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Before starting the wedding planning process, you must pick a wedding date. This task will be a simple one for some people because they know precisely when they want to say "I do." But for the rest of the engaged couples picking a date can be a challenge. So we've come up with some tips that can help you through the process of picking your special day.
Wedding planning can be tricky. The industry is still dealing with the fallout from postponed weddings from 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With that in mind, Nora Sheils of Rock Paper Coin says that couples need to be more flexible now than ever when looking for a wedding date. "Many venues are completely booked over the weekends through 2022 and even into 2023, so try to be flexible with your date."
So what is the best date to get married in 2022? There isn't a "good" or "bad" wedding date —any day is the perfect time to celebrate love! When it comes to wedding planning, you could say the best wedding dates could be determined by the time of year. The time of year will impact how easy (or difficult ) it is to secure your big day. October has been the most popular month for weddings for a few years now. Then it's followed by September, June, May, and August. So it makes sense that weddings during these months get snatched up faster than less popular months, such as January, February, and March.
These popular dates are most likely to be busy for wedding venues and vendors throughout 2022:
The easiest way to save is to pick a wedding date during the "off-season," typically in January, February, and March. In many areas of the country, the weather can be cold and snowy, which is why couples tend to shy away from planning an event during this time. But a winter wedding can be truly magical, so don't overlook this time of year—especially if you have a tight budget.
Another way to save is to skip the weekend wedding and consider saying I do on weekdays.
One of the easiest ways to get a wedding date and save some money is by considering a mid-week event. This option has become more popular with couples over the past year or two. Some of the perks of getting married on a weekday include:
Want an easy way for guests (and your spouse) always remember your anniversary? Pick a palindrome date, which reads the same backward as forward. And this coming year, there are plenty of these to choose from, including:
This coming year also boasts a truly one-of-a-kind date: 2-22-22. The only comparable day occurred nearly 1000 years ago! In fact, there will not be a date like this until Two-decillion AD. To put that into perspective, a billion has 12 digits when written out, and a decillion has 60 digits. Many couples won't be able to resist having such a unique wedding date.
Some dates are just fun. If you are looking for a more interesting date, check out these cool dates:
What is the luckiest month to get married in 2022? Luck plays a massive part in many cultures, especially Chinese and Hindu weddings. Auspicious wedding dates are dates that are considered to be lucky. For example, in Chinese culture, the eight symbolizes success and prosperity. So the most fortunate wedding date for the coming year would be 8-8-22. Chinese New Year (2-1-22) is also considered a lucky wedding day.
Some believe that weddings during a supermoon are good luck, which brings about healing and positive change. Those dates for 2022 are:
It also makes sense to avoid specific wedding dates because they are "unlucky." March, July, and September are unlucky months in the Chinese lunar calendar. Wedding celebrations are avoided this time because of many festivals associated with death. In the Hindu culture, some dates throughout the year are unlucky and should be avoided. Besides, these dates are generally believed to be not the best wedding dates:
Travel is always more expensive over any holiday weekend. Skip holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, etc. Guests may get the time off from work, but they'll pay a lot on flights and hotel rooms.
Other wedding dates to avoid, mostly because they're major holidays and your wedding guests likely have other plans, include:
One thing to think about is if you are aiming for a destination wedding and you have the perfect venue in mind that falls on a big event. If your wedding lines up with events like Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Comicon in San Diego, you may want to reconsider the date. It may seem like a fun time to get married, but everything (venues, hotel rooms, etc.) will be expensive. Also, many of your guests might not appreciate the crowds.
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