Celebrity Psychic Reveals The Unluckiest Dates To Get Married In 2023

If you've recently gotten engaged, congrats! As soon as the initial surprise wears off, you are likely getting a bit antsy about your long to-do list. But before you start shopping for your attire and deciding on the best cake flavor, you'll need to pick a date. Your wedding date is one of the most important decisions you will make during your engagement. Not only will this day be celebrated for the rest of your lives together, it may also determine where you get married, who marries you and your spouse, and more.

As a rule of thumb, The Knot recommends giving yourself about a year to plan a wedding. So if you're newly engaged, you may want to stick to dates in 2023 and beyond. The next step in deciding your date is to look at any specific dates or numbers that may have meaning to you and determine the season you want to say "I do" in. A winter wedding may cause you to look for indoor-only venues, while a spring wedding leaves a lot of outdoor options open. You also need to consider other important events or holidays to make sure your wedding doesn't coincide with them (unless, of course, you are looking to get married on a holiday). But before you nail down the date, you also may want to make sure you aren't getting married on an "unlucky" day.

The unluckiest dates of 2023

According to The Knot, there are a lot of dates you should consider avoiding in 2023. You need to steer clear of important holidays, such as Palm Sunday, which lands on April 2, 2023 or Rosh Hashana, which runs from September 15 to 17, 2023. But besides important events and holidays, you should consider staying away from dates that are deemed "unlucky." The Ides of March is an unlucky day for the superstitious, as it is the day Julius Caesar was assassinated. Luckily, in 2023, it lands on a Wednesday, but if you are planning a weeklong destination wedding, you may want to be sure it starts on Thursday, March 16 to avoid any unlucky vibes.

Other unlucky dates include Friday the 13, which is in October in 2023, and leap years, which are said to be unlucky times to get married. There is no leap year in 2023 (but if you are planning a 2024 wedding, beware), but there is one specific day that you should stay away from. Celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman told Hitched that September 3 is the unluckiest date on the 2023 calendar. The planets are all out of whack on this day and it is attributed with anxiety and war. Those are definitely two words you don't want your wedding day described as.

Days in 2023 that are great for a wedding

So you may have just crossed a few potential days off your calendar, but don't fret: there are plenty of great days to get married in 2023. According to celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman – who spoke to Hitched – you may want to consider a wedding that is "out of season" if you are superstitious. All of the luckiest days fall out of the realm of wedding season, starting with February 5. This day is marked by a full moon that has no planets in retrograde, making it a smooth and easy day that is unlikely to have any hiccups. Other lucky days in 2023 include October 14 — which is when a solar eclipse will take place — and July 17, which has a new moon in Cancer that is meant to signify family values.

Still not sold on these dates? The Knot recommends sticking to a date with a 2 or 3 to create balance in your day. They recommend dates like January 9, March 14, June 21, August 7, September 16, October 3, November 17, and December 21.