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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