Best Wedding Dates and Dates To Avoid In 2023 and 2024

Whether you are in current planning mode for a 2023 wedding or you’re planning a bit further ahead into 2024, we’ve compiled a list of the best wedding dates for you and your guests.

As soon as you have found the perfect wedding date for you and your love, the vision you have for your big day can start to become a reality.

This is when the real fun begins, when you begin to start choosing your wedding color scheme or when you will find that fairytale wedding venue where you two will share your first kiss as a married couple, and the dreamy floral arrangements that will enhance your wedding day experience.

From palindrome dates to new moons, you will find an abundance of the best or most common wedding dates to support you in making your dream wedding a reality.

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New Moons
Palindrome Dates
US Holidays
Other Major Holidays
Auspicious Wedding Dates
Most Sought After Wedding Dates
US National Calendar Days
And Religious Holidays To Avoid



New Moon Wedding Dates 2023
The new Moon is commonly known as a time to initiate beginnings. When the new Moon occurs, it not only begins a new cycle, but also ends the phase that came before. It’s truly a time for you and your partner to connect on the future you will share together as one, Creating a new beginning. Your past will either support this NEW beginning or will be left behind as you redefine the next chapters of your life together.

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In 2023 there will be 12 new moons. Here is a quick list of the 2023 new moon dates based on the information provided by NASA:

  • January 21, 2023 3:53 PM ET or 8:53 PM UTC
  • February 20, 2023 2:06 AM ET or 7:06 AM UTC
  • March 21, 2023 1:23 PM ET or 6:23 PM UTC
  • April 20, 2023 12:12 AM ET or 5:12 AM UTC
  • May 19, 2023 11:53 AM ET or 4:53 PM UTC
  • June 18, 2023 12:37 AM ET or 5:37 AM UTC
  • July 17, 2023 2:32 PM ET or 7:32 PM UTC
  • August 16, 2023 5:38 AM ET or 10:38 AM UTC
  • September 14, 2023 9:40 PM ET or September 15, 2023 2:40 AM UTC
  • October 14, 2023 1:55 PM ET or 6:55 PM UTC
  • November 13, 2023 4:27 ET AM or 9:27 AM UTC
  • Tuesday December 12, 2023 6:32 PM ET or 11:32 PM UTC



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The years 2023 through 2025 also have palindrome dates, which repeat themselves both backwards and forwards:

If you’re into symbolic meaning and palindromes we’ve got the list for you!

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US HOLIDAYS
As a Las Vegas destination wedding location company, it makes sense for us to share US specific holiday dates.

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Though it’s not recommended to have your wedding on an actual holiday (due to various reasons like family and friends being unavailable to attend),  it’s a good idea for it to fall on the day before or the day after a big holiday. Because most of your guests will have extra days off work to attend.


Three day weekends are some of the best days to get married such as, Labor Day Weekend or Memorial Day Weekend, because your friends and family will most likely have Monday off to recuperate.


Let’s take a look at the most advantageous holidays you can be planning your wedding around during 2023 to 2025.

2023

  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16, 2023
  • President’s Day – Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2023
  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 9, 2023

2024

  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 15, 2024
  • President’s Day – Monday, February 19, 2024
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27, 2024
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2024
  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 14, 2024

2025

  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 20, 2025
  • President’s Day – Monday, February 17, 2025
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 26, 2025
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 1, 2025
  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 13, 2025





Other Major Holidays

2023

  • New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Valentine’s Day – Tuesday, February 14, 2023
  • St. Patrick’s Day – Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • Halloween– Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Christmas – Monday, December 25, 2023

2024

  • New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2024
  • Valentine’s Day – Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • St. Patrick’s Day – Sunday, March 17, 2024
  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Halloween– Thursday, October 31, 2024
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday November 28, 2024
  • Christmas – Wednesday, December 25, 2024

2025

  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2025
  • Valentine’s Day – Friday, February 14, 2025
  • St. Patrick’s Day – Monday, March 17, 2025
  • Independence Day – Friday, July 4, 2025
  • Halloween– Friday, October 31, 2025
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday November 27, 2025
  • Christmas – Thursday, December 25, 2025

If you’re a sports fan you might want to plan your wedding around the non-official holiday of the Super Bowl!

