There are several factors that go into picking the perfect day for you and your sweetie to tie the knot: seasons, venue availability, birthdays, anniversaries, family obligations. So as you fumble through your calendars, allow us to offer some insight on what days to avoid in 2011.
It is coming up in just a few short months, but for you last minute brides, try to avoid Friday, April 29th. Unless you are confident enough to compete with British royalty, then you might loose some of the spotlight to Prince William and Kate Middleton.
There are also the obvious holidays and holiday weekends that tend to not only cause scheduling conflicts, but can be more costly:
Easter: Sunday, April 24th
Mother's Day: Sunday, May 8th (check with mom)
Father's Day: Sunday, June 19th (check with dad)
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24th
Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24th
Some holidays, depending on when they fall, can make for great long weekend weddings since the majority of your guests will already have work days off. Choose a wedding day around one of these holidays and pack the weekend full of fun events and lots of celebration surrounding your marriage:
Independence Day: Monday, July 4th
Labor Day: Monday, September 5th
New Years Eve: Saturday, December 31st (love this date!)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 16th, 2012
And, of course, the two favored dates of 2011 that, if you have not already booked, you may just be out of luck for your top-pick vendors:
Saturday, September 10th (9/10/11- Four Leaf Events is still available!)
Friday, November 11th (11/11/11!)
Interested in other days to steer clear of in the next two years? Check out this article on TheKnot.com.