Wedding Date Considerations

Christmas in Australia is a special time. Instead of snow, we get beautiful lazy sunsets. Instead of hot chocolate we get cold champagne. Instead of bare branches, we get beautiful native blooms and instead of pudding we get pavlova.

Planning your wedding to fall on a public holiday is often tempting. If you have guests coming from far and wide then having a few extra days may work well for them or if you are planning a wedding away from home that requires people to travel, then a long weekend gives wedding guests some extra time off work.

On the downside, public holidays, in particular Christmas, can be an expensive time to travel, and these times are usually cherished by families as a time to spend with kids and family…no matter how much they love you they won’t be keen to cancel such holidays.

Here are some days to take into consideration when choosing a wedding date:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Australia Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Anzac Day
  • Easter Holidays
  • St Patricks Day
  • Labour Day (varies state to state)
  • Canberra Day (yes – and the rest of us are very jealous!)
  • Queens Birthday (varies state to state)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day