Many guests find it rude to receive a wedding invitation on an a date that should be understood to be inconvenient for the majority of the guests. Let’s look at five categories of dates that some consider taboo for weddings.
- Religious Holidays – This one can get tough if you have guests of many different religions coming to your event. Some holidays are simple to remember – Christmas is December 25th every year – but others require good planning. For example, the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah is from September 9-11 in 2018 but September 29 – October 1 in 2019. And don’t forget that Jewish holidays are from sunset to sunset.
- National Holidays – Whether it is Independence Day or Thanksgiving, no one wants to attend a wedding on a national holiday (or the weekend near it). For example, while Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday in November, the next day is Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. No one wants to go to a wedding after these two huge back-to-back events.
- Superstitious Dates – This is more personal preference than etiquette, but most people don’t want to get married on Friday the 13th. It happens twice per year in both 2018 and 2019 so be sure to check the calendar closely if you are superstitious and want a Friday wedding.
- Leap Year – Every four years there’s an extra day in February. In 2020 it happens to be a Saturday. While some may see a leap year wedding to be a cool novelty, others hate the idea of only being able to celebrate their anniversary on the correct date once every four years.
- Significant Family Days – Don’t schedule your wedding the same day as your nephew’s graduation. Avoid dates associated with sadness such as the calendar date that grandpa passed away. Some family members don’t want to share a birthdate or anniversary with yours, so try to take these things into account within reason.
Planning the Perfect Wedding in San Jose and the Bay Area
In the end, it’s your wedding and you can choose any date you want. These were just some ideas regarding proper etiquette and personal preferences we have noticed many couples have. Once you have the date in mind, it is time to get your vendors together. Caterman Catering can help, especially when it comes to preparing the perfect menu. Contact us today at 408-441-8719 to get started.