2023
Eid-al-Adha: July 19-20, 2021 | July 9-13, 2022


Wedding Dates to Avoid

Civic Holiday: August 2, 2021 | August 1, 2022 | August 7, 2023
Friday the 13th: August 13, 2021
Tisha B’Av: August 5-6, 2022
Krishna Janmashtami: August 30, 2021 | August 18, 2022


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Labour Day: September 6, 2021 | September 5, 2022 | September 4, 2023
Rosh Hashanah: September 6 -8, 2021 | September 25-27, 2022 | September 15-17, 2023
Krishna Janmashtami: September 6, 2023
Yom Kippur: September 15-16, 2021 | September 24-25, 2023


Wedding Dates to Avoid

Yom Kippur: October 4-5, 2022
Thanksgiving: October 11, 2021 | October 10, 2022 | October 9, 2023
Friday the 13th: October 13, 2023
Diwali: October 24, 2022
Halloween: October 31, 2021 | October 31, 2022 | October 31, 2023


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Diwali: November 4, 2021
Remembrance Day: November 11, 2021 | November 11, 2022 | November 11, 2023
Diwali: November 12, 2023
Hanukkah: November 28-December 6, 2021


Wedding Dates to Avoid

Hanukkah: December 15-26, 2022 | December 7-15, 2023
Christmas Eve: December 24, 2021 | December 24, 2022 | December 24, 2023
Christmas: December 25, 2021 | December 25, 2022 | December 25, 2023
Boxing Day: December 26, 2021 | December 26, 2022 | December 26, 2023
Kwanzaa: December 26 to January 1, 2021 | December 26 to January 1, 2022 | December 26 to January 1, 2023
New Years Eve: December 31. 2021 | December 31, 2022 | December 31, 2023