Wedding Date

Last updated: November 22, 2009

Congratulations, you’ve just gotten engaged!  Now time to pick a wedding date.  Things to keep in mind when choosing your wedding date are holidays, seasons, graduations, reunions, and local events.  Also consider the fact that flowers, airfare, and hotels may cost more during major holidays.

These might be some dates you might want to avoid:
New Year’s day- January 1
MLK Day- third Monday in January
Ash Wednesday- February 6
Valentine’s Day- February 14
President’s Day- third Monday in February
Palm Sunday- Sunday before Easter
Good Friday- Friday before Easter
Easter Sunday- Sunday after first full moon during spring
St. Patrick’s Day- March 17
April Fool’s Day- April 1
Passover- April 20
Orthodox Easter- April 27
Mother’s Day- second Sunday in May
Memorial Day- last Monday in May
Father’s Day- third Sunday in June
Independence Day- July 4
Labor Day- first Monday in September
First day of Ramadan- Sept. 2
Rosh Hashanah- September 30
Yom Kippur- October 9
Columbus Day- second Monday in October
Thanksgiving (Canada)- second Monday in October
Halloween- October 31
All Saints Day- November 1
Election Day- first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
Veteran’s Day- November 11
Thanksgiving- fourth Thursday in November
Black Friday- Friday after Thanksgiving Day
Hanukkah- December 22
Christmas Eve- December 24
Christmas- December 25
Kwanza- December 26
New Years Eve- December 31

Same date
  • Ex. 08/08/08- very popular, only occur once in a lifetime.
  • If  you want to choose a “lucky” date like this, be sure to book all reservations early!

  • Final Four
  • March Madness
  • Superbowl- first Sunday of February

Days of Remembrance
  • 09/11 Twin Towers
  • 12/07 Pearl Harbor

If you are wanting certain flowers at your wedding, you should consider the season in which you choose your wedding date.