Selecting Your Wedding Date in 2022


The joy of being engaged is an excitement like no other, but it can also be overwhelming, thinking about how to plan the wedding of your dreams.

One of the first questions you will be asked is, “Have you set a date?” The date you choose is key to your entire event. If you are on a tight budget there are some dates you will want to avoid and if you choose a date around a Holiday, you might find your favorite vendor already booked. 

To save money, go for a Friday or Sunday wedding as many vendors will offer a reduced price on those days.  We also listed the 3-day weekends – these are great for guests who need to travel.  In our area, October is a very busy wedding month. If fact, it ranks up with June as one of the most popular wedding months.



Winter Weddings


January 1st – It’s a Saturday this year. (Some of you might want to opt for a 12/31/21 end of year wedding. If so, you can file your taxes as a “married” couple which might save your money!”) Many companies will be celebrating a long weekend, so this could be a great time to say those “vows” especially if you have out of town guests invited.

January 8th & 9th – (Saturday & Sunday) Okay – it’s not a unique wedding date, but it is an important date to mark on your calendar. It’s our HUGE, 2 DAY BRIDAL EXPO. This is your opportunity to plan your entire wedding in one weekend. Look for more information on our web site at Buy your tickets early so you don’t miss out on some of the great, FREE, seminars that occur at this event. And with your ticket you enter our $10,000 Wedding Giveaway!  How great would it be to win $10,000 in wedding services and products!

January 16th – Sunday – Our Second Bridal & Wedding EXPO of the Year in COLUMBIA, MISSOURI. If you missed last week’s event, you still have a chance to meet a lot of vendors, see a great fashion runway show, and get your $10,000 Wedding Giveaway entry.

January 17th – It’s a Monday. A 3-day weekend for many to celebrate Martin Luther King’s Day.

February 2nd – A Novelty Date (Tuesday) 2/22/22

February 11th – Lincoln’s Day is a State Holiday in Illinois. It’s a Friday. (Could be a 3 Day Weekend for some.)

February 13th – Super Bowl – If your guy is a sports fan – forget about this date!

February 14th – Valentine’s Day (Monday). Florists will be super busy, and you might pay more for those red roses.

February 21th – President’s Day (Monday)

February 27th – Sunday – Bride St. Louis’ Bridal Show at The Christy Banquet Center

March 1st – Marti Gras (Tuesday)

March 2nd – Ash Wednesday (Catholics usually don’t marry in Lent.)

March 13th – Sunday – Daylight savings time begins. (Longer Days)

March 17th – For You Irish Lads. (It’s a Thursday. Wear those kilts!)

March 20th – First Day of Spring – Vernal equinox. (Sunday)



April 3rd – Sunday – Ramadan begins

April 15nd – Good Friday

April 16th – Saturday – Passover

April 17th – Easter Sunday. Most couples avoid that date. Many churches will not perform weddings the Saturday before Easter – April 16rd

May 1st – It’s Bride St. Louis’ SPRING Bridal Show – Check our website for location and time.

May 8th – Mother’s Day. (Be sure to check with your Mom about that weekend.)

May 27-28-20-30 – Big Wedding Weekend – Memorial Day Weekend. If you are thinking about one of those dates, you need to get your contracts signed NOW. Photographers and favorite venues may already be booked. Vendors know that they can book these dates – so don’t look for price deals.

June 19th – Father’s Day.



July 2-3-4 – (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) This could be a busy time for many places so get your reservations in early. If you have folks who need to travel this could be an ideal time for them to come. It’s generally HOT so consider an indoor wedding.

August 21st – It’s Bride St. Louis’ SUMMER Bridal Show – Check our website for location and time.

(July and August can be very hot in St. Louis. It is best to plan for an “indoor” ceremony/venue.

September 3-4-5 – Labor Day Weekend. Book quickly if you want this date. Good again for those with out-of-town guests.

Sept. 12th – It’s our SUMMER Bridal Show in Columbia, MO. – Check our website for location and time.

September 23rd – Autumn Equinox (Friday)

September 26 – Monday – Rosh Hashana

September & October Weekends

Extremely popular in the St. Louis area.

Great time for those Wine Vineyard Weddings.

Ties with June as the most popular month. Book EARLY for weekends in these months.


Winter Bride - BrideSTLouis.comOctober, November, December

October 8-9-10 – Columbus Day Weekend. Another good long weekend.

October 31st – Monday – Halloween.

Nov. 6th –  Cake & Champagne Bridal Show (Check Details on our Website) – Daylight Savings Ends

November 11th – Veterans Day (Friday) – Many in the military choose this day.

November 24-25-26-27 – Thanksgiving Weekend. These dates book fast.

December 18 – Sunday – Hanukkah begins

December 21 – December Solstice (Wednesday)

December 23-24-25-26th – Christmas Holiday Weekends (Fri., Sat., Sun, Monday)

December 31st – January 1st, 2022 – End the year married! (Saturday & Sunday)


Also, be mindful of religious and cultural holidays (Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Christmas, and Kwanzaa) when planning your wedding. There may be restrictions at your house of worship.

And if your family is deeply involved in sports – avoid weekends with the Super Bowl, Final Four March Madness, and perhaps some local college games as well.

And finally, for number “13” fans – you have (on weekends): February 13th (Sunday), March 13th (Sunday), May 13th (Friday), August 13th (Saturday), and November 13th (Sunday).





The 2021-2022 Bride St. Louis Calendar of Bridal Shows and Wedding Expos

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