Feeling Superstitious? Plan Your Wedding on One of These Lucky Dates

The ultimate guide to the most auspicious wedding dates in 2024, 2025, 2026 and even 2027.
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Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
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Hannah Nowack
Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
Hannah Nowack
Senior Editor
  • Hannah writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on real wedding coverage.
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Updated Dec 13, 2023

So what is a lucky wedding date? Everyone wants to start married life off on a strong note. And for many, that includes ensuring luck is on their side for the big day. From wearing certain colors to finding something old, new, borrowed, and blue, there are lots of ways to-be-weds who are feeling superstitious can harness good luck. An especially common option? Choosing a wedding date based on how auspicious it is.

To ensure your day is as fortune-filled as possible, we've done the hard work and gathered the best, most auspicious wedding dates in 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027. Plus, we share expert-backed insights on lucky wedding dates across religions, cultures, astrology and numerology. In short, we've gathered everything you need to know about the luckiest dates to get married.

Lucky Wedding Dates by Year: 2024 | 2025 | 2026 | 2027

Plus, More Lucky Wedding Dates for an Auspicious Celebration: Things to Know | Astrological Dates | Jewish Dates | Chinese Zodiac Dates | Christian Dates | Hindu Dates | Muslim Dates | Holidays | Numerological Dates | Best Days of the Week | Unlucky Dates

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Should You Keep Luck in Mind When Selecting a Wedding Date?

When's the best day to get married? What's the luckiest month to get married? Or the luckiest wedding date? We're taking a look at everything you need to know about keeping luck in mind when selecting the best wedding date.

"Why wouldn't you want to keep auspiciousness in mind? Part of being lucky is believing you're lucky and celebrating luck where you find it. (And of course, you are lucky, because you've found each other!)," says Eleni N. Gage, wedding expert and author of Lucky in Love: Traditions, Customs, and Rituals to Personalize Your Wedding. "Considering auspicious wedding dates is just one more way of being intentional about planning your wedding. On a practical note, no one can argue with luck (or sentimental value). So, if you want to get married on the anniversary of the day you met (because how lucky was that day?) then no one can be annoyed if it falls smack in the middle of a holiday weekend—or on a Wednesday night. (Or if they are annoyed, they can't try and talk you out of it, because you've got a good reason.)"

Here's the thing, even if you aren't sure how much you believe in luck, there really isn't a downside to selecting a lucky wedding date. Whether you're confident that a lucky wedding date is a must, or just think it would be nice to have, keeping auspicious calendar dates in mind is a solid wedding planning decision you can make early on. Gage encourages to-be-weds to "choose a wedding date that seems lucky to you. Maybe that's the date that the venue of your dreams has available, which is lucky enough on its own. Maybe it's your grandparents' anniversary because they have a relationship you admire. My husband and I got married on 10/10/10 because we liked the way it sounded (and it fulfilled the prediction of an Indian astrologer who once told me I'd wed on that date!). Any wedding date can be lucky if you believe it is. (And for extra insurance, get married during a waxing moon or on the 'upswing' of the clock—so between 4:30 and 4:59 say, instead of between 5:00 and 5:29. Lore has it that your happiness will keep swinging up, too.)"

Lucky Wedding Dates 2024

One lucky option is to select a wedding date, such as February 4th, that has a 2 and a 4 to bring numerological symmetry to your wedding date. Additionally, these 2024 lucky wedding dates are said to be auspicious:

  • January 2, 20, 25, 27 and 28
  • February 9 and 24
  • March 1, 2, 15 and 30
  • April 2, 20 and 24
  • May 3, 9 and 31
  • June 1, 14, 19 and 30
  • July 1, 11, 21 and 28
  • August 1, 2 and 21
  • September 1, 19 and 27
  • October 2,12 and 26
  • November 1, 2, 14, 16 and 27
  • December 1, 9 and 17

