Selecting a wedding date was one of the most complicated aspects of planning my wedding. I wanted to stay ahead of the spendy wedding season, yet I longed for an outdoor wedding. In Washington, early fall would have made more sense, but I didn’t want to wait another six months. I enlisted the help of the trusty Farmer’s Almanac to predict the weather, then I began the arduous task of finding a location that was available for my preferred dates. Finally, the stars aligned, and we settled on the third Saturday in April.
According to Chinese numerology, which is used by many Chinese couples to determine the best dates and times for the ceremony, we fortuitously chose a supremely lucky wedding date based on our Four Pillars of Destiny.
Jamie’s personal number for the day was a one, which the Chinese believe is a perfect time for embarking on a new adventure. I was blessed to have a number six, which made this the perfect day for spending time with family.
Our wedding brought together family and friends, who live thousands of miles away and hadn’t seen each other for years. It also allowed my Granny, at the age of 63, to meet her long-lost brother and niece for the very first time.
According to the Chinese Tung Shing, the Year of the Dragon, which lasts until February 9, 2013, is a fortunate time to get married. Although 2013 and 2014 are rife with unlucky wedding dates, both the Year of the Snake and the Year of the Horse offer plenty of auspicious days that promise good health, prosperity and happiness. To pinpoint your perfect date, check out my latest About.com article on Lucky Weekend Wedding Dates in 2013 and early 2014.
If you want to learn more about how to choose a lucky wedding date according to Chinese numerology, Chinese-Wedding-Guide.com is a great starting point.
- Lucky Wedding Dates in 2013 and 2014 (TraditionsWeddingBlog.wordpress.com)