NYC Wedding Dates to Avoid Booking in 2018

NYC Wedding Dates to Avoid Booking in 2018

As you plan the date of your wedding, you’ll realize some dates are better than others to hold your celebration. Here are all of the NYC wedding dates to reconsider booking 2018.

Holiday Weekends

Although holiday weekends can be good in the sense of an extra day for festivities and recovery, they also tend to be more expensive when booking vendors and your invited guests may already have made plans.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Weekend of January 13–15, 2018
  • Presidents’ Day: Weekend of February 17–19, 2018
  • Mother’s Day: Weekend of May 12–13, 2018
  • Memorial Day: Weekend of May 26–28, 2018
  • Father’s Day: Weekend of June 16–17, 2018
  • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day: Weekend of September 1–3, 2018
  • Columbus Day: Weekend of October 6–8, 2018
  • Halloween: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Thanksgiving: November 22, 2018
  • New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31, 2018

Cultural & Religious Holidays

Keeping religious and cultural holidays in mind is important when planning your NYC wedding. Beyond your own cultural and religious views, be mindful of those of the guests you’d like to invite. In fact, your house of worship may even have restrictions against marrying on these dates.

  • Palm Sunday: March 25, 2018
  • Easter Sunday: April 1, 2018
  • Passover (beginning at sunset): Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Tisha B’Av: Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Rosh Hashanah (beginning at sunset): Sunday, September 9-Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • Yom Kippur (beginning at sunset): Tuesday, September 18-Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Hanukkah (beginning at sunset): Sunday, December 2-Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Christmas: Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • Kwanzaa: Tuesday, December 26-Monday, January 1, 2018
  • Ramadan (may vary on lunar calendar): Tuesday, May 15-Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Eid al-Fitr (may vary on lunar calendar): Thursday, June 14-Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Eid al-Adha (may vary on how each family observes; lasts for about four days): Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  • Ram Navami: Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Krishna Janmashtami: Monday, September 3, 2018

Days of Remembrance

  • Patriot Day: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: Friday, December 7, 2018

Major Sporting Events

Wanting to invite die-hard sports fanatics may pose a conflict if you book a date on a major sporting event. The last thing you want is people thinking about the game score as you’re up on the altar.

  • Super Bowl Sunday: February 4, 2018
  • Final Four During March Madness: Saturday, March 31, 2018, and Monday, April 2, 2018

Unlucky Dates

If you’re superstitious, you’ll want to avoid these days to mark the beginning of your marriage.

  • The Ides of March: Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Friday the 13th: April 13, 2018, and July 13, 2018

Don’t forget to also consult your own personal calendar to avoid accidentally double booking on another important event amongst you, your family, or close friends.