The Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2019 and 2020

By Kim Forrest

Check out our list of dates in 2019 and 2020 that you MIGHT want to avoid for your own wedding day.

Many couples choose to avoid holding their weddings on holidays, because of concern that guests won’t be able to attend due to longstanding travel plans or family events. Holiday weekends can also be more expensive for you, because vendors may be extra busy with other non-wedding events (think florists on Mother’s Day or caterers on Thanksgiving), as well as for your guests, who might have trouble booking affordable accommodations and flights. You also may want to steer clear of major sporting events or other big national or local events – and traditionally “unlucky” days, like Friday the 13th. But really, your wedding date is your choice—if you don’t think hosting your wedding on a particular holiday will affect the planning too much (and there aren’t any religious exclusions), then go for it!

Check out our list of wedding dates to (potentially) avoid in 2018 and 2019.

New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2019; Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019; Monday, January 20, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday: Sunday, February 3, 2019 (especially in Atlanta, Ga.); Sunday, February 2, 2020 (especially in Miami, Fla.)

Valentine’s Day: Thursday, February 14, 2019; Friday, February 14, 2020

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 18, 2019; Monday, February 17, 2020

Academy Awards: Sunday, February 24, 2019; Sunday, February 9, 2020 (especially in Los Angeles)

April Fool’s Day: Monday, April 1, 2019; Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Final Four: Saturday, April 6 and Monday, April 8, 2019 (especially in Minneapolis, Minn.); Saturday, April 4 and Monday April 6, 2020 (especially in Atlanta, Ga.)

Palm Sunday: Sunday April 14, 2019; Sunday, April 5, 2020

Passover: Friday, April 19 through Saturday, April 27, 2019; Wednesday, April 8 through Thursday, April 16, 2020

Easter: Sunday, April 21, 2019; Sunday, April 12, 2020

Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12, 2019; Sunday, May 10, 2020

Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2019; Monday, May 25, 2020

Friday the 13th: Friday, September 13, 2019; Friday, December 13, 2019; Friday, March 13, 2020; Friday, November 13, 2020

Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16, 2019; Sunday, June 21, 2020

Fourth of July: Thursday, July 4, 2019; Saturday, July 4, 2020

Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019; Monday, September 7, 2020

Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 1, 2019; Friday September 18 through Sunday, September 20, 2020

Yom Kippur: Tuesday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 9, 2019; Sunday, September 27 through Monday, September 28, 2020

Columbus Day: Monday, October 14, 2019; Monday, October 12, 2020

Halloween: Thursday, October 31, 2019; Saturday, October 31, 2020

Veterans Day: Monday, November 11, 2019; Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28, 2019; Thursday, November 26, 2020

Christmas:  Wednesday, December 25, 2019; Friday, December 25, 2020

Kwanzaa: Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020; Saturday, December 26, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021

New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, December 31, 2019; Thursday, December 31, 2020


Gearing Up for Spring and Summer Weddings

By Edmund Brunetti

Hooray! It is officially spring and now we have all of those gorgeous spring and summer weddings to look forward too. Highly creative caterers and florists in Mornington Peninsula are gearing up for another two seasons of fabulous weddings.

What is the Best Day of Your Life Really About?

There are a lot of things to work out for a wedding, the guest list, venue and how to navigate your way through all of the opinions on color palette, dress style and all of the other little details. We have all seen the horrors of a day gone wrong. But here's the bottom line, it's your day, you're a grown up and you should be able to do what you want.

Pulling it Together With a Wedding Planner

When it comes to the big day, the devil, as they say, is in the details and what you really want is someone you can rely on to look after them. Someone who is going to do exactly what you want and will give an opinion when you ask for it. That's what a wedding coordinator from Mornington Peninsula can do for you.

What Wedding Coordinators Don't Do

A wedding coordinator is there to make your big day a success, so if you want to get married on the rolling hills of Yarra Glen with all the trappings they will make that happen. What they will avoid is arguing with you, sulking when they don't get their own way or telling anyone else you made the wrong decisions.

What They Do

A wedding coordinator for your Mornington Peninsula event can help you just as you need. Whether you want help on the day in making things run smoothly and getting everyone where they need to be, or you'd like someone who really knows how to pull off an extra special day or weekend of events.

There are a lot of people to coordinate, the venue, the caterers, the car hire people and the florist in Mornington Peninsula you've chosen. And don't forget helping the guests and their hotels, the hairdressers and makeup people for the bridal party. Oh, and where is the string quartet and the DJ? Getting all of the pieces and parts to happen in the right order at the right time is quite the skill.

A wedding coordinator has done all of it before, and they know where the pitfalls are and which elements are most likely to cause a hiccup.

Well Connected

One of the great things about working with a coordinator is they are connected in the industry in ways you aren't. They have worked with the car hire companies and everyone else plus they have connections with the venues. They know people and their reputation in a way you can't, only because you don't do this every day. You can trust your coordinator to bring in the right connections when it comes to pulling your day together.

The effect is to pull the stress from your shoulders so you can relax - well at least focus on the special things of the day.

Wishing all those getting married Congrats. We wish you the best of luck. If you want your wedding or anniversary announced send it in to

Wedding Stamps


Most people know the Silver Wedding Anniversary is the 25th Anniversary, and the 50th is considered the Golden Anniversary. How many are aware the 40th is Ruby, or the 45th is Emerald?

Well let N.E. Informer help you with your anniversary questions.  Whether you wish to give the traditional gifts given through the ages or stay in the loop with what the modern gift lists consist of N.E. Informer has it here.  

Anniversary Gift

1st  Paper
2nd  Cotton
3rd  Leather
4th  Fruit, flowers
5th  Wood
6th  Sugar
7th  Copper, wool
8th  Bronze, pottery
9th  Pottery, willow
10th  Tin
11th  Steel
12th  Silk, linen
13th  Lace
14th  Ivory
15th  Crystal
20th  China
25th  Silver
30th  Pearl
35th  Coral
40th  Ruby
45th  Sapphire
50th  Gold
55th  Emerald
60th  Diamond





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