How to Celebrate National Wedding Planning Day

Mark your calendars for the best holiday ever.
Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
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.
  • Hannah has a passion for DE&I and plays an integral role in ensuring The Knot content highlights all voices and all love stories.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Hannah was the Social Media Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Updated Feb 13, 2024

A holiday dedicated to weddings? Yes, please! National Wedding Planning Day is a special holiday for engaged couples that signifies the start of wedding planning season. If you got engaged during proposal season and you haven't started planning, there's no better time than right now to dive into planning your celebration.

You know what I love about holidays? They give you a chance to pause and reflect on whatever is being commemorated. In the case of National Wedding Planning Day, it's the perfect time to connect with your partner and make a game plan for planning your wedding.

Looking to celebrate National Wedding Planning Day this year? Read on to learn all about our favorite holiday, and find ideas for the best ways to celebrate National Wedding Planning Day.

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What Is National Wedding Planning Day?

National Wedding Planning Day is a holiday for engaged couples to celebrate their wedding planning journey and upcoming wedding. The National Wedding Planning Day holiday was founded by The Knot to help engaged couples get inspired for their wedding.

When Is National Wedding Planning Day?

National Wedding Planning Day is on March 1st. The holiday occurs annually on the first day of March to help kick off wedding planning season. Engagement season lasts from approximately Thanksgiving until Valentine's Day. A significant number of engagements happen annually between November and February which means that, come March, couples are ready to start wedding planning. The holiday was founded in 2017 when The Knot declared this date as the official start of wedding planning season and the end of proposal season.

How to Celebrate National Wedding Planning Day

Thankfully, to help you celebrate National Wedding Planning Day, The Knot has everything you could ever need. Here are just a few ideas to consider for March 1st.

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.

Date Night

Here's the thing–wedding planning can be overwhelming and it's important to carve out times to enjoy dates with your partner amidst the commotion. A relaxing date night spent doing anything but wedding planning might be just the respite you need to muster energy to plan your wedding after National Wedding Planning Day comes to a close.

Download The Knot App

You know that scene in Finding Nemo where Crush the Turtle asks if everyone has an exit buddy? Well wedding planning is a lot like navigating a depths of the ocean and it's best done with a friend. In this case, The Knot App is your pocket-friendly wedding planning buddy.

Start a Wedding Website

Instead of spending NWPD doom-scrolling, why not take a few minutes to start your wedding website? Even if you don't want to flesh out all of the details, you could simply start by selecting the perfect wedding website theme and then finish things up in the coming days.

Take The Knot Style Quiz for Inspiration

Sometimes, the most fun activity is simply perusing eye-candy. That's where The Knot Style Quiz comes in. It's like a Buzzfeed quiz, but instead of finding out which Taylor Swift Era you are or what shape chicken nugget represents your personality, this quiz is packed with the best wedding inspiration around.

Buy a Wedding Planner Book

If #BookTok taught us anything it's that there's simply no substitute for a nice paperback book. In my mind, the best way to plan you wedding is with a combination of online tools, help from experts and a physical wedding planner book where you can jot down notes as they strike at 11:00 pm right when you're about to pass out. And what's the first thing you should do when your book arrives? Mark down March 1st as NWPD.

Research Vendors

Here's the truth: There's simply no replacement for talented wedding professionals. All the ideas and wedding trends you've seen floating around the internet don't just appear. Just like the carriage in Cinderella, you need a bit of magic and lot of a help from Fairy Godmothers to make the celebration a reality.


At the end of the day, whether it's National Wedding Planning Day or just a random Tuesday, take a moment to remember you're getting married to the love of your life. How fun is that? So when you're starting to feel stressed by your wedding checklist, take a moment to breathe and relax. You deserve it.

Sarah Hanlon contributed to the reporting of this story.

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