How to Celebrate National Wedding Planning Day

AKA the best holiday ever.
sarah hanlon entertainment and celebrity editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon entertainment and celebrity editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Feb 02, 2022

If you got engaged during proposal season and you haven't started planning, know that there's no better time to dive in than wedding planning season. (Yes, it's a real thing!) National Wedding Planning Day signifies the end of proposal season and the beginning of the ideal time for recently-engaged couples to kickstart their wedding planning journey. Wondering exactly how to start wedding planning? First things first, download The Knot App to make wedding planning even easier — from booking venue tours to updating your wedding website and adding gifts to your registry.

Looking to celebrate National Wedding Planning Day this year? Read on to learn all about our favorite holiday, as well as how you can participate and make the most out of wedding planning season.


When is National Wedding Planning Day?

National Wedding Planning Day is on March 1. The holiday originates back to 2017, when The Knot declared this date as the official start of wedding planning season and the end of proposal season. According to our previous studies, almost 40 percent of all proposals occur between November and February. Whether couples are in the midst of planning their nuptials or preparing to get started, March 1 serves as the kickoff to when many are ready to get serious about making wedding decisions.

What is National Wedding Planning Day?

National Wedding Planning Day is a holiday for couples to get inspired for their own wedding planning journey. Each year, The Knot connects with users to offer advice and answer wedding FAQs in real time. Past celebrations have included Facebook Live-a-Thons, giveaways, exclusive member perks and more. Not only can participants get answers to their burning wedding planning questions straight from industry experts, they can dicover fresh new trends and ideas straight from industry experts.

The Knot continues to plan a celebration that's bigger and better than the year before. You never know what you'll learn when you participate in National Wedding Planning Day.

A Quick Guide to The Knot's Planning Resources

Whether you're already making strides on your to-do list or you need inspiration to get started, we've got all the expert tips, tricks, advice and ideas to make your wedding planning process as easy (and stress-free) as possible.

How to Plan a Wedding From Start to Finish

Consider this a "big picture" view of everything you need to do to plan a wedding, and the best order in which to accomplish those big tasks. For example, you want to make sure you set a budget and establish your priorities before setting a date.

Your 12-Month Planning Checklist

This guide includes a month-by-month breakdown of when to cross specific tasks off your wedding to-do list and why — complete with handy pin-able guides.

A Wedding Budget Breakdown

Setting your budget is a huge part of wedding planning, and one that shouldn't be ignored or tabled for a later date. Tackle your budget head on with our wedding budget breakdown, complete with the money mistakes you want to avoid.

The Top Mistakes Couples Make While Wedding Planning

There are many things that can't be controlled when it comes to your wedding — like the weather. So, control what you can by avoiding these common wedding planning blunders.

The Wedding Planning Questions Couples Always Ask

Plus, answers straight from The Knot editors.

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