(Closed) Beware the Ides of March?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
7735 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not in the least. I only know it from doing Shakespeare at school. Every date is probably bad luck (or good luck) in some culture somewhere.

ETA: You’ll probably get more comments about it being the day before St. Patrick’s day. My response is the same: just about every date is a national day somewhere in the world.

Post # 4
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would have loved that date.  I love Shakespeare, that was one of the first plays I ever saw.

Post # 5
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Lol, Ides of March is a bad date for sure…

BUT only if your name is Caesar

Actually I think it is a cool date to get married on… but then I am a big Theatre fan.


Post # 8
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Meh, I’m more fearful of the Carbs of Starch….

Post # 10
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We were married on Friday the 13th (also the day he proposed)- the good thing is, Darling Husband will never forget our anniversary date!

Post # 11
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ides of March – The word Ides comes from the Latin word “idus”, a word that was used widely in the Roman calendar indicating the approximate day that was the middle of the month. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.

–From the web. See?  A festive day.


Edited to add…I personally think it’s a great day, as we are getting married March 16, 2013.

Post # 12
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Uhh… no. It is a day that has some minor relation to a dead (and not very good) caesar from 1900 years ago. Now if your grandfather had been assisinated on that day, maybe a little crass. But who cares about literal ancient history when selecting your wedding date? As a PP said, if you look at history long enough something bad happend on every day. And plus, unless you point it out how many people are even going to think to associate the day?

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