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Picking your Wedding date – Holidays & other significant dates in 2014

Picking your Wedding date – Holidays & other significant dates in 2014

By In marriage celebrant, wedding On September 7, 2013

Are you newly engaged or thinking about getting married next year? Before you start booking venues, have you thought about what dates are public holidays or significant dates in 2014? Have a look through our list of significant dates in 2014:

NSW Public Holidays 2014

Wednesday 1 January 2014 – New Year’s Day
Monday 27 January 2014 – Australia Day
Friday 18 April 2014 – Good Friday
Saturday 19 April 2014 – Easter Saturday
Monday 21 April 2014 – Easter Monday
Friday 25 April 2014 – Anzac Day
Monday 9 June 2014 – Queen’s Birthday
Monday 4 August 2014 – Bank Holiday (NSW only)
Monday 6 October 2014 – Labour Day
Thursday 25 December 2014 – Christmas Day
Friday 26 December 2014 – Boxing Day

Other dates of note include:

Friday Feb 14th, 2014 – Valentine’s day – your flower bill is likely to be much higher than usual, and you may have difficulty in booking your reception venue.

Tuesday Apr 1st, 2014 – April Fool’s Day should generally be avoided as a wedding date.

Friday 25 Apr 2014 – Anzac Day.

Sunday May 11th, 2014 – Mother’s Day (always on the second Sunday in May), should most likely be avoided to avoid a conflict for your guests

Sunday September 7th, 2014 -Father’s Day (always on the first Sunday in September), should also most likely be avoided.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 – Remembrance day. Days of Remembrance and historically significant days may cause a conflict of interest for some guests.

Sport – we love our sport in Australia so when possible it is advisable to try to avoid large sporting events that may conflict with your wedding.

  •  The World Cup [Soccer/Football] is being held from Thursday June 12 2014 and finishes on Sunday July 13 2014.
  • The Commonwealth Games are being held from July 23 to August 3 2014


Religious and Cultural Holidays – You might also carefully consider the dates for religious and cultural holidays –  (your own and those of your guests) when planning your wedding. There may even be restrictions at your house of worship as to whether you’re allowed to marry at these times. Some dates include:

  • Tuesday, April 15 2014 – Passover
  • Thursday, September 25 2014 – Rosh HaShanah
  • Saturday, October 4 2014 -Yom Kippur
  • Wednesday, December 17 2014 until nightfall on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 -Hanukkah
  • Saturday June 28 2014 – Ramadan begins

Your wedding celebrant will be able to give you advice on particular dates to avoid in your area or region. If you are getting married on Sydney’s Northern Beaches please contact me and I will be more than happy to help you in your choice of wedding day!

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