Choose the Best Wedding Date You Will Always Remember

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Choosing the perfect wedding date is no ordinary task. This decision holds the power to add an extra layer of meaning and significance to your special day. As a photographer who has witnessed countless love stories from behind the lens, I’ve come to understand the importance of selecting a date that resonates deeply with both partners—a date to cherish and remember easily for years to come and one that’s forever yours.

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Inspiration in Your Love Story

When sorting out a wedding date, first reflect on your love story for inspiration and insight into picking a date that holds deep personal significance.

Think back to the early days of your relationship—the moment you first met, your first date, the adventures you embarked on together. These memories contain the building blocks of your love story, each one contributing to your relationship. Take into account dates from these significant moments as a jumping off point in your decision making.

Potential milestones dates include:

  • A particularly meaningful experience or event.
  • A timely relationship milestone (90 days together, half a year, etc).
  • Making a significant commitment to each other (getting exclusive).
  • Your first date together.
  • Kissing for the first time.
  • Saying “I love you” to each other for the first time.
  • Moving in together.
  • Popping the question and getting engaged.

Favoring one of these dates as your wedding day can bring continuity to your celebration and tell the next chapter of your love story in a meaningful way.

A woman cries as her boyfriend proposes to her and places a ring on her finger.

Cultural or Family Inspiration

Alternatively, you may be drawn to a time that symbolizes something meaningful to both of you—a date that holds cultural, family, or even spiritual significance. Whether it’s the anniversary of a loved one’s passing, their birthday, a holiday that holds special meaning for your family, or a date that aligns with a cultural tradition or ritual, incorporating these elements into your wedding date can add significance to your celebration.

Potential dates of inspiration:

  • Your parent’s or grandparent’s wedding date.
  • Day when your parents or grandparents first met.
  • Birthday of a beloved family member of ancestor.
  • Cultural celebration.
  • A holiday or other national day (check out this national day calendar).
  • Historic moments in history.
  • Fun cultural dates, for example, May the 4th be with you for Star Wars fans

Whatever day you settle on, it’s important to not inadvertently overshadow the significance of the occasion or make certain family members feel excluded. Opting for popular holidays like Christmas or other major celebrations might unintentionally steal focus from your special day. Additionally, deciding on a date that holds special significance to one side of the family while neglecting the other can inadvertently create feelings of exclusion. It’s essential to navigate your choices with sensitivity, taking into account the feelings and expectations of both families to ensure that everyone feels included and valued.

Spring Tulips

Seasonal Aspects

For some couples, the actual specific date isn’t as important as the actual time of the year. The overall mood and ambiance of the season may be all it takes to get you on the path of a wedding date. Each season offers its own unique charm, ambiance, and opportunities for creating unforgettable moments.


  • Fresh beginnings
  • Mild temperatures
  • Blooming flowers, lush gardens, picturesque landscapes
  • Pastel colors
  • Weather fluctuations


  • Recreation
  • Longer days
  • Outdoor happenings
  • Starry evenings
  • Bright colors
  • High temperatures/staying cool and hydrated


  • Coziness
  • Crisp air
  • Colorful foliage
  • Warm tones
  • Temperature drops/staying warm and comfy


  • Festivities
  • Snow
  • Intimacy
  • Romantic moments
  • Indoor / Fireplaces
  • Rich colors and metallic accents
  • Textures (velvet and fur)
  • Travel restrictions
  • Busiest time of year

When you’re electing the season for your wedding, it’s not just about the weather and foliage – it’s about the stunning visual impact it can have on your photos. Each season brings its own unique qualities of light and shadow, which can drastically affect the mood and atmosphere of your pictures. By discussing these seasonal changes with your photographer, you can designate a wedding date that maximizes the natural beauty of the light, creating a visual narrative that perfectly complements your aesthetic preferences and storytelling goals. It’s like collaborating on a work of art, where the season sets the stage for a masterpiece in photography.

