Just engaged? Congratulations! After popping the champagne and basking in engagement bliss. One of your first tasks as an engaged couple is to pick your wedding date.
The date you choose can have some huge affects on the rest of your planning. For example, summer weddings are more costly than those during the winter “off season.” Your wedding date could also dictate which vendors you work with and your whole timeline.
February 11, 2017. Another pop quiz coming your way: What’s the similarity between 2, 11 and 17? They’re all prime numbers! For a truly prime wedding day, you could choose this date or 3/11/17, 5/13/17, 7/29/2017 or 11/11/2017 (all Saturdays).
Friday, March 17, 2017. Want to celebrate like the Irish do? St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, this year, so you could have a wedding complete with green decor, Irish music and plenty of Guinness to go around.
Saturday, April 1, 2017. If you love a good laugh and don’t mind a few harmless pranks, you’ll have tons of fun with an April Fool’s Day wedding. But if the thought of something going wrong freaks you out, maybe avoid this date.
Friday, May 12, 2017. Last math quiz (promise!): What’s the relationship between 5, 12, and 17? Answer: 5 + 12 = 17. This subtle numerical pattern is one that many of your guests won’t even notice, but you’ll always remember it. (The same goes for October 7, 2017, which is a Saturday.)
Memorial Day Weekend. Craving that long weekend wedding? Memorial Day in 2017 is on the 29th, so a wedding on the 26th, 27th, or 28th would all be great choices.
July 14 or 15, 2017. Remember the palindrome week we talked about in 2016? There’s one in 2017, also starting on the 10th of the month. Unfortunately the 10th is a Monday, but event the 14th and 15th are Friday and Saturday, and they’re still palindromes.
Labor Day Weekend. Relish in an extra day of post-nuptial relaxation heading back to the real world. This year’s Labor Day falls on September 4 — go for a wedding on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
How about Friday October 13th....
Don’t forget to take your own “holidays,” into consideration. You might not want to have your wedding on the same day as your maid of honor’s birthday or your college reunion.
While there are no limitations on dates you can or can’t choose, these are the ones that we bet will be popular (or the ones you might want to avoid).