Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2018

As soon as you get engaged, everyone wants to know if you’ve picked a date. Since the end of the year is a great time to get engaged, we want to prep all of you soon-to-be brides-to-be with dates to avoid in 2018.

First and foremost, go through your calendar to avoid choosing any dates that might be personally significant to you, such as birthdays, upcoming friend’s weddings you already have on your calendar or important family occasions.

Finally, here is a list of the dates in 2018 that you might consider avoiding- including major sporting events:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of January 13–15, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN

Passover (begins at sunset)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Final Four During March Madness

Saturday, March 31, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio, TX

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

Mother’s Day (always a Sunday) 

Weekend of May 12–13, 2018

Memorial Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of May 26–28, 2018

Father’s Day (always a Sunday)

Weekend of June 16–17, 2018

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Labor Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of September 1–3, 2018

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset)

Sunday, September 9, 2018 until nightfall on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 until nightfall on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Columbus Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of October 6–8, 2018


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)

November 22, 2018

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 until nightfall on Monday, December 10, 2018


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018