Important Dates to Know When Planning Your Wedding in 2022, 2023 & 2024

From holiday weekends to "unlucky" days, consider these before choosing a date.
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Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon associate editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Associate Editor
  • Sarah is an Associate Digital Editor for The Knot, with special focuses in fashion, pop culture and wedding trends.
  • 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 10, 2022

Consult any wedding planning checklist and you'll see that one of the first—and most important—tasks to complete is picking a date. Before you can make further progress on your to-do list, you'll need a general idea of when you want your nuptials to take place. Of course, given the wedding boom of 2022 and beyond, we recommend having a few dates in mind, as this will give you plenty of flexibility when it comes to securing your dream venue or must-have vendors. (If you've been eyeing a particular photographer or florist, for example, you might want to confirm that they're available for your wedding date before booking.)

When it comes to choosing the best day to get married, the decision comes down to your personal preference. Perhaps you've always wanted a New Year's Eve wedding, or maybe you want to celebrate over a long weekend in the summer. Regardless of when you want to swap "I dos," there may be some wedding dates you want to avoid. Instead of spending your time paging through a calendar, we've rounded up the most important ones to consider right here. Below, we break down some wedding dates you may want to avoid (or at least be aware of) in 2022, 2023 and 2024, like holidays, days of remembrance, and days with cultural relevance.

Personally Significant Days

Before choosing a wedding date, check your own calendar for college reunions, family weddings, anniversaries or other important events, like big conventions or festivals in your city. Also, look out for any annual occasions that may involve your family or close friends, as you may not want your wedding to coincide.

Holiday Weekends

Holiday weekend weddings where you have Monday off from work are accompanied by pros and cons. You've got an extra day for the festivities (and recovery!), plus you can have your wedding date on a Sunday, which is often less expensive than a Saturday one. But the costs of travel and hotels may be higher on significant holiday weekends. And if you're looking to marry around Valentine's Day, for example, be wary of your floral bill, especially if your heart is set on red roses—they'll likely be more expensive than at any other time of the year. Likewise, reception sites often charge a higher fee for a New Year's Eve wedding. Also, don't forget to consider the impact of a holiday weekend on your guest list as some families have standing plans or traditions they'd prefer not to miss.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of January 15-17, 2022

Weekend of January 14-16, 2023

Weekend of January 13-15, 2024

Presidents' Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of February 19-21, 2022

Weekend of February 18-20, 2023

Weekend of February 17-29, 2024

Mother's Day (always a Sunday)

Make sure your moms are okay sharing this weekend with your wedding. And ask yourself: Do you want your anniversary to fall on the same weekend as Mother's Day if or when you become a mom?

Weekend of May 7-8, 2022

Weekend of May 13-14, 2023

Weekend of May 11-12, 2024

Memorial Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of May 28-30, 2022

Weekend of May 27-29, 2023

Weekend of May 25-27, 2024

Father's Day (always a Sunday)

As you would with your moms, check with your dads about doubling up on this day for a wedding date. And grooms, make sure you're okay with celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father's Day if you decide to have kids.

Weekend of June 18-19, 2022

Weekend of June 17-18, 2023

Weekend of June 15-16, 2024

Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Monday, June 19, 2023

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2022

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Labor Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of September 3-5, 2022

Weekend of September 2-4, 2023

Weekend of September 1-2, 2024

Columbus Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of October 8-10, 2022

Weekend of October 7-9, 2023

Weekend of October 12-14, 2024

Halloween

Avoid this holiday wedding date if you're terrified that someone might actually show up in costume. (Or, embrace it if you want them to!).

Monday, October 31, 2022

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Thursday, October 31, 2024

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)

November 24, 2022

November 23, 2023

November 28, 2024

New Year's Eve

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Tuesday, December 31, 2024

Religious and Cultural Holidays

Be mindful of religious and cultural holidays (your own and those of your guests) when picking out your wedding date. There may even be restrictions at your house of worship as to whether you're allowed to marry at these times.

Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022

April 2, 2023

March 24, 2024

Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022

April 9, 2023

March 31, 2024

Passover (begins at sunset)

Friday, April 15, 2022

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Monday, April 22, 2024

Tisha B'Av (begins at sunset)

Friday, August 5, 2022

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Monday, August 12, 2024

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset)

Sunday, September 25, 2022 until nightfall on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Friday, September 15, 2023 until nightfall on Sunday, September 17, 2023

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 until nightfall on Friday, October 4, 2024

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 until nightfall on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sunday, September 24, 2023 until nightfall on Monday, September 25, 2023

Friday, October 11, 2024 until nightfall on Saturday, October 12, 2024

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

Sunday, December 18, 2022 until nightfall on Monday, December 26, 2022

Thursday, December 7, 2023 until nightfall on Friday, December 15, 2023

Wednesday, December 25, 2024 until nightfall on Thursday, January 2, 2025

Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Monday, December 25, 2023

Wednesday, December 25, 2024

Kwanzaa

Monday, December 26 until Sunday, January 1, 2022

Monday, December 26 until Sunday, January 1, 2023

Tuesday, December 26 until Monday, January 1, 2024

Ramadan (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)

Saturday, April 22 until Sunday, May 1, 2022

Wednesday, March 22 until Thursday, April 20, 2023

Sunday, March 10 until Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Eid al-Fitr (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)

Monday, May 2 until Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Friday, April 21 until Saturday, April 22, 2023

Tuesday, April 9 until Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Eid al-Adha (dates may vary based on how each family observes; the holiday lasts for about four days)

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Sunday, June 15, 2024

Ram Navami

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Krishna Janmashtami

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Monday, August 26, 2024

Days of Remembrance

You might want to take note of historically significant days (like the anniversary of September 11) that may be off-limits for your wedding date, especially if you come from a big military family. Or, that could make them all the more meaningful—it's up to you to decide.

Patriot Day

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday, September 11, 2023

Wednesday, September 11, 2024

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Saturday, December 7, 2024

Major Sporting Events

If you're die-hard sports fans—or if you're worried your guests might have a hard time choosing between your wedding date and the big game—avoid getting married during popular sporting events. And if a lot of your guests come from the same alma mater, watch out for homecoming weekends and bowl games that might conflict.

Super Bowl Sunday

February 6, 2022, in Inglewood, CA

February 5, 2023, in Glendale, AZ

February 11, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV

Final Four During March Madness

Saturday, April 2, 2022 and Monday, April 4, 2022 in New Orleans, LA

Saturday, April 1, 2023 and Monday, April 3, 2023 in Houston, TX

Saturday, April 6, 2024 and Monday, April 8, 2024 in Phoenix, AZ

Unlucky Dates

If you're superstitious, you might want to watch out for these historically inauspicious days from across several cultures when selecting your wedding date.

The Ides of March

For ancient Romans, an "ides" was simply a date that marked the middle of the month—until Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15 in 44 BC. Since then, "Beware the Ides of March" has become the mantra of this superstitiously unlucky date.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Friday, March 15, 2024

Friday the 13th

The unluckiest date of the year has questionable origins. Some historians say it comes from the 13 diners who were present at the last supper, but the famous Babylon's Code of Hammurabi doesn't include a 13th law, which suggests this superstition is as old as 1700 BC. And it wasn't until a successful novel titled Friday, the Thirteenth was published in the early 1900s that Friday became part of the unlucky equation.

May 13, 2022

January 13, 2023

October 13, 2023

September 13, 2024

December 13, 2024

Leap Years

Greeks and Romans thought starting any new life event, from getting married to baptizing a child, in a leap year would bring bad luck. Of course, this is simply folklore that's completely up to you to take into consideration.

Next Leap Year: 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024

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