  • February 12, 2023
  • February 4, 2024
  • February 9, 2025



Lucky Wedding Dates

Lucky dates observed in eastern ancient Chinese and Hindu traditions are dates when nothing is inauspicious, everything is in balance and these are some of the luckiest dates to join as one.

These lucky or “promising” wedding dates are different for every couple throughout every year, and finding your auspicious dates for 2023 through 2025 is simple

In Chinese culture the number eight symbolizes success and prosperity. The ideal date for a wedding around this philosophy is August 8th, 2023-2025. (08-08-23, 08-08-24, 08-08-25)

The double eight is said to be extremely lucky for a couple’s first day as life-long partners!

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And for our math inspired lovers, we’ve listed a bunch of dates that equal the years 2023, and 2024 (aka ’23, ‘24, ‘25.)

  • Thursday, 5-18-23 – 5+18 = 23
  • Saturday, 6-17-23 – 6+17 = 23
  • Monday, 12-2-24 – 12 x 2 = 24
  • Thursday, 12-12-24 – 12+12= 24
  • Monday, 5-5-25 – 5 x 5 = 25
  • Wednesday, 10-15-25 – 10 + 15 = 25


    SOME OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER DATES IN 2023:
  • Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • Saturday, September 9, 2023
  • Friday, October 20, 2023



US NATIONAL DAYS 2023-2024

2023

  • Cuddle Up Day – Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Hugging Day – Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Spouses Day – Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Drink Wine Day – Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Margarita Day – Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Earth Day – Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Renewal Day – Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • Best Friends Day – Thursday, June 8, 2023
  • Red Rose Day – Sunday, June 12, 2023
  • Coming Out Day – Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • Sweetest Day – Monday, October 16, 2023

2024

  • Cuddle Up Day – Saturday, January 6, 2024
  • Hugging Day – Sunday, January 21, 2024
  • Spouses Day – Friday, January 26, 2024
  • Drink Wine Day – Sunday, February 18, 2024
  • Margarita Day – Thursday, February 22, 2024
  • Earth Day – Monday, April 22, 2024
  • Renewal Day – Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Best Friends Day – Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Red Rose Day – Tuesday, June 12, 2024
  • Coming Out Day – Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Sweetest Day – Wednesday, October 16, 2024

 

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS TO AVOID

It’s best to avoid having your ceremony on any religious holiday since they are sacred to people and you don’t want to risk alienating them and having them miss your special day.

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Here’s a list of important religious holidays in 2023-2024:

2023

  • Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Passover – Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Tisha B’Av – Wednesday, July 26, 2023
  • Rosh Hashanah – Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • Yom Kippur – Sunday, September 24 – Monday, September 25, 2023
  • Hanukkah – Thursday, December 7 – Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Kwanzaa – Tuesday, December 26, 2023 – Monday, January 1, 2024
  • Ramadan – Wednesday, March 22 – Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Eid al-Fitr – Friday, April 21 – Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Eid al-Adha – Wednesday, June 28 – Sunday, July 2, 2023
  • Ram Navami – Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Krishna Janmashtami – Wednesday, September 6 – Thursday, September 7, 2023

2024

Palm Sunday – Sunday, March 24, 2024

Easter Sunday – Sunday, March 31, 2024

Passover – Monday, April 22, 2024

Tisha B’Av – Monday, August 12, 2024

Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, October 2 – Friday, October 4, 2024. 

Yom Kippur – Friday, October 11 – Saturday, October 12, 2024

Hanukkah – Wednesday, December 25, 2024 – Thursday, January 2, 2025

Kwanzaa – Thursday, December 26, 2024 – Wednesday, January 1, 2025

Ramadan – Sunday, March 10 – Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Eid al-Fitr – Tuesday, April 9 – Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Eid al-Adha – Sunday, June 16 – Monday, June 17, 2024

Ram Navami – Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Krishna Janmashtami – Monday, August 26, 2024


If you’re still trying to pick a wedding date, this gives you a great place to start. No matter the day you choose, it will become your day, so simply go by what feels right to you. 