Practical Elements

While specifying a wedding date based on emotion adds an exciting element to the wedding planning process, it’s also important to balance this with the practical factors that can impact the overall experience for you, your partner, and your guests. These might include a combination of the following:

  • Venue Availability: Popular venues often get booked well in advance, especially during peak wedding seasons. Be flexible with your date to secure your dream venue.
  • Vendor Availability: Coordinate with popular wedding vendors, including photographers, caterers, florists, and musicians, to ensure their availability.
  • Budget: Peak wedding seasons and holidays may result in a higher investment for venues, vendors, and other services. Opt instead for an off-peak date or day of the week.
  • Guest Accessibility: Take into account the travel arrangements and accommodations for your guests, especially if you have out-of-town guests or are planning a destination wedding.
  • Weather: Take note of extreme temperatures, rain, or snow during certain seasons and plan accordingly with indoor backup options or weather-appropriate attire for outdoor weddings.
  • Holiday and Event Conflicts: Be mindful of scheduling your wedding date around major holidays, cultural celebrations, or community activities that may impact guest availability or travel plans. Additionally, recognize potential conflicts with other significant occasions in your or your guests’ lives, such as graduations or family milestones.
  • Personal and Professional Commitments: Allow for your and your partner’s personal and professional commitments when adopting a wedding date. Look at work schedules, school holidays, and other personal obligations to ensure that you can fully focus on and enjoy your wedding day.
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  • Patriot Day (September 11)
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (December 7)
  • Veteran’s Day (November 11)
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday of May)
  • Super Bowl (early February)
  • FIFA World Cup (every four years, June or July)
  • NBA Finals (June)
  • Wimbledon (June/July)
  • Masters (early April)
  • MLB World Series (October)
  • NCAA March Madness (March & April)
  • Daytona 500 (February)
  • NFL Draft (April/May)
  • Tour de France (July)
  • Stanley Cup (June)

Astrological Significance

If you believe in the saying, “It was written in the stars that they would meet and fall in love,” then keep astrological phenomenons in mind for your wedding day. Incorporating mystical and celestial dates of significance may be a great source of inspiration. Consult with an astrologer to analyze the compatibility of you and your partner’s birth charts and auspicious days for marriage. Other planetary-related things to regard:

  • A full moon or new moon wedding date, believed to symbolize new beginnings, fertility, and emotional fulfillment.
  • Planetary alignments, such as Venus (the planet of love) in a harmonious aspect.
  • Mercury retrograde (associated with communication challenges).
  • Eclipses (believed to bring sudden changes and transformations).

Memorable, Fun, and Clever Dates

Finally, if your memory sometimes comes up short on remembering dates, single out a date with a fun or clever combination of numbers.


Sunday, February 4 (2.4.24); Saturday, February 24 (2.24.24)
Sunday, March 24 (3.24.24)
Saturday, April 20 (4.20.2024); Wednesday, April 24 (4.24.24)
Friday, May 24 (5.24.24)
Monday, June 24 (6.24.24)
Wednesday, July 24 (7.24.24)
Saturday, August 24 (8.24.24)
Tuesday, September 24 (9.24.24)
Thursday, October 24 (10.24.24)
Sunday, November 24 (11.24.24)
Thursday, December 12 (12.12.24); Tuesday, December 24 (12.24.24)


Friday, January 24 (1.24.25); Saturday, January 25 (1.25.25)
Wednesday, February 5 (2.5.25); Tuesday, February 25 (2.25.25)
Friday, March 14 (3.14.25); Tuesday, March 25 (3.25.25)
Friday, April 25 (4.25.25)
Sunday, May 25 (5.25.25)
Wednesday, June 25 (6.25.25)
Friday, July 25 (7.25.25)
Monday, August 25 (8.25.25)
Thursday, September 25 (9.25.25)
Wednesday, October 15 (10.15.25); Saturday, October 25 (10.25.25)
Tuesday, November 25 (11.25.25)
Friday, December 12 (12.12.25), Saturday, December 13 (12.13.25); Thursday, December 25 (12.25.25)

While there is no excuse for forgetting your anniversary, picking out a cool combination of dates or nice-sounding numbers makes your wedding date not only memorable, but easier to remember.

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In Conclusion

Your final choice of a wedding date marries together a blend dreams, traditions, and practical considerations. From the sentimental reflection on your love story to the exploration of seasonal, historical, cultural, and mystical significance, each component contributes to your decision making process. As you navigate the delicate balance between dreams and practicalities, embrace the magic of the moment, cherish the details, and savor every nuance. Your wedding day is a chapter in the grand love story you’re writing together—a story that begins with the perfect date, forever yours.

Calendar Tip

  1. Print out a calendar and mark off any blackout dates, including trips, holidays, birthdays, major affairs in your city, etc.
  2. Recognize any preferred seasons for your wedding; if not, cross out any seasons you want to avoid.
  3. Check if your jobs have busy seasons that would be difficult to work around, and cross off those dates and months as well.
  4. Once everything is crossed out, look at your venue’s availability. Based on the availability of your preferred venue, you can reference the calendar and favor any date that isn’t already crossed out.

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