I love this! Great info for people planning their weddings, or getting engaged over the holidays.
1. Weekends with a Monday holiday
While you may be able to score a discounted rate from the venue to have your wedding on a Sunday night, since most people have the Monday holiday off, you’ll find that flights and hotel costs skyrocket on these weekends. Keep this in mind when picking one of these, as some guests may have to decline coming because of the extra travel costs.
Weekend of May 25-27, 2019
Weekend of May 23-25, 2020
Weekend of August 31 – September 2, 2019
Weekend of September 5-7, 2020
Weekend of October 12-14, 2019
Weekend of October 10-12, 2020
2. Thanksgiving Weekend
This may seem like a great time to have a wedding, since a lot of people travel over Thanksgiving, but it can be a very tough time for a wedding. For one thing, prices for travel and hotels go up during Thanksgiving. The other reason is that people usually spend this holiday with their family members. So if you have a lot of guests who do not live locally, they may not be able to attend.
Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)
November 28, 2019
November 26, 2020
3. New Year’s Eve
A New Year’s Eve wedding may seem like a fun idea. What better way to celebrate the end of one New Year and the start of another than with a wedding? Beware of high prices at venues and from vendors if you plan to do this date.
New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Thursday, December 31, 2020
4. Religious holidays
Be sure to keep in mind the dates of religious holidays when picking a wedding date. Even if it’s not a holiday you observe, scheduling your wedding during Lent, Passover, or Ramadan, for example, may limit guests from coming due to cultural obligations.
5. Super Bowl Sunday
If you’re planning to do a Sunday wedding, cross Super Bowl Sunday off your list of options. And if you do decide to have it on that Sunday, be sure to have lots of TVs accessible for the die-hard fans.S
6. Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is known as the day of bad luck. If you’re even a little bit superstitious, you may want to skip this date for your wedding or even rehearsal dinner.
Friday the 13th
September 13, 2019
December 13, 2019
March 13, 2020
November 13, 2020