Whatever you choose, make sure you contact us as soon as possible to lock your preferred date in for your all inclusive Las Vegas Wedding, especially if it falls on one of these most popular wedding dates. Couples are planning further ahead these days into 2024 and beyond, so sitting on the decision might mean missing out on your first pick!

We can’t wait to work with you in creating the day of your dreams!

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Top 5 Things You Must Know Before Planning A Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement from all of us at Chapel of the Flowers!!!

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This is such an exciting time and there are so many things to start thinking about while you plan this once in a lifetime event.

But, before you run off to the races, and begin looking for that perfect venue, or hire that epic wedding photographer…we knew we had to share the top 5 things you must know before planning a wedding.

Having been in the wedding business for 62+ years we know a thing or two about what creates magical moments that you and your guests will cherish for years to come, and what can lead to chaos, and leave you feeling disappointed with what was supposed to be one of the best days of your life.

We have compiled a list of what we believe are the Top 5 Things You Must Know Before Planning Your Wedding, to get instant access to this helpful wedding planning guide click on the link below:

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Now with your wedding planning underway, we highly recommend you check out these 2 other blog posts:
1) Best Wedding Dates for 2021 and 2022 (if your heart is set on being married in 2022–please call or email us at: 217-MARRY-ME or email at marryme@littlechapel.com immediately to make sure your preferred wedding date is still up for grabs)

2) or if you are planning your special day for the future please check out the Best Wedding Dates for 2023 and 2024

At Chapel of the Flowers you won’t need to worry about a thing! With our All-Inclusive Packages that include even a 2 night hotel stay and intimate dinner for 2 for after the ceremony of your dreams–our mission here at Chapel of the Flowers,
is to create a once in a lifetime experience for a once in a lifetime love story, just like yours!

From all of us at Chapel of the Flowers,

HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING!!!

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Las Vegas Wedding

Congratulations to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, on their intimate Las Vegas Wedding–from all of us at Chapel of the Flowers!



Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have officially tied the knot in the wedding capital of the world: Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lopez confirmed their intimate Las Vegas wedding in her personal newsletter Sunday, ending the letter with a new name: Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.


A Quick Snippet From Lopez’s Newsletter:

“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” Jennifer shared.

“Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world,” Lopez wrote. “We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight. They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, evidently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra and he was in bed).”

Lopez shared that she wore a dress from an old movie and Affleck wore a jacket from his closet.

“We read our own vows in the little chapel and gave one another the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives,” she wrote. 

Jennifer and Ben’s Love Story:

The Bennifer love story is one that’s been more than 20 years in the making. The couple originally met on the set of the rom-com “Gigli,” where they played criminals on a job together that led to a real-life friendship.

By November 2002, they had gotten engaged, but postponed their wedding in September 2003 due to “the excessive media attention” surrounding their wedding.

Unfortunately, they never shared their vows, but instead the postponement led to the couple officially calling off their engagement in January 2004.

Never say “never”, because after 17 years, even with other marriages, and children from those marriages, they eventually ended up right where they started all those years ago.

Lopez Speaks About The Proposal:

Affleck proposed to Lopez again in April of 2022 while she was soaking in a bubble bath.

“I was taken totally off guard and just looked in his eyes smiling and crying at the same time trying hard to get my head around the fact that after 20 years this was happening all over again, I was quite literally speechless and he said, ‘is that a yes?’ I said YES of course that’s a YES,” she wrote in her newsletter.

What an incredible moment, that must’ve been for the two of them…to have found true love in such a familiar place.

You know what they say, “timing is everything”, and it proves to ring true for Mr. and Mrs. Affleck too.


Lopez Shares About Their Vegas Wedding Experience:

“In the end it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined.” Lopez wrote, in her recent newsletter.

