Friday, February 1, 2013

Wedding Planning: Lucky Wedding Dates in 2013 and 2014

Picking the date for your special day isn't as easy as you may think. Be sure to check the calendar for dates that you might want to steer clear of - and keep these handy when booking a date or making a deposit. Now let's us check out 2013/2014 years good and not so good wedding dates.

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Unusual Dates

If you're interested in numerology, you might want to pick adate with good or interesting numbers. Some of these dates are Thursdays, so still doable for guests willing to take a long weekend and you may even save a little money. Consider hiring an astrologer, tarot card reader or other magical entertainment for your reception.


1/3/13 (Thursday) 1/4/14 (Saturday)

1/31/13 (Thursday) 2/7/14 (Friday)

3/1/13 (Friday)

3/31/13 (Sunday, but it happens to be Easter)

Groundhog Day

February 2nd is a Saturday in 2013, and a Sunday in 2014. It could be a very cute, or very strange, theme!

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is on a Thursday in 2013 so only small weddings would be a good idea, but it's on a Friday in 2014.

St. Patrick's Day

March 17 is a Sunday in 2013 if you want to party and explore your Celtic heritage. It's on a Monday in 2014, not as good for a wedding.

April Fools

It's on a Monday in 2013 and a Tuesday in 2014. (Don't forget to hire a clown or magician for reception entertainment to play up the theme.)

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Three-day weekends

We've discussed the three day weekend controversy in the past, but if you're interested in having your wedding over a three day weekend, check out these dates:

Martin Luther King Day

Weekend of 1/19-1/21 2013

Weekend of January 1/18/-1/20 2014

President's Day

Weekend of 2/16-2/18 2013
Weekend of 2/15-2/17 2014

Memorial Day

Weekend of 5/25-5/27 2013

Weekend of 5/24-5/26 2014

4th of July

In 2013, the Fourth of July is on a Thursday, so Friday 7/5 or Saturday 7/6 would make great dates for a wedding with a lot of out of town guests or a destination wedding. It gets even better in 2014, July 4th is on a Friday so Friday, Saturday, or Sunday would work for a wedding date.

Labor Day / Columbus Day

Weekend of 8/31-9/2 2013 Weekend of 10/12-10/14 2013

Weekend of 8/30- 9/1 2014 Weekend of 10/11-10/13 2014

Thanksgiving (Thursday)

11/28/2013, 11/27/2014


You probably don't want to have your wedding actually on Christmas, but if most of your guests are relatives, having a wedding around the Christmas holidays can be a great idea.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Thursday, December 25,2014

New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dates to avoid:

Mother's Day                                Father's Day 

May 12, 2013                                June 16, 2013

May 11, 2014                                June 15, 2014

Pearl Harbor Day

Saturday, December 7 2013
Sunday, December 7 2014

Religious Holidays

Palm Sunday Easter Sunday

March 24, 2013 March 31, 2013

April 20, 2014


Monday 3/25 – Tuesday 4/2/2013

Monday 4/14 – Tuesday 4/22, 2014

If you are planning a Jewish wedding discuss the "blackout dates" between the last day of Passover and Shavuot with your officiant. Different rabbis have different rules about this.

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 26, 2014 (not on a weekend in 2013)

Yom Kippur

September 13-14 2013

October 3 – 4, 2014

Sports-related                            Final Four/March Madness Dates

Super Bowl Sunday                         Saturday 4/6/2013

February 3, 2013                          Saturday 4/5/2014

February 2, 2014

Friday the 13th

The unluckiest date of the year has questionable origins. Some historians say it comes from the 13 diners who were present at the last supper, but the famous Code of Hammurabi doesn't include a 13th law, which suggests this superstition is as many as 3 millennia old. And it wasn't until a successful novel titled Friday the Thirteenth was published in the early 1900s that Friday became part of the unlucky equation.
September 13, 2013
December 13, 2013
June 13, 2014

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