The Best Days for Weddings in 2016

Katie Sweeney

If you got engaged over the holidays, congrats! You must be wildly excited and maybe slightly overwhelmed. Take a deep breath and start the planning process by making one decision at a time. The first major decision you have to make when wedding planning? Choosing a date. Since many venues and vendors charge more during peak wedding season, your date will determine the cost of your entire celebration. According to Loverly, some dates will, naturally, be more popular wedding dates than others in 2016. Here are some dates to consider—or avoid!

Monday, February 29, 2016. We are in a leap year and that means there will be a February 29. This only occurs every four years. The folks at Loverly are betting that many couples will want to make their nuptials super original by getting married on a Monday that happens to be Leap Day.

Saturday, April 9, 2016. Math whizzes will note that 4, 9, and 16 are all square numbers and, therefore, a great day to tie the knot.

Friday, May 13, 2016. Friday the 13th only happens once in 2016—in May. Some people will want to steer clear of this date as it could bring bad luck, but others might be intrigued by the unexpectedness of a Friday the 13th wedding.

Saturday, May 30, 2016. Memorial Day weekend is usually a very popular time for weddings and Loverly predicts this year will be no different than previous years. 

June 10 or 11, 2016. A palindrome is a word, phrase, or number which reads the same backward and forward. 6/10/16 and 6/11/16 are both palindromes and will probably excite some couples.

Saturday, September 5, 2016. Like Memorial Day, Labor Day is another incredibly popular date for weddings.

Saturday, December 31, 2016. New Year’s Eve happens to fall on a Saturday this year and that means it’s the ideal time to throw an over-the-top wedding celebration while you ring in 2017.

Jumpstart your wedding planning journey by reading The Modern Couple’s Guide to Simplified Wedding Planning.

Are you getting married in 2016? What is your date?

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