You plan you wedding and reserve the date for a long weekend, expecting that you will be able to gather all guests. You think, that people who want to come will come no matter what, but it will turn out, that not many guests will be there at all. The problem is that you've picked up wrong wedding date. Let's see, what wedding dates you'd better avoid.
Three-day weekends. Weekend wedding has its own pros and cons. For instance, your guests will enjoy a day off and won't face any problems with their work. And by the way, Sunday wedding fees are lower than Saturday fees, but at the same time the prices at hotels are higher.
Well, it's great if you want to chose one of the weekends for your wedding, but be sure that it's not a three-day weekend, coinciding with any holidays falling on Monday. The problem with three-day weekends is that people have their own plans for them. And coming to your wedding will interrupt them. So if you want all your guests to come, then avoid weddings during the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day.
Holidays. Avoid all holidays you can, whether they are close to weekends or fall in the mid of the week. Your guests won't come, because your wedding will take their additional day off, that they would spend with their families. So, if you don't want any problems with guests, then don't choose the dates close to Independence Day, New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Halloween and Valentine's Day. The last one is for the sake of your wedding budget, because it's the month when the prices for floral decoration, especially if you choose red roses, are the highest.
Religious holidays. Religious holidays also should be avoided, because there can be some restrictions at your house of worship, or you even won't be allowed to marry at all. The holidays to avoid are Palm Sunday, Easter, Passover, Tisha B'Av, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Ram Navami and Krishna Janmashtami.
Sport events. Do you know how many football fans are there among your guests? You don't. And you don't know what a difficult choice they will have to make between coming to your wedding or staying at home and watching game. Make it easier for them by avoiding the dates of the World Series and Superbowl weekend.
August. Avoid the entire month, because it's the hottest month of the year. You and your guests will complain about the weather, so be ready to install the fans and walk around with a bottle of cold water in your hands instead of flowers. And remember, that august is the vacation month, so many of your guest might never show up at your wedding.
Unlucky dates. There are some dates, that have nothing to do with the holidays, but they are believed to be unlucky. Stay away from the Ides of March (that is March 15), because it's the day when Julius Caesar was assassinated. The origins of superstition concerning Friday 13 is not clear, but many people think that it's unlucky date. Leap year, especially February 29, is also unlucky. Romans and Greeks believed that starting anything new in your life in a leap year would bring you bad luck. September 11 is the last date that you have to avoid. Everyone remembers about the tragedy in NYC, that's why choosing this date for your wedding seems to be disrespectful and cynical.
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