Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Best Wedding Dates And Dates To Avoid In 2006 And 2007

Wedding Dates To Avoid in 2006 & 2007
There are wedding dates which you will definately want to avoid during the year of 2006 and 2007. Public holidays, Superbowl, Religious holidays to name a few, so before you go and excitedly book your venue, make sure you have cheked there first!

Holiday Weekends
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (always a Monday)

January 16, 2006
January 15, 2007

President's Day (always a Monday)

February 20, 2006
February 19, 2007

Memorial Day (always a Monday)
May 29, 2006
May 28, 2007

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Labor Day (always a Monday)
September 4, 2006
September 3, 2007

Columbus Day (always a Monday)
October 9, 2006
October 8, 2007

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)
November 23, 2006
November 22, 2007

Religious Holidays

Palm Sunday
April 9, 2006
April 1, 2007

Easter Sunday
April 16, 2006
April 8, 2007

Passover (begins at sunset the night before)
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset the night before)
Saturday, September 23, 2006 thru Sunday, September 24, 2006
Thursday, September 13, 2007 thru Friday, September 14, 2007

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset the night before)
Monday, October 2, 2006
Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hanukkah (starts)
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Monday, December 25, 2006
Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 thru Monday, January 1, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 thru Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Costly Holidays

Notable Holidays

April Fool's Day
If you and your fiance are jokesters at heart, this could be the perfect wedding day for you. If not, choose another day. In 2006, April Fool's falls on a Saturday.

Mother's Day
Make sure your mom is ok with sharing this weekend with your wedding -- but it could be the perfect opportunity to honor her. If you do choose it, at your day-after brunch make a toast to all the mothers in the room.
May 14, 2006
May 13, 2007

Father's Day
Ditto for dad.
June 18, 2006
June 17, 2007

Avoid it if you're terrified that someone might actually show up in a costume.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Days of Remembrance

September 11: In 2006, it falls on a Monday.
December 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: In 2006 it falls on a Thursday
In 2007, it falls on a Friday.

Super Bowl

February 5, 2006, Detroit, MI
February 4, 2007, Miami, FL

Final Four/March Madness

Everyone loves the excitement of college b-ball (and betting on it!). Keep your sports fans at bay by avoiding these dates:
Saturday, April 1 and Monday, April 3, 2006, Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, March 31 and Monday, April 2, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Other Dates to Avoid

College reunions and/or homecomings, big conventions in your city (call your local chamber of commerce), and any annual charity events that involve your family or close friends.

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The ABC of Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning Do's & Don'ts

Here is a good summary of what you should and shouldn't be doing when you are planning your wedding.

Remember, that as long as your planning for your wedding is done well in advance, you control your budget, and everyone who is involved in your wedding knows what is required, then your special day will be perfect.

Wedding Planning Must Do's

Plan your wedding thoroughly, down to all the last little details. The best way to do this is to follow a wedding plan. Give your self a "time line" in which you need to get bookings made, or fittings done by.


You don't always have to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful wedding. Sometimes, less is more, if done correctly.It can be very easy to overspend without even knowing that you are overspending. The best way to do this is to have a wedding budget for everything, from the wedding dress to the flowers.


It is very important to use your wedding planning guide to coordinate everything that you do. This will insure that everything that needs to be done, is done, and when it needs to be done by.

Wedding Planning Don'ts
Don't Rush

Don't rush into making any fast decisions. Take your time and make sure that the decisions you make are good ones, especially when it comes to choosing professionals, such as photographers or caterers.
Cheap isn't always goodHiring cheap professionals may not always be the right decision. Some things are worth paying that little bit extra for. Remember, a good picture can bring back amazing thoughts and memories, and a bad one will bring back nothing.


Well we all know what they say about assumption. Always get everything in writing. This will only make things easier for you if anything should go awry.

The Guests

You don't have to invite every single person you have ever known to your wedding. Remember that this is your special day! Spend it with those people who mean the most to you and your spouse, and will make your wedding special for the two of you.