Lucky Wedding Dates 2025

For 2025 lucky wedding dates, one way to keep bad fortune at bay is to select a month and date that coordinates with 2 and 5. Additionally, the dates below are considered lucky wedding dates for 2025:

  • January 2, 10 and 25
  • February 1, 2, 9 and 26
  • March 5 and 6
  • April 2, 8 and 20
  • May 2, 8 and 28
  • June 1, 6, 20 and 22
  • July 2, 3, 10 and 27
  • August 1, 12 and 15
  • September 2, 20 and 24
  • October 1, 3, 16 and 25
  • November 1, 2, 14, 22 and 27
  • December 3, 5, 11, 21, 27 and 31

Lucky Wedding Dates 2026

Looking for 2026 lucky wedding dates? For an auspicious or lucky wedding date in 2026, focus on dates that incorporate 2 and 6. Additionally, the wedding dates in 2026 below are considered lucky wedding dates:

  • January 1, 2, 7, 19, 26, and 27
  • February 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 12 and 28
  • March 1, 2, 5, 12 and 24
  • April 1, 2, 7, 15 and 21
  • May 1, 2, 19 and 21
  • June 1, 2, 12, 19 and 22
  • August 1, 6, 15 and 19
  • September 2, 5 and 7
  • October 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 30
  • November 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, 16, 17 and 29
  • December 1 and 18

Lucky Wedding Dates 2027

What's the luckiest wedding date in 2027? Focus on dates that include 2 and 7. Additionally, since 27 is divisible by 9 and 3, look for dates that lean into those numbers as well. Here are 2027 lucky wedding dates to note:

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  • January 1, 6, and 18
  • February 2, 5, 7, 23, 27
  • March 1, 2, 3, 23, 26, 31
  • April 1, 2, 3, 8, 11, 26
  • May 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 15, 23, 29, 30
  • June 1, 2, 24
  • July 1, 2, 5, 6, 17, 23, 28
  • August 1, 2, 6, 12, 22, 23, 25
  • September 1, 2, 6, 10, 19, 29
  • October 1, 5, 14
  • November 2, 5, 22, 24, 26
  • December 2, 3, 6, 21, 23

Astrological Wedding Dates

Why not consult the cosmos about when you should exchange wedding vows? Many couples look to the moon and stars to inform them when selecting an auspicious wedding date. Here's a look at the best days to get married according to astrology.

Waxing Moon: The time after a new moon when the moon is "renewed" is considered a lucky time to wed. Astrologists can be consulted to also look at your birth chart to find the most ideal time to wed.

Supermoon: For those who want the best wedding dates in astrology, supermoons are a great time to tie the knot as they're said to be a time of heightened energy and connection to positive change. Also, on a practical note, they're great for having an outdoor wedding reception because the moon will provide extra light.

  • Monday, August 19, 2024
  • Thursday, October 17, 2024
  • Friday, November 15, 2024
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2024
  • Thursday, October 17, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2025
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2025
  • Thursday, December 4, 2025
  • Saturday, May 16, 2026
  • Monday, June 15, 2026
  • Thursday, December 24, 2026
  • Friday, January 22, 2027
  • Sunday, July 4, 2027
  • Monday, August 2, 2027

Summer Solstice: "It's considered lucky in many cultures to get married on the midsummer solstice—which Druids considered the wedding of heaven and earth," advises Gage. "But every month has lucky days in it!"

Full Moon: "I always think it's beautiful to get married on a full or about-to-be-full moon; if your party goes on after dark, it's like cosmic decor," notes Gage. "So I'd look up the lunar calendar too and see if those fall on a date that works for you to get married."

Blue Moon: What's even more exceptional than a full moon? A blue moon. The exceedingly rare event (hence "once in a blue moon") denotes the second full moon in a month on the Gregorian calendar. The next blue moon is Sunday, May 31, 2026. After that, there won't be another until 2029. This cosmic rarity is said to bring luck, enchantment and connection to the divine.

