January 17, 2024

When Should You Get Married: A Guide to 2024 Auspicious Wedding Dates

Throwing your dream wedding is one of the most special and exciting experiences in life. It’s a time to celebrate love, family, and tradition as you make a commitment to your significant other. But planning and preparing for your wedding comes with lots of little decisions that can feel overwhelming at times. 

If you’re planning an Indian wedding, considering auspicious dates for your wedding celebration is believed to bring good luck, prosperity, and joy. Take a look at these highly recommended 2024 auspicious wedding dates by WeddingWire India, and get started on your planning!

What Makes Indian Weddings So Memorable and Special?

Two Indian Wedding Bouquets

Tradition has a strong foothold in many cultures, and Indian weddings heavily focus on the significant meanings behind these traditions. Indian weddings celebrate the union between two people in a joyful, spiritual way that honors centuries of tradition in several vibrant, dynamic celebrations. Indian weddings often span multiple days and include a variety of rituals such as:

  • Haldi – A ceremony in which the bride and groom are covered in a paste made of turmeric, sandalwood, and rosewater.
  • Mehndi – The bride’s hands and feet are decorated with henna to draw attention to her beauty while wishing her blessings and joy in her marriage. 
  • Fire ritual – A Northern Indian tradition, the fire ritual requires the couple to tie their garments together and walk around a fire seven times as a supplication for blessings. 
  • Sangeet – A night of music and dance, family members and friends come together to perform dances or skits to honor the couple.

When Should You Start Planning Your Indian Wedding? 

two people planning a wedding

With so many exciting traditions and dates to consider for your special day, it’s essential to start planning well in advance. Typically, Indian weddings are planned about 8-12 months ahead of time to ensure all necessary preparations are made. However, many brides will celebrate their engagement and then immediately start planning the wedding.

Ultimately, the length of time you’ll need to get everything in place will depend on the size of your wedding and what you feel comfortable with. 

Our bonus tip is to start considering all of the factors early. This includes booking venues, organizing vendors, creating guest lists and invitations, and arranging travel plans for out-of-town guests. Then you’ll have a better understanding of how much time you need to prepare.

Why It’s Crucial to Book a Venue That Specializes in Indian Weddings

groom dances at Indian wedding celebration

When a venue is unable to understand the complexity and importance of Indian rituals and ceremonies, it can be difficult to properly host the celebrations. With this in mind, it’s important to book a venue that specializes in hosting Indian weddings with experienced staff who will make sure your wedding is both culturally appropriate and stress-free.

What Should You Consider Before Choosing a Date?

concept of event planning open calendar

Before you dive into planning, it’s essential to determine which dates are most auspicious for your wedding. This can depend on several factors such as the following:

Astrological Events

Astrology is a fundamental aspect of Indian culture, and many couples consult with an experienced astrologer to determine the most auspicious wedding dates. This can ensure that your union is blessed with good luck and prosperity as you begin your life together.  

The Couple’s Preferences

Ultimately, the couple should also consider their personal preferences when choosing an auspicious date. Perhaps there is a significant date that holds special meaning for both parties, or they may wish to avoid certain dates due to personal or cultural reasons. Even a certain season can be preferable (like a monsoon wedding during the rainy season!)

Either way, it’s important to choose a date that both the bride and groom feel comfortable with.

Family Schedules and Important Events

Finally, it’s important to consider the schedules of family members and any potential conflicts with important events. This can ensure that all loved ones can attend and support the happy couple on their special day.  

In 2024, there are several auspicious dates for you to consider when planning your dream Indian wedding. With the right preparation and a little bit of luck, your special day is sure to be filled with love, joy, and cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

The Full List of 2024 Auspicious Wedding Dates

young hindu couple on their wedding day

To help with your wedding planning, take a look at the 2024 auspicious wedding dates coming up: 

January Dates

  • 16th (Tuesday)
  • 17th (Wednesday)
  • 20th (Saturday)
  • 21st (Sunday)
  • 22nd (Monday)
  • 27th (Saturday)
  • 28th (Sunday)
  • 30th (Tuesday)
  • 31st (Wednesday)

February Dates

  • 4th (Sunday)
  • 6th (Tuesday)
  • 8th (Thursday)
  • 12th (Tuesday)
  • 13th (Wednesday)
  • 17th (Saturday)
  • 24th (Saturday)
  • 25th (Sunday)
  • 26th (Monday)
  • 29th (Thursday)

March 

  • 1st (Friday)
  • 2nd (Saturday)
  • 3rd (Sunday)
  • 4th (Monday)
  • 5th (Tuesday)
  • 6th (Wednesday)
  • 10th (Sunday)
  • 11th (Monday)
  • 12th (Tuesday)

April

  • 18th (Thursday)
  • 20th (Saturday)
  • 22nd (Monday)
  • 24th (Wednesday)
  • 26th (Thursday)
  •  

May

  • None

June

  • 28th (Friday)
  • 29th (Saturday)

July

  • 9th (Tuesday)
  • 11th (Thursday)
  • 13th (Saturday)
  • 14th (Sunday)
  • 15th (Monday)

 August – October 

  • None

November    

  • 13th (Wednesday)
  • 17th (Sunday)
  • 22nd (Friday)
  • 23rd (Saturday)
  • 25th (Monday)
  • 26th (Tuesday)
  • 28th (Thursday)

December      

  • 4th (Wednesday)
  • 5th (Thursday)
  • 9th (Monday)
  • 10th (Tuesday)
  • 14th (Saturday)

Are There Other Lucky Calendar Dates? 

young indian woman in traditional clothing

Just like in the Hindu tradition, several other religions and cultures also place significance on choosing auspicious or lucky wedding dates. For instance, in Jewish tradition, Tuesdays are considered particularly lucky, as in the book of Genesis, the phrase “it was good” is mentioned twice in the story of the third day.

Even if you’re not religious, you may find value in numerology, the study of numbers. Some numbers are believed to bring good luck and fortune. In many cultures, the number 7 is considered lucky.

Remember, every culture, community, and individual is unique. The most important thing is to choose a date that feels special and significant to you and your partner. Whether you pick your date based on astrology, numerology, religious calendars, or simply personal preference, your wedding day will be a beautiful celebration of love.

Book Your 2024 Indian Wedding with Marinaj Banquets & Events

Marinaj venue decorated for Indian wedding ceremony

It’s crucial to make sure you book a venue that understands the unique needs and customs of Indian weddings. Marinaj Banquets & Events specializes in the details that help make your wedding special, from decorating and custom menus to traditional ceremonies and cultural festivities.

Your 2024 auspicious wedding date will be a memorable start to your perfect day. If you’re looking for an Indian wedding venue that will capture the spirit of your special day and provide a memorable experience for everyone in attendance, Marinaj is here to help! Book a tour today to learn more about our availability in 2024 auspicious wedding dates!