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Tips on Choosing your 2018 Wedding Date!

When you’re starting to look over the calendar and choose the date for your wedding it’s always good to note which days may be a problem for your budget, your guests, and even your venue. Here are some wedding dates you may decide to avoid in 2018.

Weekends with a Monday holiday
You may be able to score a discounted rate from the venue to have your wedding on a Sunday night, since most people have the Monday off however as it is a stat-holiday you’ll find that flights and hotel costs skyrocket on these weekends. Keep this in mind when picking one of these, as some guests may have to decline coming because of the high cost of travelling to your celebration. Check your potential guest list to see how many guests would have to travel to attend. Some weddings it’s very few and some weddings, especially if either the bride or groom grew up in another city, it can affect a large number of them.

Family Day

February 12 in B.C. and a week later in Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan

Victoria Day
Weekend of May 20-22, 2018

Canada Day

Sunday July 1, 2018

Labor Day
Weekend of September 1-3, 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend

October 7th, 2018
This may seem like a great time to have a wedding since a lot of people travel over Thanksgiving but it can be a very tough time for a wedding. For one thing, prices for travel and hotels may increase during Thanksgiving. The other reason is that people usually spend this holiday with their family members. So if you have a lot of guests who do not live locally, they may not be able to attend.

You can include kids in your plans and make it fun for everyone

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s day is always on March 17th and in 2018 it is actually falling on a Saturday! If you’re Irish this can be a great date for your wedding as you’ll be able to combine your annual anniversary celebration around a party to celebrate St Patty’s day at the same time. (Plus if ANYONE knows how to party … it’s the Irish!! Lol)

New Year’s Eve
A New Year’s Eve wedding may seem like a great idea. Is there a better way to celebrate the end of one New Year and the start of another better than holding a wedding on that date? Beware of high prices at venues and from vendors if you plan to choose this date as in our case we are always sold-out on New Year’s.

New Year’s Eve
Monday, December 31, 2018

Religious holidays
Always keep in mind the dates of religious holidays when picking a wedding date. Even if it’s not a holiday you observe, scheduling your wedding during Lent, Passover, or Ramadan, for example, may limit guests from coming due to cultural obligations.

Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you’re planning to do a Sunday wedding, cross Super Bowl Sunday off your list of options. And if you do decide to have it on that Sunday, be sure to have lots of TVs accessible for the die-hard fans.

Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is known as the day of bad luck. If you’re even a little bit superstitious, you may want to skip this date for your wedding or even rehearsal dinner.

Friday the 13th
April 13, 2018
July 13, 2018