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The Luckiest Wedding Date in 2008

Updated on May 21, 2008
Beautiful wedding cake.
Beautiful wedding cake.

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.

Set your wedding date for Friday, August 8, 2008.
Set your wedding date for Friday, August 8, 2008.

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!

Aaaaahhh, love.
Aaaaahhh, love.


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    • WeddingConsultant profile image


      10 years ago from DC Metro Area

      Great hub- and I agree. 8/8/8 is a VERY popular wedding date, just as 7/7/7 was last year.

    • glassvisage profile image


      10 years ago from Northern California

      Friday weddings, eh? I want to see more wedding hubs!

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      10 years ago

      The chinese number 8 may be the luckiest number, but that doesn't make it a lucky date at all. The 'lucky' dates are based off a chinese lunar calendar and you would have to check if it's even a lucky date. The funny thing about this date is that it lands on a friday. friday is the 5th day of the week and 5 in chinese means "NOT." so if you want to read into it that way, the day may also read as "not properous." If the date had landed on a saturday - the 6th day of the week, it'd definitely make more sense! :)

    • Alexis Froehlich profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexis Froehlich 

      10 years ago

      Thank you all for your kind comments! I am brand new to HubPages and really enjoying it.

      Ohohdon, 25 years?!?! That's wonderful! The world would benefit knowing your marriage tips!

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      Tony T 

      10 years ago from London UK

      I used to enjoy painting by numbers when i was younger now i realise that living by numbers can be so important to ones well being...

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Sweet Hub! great to know about the number 8. I'll have to plan something special for August the 8th.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      10 years ago from Riverside County, California

      Very nicely done and you are brand new? Congrats and welcome.

    • ohohdon profile image


      10 years ago from Yakima

      Good job on the hub - and quite a creative thought. This summer will be 25 years of marriage for me, so not too useful for me. However, I have a daughter that wouldn't surprise me a bit if that announcement came up.

      I hope that your readers don't believe that it only takes luck to have a long, happy marriage. I'm here to say that it take hard work and determination (and maybe a little luck couldn't hurt.)


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