“Congratulations! Let me see the ring! When’s the big day?” This is the exact response after you make the big announcement and usually in that order too. You pretty much just said,”YES!” and now some pretty important decisions must be made. The first and foremost is selecting a date. Believe it or not this may actually be more difficult than finding your wedding dress. The typical engagement is about a year long which really helps make your dream wedding come true. Many factors need to be considered such as the season, the budget, the holidays and of course the major sporting events. We want all eyes on you not on a bunch of boys chasing a ball. Here’s an upcoming calendar to help you plan for a wedding or any other big celebration. Once you can pick a date all else will fall in place. Best of luck. Choose wisely.

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National Holidays The basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of January 18-20, 2014
Weekend of January 17-19, 2015
Presidents’ Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of February 15-17, 2014
Weekend of February 14-16, 2015
Mother’s Day (always a Sunday)
Make sure your moms are okay sharing this weekend with your wedding. And ask yourself, do you want your anniversary to fall the same weekend as Mother’s Day when (or if) you become a mom?
Weekend of May 10-11, 2014
Weekend of May 9-10, 2015
Memorial Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of May 24-26, 2014
Weekend of May 23-25, 2015
Father’s Day (always a Sunday)
Like you would with your moms, check with your dads about doubling up on this day. And grooms, make sure you’re okay with celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father’s Day if you decide to have kids.
Weekend of June 14-15, 2014
Weekend of June 20-21, 2015
Independence Day
Friday, July 4, 2014
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Labor Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of August 30-September 1, 2014
Weekend of September 5-7, 2015
Columbus Day (always a Monday)
Weekend of October 11-13, 2014
Weekend of October 10-12, 2015
Halloween
Avoid it if you’re terrified that someone might actually show up in costume (and embrace it if you want them to!).
Friday, October 31, 2014
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)
November 27, 2014
November 26, 2015
New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Religious and Cultural Holidays
Be mindful of religious and cultural holidays (your own and those of your guests) when planning your wedding. There may even be restrictions at your house of worship as to whether you’re allowed to marry at these times.

Palm Sunday
April 13, 2014
March 29, 2015
Easter Sunday
April 20, 2014
April 5, 2015
Passover (begins at sunset the night before)*Catering will be a huge issue if you choose a date during this time. Kosher cake is also not too tasty.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset the night before)
Thursday, September 25, 2014, until nightfall on Friday, September 26, 2014
Monday, September 14, 2015, until nightfall on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Yom Kippur (begins at sunset the night before)
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Hanukkah (begins at sunset)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, until nightfall on Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Monday, December 7, 2015, until nightfall on Monday, December 14, 2015
Christmas
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Friday, December 25, 2015
Kwanzaa
Friday, December 26, 2014, until Thursday, January 1, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015, until Friday, January 1, 2016
Eid al-Fitr (dates may vary based on how each family observes)
Monday, July 28, 2014, until Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Friday, July 17, 2015, until Saturday, July 18, 2015
Eid al-Adha (dates may vary based on how each family observes)
Saturday, October 4, 2014, until Sunday, October 5, 2014
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, until Thursday, September 24, 2015
Ram Navami
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Krishna Janmashtami
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Days of Remembrance
We’re talking about historically significant days (like the anniversary of September 11) that may be off-limits if you come from a big military family. Or, that could make them all the more meaningful — it’s up to you to decide.
Patriot Day
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Friday, September 11, 2015
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Monday, December 7, 2015
Major Sporting Events
If you’re die-hard sports fans — or if you’re worried your guests might have a hard time choosing between your wedding and the big game — avoid getting married during popular sporting events. And if a lot of your guests come from the same alma mater, watch out for homecoming weekends and bowl games that might conflict.

Super Bowl Sunday
February 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, NJ
February 1, 2015, in Glendale, AZ
Final Four and March Madness
Saturday, April 5, 2014, and Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, TX
Saturday, April 4, 2015, and Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis
Unlucky Dates
If you’re superstitious, you might want to watch out for these historically inauspicious dates from across several cultures.
The Ides of March
For ancient Romans, an “ides” was simply a date that marked the middle of the month — until Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15 in 44 B.C. Since then, “Beware the Ides of March” has become the mantra of this superstitiously unlucky date.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Friday the 13th
The unluckiest date of the year has questionable origins. Some historians say it comes from the 13 diners who were present at the last supper, but the famous Code of Hammurabi doesn’t include a 13th law, which suggests this superstition is as many as 3 millennia old. And it wasn’t until a successful novel titled Friday the Thirteenth was published in the early 1900s that Friday became part of the unlucky equation.
June 13, 2014
February 13, 2015
March 13, 2015
November 13, 2015
Leap Years
Greeks and Romans thought that starting any new life event — from getting married to baptizing a child — in a leap year would bring bad luck.
Next Leap Year: 2016

Numerically Quirky Dates
4/10/2014 (a palindrome) falls on a Thursday
12/13/14 falls on a Saturday5/5/15 falls on a Tuesday
5/10/15 falls on a Sunday
5/15/15 falls on a Friday

For more advice on date selection see: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/planning-a-wedding/articles/wedding-dates-to-avoid.aspx#ixzz2kGCZPP3

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