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5/16/2012 11:12:00 AM

Hello Ladies,

  One of the most important parts of your wedding is your date. When it comes to picking a date a lot goes into it, there are many questions you and your fiance need to ask yourselves before you decide.
First off, how much time will you need to prepare/plan? After deciding you then will have a time frame you can zone in on.

Do you have your heart set on a particular season? If so think about any important family events, pregnancy due dates, birthdays or graduations and try to avoid those dates.

Don't plan around big conventions or charity events in your area because locations and vendors might be booked up. You can call your local chamber of commerce to check.

Avoid holidays because people might not be able to attend due to family commitments and prices for everything from location, florists, lodging, travel and caterers might be higher.
Here is a list of important dates to avoid in 2012 and 2013:

Holidays:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday) 
January 16, 2012
 January 21, 2013

Presidents' Day (always a Monday)
 February 20, 2012 
February 18, 2013

Memorial Day (always a Monday) 
May 28, 2012 
May 27, 2013

Independence Day 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 
Thursday, July 4, 2013

Labor Day (always a Monday) 
September 3, 2012 
September 2, 2013

Columbus Day (always a Monday) 
October 8, 2012 
October 14, 2013

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday) 
November 22, 2012 
November 28, 2013

New Year's Eve
 Monday, December 31, 2012 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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 1, 2012 
March 24, 2013

Easter Sunday 
April 8, 2012 
March 31, 2013

Passover (begins at sunset the night before) 
Saturday, April 7, 2012 Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tisha B’Av (begins at sunset the night before) 
Saturday, July 29, 2012 Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset the night before) 
Monday, September 17, 2012 until nightfall on Tuesday September 18, 2012 
ThursdaySeptember 4, 2013 until nightfall on Friday September 6, 2013

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset the night before) 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hanukkah (begins at sunset) 
Saturday, December 10, 2012 until nightfall on Sunday, December 16, 2012 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 until nightfall on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas 
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Kwanzaa 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 until Tuesday, January 1, 2013 
Thursday, December 26, 2012 until Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Notable Holidays

April Fool's Day: If you and your fiance are jokesters at heart, this could be the perfect wedding day for you. If not, choose another day. 
 Sunday, April 1, 2012 
Monday, April 1, 2013

Mother's Day (always a Sunday) Make sure your mom is okay with sharing this weekend with your wedding -- but it could be the perfect opportunity to honor her. If you do choose it, make a toast to all the mothers in the room at your postwedding brunch.
 May 13, 2012
 May 12, 2013

Father's Day (always a Sunday) Ditto for Dad. 
June 17, 2012 
June 16, 2013

Halloween: Avoid it if you're terrified that someone might actually show up in costume. (If you love the idea of it, get our top Halloween wedding ideas!) 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Days of Remembrance

Historically significant days may cause a conflict of interest for some guests. September 11, Patriot Day: It falls on a Tuesday in 2012 and on a Wednesday in 2013. 
December 7,

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: It falls on a and a Friday in 2012 and on a Saturday in 2013.

Some cute dates

10/11/12 falls on a Thursday 12/12/12 falls on a Wednesday 11/12/13 falls on a Tuesday
Most importantly remember every year you will be celebrating this date as your anniversary, make sure its a day that you will always look forward to!

Happy Planning Ladies!
Lucy,
XoX

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