How important is it to get married on an auspicious date?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Is your SO Indian?

Just asking because it’s also an Indian tradition to have wedding on an auspicious date. My parents Offered to take my husbands and my horoscopes to someone to find a date, and I told them no way, we picked our date and that’s that.

Ive had cousins get married within a month, one even a couple of weeks after they got engaged because it was one of the only ‘auspicious’ dates or they’d have to wait a year to do so.

In India it has to do with zodiac /astrology that much I know, but I feel like personally, the date is auspicious already, because it’s already your wedding day, I mean what can be more favorable than that? 


Post # 4
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

it’s only as important as you make it. for some it’s very important, and if it doesn’t kill you, you may have to give in. I mean, if you start the wedding off on the wrong foot, they may blame you for its failure later (for not following an “auspicious date”).

or you could have the wedding and marriage on separate days? get MARRIED on an auspicious date, but have the WEDDING on a day everyone can come on. that’s a thought.

Post # 5
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We paid no attention to the date beyond “A Saturday in April or late March.” We got married on 4/20. I guess, uh, in certain subcultures that’s a very auspicious day?

Post # 9
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@newbeeatweddingbee:  all superstitions and beliefs seems absurd to those that don’t believe them.

Post # 10
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@newbeeatweddingbee:  I think you should get married on whatever day you want. I don’t foresee I you getting on a certain day condemning your marriage for failure. 

Post # 11
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are getting married 10-10. I’m an astrologer (as a hobby) and it was something I considered, but much like I approach astrology in general, it was just for informational purposes. I know how it will affect us both (the date) and that it’s not during a time when the sky is going through anything weird. HOWEVER, there is always something going on no matter what and you just have to go with your personal choices.

I have a thing with 0,1 and 2. That was another reason. And I love the number 10. 


Lastly, there is never a day that is bad for “love”. =)


Post # 12
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t believe in all that mumbo jumbo, but if it means a lot to your mom in law then I would say just pick a date that she approves of. You won’t hear the end of it if you pick a “bad” day. And if she believes it, your future inlaws probably all do as well-they may not even come to the wedding!

Post # 13
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wanted our date to be interesting in some way, but for our own reasons. We have 4/11/15, which is 9 days after our 9th anniversary, and 4+11=15, which I think is great. If someone were to tell me it’s an unlucky day? Tough. We’re making it a lucky day!

Post # 14
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@newbeeatweddingbee:  FI and I chose to get married in December 2014. We told his mom (who fairly religious, Greek Orthodox) about our plans and she had no issues with it as long as we didn’t get married between something along the lines of December 2-25, I can’t recall the exact dates she said.

She didn’t want us to get married between these days because something related to Jesus (again, I don’t recall — I’m catholic) and we were happy to do so. We’re getting married December 28th.

I figure if you can work around religious-related-dates then do it, it just makes things much easier in the long run in making your future inlaws happy, it also shows them that even though you may not share thier beliefs, you respect them.

Post # 15
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We are getting married on Halloween. It’s the day we met so it is special to us. I get a lot of weird looks from people when I tell them our date but it’s our wedding, not theirs! If the date is special to you and your FI you should get married on that date. Unless it will cause a huge rift with the family, I think you should do what you guys want to do. 

Post # 16
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@newbeeatweddingbee:  I don’t really think the date matters … mind you i still read my horoscopes sometimes lol and found out i was born on a full moon did make me a lil happy so ya lol 


I wanted to get married on a full moon … not b.c. of luck or anything like that i just wanted it to be big and beauitful and bright so b.c. of the key whole glassed in courtyard i could look up and see it and my new hubsand dancing under it lol … 


well i found a few next year … one on a sunday … *the super moon* brightest of the year sadly its booked 


but there is another on a friday the 13th lol my mom flipped out sayng i cant get married on a friday the 13th insisting its tempting fate and maybe ppl would not show up at all b.c. someppl avoid going on on friday the 13 and the full moon on top of it she was like NO 


i respected that i now doing it the saturday b4 the super moon in aug or i thinking of another day 


i dont think there is truth to it but i think if it will stress u or the ppl in ur life out why care what day its on a day is a day is a day

be sensitive to the ppl who are unconfy with it in ur close family they matter the day it self not so much 

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