Fall wedding bouquet trending 2018

Best Dates to Get Married in 2018

Ever wondered what the best dates to get married in 2018 are or whether there can truly be a perfect date? Well, according to Zola the perfect date does exist and it is October 20th, 2018. This is officially the most popular day of the year to get married for a few good reasons: First, the cooler temperatures are ideal for perfect makeup. In addition, many areas are still in peak fall foliage colors which will make for a breathtaking natural photography backdrop. This time of year also pairs well with new age bohemian and rustic styles which have been gaining popularity in the wedding planning space. Typically, a few of the most popular wedding dates fall in May and June, but not this year. May and June did not even make the top 10 list of best dates to get married in 2018!


Here are the top 10 best dates to get married in 2018:

  1. Saturday, October 20, 2018
  2. Saturday, August 18, 2018
  3. Saturday, October 13, 2018
  4. Saturday, September 29, 2018
  5. Sunday, September 2, 2018
  6. Saturday, September 8, 2018
  7. Saturday, September 22, 2018
  8. Saturday, October 6, 2018
  9. Saturday, September 15, 2018
  10. Saturday, October 27, 2018


Now you know what everyone is considering to be the best date to get married in 2018, but what about the best location? Wedding venues are just as important as the wedding date itself and the two must represent the couple together. Wedding venues that are trending in 2018 so far are historic homes, estates, or hotels which easily pair with the rustic and glam wedding style. The more unique a venue is, the more likely it is booked at least one year in advance for the most popular wedding dates. Aside from grand, historic venues, outdoor translucent tents that either let in the sun or give a clear view to the stars are also extremely popular to fit with the boho trend.


If a smaller destination wedding is what you’re looking for, there are plenty of options. You’ll find everything from resorts to vacation rental homes and more. And you might just be able to snag a venue on one of these popular wedding dates if you book quickly! Here are some of the trending destination wedding locations for 2018 and 2019.


La Merced church Antigua, Guatemala

La Merced church Antigua, Guatemala

  • Antigua, Guatemala is a deeply historic city known for its dramatic Spanish colonial architecture, brightly colored homes, and lush volcanic surroundings. It is also becoming one of the most popular locations for destination weddings!


traditional Trulli of Alberobello

Romantic Trulli homes in Puglia region of Italy

  • Puglia, Italy is a food and wine lovers dream wedding destination! Known for it’s great vineyards, beautiful coastline, and exclusivity, it’s the perfect 2018 wedding location for hopeless romantics.


aerial view of Dubrovnik, Croatia ocean and city

Get married in Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Dubrovnik, Croatia is the perfect mix of amazing medieval architecture, crystal clear beaches, and entertainment. This destination saw an increase of people planning to get married in 2018 due to its appearance on a little show called Game of Thrones.


Franschhoek Wineland South Africa

Franschhoek Wineland South Africa

  • Franschhoek, South Africa is in the winelands and yes, winelands are just what you picture them to be. Full of magnificent wineries, top restaurants, best views, and local artists, it is one of the ultimate wedding destinations.


Marrakesh courtyard

Marrakesh courtyard

  • Marrakech (Marrakesh), Morocco is the perfect wedding destination for those who love to explore and experience new cultures together. Known for its rich colors, exotic gardens, and magical architecture it makes for a one-of-a-kind wedding you won’t soon forget.


There is still time to book a beautiful venue if you’re getting married in 2018 – though you may have some tough competition when it comes to October 20th. Once you’ve picked out your best date to get married and locked down a venue, make sure you have all of your vital records in order to apply for your marriage license. This is especially true if your wedding will take place outside of the United States! Having extra certified copies of your birth certificate will come in handy. To learn more about any visa or additional paperwork to officially say your nuptials, you can research requirements via the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in that region.

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