EW Survey 2016: most popular wedding dates, months and seasons to get married
The most popular days to get married in Australia in 2016
Although there are seven days to choose from, it comes as no surprise that Saturday is by far the most popular day Aussie couples choose to get married.
According to the results of our Easy Wedding Annual Wedding Survey a whopping 62% of weddings occur on a Saturday. No other days of the week really come into comparison to the Saturday figure, with the next most popular day being Friday at 15%.
Sunday was the third most popular day to get married with 11% popularity. The rest of the days of the week all had similar results varying from 4% popularity for Thursdays’ to 2% for Mondays, (no surprise there.)
The most popular wedding dates in Australia in 2017
The below infographic displays both the most popular days to get married in Australia in 2016, as well as the most popular dates to get married in Australia in 2017.
The dates are scattered across mostly the autumn and spring months, with both March and October being especially popular. This makes sense as both spring and autumn were also rated the two most popular season to get married in our survey.
And, of course, the Saturday after Valentine’s Day is a popular choice for those loved-up couples out there!
Tips to prepare for the most popular wedding dates in 2017:
- Firstly, make sure you are available on these dates
- Adjust your pricing structure or make necessary amendments to ensure you are optimising bookings and revenue for these dates.
Most popular months and seasons to get married in Australia in 2016
According to the more than 2300+ brides who took part in our Easy Weddings Annual survey, spring is the most popular season to get married with 37% of weddings occurring during this season. This comes as no surprise with the lovely weather, beautiful flowers and gorgeous wedding themes that are in abundance in the spring time.
Out of the spring months and the entire year, October is the most popular month to get married. The autumn months were not too far behind the spring months in terms of choice, with both April and September being equally as popular as each other.
Both summer and winter had similar results with 19% of weddings happening in summer and 18% in winter.
So, what does this mean for wedding suppliers?
First and foremost, take your holidays in June and December! These are the least popular times for weddings, so these are the key months to enjoy a well-deserved break.
Additionally, keep in mind that January will be your biggest month for enquiries in the whole year. So, although it isn’t a popular month for weddings, this is when the enquiries will start rolling in. Make sure you are prepared for an influx of enquiries in January.