Lucky Wedding Dates Across Religions & Cultures

The religions and cultures that you are connected to can play a big role in helping you identify the best wedding ceremony date for yourself based on auspiciousness. Gage explains, "the lucky days vary by culture; for example, in Jewish lore, Tuesdays are lucky because it is written in the book of Genesis that on the third day after Creation (a Tuesday) God looked around and 'saw that it was good.' But Greek folklore says Tuesdays are unlucky because Constantinople fell on a Tuesday. And the old English rhyme in Every Woman's Encyclopaedia says to marry on 'Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, and Saturday no luck at all.'" In short, some religions and cultures may have contradictory interpretations of which dates are luckiest—ultimately you should settle on dates you identify with that feel most lucky to you and your partner.

In addition to favorable dates, some religions and cultures also share that there are less optimal dates you may wish to avoid. Gage shares that "some religions have prohibitions about when you shouldn't marry—during Lent for Orthodox Christians, or during Ramadan for Muslims, for example."

Lucky Wedding Dates in the Jewish Calendar

In the Jewish calendar, there are auspicious days and also popular months when it comes to selecting an ideal time of year to wed.

Tuesdays: In the story of creation in the Torah, on the third day, Tuesday, it is written twice that "and God saw that it was good." This is the only place where God reiterates that sentiment, leading many religious scholars to interpret that to mean that Tuesdays are extra-special. On the flip side, my Rabbis don't suggest weddings on Fridays due to Shabbat.

Rosh Chodesh: Meaning the "head of the month," Rosh Chodesh is the beginning of the month based on the lunar Jewish calendar. Since this is when the moon renews it is considered an auspicious time to say "I do."

18: "18 is lucky in Jewish culture because every Hebrew letter has a numerical value; the letter heth is 8 and the letter yod is 10, and together they spell the word chai, or 'life,'" explains Gage.

Lucky Wedding Dates in the Chinese Zodiac Calendar

Gage explains that in Chinese culture and many East Asian cultures, couples will analyze their "Chinese zodiac signs, the Chinese calendar, and the astrological implications of the projected wedding date and time. There are Chinese calendar apps that will do that once you type in your info, or a couple can go to a feng shui master or fortune teller."

Eight: Eight, and especially 8/8 or August 8th is considered very lucky in most Asian cultures. Conversely, 4 is considered ill-fated. "East Asian cultures consider the number 8 lucky because it sounds like the word for 'prosperity'" and the number 9 because it sounds like the word for 'long-lasting' in Cantonese," explains Gage. "So, you could get married on the 8th of the month and call it lucky." These 8/8 lucky wedding dates are especially worth considering:

  • Thursday, August 8, 2024
  • Friday, August 8, 2025
  • Saturday, August 8, 2026
  • Sunday, August 8, 2027

Lucky Wedding Dates in the Christian Calendar

While times like Lent make be seasons in the Christian calendar that couples want to avoid when it comes to tying the knot, there are other celebratory times of year that align nicely with weddings.

Advent: The time leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ is a festive and celebratory time for Christians. If you're excited about a winter wedding, this might be a great time to say "I do."

Christmas through Epiphany: According to the liturgical calendar, the season of Christmas begins with Christmas and lasts through Epiphany in mid-February. This is another celebratory season in the Christian calendar and a great time for a wedding.

Auspicious Wedding Dates in Hindu Culture

In Hindu culture, couples may choose to look to Vedic astrology to help them identify the best wedding dates.

Muhurat: Hindu couples often consult an astrologer to look at the pair's birth dates and the panchangram (astrological almanac) to select a lucky date according to Vedic astrology. They can also take a DIY approach to that by searching 'muhurat calendar' and typing in their info so that the site selects a 'muhurat' or auspicious time for the ceremony to start.

