Fortune favours the newlyweds! Start your marriage on a high by tying the knot on a lucky (or savvy!) date...
28 May 2016
Tying the knot over the Bank Holiday weekend means longer to party (or nurse the hangover...). However, don't be surprised if it might be a little more expensive than other Saturdays.
27 August 2016
Similarly, the summer Bank Holiday will mean a three-day wedfest.
And as for Bank Holidays in 2017...
Monday 2 January; Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April; 1 May; 29 May; and 28 August are all dates to consider. And don't forget Christmas and Boxing Day, which fall on a Monday and a Tuesday in 2017.
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
And we mean any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday! According to age-old English proverbs, the days at the beginning of the week are the luckiest. We're sceptical though - what about all those Saturday nuptials...?
New Year's Eve
Countdown to the New Year in style by tying the knot before midnight on December 31 - which the Irish traditionally believe is the luckiest day of the year for a couple to get hitched. Why? Because the newlyweds will wake up on January 1 as a married couple, kickstarting the year ahead in (hopefully!) marital bliss.
Any day in June
There's a reason why gorgeous summer weddings are so popular - and it's not just because of the sunshine! June is associated with the classical diety, Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage.
Nope, we're not fooling. As couples tend to avoid Friday 13th owing to unlucky connotations, you might find venues and suppliers are inclined to offer cheaper services. Dates to consider: Friday 13 May, Friday 13 January and Friday 13 October.
Any date that includes an eight or a nine
Whether it's a day or a month, the Chinese consider any date that features an eight or a nine to be fortunate. Why? The Chinese word for 'eight' is similar to the word for 'wealth', whilst 'nine' sounds alike to the word for 'long-lasting'.