Whether it’s because of superstitions or just down to convenience, there are some days of the year that are a lot more popular for weddings than others. And although some of these are fairly predictable – you’re probably not surprised to learn that Saturdays in September are more popular than Mondays in March – there are other popular dates that are less easy to explain.
If you’re currently in the early stages of planning your big day and need help to select the perfect date, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to select an out-of-season date in the hope of bagging a bargain or need to know which summer weekends are more popular so you can get your invites out early, our guide to the most popular wedding dates should give you the know-how you need to get the timing just right.
January to March
As @youyourwedding points out, ‘Only 1% of couples choose to get married in January, so it’s great month to pick if you want a wedding with a difference that will lighten everyone’s January blues.’ What’s more, venues, caterers and entertainers are more likely to offer you a deal when booking your wedding, helping you to bag a bargain.
February and March are slightly busier than January, although the 13th of each month is an especially unpopular day to get hitched. There is, however, one winter date that attracts plenty of loved-up couples every year – 14 February. Getting married on Valentine’s Day is a popular choice across the UK, especially when the celebration of love falls on a weekend.
April to June
As we creep towards the summer months, the number of weddings taking place every day in the UK begins to climb. The May bank holiday weekends and June solstice are popular choices for couples, although all weekends in the spring and early summer see growing demand.
July to September
July to September is the most popular time of year to get married in the UK, with thousands of couples saying their ‘I dos’ in the summer months. August in particular is an incredibly popular choice, with the bank holiday at the end of the month proving irresistible for many couples. Although September is slightly less popular than the middle of the summer, it’s still a great choice for those looking to take advantage of good weather. In fact, 2 September 1995 was the most popular wedding day ever,with 7,750 couples getting hitched.
October to December
Although autumn and winter can both make fantastic seasons for a stunning wedding demand generally drops off once the summer sun begins to fade. In fact, Christmas Day 1999 was the least popular wedding date ever, with just three couples saying their ‘I dos’ on this wintry day.
Whether you’re planning a winter wedding or a summer extravaganza, we can help you find the venue that’s perfect for your big day. Get touch with a member of our team, or take a look around our site to find out more.