14 Nov Wedding Dates to Avoid
About a year or so ago, The Knot put an article together highlighting key dates over the next few years you just may want to avoid if you are planning a wedding (or in some cases actually target). As we get closer to the holiday season (which for many is also ‘engagement season’), I thought now might be a good time to highlight just a little of what this list has to offer. In addition to the Holiday Weekends section, you can click on the link below to view the original article and explore additional categories such as religious and cultural holidays, major sporting events and even what are deemed as ‘unlucky days’. So whether you’re a couple trying to find that right date or just want a fun read, this list can demonstrate just how few prime weekends there really are over the course of the year.
Holiday weekend weddings have pros and cons. You’ve got an extra day for the festivities (and recovery!); plus, a Sunday wedding is often less expensive than a Saturday one would be. However, costs of travel and hotels may be higher. And if you’re looking to marry around Valentine’s Day, be wary of your floral bill, especially if you’ve got your heart set on red roses — they’ll likely be more expensive than at any other time of the year. Likewise, reception sites often charge a higher fee for a New Year’s Eve wedding. Also consider the impact of a holiday weekend on your guest list: Some families have standing plans or traditions that they’d prefer not to miss.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday) Weekend of January 18-20, 2014, Weekend of January 17-19, 2015
Presidents’ Day (always a Monday) Weekend of February 15-17, 2014, Weekend of February 14-16, 2015
Mother’s Day (always a Sunday) Make sure your moms are okay sharing this weekend with your wedding. And ask yourself, do you want your anniversary to fall the same weekend as Mother’s Day when (or if) you become a mom? Weekend of May 10-11, 2014, Weekend of May 9-10, 2015
Memorial Day (always a Monday) Weekend of May 24-26, 2014, Weekend of May 23-25, 2015
Father’s Day (always a Sunday) Like you would with your moms, check with your dads about doubling up on this day. And grooms, make sure you’re okay with celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father’s Day if you decide to have kids. Weekend of June 14-15, 2014, Weekend of June 20-21, 2015
Independence Day Friday, July 4, 2014, Saturday, July 4, 2015
Labor Day (always a Monday) Weekend of August 30-September 1, 2014, Weekend of September 5-7, 2015
Columbus Day (always a Monday) Weekend of October 11-13, 2014, Weekend of October 10-12, 2015
Halloween Avoid it if you’re terrified that someone might actually show up in costume (and embrace it if you want them to!). Friday, October 31, 2014, Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thanksgiving (always a Thursday) November 27, 2014, November 26, 2015
New Year’s Eve Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Thursday, December 31, 2015