Top 5 Auspicious Wedding Dates In 2021

Let’s take a look at the top 5 auspicious wedding dates in 2021. 2020 was supposed to be a prosperous year for getting married. However, due to the pandemic, most of the couples postponed to 2021.

With more weddings happening this year, it will be important for couples to plan well in advance to avoid having your preferred date clashing with others.

In addition to this, picking an auspicious wedding date is essential to enjoying a happy and harmonious marriage.

Below are our top 5 Auspicious Wedding Dates in 2021. Let’s see which date works best for you!

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12th February: Getting Married on the First Day of Chinese New Year

The first few days of spring according to the lunar calendar is usually one for celebration and joy as well as highlighting the coming of new beginnings. If you hold your wedding during this period- it will be double celebration or “Shuang xi lin men (双喜临门)”.

Plus, you’ll have your pick of flowers! Florists will be importing tons of beautiful blooms for the festive occasion. You can select a few choice flowers that only blossom during this season for your bouquet or decor. For more flower inspo click here.

And, as it’s already the holiday period – most of your guests will already be off work!

However, it is important to note that the cost of holding a wedding during Chinese New Year or any festive period will be more expensive. With most venue filled with families having reunion dinner.

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21st May: One More Way to Say “I Love You”

21st May is a very romantic date. The numbers 5 (wû) 2 (èr) 1 (yī) sounds similar to “wô (我) ài (爱) nî (你)”, which equates to “I love you” in Chinese.

So, why not get married on this day and let the numbers speak for the deep love between you and your significant other?

Plus, it’s a Friday which means people can celebrate your wedding without worrying about waking up early the next day for work! And, it works out cheaper to have a weekday wedding – Find out more here.
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20th June: Get married on summer solstice

Midsummer is an ideal time for new beginnings and a fresh start. The summer solstice is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

When there is more daylight each day, our mood and energy is naturally elevated! This makes Midsummer an ideal time for a wedding celebration.
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14th August: Let Zhinü and Niulang be Your Special Wedding Witnesses

14th August is the 7th day of the 7th lunisolar month on the lunar calendar (also known as Qixi Festival). It’s the traditional Chinese Valentine’s Day celebrating the annual meeting of Zhinü (the weaver girl) and Niulang (the cowherd) in mythology.

In mythology, their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the heavenly river (symbolizing the Milky Way). But, once a year, on the day of Qixi Festival, a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day.

Whilst you may consider getting hitched on the 14th February as cliché, but why not do it during Qixi Festival?
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12th December: It Takes Two People to Have a Happy Life Forever

Chinese people believe “12/12” looks just like two people walking together in hands. By holding your wedding on this day, you and your fiance will be able to hold each other’s hand for the rest of your lives.

Pro-tip: 12th December is an extremely popular date for weddings, make sure you book as early as possible. You can browse, and chat to our vendors about their availability by clicking on “Ask for a quote”.
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Bonus TIPS: Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2021

  1. Festivals for ancestor worship:
    In the lunar calendar, Qingming Festival (4th April), Ghost Festival (the 14th and 15th of the seventh lunar month), and Cold Clothes Festival (the first day of the tenth lunar month) are considered unlucky days to have weddings. It’s because these festivals are related to death, so you should definitively avoid choosing these dates for your big day.
  2. Any dates that contain “4”:
    This is because the pronunciation of “4” in Chinese is “sì”, which is very similar to “sî” (death). In Chinese culture, death is always regarded as a negative thing and should be avoided.
  3. Birthdays and anniversaries of the death of the wedding couple’s parents:
    The reason behind this is pretty simple: it’s your parents’ big day, you shouldn’t make it yours. Instead of asking them to show up on your wedding and celebrate for you, you’re supposed to be there for them. The aim is to show your love and devotion to them.
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Before choosing an auspicious wedding date, you should check that the year you marry in doesn’t clash with your zodiac sign.

For example, in 2021 (Year of the Ox): Female Tiger, Male Horse should avoid getting married.

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