We at Chapel of the Flowers couldn’t agree more!

An elopement to Vegas is the perfect remedy for the stress and anxiety that comes with the excessive media attention that actually got in the way of their first engagement/hopeful wedding.

With our all inclusive Las Vegas wedding packages, you won’t need to worry about a thing! Let us help you to create the perfect Vegas Wedding for you and the one you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with.

Cheers to Jennifer and Ben on their unique love story, we wish you both everlasting happiness.

And thank you for sharing why Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world, and what makes Las Vegas the BEST PLACE to celebrate your love.

Because in Las Vegas you can create whatever you want for your special day from the BIG GRAND WEDDING to the INTIMATE MICRO WEDDING–the possibilities are endless, and the best part is you are able to get a complete honeymoon experience + you don’t have to worry about entertaining your guests after you walk down the aisle–they have so much they can do too!

Come to celebrate your love in Las Vegas, you like JLO, won’t regret it!

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Seven Military Traditions and Wedding Ideas to Honor our Fallen Heroes

Military Traditions for a Military Wedding | Las Vegas Weddings at Chapel of the FlowersWith Memorial Day being around the corner, Chapel of the Flowers wants to give reverence to all that paid the ultimate price to keep our country safe. See our top picks for military traditions brides and grooms can incorporate in their military wedding to honor their love for America and the fallen heroes in their lives.

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Star Wars Wedding Ideas for Your May Fourth Wedding Day

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (well, not really)… one couple sought to have the ultimate Star Wars wedding. If you are a Star Wars fanatic, you know May 4th is an unofficial holiday, also known as “May the fourth be with you.” This pun based on the iconic Star Wars catchphrase “May the force be with you” has Star Wars fans saying “I do” from around the world on this popular wedding date.

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Can You Get Married without a Marriage License?

 

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So you’re going to seal the deal in Vegas – congratulations! – but for whatever may be the reason, you don’t have a marriage license just yet and are looking to get one in Las Vegas. I’m sure you have quite a few questions:

  • What comes next?
  • What do I do without one?
  • How do I get one?
  • Do I really even need one for getting married in Vegas?
  • Is it expensive?
  • How long does it take?
  • Can you take care of it the day of the wedding?

Rest assured – this article will answer most of those questions. (Most of these answers as well, keep in mind, are in reference to the state of Nevada in general, but if you’re in another state, chances are the answer might be very similar but call your local courthouse to find out)! Additionally, if you’ve already got your marriage license from another state and it is still valid, you’re ready to begin planning your wedding ceremony! Take a look at our best dates to avoid and to plan for during 2022, in our blog here: The Best Wedding Dates and Dates to Avoid in 2021 & 2022.

The main question is – Can you get married without a marriage license? The short answer is technically no, (at least not legitimately or legally) but not all hope is lost if you don’t have one just yet. Keep reading for further answers.

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But do I have to?

The next question people typically ask, as I did when I was about to get married, is do I really need one before the ceremony? This answer is yes because, as I mentioned above slightly, to legitimately or LEGALLY be married, your minister or officiant conducting your ceremony will need this document in order to facilitate marrying you and said beloved. Failure to give the officiant this document would result in them committing a potential misdemeanor depending on what state you’re in. If you have any well-informed officiant, they will also ask you this beforehand too. So don’t plan on getting it “after the ceremony” since that is not technically legally possible.

Where in Las Vegas should I get one?

So how does one obtain this mysterious, seemingly intangible piece of paper in the fabulous city of Las Vegas? Well, in Nevada, our Clark County website will allow you to apply for one ahead of time, as long as it’s within 60 days of the ceremony.

Now, what’s the difference between applying ahead of time for a marriage license online and walking down day-of to get a license at the Clark County Courthouse? If you’ve applied online, you can simply pick up the license with both parties present, showing valid ID and paying the fee there once you arrive – about a half hour process. Without applying first online and instead accomplishing all steps in person, the whole process probably takes an additional half hour for the paperwork BUT don’t forget to take in account for other couples ahead of you that day.

