Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2017 and 2018

One of the first steps to take after getting engaged is setting the wedding date. When you’re starting to pick out dates for your wedding, it’s always good to know which dates may be a problem for your budget, your guests, and even your venue. Here is a list of wedding dates you might want to avoid in 2017 and 2018.

1. Super Bowl Sunday

Reason: If you’re worried your guests might have a hard time choosing between your wedding and the big game, avoid this date.

  • February 5, 2017
  • February 4, 2018

2. Valentine’s Day

Reason: Your floral bill will likely be much more expensive than at any other time of the year, especially if you’ve got your heart set on red roses.

  • February 14, 2017
  • February 14, 2017

3. Mother’s Day Weekend

Reason: Do you want your anniversary to fall on the same weekend as Mother’s Day if or when you become a mom?

  • May 13–14, 2017
  • May 12–13, 2018

4. Memorial Day Weekend

Reason: Some guests may have to decline coming because of the extra travel costs.

  • May 27-29, 2017
  • May 26-28, 2018

5. Father’s Day Weekend

Reason: Make sure your husband is okay with celebrating the anniversary the same weekend as Father’s Day if you decide to have kids.

  • June 17–18, 2017
  • June 16–17, 2018

6. Labor Day Weekend

Reason: Some guests may have to decline coming because of the extra travel costs.

  • September 2–4, 2017
  • September 1–3, 2018

7. Columbus Day Weekend

Reason: Some guests may have to decline coming because of the extra travel costs.

  • October 7–9, 2017
  • October 6–8, 2018

8. Thanksgiving Weekend

Reason: Costs of travel are higher and people usually spend this holiday with their family members.

  • November 23, 2017
  • November 22, 2018

9. New Year’s Eve

Reason: Reception sites often charge a much higher fee for a New Year’s Eve wedding.

  • December 31, 2017
  • December 31, 2018

10. Friday the 13th

Reason: If you’re superstitious, you might want to watch out for this historically unlucky date.

  • January 13, 2017
  • October 13, 2017
  • April 13, 2018
  • July 13, 2018

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