Selecting a wedding date is like taking your first driving lesson… It seems simple, until it is not! There is so much to take into consideration when finalizing a date for your shaadi and parents are usually very particular about it being approved by the family pundit. So if your boyfriend just popped the question and you’re all set to get married this year, here’s a list of all the auspicious wedding dates of 2018. We spoke to Pandit Acharya Vinod Kumar Ojha Ji who suggested some auspicious wedding dates according to the Hindu calendar for 2018. We have it all organized month wise with little side notes for consideration. Yes, you are welcome.
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Auspicious dates: 26th, 27th, 28th
Even though there are no specific dates available in the Hindu Calendar, the 26th, 27th and the 28th include a public holiday and a long weekend, perfect for if you are planning an elaborate wedding in your city.
Auspicious dates: 24th
Yes, just one auspicious date is available, which is a shame! But look at the brighter side, it falls on the weekend (Saturday to be specific) and since there is just one wedding date available, we advise on booking everything in advance to avoid any problems later.
Auspicious dates: 1st, 5th, 6th, 8th,10th,12th
March makes for quite a pleasant month for the wedding! The weather is perfect, not too hot or cold, plus, there are plenty of mahurat dates available. Also, great time to have a wedding holi party. *Wink*
Auspicious dates: 18th,19th,20th,24th, 25th,27th,28th,29th,30th
Because it includes two weekends and public holidays - Easter, Buddha Purnima and Ambedkar Jayanti, April is perfect for the couple who are planning a destination wedding. What say?
Auspicious dates: 1th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th
There are 6 dates available in the month of May. It also makes for quite an awesome month, especially if you are planning to have a sultry beach wedding or even an outdoor one.
Auspicious dates: 18th, 19th, 21th, 23th, 25th, 27th, 28th
We won’t lie, if you are considering a wedding down South, then it can be quite a task to pull it off during monsoons. But hey, there are quite a few dates available this month, and considering it is off season, there’ll be less chaos in booking wedding vendors and you can also expect reduced rates.
Auspicious dates: 5th,10th, 11th
Just like June, July is a tricky month with only 3 dates available. But quite a great one if you are planning a budget wedding or even an off season wedding without all the fuss.
Auspicious dates: 19th
The only date available is on Dussehra, which is considered quite an auspicious one in the Hindu calendar. Since most wedding vendors will be busy on this day (thanks to the bhaari saaya), we suggest you book them in advance. In case you have made an impulsive marriage decision and still don’t have the wedding vendors organized, a simple court marriage would be ideal.
Quite surprisingly, there are no wedding dates available in these months. If these are the only months that suit you, we suggest you discuss with your family pundit and take the call.
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