Another important question – what is the price of a marriage certificate in Nevada? The current and updated price as of 2022 is $102, including fees. They do accept credit as well.

Can I get one right before the ceremony, or is that cutting it too close?

Rest assured, all of this can be taken care of the very same day before your ceremony that you have booked. Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time before your booked ceremony whether it’s at The Office of Civil Marriages or at a chapel. But if you’re planning on walking into a chapel after receiving your license, that can be done too! Which obviously gets around the time constraints but make sure to call ahead with your chapel to make sure they accept walk-ins because not all do in Las Vegas. (That’s right – funny enough, not all chapels in Vegas are willing to perform your classic “what-happens-in-Vegas-stays-in-Vegas” drive-by wedding).

Lastly, what do you need present to officially get married? Well, obviously the license plus an officiant with at least one witness present.

What happens if I really can’t get one in time?

But even so, after all this information, you may ask still, “do I REALLY absolutely need one for my Vegas wedding?” What if you forget it back in your home state? What if you had planned to get it before the ceremony but ran out of time and now you’ve got all these people invited to a ceremony at a certain time? Well, at last resort if that’s your situation, you may opt to convert your marriage ceremony into a commitment ceremony by letting your officiant know. Be sure to ask if anything in pricing changes because of this – as that might be affected. (On a different note, if you have family that can’t make your Vegas wedding, read our blog on having family attend virtually here: Virtual Wedding Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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And yes, you’d still additionally have to perform some sort of marriage ceremony, whether it’s in Las Vegas or back home, after you’ve got your license to be recognized as legally married – but at least that’s a way to still have some sort of ceremony where all your guests don’t have to be rescheduled, especially if they came from out of state to Vegas just for your wedding. In that case I’d suggest booking a quick marriage ceremony a few days later at The Office of Civil Marriages that was previously mentioned above.

What if I just want a “courthouse wedding?”

This seg-ways into one more question you might have: Since I’m getting my marriage license at the Clark County courthouse, can they perform a simple marriage ceremony immediately after if I’d like to get my ceremony taken care of straight away? Well – not if you don’t set it up separately through their third-party through The Office of Civil Marriages. Also, it’s at a building down the street from the courthouse (the Las Vegas courthouse itself that you pick up the license from doesn’t hold weddings at all). This is the closest thing to a true “Courthouse Wedding,” that people would refer to, at least for Las Vegas. Keep in mind it is a very quick ceremony, in which you may invite a few guests, and it probably takes about thirty minutes from start to finish. Some might consider this a “shot gun wedding” and for others this is perfect! The room used is bare minimum and nothing fancy, I must warn. But again, maybe this is what you’re looking for.

If you do have a courthouse wedding, make sure to utilize the Las Vegas Strip for photos of your special day together! Read our Must-Have Wedding Photos for Your Las Vegas Wedding here: Must-Have Wedding Photos for Your Las Vegas Wedding. There are so many beautiful spots on the Strip that you and your beloved can adventure off to for a photo-op!

Let’s plan it!

Finally, if you’re looking to book a Las Vegas wedding OR (if you want to get married without a marriage license) commitment ceremony that’s maybe slightly short notice and are not looking to spend an arm and a leg on a ceremony BUT are also not wanting to sacrifice the beautiful and glamorous aspects of a wedding ceremony –  check out our wedding venues page and our wedding packages page and contact Chapel of The Flowers and speak with a wedding planner for more details.

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Beautiful LGBTQIA+ Wedding Ideas

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LGBTQ Wedding Ideas | Same-Sex Wedding IdeasChapel of the Flowers loves seeing couples celebrate their way in a way that feels special to them. For LGBTQIA+ couples, this could mean adapting existing wedding traditions or creating their own. We believe that every couple should make their own traditions that speak to them. We spoke to Blue Nile, the world’s leading online retailer of diamond engagement rings, to share our best ideas for beautiful LGBTQIA+ weddings.

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