Wedding dates to avoid

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Some couples are excited by the prospect of hosting their weddings during holiday weekends. After all, having off on a Friday or a Monday provides an extra day for recovery or planning the wedding.

But holiday weekends might not be embraced by potential guests. Travel costs and accommodations could be higher around holiday weekends, and some people have family traditions or other plans they may not want to miss during a holiday weekend.

In terms of obstacles for couples, reception sites and vendors may charge higher fees to book a holiday weekend wedding, or they may be full on the dates you request.

Looking ahead to 2015, here are the prominent holidays and when they occur, so you can plan accordingly.

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Easter: Weekend of April 4

Mother’s Day: Weekend of May 9

Memorial Day: Weekend of May 23

Father’s Day: Weekend of June 20

Independence Day (Ca.): Wednesday, July 1

Independence Day (U.S.): Saturday, July 4

Labor Day: Weekend of September 5

Columbus Day: Weekend of October 10

Halloween: Saturday, October 31

Remembrance Day/Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 26

Christmas: Friday, December 25

Boxing Day: Saturday, December 26

Quirky numerical dates tend to attract a lot of people who want a memorable date. July 7, 2007 was quite a popular date because it was “777,” or lucky 7s. In 2015, you may want to avoid 12/14/15. 

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