Unique, unusual and unforgettable dates to get married; choosing a fun wedding date could be the ultimate reason to kick-start your wedding plans!
You’ll remember your wedding date for the duration of your marriage, so consider choosing a fun or unusual wedding date to celebrate your marriage.
Why Choose an Unusual Wedding Date?
Step aside from the norm! Choosing a unique wedding date to get married will strike conversation between friends when they receive your Save the Date cards or wedding invitations in the post. It will be easy to remember an unusual wedding date in the future, and you can have fun with it if you choose a wedding date that falls on a special holiday or event throughout the year. Consider giving your unusual wedding a theme if it happens to fall around a national holiday such as Easter and don’t forget to get your wedding rings engraved with your unusual wedding date so that you’ll remember it always.
We’ve come up with a list of exciting and memorable wedding dates throughout the year that you might want to think about booking in the near future.
Fun Wedding Dates
New Years Day:
Start your year with the most exciting memory ever!
The 25th January every year is a big Scottish celebration; plan a wedding filled with tartan, Scottish dancing, and Haggis.
A day that typically happens at the beginning of February each year – and what a great excuse to serve pancakes for dessert or have a huge pancake wedding cake.
Could you choose a more romantic wedding date?
February 29th, Leap Year:
It may only happen once every four years but getting married on a leap year could be a fun date to celebrate and remember throughout your married life.
March 17th, St. Patrick's Day:
Whether you’re marrying someone Irish or you’re spending your honeymoon on the Emerald Isle, St. Patricks Day is a really fun date to tie the knot. Serve Guinness at your wedding reception and a green wedding colour scheme is a must!
You could have a lot of fun with an Easter themed wedding if you choose to tie the knot on this date.
1st April, April Fools day:
It’s a fun date to remember, but it won’t be funny if you pretend to not show up to your wedding as a joke!
1st May, May Day:
A traditional day in the UK calendar. You could introduce Morris Dancing, crowing the bride as the May queen and dancing round a maypole if you’re looking to follow tradition. There will a bank holiday around this date so think about
21st June, Summer Solstice:
In order to maximise your celebration, the longest day of the year is a must – especially if you’ve got great weather.
31st October, Halloween:
You could have some real fun with a spooky Halloween themed wedding; think of decorating your tables with pumpkins, offering your guests a themed cocktail or perhaps wear a black dress to really turn heads!
5th November, Guy Fawkes Night:
End your night with a fantastic fireworks display in order to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with your nearest and dearest.
21st December, Winter Solstice:
Alternatively known as the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice will only mean that it will get dark earlier – but that doesn’t mean you have to stop the party!
25th December, Christmas Day:
What better Christmas gift than marriage? If you choose to get married on Christmas Day then it might be worth sending out your Save the Date cards super early!
26th December, Boxing Day:
You’ll probably spend the whole of the day before preparing for your wedding, but a boxing day wedding could be fun, and extremely festive!
31st December, New Years Eve:
It’s the most exciting night of the year, so why not celebrate it by saying ‘I Do’ and then dancing your way into next year as a married couple
Alternative Wedding Dates
It will be a party to remember if you get married on your birthday - and a great excuse to eat lots of wedding cake!
Consider tying the knot a year, or two, to the date, after you get engaged.
Your parent's wedding anniversary:
Could you start a family tradition?
The date you first met:
If you can remember it, the date you met might always hold a special meaning to you both, so why not get married on that date too!
If you plan on getting married around the launch of a world Olympics or major sporting event, be wary of possible traffic delays.
If the bank holiday falls on a Friday then there may be an opportunity for you to tie the knot on a Thursday to maximize a full long weekend of celebrating. If the bank holiday falls on the Monday then a Sunday wedding could be an option.
Mothers Day/Fathers Day:
Bringing families together for more than one reason.
One-of-a-kind wedding dates:
Choose a date such as 7/7/17, 8/8/18, 9/9/19, or 17/7/17, 18/8/18, 19/9/19 or even 10/10/20 as a fun date to tie the knot.
Our Top Tips for Choosing a Wedding Date
- Ensure the most important members of your family and friends can make it
- Check that your chosen wedding date doesn’t clash with another family wedding or celebration
- Check that the wedding venues that you browse have availability or are open if you’re choosing a wedding date that is unusual or falls across a national holiday
- If you do end up choosing a unique wedding date, be sure to send out your Save the Date cards early, so that your guests are well aware of your plan