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Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2012

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Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2012

Ready to start planning your dream wedding, but don’t know what date to choose? Your wedding date should be chosen carefully before you decide on any other detail. After all it is your big day! On choosing your wedding date you should also consider your guests too, so you can make sure that everyone is able to attend.


There are some dates that you should avoid when planning your wedding in 2012, so make sure you check this list to help you decide on when not to book your wedding.


General Dates:

  • 2012 is a leap year, so the month of February has 29 days. We suggest that you avoid this date for your wedding. Although you might find it to be a special date as it happens once every 4 years, celebrating your anniversary on 28 February or 1 March does not have the same flavor as the actual wedding date!


  • Some superstitious people do not like getting married on Friday the 13th as they consider it bad luck. Friday the 13th will fall in: January, April and July. 


  • If your guests are fans of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, then avoid Friday, 27th July.


Muslim Weddings:

  • Weddings in Islam are usually not performed during the holy month of Ramadan, which will fall between 20 July and 18 August in 2012 (+/– a day or 2 depending on the moon).


Christian Weddings:

  • Churches generally do not schedule weddings on Good Friday, the Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Good Friday will fall on 6 April in the Western calendar and 13 April for the Eastern calendar (Greek Orthodox). Easter Sunday is 2 days after. 
  • In Catholic churches, weddings are not performed during Lent. Lent is the period stretching from Ash Wednesday until Easter (46 days).  If you are planning to get married during Lent in a non Catholic church, make sure that the reception menu has enough variety of vegetarian dishes for your fasting guests.
  • Check with your church to verify the dates as differences exist between countries and different denominations.