Setting the Date

Setting the Date

Well, we’ve covered dress colors, the wedding parties, and the good luck charms (for lack of a better description). What you have to decide now is the date. Now, you might be thinking that there’s no way that there’s another poem. And you’d be right...There are two poems for this blog.

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There’s no debate that June weddings are the most prevalent in pop culture of the 12 months. In Bride Wars (2009), both Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway’s characters want a June wedding at the Plaza and nearly ruin their friendship over it. In 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (1954), there’s an entire song titled “June Bride.” Bette Davis and Robert Montgomery starred in June Bride (1948).

Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind, and true.

When February birds do mate, you wed not dread your fate.

If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.

Marry in April when you can, joy for Maiden and for Man.

Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day.

Marry when the June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go.

Those in July do wed, must labor for their daily bread.

Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.

Marry in September’s shrine, your living will be rich and fine.

If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.

If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.

When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.

Of course, the month is important. But there’s a reason it’s called ‘the big day’ and not the ‘big month.’ So, even if you did get married in October and are worried about your finances and your wedding date happened to fall on a Thursday, you’d be fine because:

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Marry on Monday for health,

Tuesday for wealth,

Wednesday is the best day of all,

Thursday for crosses,

Friday for losses,

Saturday for no luck at all,

Sabbath is out of the question.

Of course, this poem doesn't have much relevance anymore as Saturday weddings are super popular. We work and our weekend is on Saturday and Sunday. Times have changed. Also, most officiants and pastors (and the like) are already booked on Sunday, hence the last line.


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