When to Marry


When to Marry
     June is still a popular month to marry, but as officiants we have seen September and October and other months growing in popularity. The June wedding originates from the goddess Juno, the protector of women in all aspects of life, but especially in marriage and childbearing, so a wedding in Juno's month was considered most auspicious.

    June weddings are also rooted in the Celtic calendar. On the Cross-Quarter Day of Beltane, or May Day (May 1), young couples would pair off to court for three months and then be wed on the next Cross-Quarter Day (Lammas Day, August 1). Youths being impatient, the waiting period was shortened to mid-June, and thus the popularity of June weddings.

When to Marry
Marry when the year is new
Always loving kind and true.

When February the birds sing,
You may marry, and bells will ring.

If you wed when March winds blow,
Joy and sorrow both you’ll know.

Marry in April when you can,
Joy for Maiden and for Man.

Marry in the month of May,
You will surely rue the day.

Marry when June roses blow,
Over land and sea you’ll go.

They who in July do wed,
Must labor always for their bread.

Whoever weds in August be,
Many a change are sure to see.

Marry in September’s shine,
Your living will be rich and fine.

If in October, you do marry,
Love will come, but riches tarry.

If you marry in November,
only joy will come, remember.

When December’s snows fall fast,
Marry and true love will last.

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