You are engaged and ready to the set the date? Is there a sentimental date you must have? Are you trying to figure out the best time to get married for various reasons? Here are some fun theories about when you should or should not wed… Have fun with it!
Which Month Should I Wed?
January – The month of new beginnings! The month that was meant for an added benefit. This month dates back to the Ancient Greek times where women were thought to have an additional blessing.
February – Prior to the 19th century, this month was prohibited in some countries to wed due to the adjacency with Lent. Even now, some still look upon this month as not a good month to wed.
March – Also not looked at as a favorable month to wed due to Lent. Some say, “Marry in Lent, you will live to repent” (A Book of Wedding Traditions)
April – Lucky month of the year some may associate. The Chinese would agree this being the best month of the year to wed.
May – Some used to believe marrying in May will bring you misfortune within the year.
June – On the other hand, marrying in June will bring one everlasting Honeymoon!
July – In the midst of harvest time, farmers tried to avoid marrying in July, because the celebrations kept labor workers away. Others might say, marrying in this month will bring about bitter sweet memories.
August – Farmers frown upon marrying in this month, but others see it as prime time mature month of the year to wed.
September – Blessing offered to marriages during the month of September and added support of fertility.
October – Marry in October and obtain hardships in the future
November – Although a busy month for the holidays, this month offers great fortune to those who wed in the colder months of the year.
December – Snow on the wedding day brings about a fairy tale. The Irish believed getting married on the last day of the year brings fortune to the new year.
There is no rhyme or reason to which month you choose, but many have their own theories and these are just some that have been shared across the years…
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