Post # 1
Hi, I’m interested in getting some feedback on planning a wedding in 2012 – the Leap Year. My family is superstitious and everyone believes that leap year is usually a difficult one and you should avoid getting married on Leap Year.
Of cause love should be the only thing on our minds but it seems like a big deal and I feel it will follow me throughout the planning stage. The option of waiting til 2013 is doable, but it will mean having a long engagement (a year and a half). We are not doing a big wedding so it just seems like a long time to wait.
Anyone has any experience or heard of this superstition?
Post # 4
Don’t worry about it. DH’s parents got married in 1984, which was also a Leap Year, and they have a very good marriage still going strong. I don’t put much weight in superstitions, though.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 6
@piglet_625: This says it all.
Post # 7
I’m not superstitious, so I don’t think it matters. Not to mention, I doubt that a year ending in 13 would be considered lucky from a superstitious perspective, if you did wait until the following year.
Post # 8
Do you think the people that got married on 9/9/99 have a lesser divorce rate than those that didnt that year?
Or that those that got married on 1/1/11 will be more succesful than anyone else married this year?
It will affect you only if you let it. Marriage is about you and the work you put into it.
Post # 9
@Kevanna: I’ve never heard of this. We’re getting married in 2012, and I don’t expect it to be unlucky.
Post # 10
Apparently the world ends in 2012, so no don’t be superstitious, it’s all scare mongering!
Post # 11
I just wanted to say that the only date I would avoid in the leap year would be February 29th- only because I think it would be sad to not have the real anniversary “date” every year. But avoid the WHOLE year? Thats just silly.
Post # 12
Thanks a lot for everyone’s input. It is silly to think about these things but when you grow up hearing this it’s stuck in your head. We have decided on a destination wedding next November just a small and intimate ceremony and then legalize it in city hall in January.
Love is what matters the most but this will just make it that much more comfortable for me and not hear any remarks from my family.
Post # 13
I think it’s silly to put off your wedding one whole year just because people in your family have a superstition. it doesn’t even sound like you believe in it. do what is right for you and your Fiance.
Post # 14
OMG I never thought about it!
I’m not supersitious and it’s just another year, would you really put your wedding on hols because of a superstition. Try to turn it around and brag about how special your wedding is being in a leap year.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t have even thought about it, and now that I am thinking about it, I wouldn’t worry about it!
Post # 16
It never occurred to me at all. Considering leap years happen quite often it seems that a LOT of marriages would be unlucky by that logic. I just want to get married before the apocolypse next December 😉