Welcome to another Shebli Nikkole Photography #weddingwednesday! This week Liz with White Daisy Events is sharing with us her advice on what to consider when choosing a wedding date.
Wedding Dates to Avoid Saying “I Do” On.
Living in Colorado and the Denver Bronco’s just winning the Super Bowl it got me thinking of all the possible weddings that took place in Colorado on Sunday February 7th that maybe didn’t go exactly according to plan all because the Super Bowl was taking place. So I decided to sit down and write this helpful blog for all the newly engaged couples regarding dates to avoid getting married on.
If you are recently engaged or are getting married and have not picked your date yet, more than likely the number one question you are being asked is, “Have you picked a date yet?”
Today we are talking about the top dates of the year to consider not getting married on.
Major holidays are the first set of dates I always advise couples to avoid getting married on for various reasons. First of all; because as awesome as it sounds to have a Halloween spooky themed wedding, you might not like having your wedding anniversary on this ghost and goblins holiday every year. Secondly; a lot of guests have prior family obligations on most major holidays and more than likely will regretfully decline attending your wedding. Last of all, travel fees are much higher during major holidays so even if guests can attend your wedding, they might not be able to afford the flight out to see you and your boo say “I do”.
Major holidays to think about avoiding when choosing your date include: New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas.
I also advise brides to avoid getting married on any long weekend holidays, such as; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day. These are normally times when a lot of your guests are going to plan family vacations and might not be able to make it to your big day.
Other dates many couples forget to avoid when choosing their wedding date are dates or weekends of major sporting events. As a bride myself, the last thing I would want is my groom and all my guests huddled around televisions and radios to listen to “the big game!”
Major sporting events to consider are as follows: Super Bowl Sunday, Stanley Cup, Final Four of March Madness, Olympics and the World Series. If I am forgetting any I am sure your fiancé could fill you in!
Last but not least, there are also specific dates that I simply just find to be very unlucky, which include: Any Friday the 13th (I honestly would just avoid the 13th of any date as much as possible), February 29th (Leap Day), March 15th (The Ides of March), September 11th and December 7th (Pearl Harbor Remembrance).
Another conversation I find myself having with brides in private when it comes to picking their date is planning their wedding around their menstrual cycle. There are too many ladies out there that don’t do this and you can only imagine what they end up going through. Being on your period is tough enough. Imagine having to wear a beautiful (possibly heavy) white dress, look beautiful and smile all day long with a million other emotions going through you.Then turning around and going on your honeymoon. Not fun! So do yourself a favor and plan your wedding and honeymoon either before or after that time of the month. I am sure the last thing you want is aunt flow making her way onto the guest list.
No matter what date you pick, just make sure it is a day that you and your fiancé will be happy to celebrate for many years to come. Also remember to book your venue before you send out your Save the Dates!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that Liz’s tips help when choosing a wedding date!