I compiled a list of symbolic dates in order to assist you in creating the most memorable day. Brides and grooms seek out to find the date that reminds them of something (we wedded on my parents’ anniversary) or they may look for uniqueness (January 1, 2001/ 01-01-01), or even a romantic date (Valentine’s Day, February 14).
Hopefully these dates may help you decide in selecting the best date for your wedding!
Wedding Date | Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Most people will have Monday off for NYE + Tuesday for New Year’s Day. Since it’s a Tuesday, the cost will likely be much lower.
Wedding Date | Sunday, January 20, 2019
The following day is Monday, and since it’s MLK day, many will have off from work.
Wedding Date | Thursday, February 14, 2019
Since it’s a Thursday, it’ll be lower cost for your venue. A romantic day to get married for sure!
Wedding Date | Sunday, February 17, 2019
The following day is Monday, but since it’s Presidents’ Day, many schools and businesses will be closed, so it’ll be a holiday weekend with closures on Monday. Bonus, it’s 2/17/19… nice to have a little addition to make the date easy to remember: 2+17=19.
Wedding Date | Sunday, March 10, 2019
It’s Daylight Savings, so you’ll get an “extra” hour into the evening of sunlight. Plus, it’s likely the first weekend of Spring Break, so many more can attend + stay later.
Wedding Date | Friday, April 19, 2019
It’s Good Friday and likely a holiday weekend for families. Many will be off work and by choosing the Friday, you’ll avoid “interfering” with Easter festivities on Sunday.
Wedding Date | Sunday, May, 26, 2019
You’ll get the Saturday “feel” on a Sunday since most are off work on Memorial Day, the 27th. It’ll cost less by choosing a non-Saturday wedding date and your guests will likely stay a little later since they don’t have to work on Monday.
Wedding Date | Friday, July 5, 2019
It’s the beginning of a 3-day weekend, most guests will have this day off work. It’ll cost less at your venue since it’s not only a non-Saturday, but also in off-season.
Wedding Date | Monday, July 8, 2019
Hear me out on a Monday date. First, it’s budget-friendly. Second, it’s coming off a long, holiday weekend, so it could be great for destination if people are coming in from afar so they can celebrate and fly back on a cheaper weekday (Tuesday). And finally, how cool is 7-8-19… if you’re a “numbers” person, it’s kinda neat! 7-8-9.
Wedding Date | Friday, July 12, 2019
With the holiday weekend before it, it’ll give your bridal party a perfect weekend to do some pre-wedding-celebrating. The Friday option is less expensive than a Saturday and it’s got a “novelty number date” to it because 7+12 = 19.
Wedding Date | Sunday, August 11, 2019
All dates in August are less expensive because it’s “off season”. This particular date is still during the summer, so more people are likely to stay later on a Sunday night since school hasn’t started, yet. “8” is a lucky number. And, 8+11 = 19.
Wedding Date | Sunday, Sept 1, 2019
This is Labor Day weekend, so you get the “Saturday feel” on a Sunday. Plus, 9-1-19 is a palindrome (same forwards and backwards).
Wedding Date | Thursday, Sept 19, 2019
This date! See it – 9-19-19… this is a FUN numbers date. Yes, please! Plus, a Thursday is a great choice for local guests (they have over a year to make arrangements to be there) and for destination because it means they can take the rest of the weekend to enjoy themselves.
Wedding Date | Sunday, October 13, 2019
The next day is Columbus Day and many school districts and businesses close this day. A Sunday would give you a lesser cost + a “Saturday feel” in the #1 wedding month of the year.
Wedding Date | Thursday, October 31, 2019
Calling all offbeat couples! Have you ever said, “Halloween is my favorite holiday?” Then, this would be a perfect date to save money on a Thursday and incorporate some spooky-awesome features from your favorite holiday. It’s also the week before Daylight Saving Time ends, so you’ll get the most daylight in the #1 month of the year.
