Dates To Avoid When Planning a Wedding

By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher of Brides & Weddings

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We all want our loved ones and friends to share the joy of our special day. To increase the odds that they can attend, consider the dates you should avoid. Some dates can be inconvenient, expensive, or conflict with important holidays or events. Here are some dates to avoid when planning your wedding:

Major holidays
Major holidays can be inconvenient for your guests, as they may already have travel plans or family commitments. Additionally, venues and vendors may charge higher prices for these dates due to high demand.

Mother’s Day
Memorial Day
Father’s Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Halloween Veterans’ Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve.

National or cultural events
Avoid scheduling your wedding on national or cultural events that may affect your guests, such as major sporting events, religious holidays, or festivals.
Exam periods
If you have many guests who are students or teachers, avoid scheduling your wedding during exam periods or teacher training days. Busy work periods Avoid scheduling your wedding during busy work periods such as tax season, end of financial year or major conferences, as your guests may have work commitments they cannot miss.
School holidays
Avoid scheduling your wedding during school holidays, especially if you have many guests with children. They may have planned vacations or family trips.
Family events
Avoid scheduling your wedding on the same date as a close family member’s birthday or wedding anniversary. This could make them feel like you’re competing with their special day.
Bad weather seasons
Avoid scheduling your wedding during the bad weather season in your area, especially if you’re planning an outdoor wedding. It’s better to schedule your wedding during a mild season or indoor venue.

Planning a wedding requires thoughtful consideration of many factors, including the dates to avoid. By being aware of holidays, events, and peak periods, you can help ensure your guests can attend your wedding without major conflicts. Choose a date that works best for you, your guests, and your budget. With careful planning and consideration, your wedding day will be unforgettable!

Rebecca Barnes is the publisher of Brides & Weddings, the trusted local wedding planning guide for more than 25 years. Rebecca is passionate about helping couples plan their dream weddings. Schedule a complimentary wedding planning consultation, call with Rebecca today. 


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