Lucky Wedding Dates in Islam

For observers of Islam, there aren't specific dates that are considered especially lucky. However, there are a few unlucky dates you may wish to avoid. Notably, Muharram and the duration of Ramadan should be avoided.

Lucky Holidays for a Wedding

While certain holidays and days of remembrance, such as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (December 7th) and September 11th, are generally avoided as wedding dates, there are other holidays that align beautifully with weddings.

New Year's Eve: Get ready to ring in the new year by tying the knot. New Year's Eve is all about the end of one season and turning a new leaf into the new year—what better time to enter into a new marriage than on December 31st? And then your first full day as a married couple will be New Year's Day!

Best Wedding Dates According to Numerology

What's a lucky number for a wedding date? According to numerology, life path numbers and angel numbers are considered auspicious.

Life Path Number Formula: An ideal wedding date based on numerology can be calculated using the life path formula. The formula is essentially your birth date, month and year added together based on their numbers. To start, you look at the numeric representation each of those numbers. For example, April is 04 which is 0+4=4. You carry that on for the date and year as well—you want to add up M+M+D+D+Y+Y+Y+Y and then ultimately get a single-digit number (if the total when you add your birthday together is a double-digit, you add those two individual digits together to get something between 1 and 9. So someone born on April 21, 1993 would be 0+4+2+1+1+9+9+3=29. 2+9=11 and then 1+1=2. In short, someone born on April 21, 1993 has a life path number of 2.

Couples should compare life path numbers and the sum of their two numbers would be the lucky number around which to plan. A person with a 2 life path number marrying someone with a 5 lifepath number would want to plan around the number 7.

Angel Numbers: An angel number is a number sequence with repetition or patterns of digits. Angel numbers are typically two to four numbers long, such as 888 or 5656. For those who value angel numbers, 11:11 may be considered the luckiest time of day to get married. Additionally, some of these common angel dates are some of the luckiest wedding dates you could choose:

  • January 1: 111 is said to be a "green light" from the universe. The number one is a powerful manifestation digit and is good for setting an intention.
  • February 22: 222 is symbolic of balance, alignment and trust
  • August 8: Eight is considered the most divine number in numerology as it is a symbol of infinity. Leaning into the repetition of eight could be a powerful choice.

Lucky Days of the Week for a Wedding

While Saturdays are the most common wedding day, it's interesting to note that they aren't necessarily the luckiest. As mentioned previously, Tuesdays are considered lucky in accordance with the Jewish calendar. Meanwhile, Wednesdays are also considered special based on a Celtic folk rhyme that reads, "Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, and Saturday no luck at all."

Unlucky Wedding Dates

While there are some days that you might want to avoid for practical or historical reasons, Gage emphasizes that "there are no absolutes when it comes to folklore," says Gage when asked about unlucky wedding dates. "Whatever day you want to get married you can find a reason it's lucky—whether it's the phase of the moon, the time of day, or lucky according to one culture or another." That being said, some couples may choose to avoid a few days throughout the year due to superstitions and the desire to not get married on an unlucky date.

Friday the 13th: Many consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day. As such, most couples choose to avoid tying the knot on Friday the 13th. There will be a Friday the 13th in September and December 2024, and in June 2025. In 2026, there will be a Friday the 13th on February 13, March 13, and November 13. As for 2027, there will be a Friday the 13th in May and August. It may be wise to avoid these unlucky wedding dates.

Ides of March: Ever since Julius Caesar's assassination on March 15 in 44 BC, the day has been known as the Ides of March and is generally considered unlucky.

Leap Day: While leap day is unique and uncommon, it's said to be an unlucky day to enter into marriage. Plus, who would want to make it so they can't celebrate their special day annually since their wedding anniversary would only come around every few years? The next leap day is Thursday, February 29, 2024. Leap day will happen again on Tuesday, February 29, 2028.

Additional sources: Cactus-Collective.com; Herongyang.com, vercalendario.info, wedgewoodweddings.com

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