Wedding Date | Friday, November 1, 2019
See this date – 11-1-19… kinda cool to have 11/1 as your date and so easy to remember. It’ll be lesser in cost than a Saturday, plus it’s right before daylight savings time for more sunlight + picture time before your reception.
Wedding Date | Monday, November 11, 2019
This would be a great way to honor your military loved ones (it’s Veterans Day). Our venues have military discounts, too, (for any day you choose). Plus, it’s during a 3-day weekend and weddings are more affordable on a Monday.
Wedding Dates | Mon, Tues, or Wednesday, November 25, 26, 27, 2019
Great choices to celebrate inexpensively (weekday rates), while everyone is in town already (for the Thanksgiving holiday) and to have a mini-honeymoon or long-honeymoon into the already-set days off of work due to Thanksgiving. This is really popular for our teacher couples who have the weekend before to prep + the week off from school already.
Wedding Date | Friday, November 29, 2019
This is a great date for couples who have moved away and are going back to their hometown for the wedding. Why? All of your “old” friends and family will already be in town for the holiday weekend and there’s not much happening on this Friday… except your less-expensive-than-a-Saturday, super-savvy wedding day, of course!
Wedding Date | Thursday, December 19, 2019
This wedding date fits the sweet spot – it’s less expensive since it’s on a Thursday. It’s after universities release students for the holidays. It’s the Thursday before the holidays, so more people are in town (but it’s not the covetedweekend before when most people have family get-togethers or work parties). And it’s got a novelty factor there – 12/19/19 with the duplicate day and year.
Get swept up in Romance…
Valentine’s Day is Thursday 14th February 2019 and Saturday 14th February 2020 – both great days to get married so long as you don’t want lots of red roses as that may well break the bank.
Dates for good luck!
The Chinese believe that any date that ends in an 8 or 9 are particularly lucky as 8 symbolizes infinity and 9 represents fulfillment. Feng Shui logic says the 8th, 9th, 18th, 19th, 28th and 29th are great wedding dates. Alternatively, any date that adds up to 8 is especially favored for commitment so the 17th and 26th are also lucky days as well.
The 8th day of the 8th month is especially favored by the Chinese which is why the Beijing Olympics opened on 08/08/2008. The 8th of August is a Thursday in 2019 and a Saturday in 2020.
Easy dates to remember…
To help your groom remember his anniversary more easily you may want to choose a date that is easier to remember such as Saturday, January 19, 2019 (01/19/19) or Saturday, October 19, 2019 (10/19/19).
The ultimate party!
The Irish believe that getting married on New Year’s Eve is very lucky as the couple will wake up for their first day as husband and wife on the first day of the new year.
Any time in June
The sixth month has always been considered a good month for marriages since the month is named after Juno the Roman Goddess of marriage.
If you’re one for poetry, let this old favorite be your guide…
“A January bride will be a prudent housekeeper and very good tempered
A February bride will be an affectionate wife and a tender mother
A March bride will be a frivolous chatterbox somewhat given to quarrelling
An April bride will be inconsistent or forceful but well-meaning
A May bride will be handsome, agreeable and practical
A June bride will be impetuous and generous
A July bride will be handsome but a trifle quick tempered
An August bride will be agreeable and practical as well
A September bride will be discreet, affable and much liked
An October bride will be pretty, coquettish, loving but jealous
A November bride will be liberal and kind but sometimes cold
A December bride will be fond of novelty, entertaining but extravagant”.
It’s up to you! At the end of the day you must choose a day that is right for you. This maybe the anniversary of when you met or when you got engaged, a special birthday or a date that honours your parents or grandparents. Whatever you choose, if it has special meaning for you, it will be the right date.
(compliments of ModernWedding.com)
Wedding Days of the Week Rhyme:
Monday for Wealth,
Tuesday for Health,
Wednesday the Best Day of All,
Thursday for Losses,
Friday for Crosses,
And Saturday no luck at all.