Wedding Dates You May Want to Avoid

Choosing your wedding date is probably one of the first items on your checklist.  The day you choose can help set the tone for your event.  But, keep in mind that you want to select a date that is not only special for you and your partner, but one that is feasible for your guests.  Here are some suggestions of dates to avoid.

Major Holidays

Major holidays are commonly shared with close friends and family, and sometimes they create extra days off work. But, vendor and travel costs can be higher, and accommodations may be limited during these busy times. Many families also carry traditions they may not want interrupted.  A few of the major holidays to consider are:

  • Christmas
  • Thanksgiving
  • Mother’s Day
  • New Year’s
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Easter
Major Sporting Events

Perhaps if you are a huge sports fan, this is a no brainer. But, if you do not get too excited about major sporting events, here is a list of big dates you may want to steer clear of.

  • Olympics
  • March Madness
  • Super Bowl
  • College Championships
  • US Opens
  • FIFA World Cup
  • Golf Majors
  • NFL Playoffs
Important Family Dates

If someone in your family has a special day, such as an anniversary, milestone birthday, or day of remembrance, you may want to avoid choosing this as your day to tie the knot.  Some may find it rude to request that this special day is shared.  Although it may not seem like a big deal to you, it could cause conflict and grudges.  Your wedding should be a joyful day for you and those around you.

When you pull out the calendar to pick your special day, jot down these dates first to help with your selection. You may not please everyone, but if you keep your close friends and family in mind, your biggest fans will be alongside ready to celebrate!