Planning a 2024 Wedding? These Are the Luckiest Days to Say "I Do"

Tying the knot on one of these auspicious dates may bring goodwill to your celebration and your marriage.

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After you’ve celebrated your engagement, choosing a wedding date is one of the first and most important tasks that you’ll tackle on your to-do list. After all, you can't send save-the-dates, hire your vendor team, and coordinate the rest of the details for your nuptials without it! Plus, when you consider the fact that this day is one that you’ll be celebrating every year for the rest of your life, it becomes especially clear why choosing the perfect date is a task that shouldn't be handled lightly. 

When deciding which date to block off on their calendar, most couples consider factors such as the weather, the season, the availability of their preferred vendors or venue, their budget, cultural or religious implications, symbolic dates in their relationship, or any other personal preferences, according to planner Sonal J. Shah of Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants. Something else we think you should prioritize? How lucky your date might be might.

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Sonal J. Shah is the CEO and owner of Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants. She’s been planning weddings for 20 years.

Tying the knot on a lucky date is a fun way to add a little extra goodwill to your celebration. “Couples often prioritize selecting an auspicious wedding date to embark on their journey together with a sense of positive energy and harmony,” Shah explains. “By doing so, they hope to create a meaningful beginning and mitigate the likelihood of encountering potential obstacles or challenges in their marriage.” If you’re a superstitious couple, if your culture regards auspicious dates, or if you’re simply hoping to start this next chapter with the promise of prosperity, you might want to take luck into account when deciding on your wedding date.

For those who are thinking about saying “I do” this year, we have some good news: There are a number of lucky days to consider for your nuptials, all based on everything from astrology to numerology. Here, the luckiest days to get married in 2024.

The Luckiest Days to Get Married in 2024, According to the Zodiac

If you’re hoping to start your marriage off on a lucky note, look to astrology for a little advice. A new moon is considered one of the most auspicious dates in the zodiac because it represents hope, potential, and new beginnings, which is the romance and positivity every couple wants for their marriage. This phase of the moon happens about once a month. In 2024, new moons will take place on January 11, February 9, March 10, April 8, May 7, June 6, July 5, August 4, September 2, October 2, November 1, December 1, and December 30, which makes all of them lucky days to get hitched. For those who prefer the idea of a weekend wedding, we have especially good news: February 9, 2024, falls on a Friday; March 10, 2024, is a Sunday; July 5, 2024, takes place on a Friday (during a holiday weekend, no less!); August 4, 2024 is a Sunday; November 1, 2024, falls on a Friday; and December 1, 2024, lands on a Sunday.

There are certain times of the year when new moons are especially imbued with luck. Since the Libra sign is connected with companionship, a new moon during Libra season, which happens to be October 2 in 2024, is considered to be particularly auspicious. New moons during Capricorn season are also filled with good fortune because this sign is associated with longevity, endurance, and determination. In 2024, this date is December 30. The days when solar eclipses take place are also lucky dates to get married. Even though these phenomena—when the sun, the moon, and the Earth align—are rare, they’re basically a supercharged new moon. A solar eclipse is expected to take place on April 8, 2024.

Jupiter is one of the most auspicious planets, known for abundance, fulfillment, and prosperity. The planet moves slowly, taking approximately 13 months to travel from one zodiac sign to another, and the day that Jupiter moves to another sign is considered a lucky one. In 2024, Jupiter will move from the Aries zodiac to the Taurus sign on May 1. 

The Luckiest Days to Get Married in 2024, According to the Chinese Calendar

To increase the likelihood of a successful long-term marriage, you can also look to the Chinese calendar to determine your wedding date. Many Chinese communities and East Asian cultures use this lunisolar system, which is based on observations about the sun’s longitude and phases of the moon, to help them choose auspicious dates, especially for weddings. Based on the Chinese zodiac calendar, August 8 is the luckiest day to get married in 2024—and every subsequent year. According to Asian cultures, the number eight represents infinity. When applied to a marital context, it symbolizes an infinite love between two people. Since August is the eighth month of the year, saying “I do” on August 8 heightens the positive impact on your relationship. If August 8 doesn’t work with your own personal calendar or preferences, any eighth day of the month, whether it’s February 8 or October 8, will welcome an extra level of luck into your partnership. 

Although August 8 is the luckiest day of the year for weddings, there are a number of other good fortune-filled dates to consider booking for 2024, the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese calendar. If you’re getting married this year, the luckiest months are May, July, August, October, and November. Meanwhile, the luckiest days are two, eight, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, and 29. So, you can combine any of the aforementioned days and months, such as May 13 or November 25, to determine a lucky wedding date.

A word of caution: You may want to avoid the number four, whether it’s the fourth month (April) or the fourth day of any month, because the numeral is said to bring bad luck to a marriage and is often associated with death. 

The Luckiest Days to Get Married in 2024, According to the Hindu Calendar

In Hindu culture, a shubh muhurat is an auspicious time where the natural forces and cosmic powers are favorable and obstacles are absent. It’s considered a good time to do something, especially hosting a wedding. Every year, these dates are marked throughout the calendar and offer good fortune for couples looking to get married in 2024. According to Indian wedding planning platform, WedMeGood, there are numerous lucky days you need to have on your radar for 2024 nuptials. If you’re hoping to tie the knot the first month of the year, couples should consider January 16, 17, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 30. The following month, February, also has a lot of auspicious days to keep in mind, such as February 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28. March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, and 12 are also lucky days for a vow exchange.  If a springtime fête sounds more favorable, April 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, or 28 are all fair game. 

May and June don’t have any auspicious days, but July holds a lot of promise with July 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 all offering good fortune for a wedding. There’s another dry spell in August, September, and October, but the rest of the year gives way to auspicious dates. November 13, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, and 29 are all considered lucky in the Hindu calendar. If you want to throw your nuptials at the end of the year, December 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, and 14 are other lucky contenders. 

The Luckiest Days to Get Married in 2024, According to Numerology

If you’re a spiritual couple, you might want to consider numerology when selecting your wedding date. According to numerology, repeating numbers (also known as angel numbers) deliver an important message from the universe. Getting hitched on a date that exhibits a pattern or sequence of numbers will therefore bless your marriage. To bring symmetry and good fortune to your 2024 wedding, choose a month and date with the number two or four in it. Since February and April are the second and fourth months of the year, both of them have a few lucky days, based on numerology. In February, 2/2/24, 2/4/24, and 2/24/24 will be some of the most auspicious dates. In April, 4/2/24, 4/4/24, and 4/24/24 are also advantageous days. 

The number two and four mentioned in the above date ranges have a positive impact on relationships, according to numerology. While the number two represents harmony, balance, and peace, the number four signifies planning, commitment, and practicality, which are all important traits to welcome into your celebration and new marriage. Meanwhile, the angel number 222 in 2/2/24 indicates positive results in your relationship, which makes it an excellent choice for a wedding. Another angel number, 2424 in 2/24/24 and 4/24/24, is associated with balance, stability, patience, and determination, other characteristics that most couples want to incorporate into their union. Since 2424 is filled with luck and meaning, saying “I do” on the 24th of any month will likewise infuse your big day and marriage with prosperity.

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