The Luckiest Wedding Date in 2008
Lucky Wedding Date
If you want your wedding ceremony to be on the most prosperous day of the year, set the date for August 8, 2008, or 8/8/08. In the Chinese culture, the number 8 stands for prosperity or sudden fortune. With three 8’s in the date, you can expect three times the prosperity, which is a great way to start a marriage.
Another significant notion of 8/8/08 is that when an 8 is turned on its side, it becomes the symbol of infinity. Many couples appreciate this meaningful message because it symbolizes perfect union between male and female.
Friday weddings are the new trend
Although the 8th of August falls on a Friday, don’t let that stop you. While getting married on Fridays wasn’t the norm fifty years ago, it’s certainly becoming more mainstream. Friday weddings are often much less expensive than Saturday weddings.
Especially since the average wedding will cost $27,000 this year, couples want their ceremony and reception held at their favorite spot. This means moving the date from the traditional Saturday to a Friday. Not only will your wedding date be lucky, you’ll save some money on the Friday packages.
Think of it this way: why not give your friends and family an awesome place to party. Many brides figure that since the bars during Happy Hour are packed, they might as well offer a reason and location for the party.
Another plus of an 8/8/08 wedding is that August is the month most people get off work to take vacations. The bonus is that your guests will have the rest of their weekend to enjoy.
Have a Las Vegas Wedding
Why not go where Lady Luck resides? Have a Las Vegas wedding! Las Vegas is a terrifc spot for your destination wedding. Besides Lady Luck herself, it offers some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, unique locations to say your vows, and world famous parties.
Choosing Las Vegas as your destination wedding is the ultimate way to combine the luckiest day of 2008 with the luckiest city. Since 8/8/08 falls on a Friday, your guests are going to love the fact they have the weekend in Las Vegas!
Las Vegas Wedding Packages for 8/8/08
The Venetian offers the Triple Fortune Wedding Ceremony Package which includes a 2-night stay in their suite, a photographer, spa pass, gondola ride, plus more, and is $3,888. The La Bella Wedding Chapel, located in the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel & Casino offers three packages for you to choose from, ranging from $888 to $4,888.
Their Timeless Package includes a two-tier wedding cake, music, a two-hour reception including hors d’oeuvres, and an eighteen red rose bouquet for the bride.
Paris Las Vegas offers a special discount if you book before April 2008 and Harrah's Flamingo offers two 888 packages with the ceremony located in their Garden Chapel.
More Prosperous Ideas for Your Wedding
Continue with the 888 theme by having eight bridesmaids and groomsmen. Or duplicate the 2008 Olympics, which open in Beijing on August 8 at 8:08pm by having your ceremony start at the same time. Incorporate the infinity symbol in the cake topping, centerpieces and aisle runner. Offer an eight-course meal, choose eight different flowers for the bouquet, or an eight-layer cake.
Besides being a memorable, prosperous day, August 8, 2008 allows for a lot of creativity. It’s the start of your new life together, so go ahead and have fun!
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