Are you one of the 70% of couples who get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentines' Day? Your first step of course is to pick some possible dates. So, we present our annual list of good, bad, and just plain weird dates for your wedding (the list is also good for other party planning).

Valentine’s Day - 2/14/15 (Saturday) 2/14/2016 (Sunday)

Valentine’s Day (February 14) is on a Friday in 2014, and a Saturday in 2015. Expect these to both be very popular wedding dates.

Leap Day - 2/29/2016 (Monday)

Yes, it's a Monday, but it's a chance you only get every four years.

Pi Day - 3/14/15 (Saturday)

If you or your fiance is interested in math or science, consider a "Pi Day" Wedding. Don't forget to swap out the wedding cake for a wedding "pie."

April Fools Day 4/1/15 (Wednesday) 4/1/16 (Friday)

If you're planning a small wedding and like the idea of surprising your friends and family, even the Wednesday date could be a lot of fun.

Friday the 13th

2/13/15, 3/13/15, 11/13/15, 5/13/2016

Three-day Weekends

We’ve discussed the three day weekend controversy in the past, but if you’re interested in having your wedding over a three day weekend, check out these dates:

Martin Luther King Day

Weekend of 1/17-1/19 2015
Weekend of 1/16- 1/18 2016

President's Day

Weekend of 2/14-2/16 2015
Weekend of 2/13 - 2/15/2016
Notice, these are also Valentine's Day weekends, so if you have this in mind, book early!

Memorial Day

Weekend of 5/23-5/25 2015
Weekend of 5/28 - 5/30 2016

Fourth of July

In 2015 July 4th is on a Saturday and in 2016 July 4th is on a Monday. So either year, this would make an excellent (and busy) summer wedding weekend. People tend to have fewer family obligations over Fourth of July weekend, so this is especially good for people with a lot of out of town guests.


You probably don’t want to have your wedding actually on Christmas, but if most of your guests are relatives, having a wedding around the Christmas holidays can be a great idea. Check our our articles on Christmas weddings for inspiration.

12/25/15 (Friday)
12/25/16 (Saturday)

New Year’s Eve

12/31/15 (Thursday)
12/31/16 (Saturday)

Dates to Avoid:

Mother’s Day


Father’s Day


Religious Holidays

Palm Sunday


Easter Sunday



Friday 4/3/ - Saturday 4/11/15
Friday 4/22 - Saturday 4/30/16

If you are planning a Jewish wedding discuss the “blackout dates” between the last day of Passover and Shavuot with your officiant. Different rabbis have different rules about this.

Rosh Hashaanah

9/13/15 (Sunday)
10/2/16 (Sunday)

Yom Kippur

10/3 - 10/4/14


Super Bowl Sunday


Final Four/March Madness

4/4/15 (Saturday)

World Series

The 2015 Baseball season is currently scheduled to end on October 4, 2015 - so it could be a later than normal World Series.

Adorable Mac Themed Save the Date found on Bridal Musings.