National Weddings Month

February has always been the month of love, but now, thanks to its celebration as National Weddings Month, it’s also celebrated as the month of tying the knot. This month is a celebration of the tradition, the excitement, and the unconditional love that weddings represent.

Every year, over 2.5 million couples get married in the United States, and out of that extremely large number, about 16,000 of them end up getting married on Valentine’s Day. That means that February has more weddings on a single day than any other month of the year. And that’s probably why it’s now a month dedicated to weddings.

The History of National Weddings Month

Unfortunately, we were unable to uncover who invented National Weddings Month. Although we conducted extensive research, we just couldn’t locate who invented it or when it was invented. Of course, we’ll continue to keep trying, but at the moment, it seems we’re just not going to find out this month’s origins.

Facts About Weddings

Since so many people are going to observe National Weddings Month in their own way, we thought that we’d take the opportunity to lay down some wedding-related facts. Below are some of the things that we learned about weddings that we feel everyone reading about this month might be interested in learning about.

  • Some brides in the Middle East paint henna on their hands to protect them from the “Evil Eye.”
  • Over 17 tons of gold are used each year to make wedding bands just for couples in the U.S.
  • The tradition of wearing a bridal veil goes back to the ancient Greeks. They believed it protected the bride from evil spirits.
  • The tradition of a wedding cake goes back to ancient Rome. Except back then, a piece of bread was broken over the bride for the sake of her fertility.
  • There are over 100,000 weddings held in Las Vegas every year.
  • In Hawaii, there are over 25,000 weddings a year.
  • In ancient Rome, it was customary for people to take a part of the bride’s gown as good luck. This eventually transformed into the tradition of the bride throwing her bouquet.

Observing National Weddings Month

This is the perfect month to plan or host a wedding. During this month, couples can organize their wedding scrapbooks, shop for new wedding dresses, or make other wedding arrangements. People can also spread the word about this month using the hashtag #NationalWeddingsMonth on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 1 Thursday
Next year (2025)
February 1 Saturday
Last year (2023)
February 1 Wednesday
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