So you've got your groom, you've got a diamond ring, and now it's time to set the date to tie the knot!

Sometimes people have a date in mind right from the get-go and it just works, but other times, it's a little more difficult than that. There's a lot of things to factor when choosing a wedding date. For instance, weather...are you the type of bride that wants to get married in a Winter Wonderland? If so, you probably want to go with December, January or February. For me, I LOVE summer, so choosing July was a given.

There are other things to consider when choosing a date though, like the schedules of the bride and groom's parents, siblings and friends, and other guests. If you put too much thought into it, it can become overwhelming!

First things first, go through the calendar of the year you're planning on getting married and cross off dates that already hold significance. Maybe other weddings you'll be attending, reunions, planned vacations, etc. You want to make sure the date you pick is free and clear for you and your soon to be spouse and hopefully for your guests too.

Now that you've narrowed that down, think about the holidays through the year...you won't want to accidentally pick Mother's Day for your wedding day or Easter Sunday...that may interfere with other plans. So here are some dates to avoid, that will help you narrow down your choices:

Mother's Day
May 10, 2015
May 8, 2016
May 14, 2017

Father's Day
June 21, 2015
June 19, 2016
June 18, 2017

Thanksgiving- (If you are thinking about a weekday wedding...make sure you don't book it on Thanksgiving Day!)
November 26, 2015
November 24, 2016
November 23, 2017

Easter Sunday
April 5, 2015
March 27, 2016
April 16, 2017

Super Bowl Sunday- (Super Bowl Sunday is probably not a stellar choice for a wedding day...so in case you want to avoid that):
February 1, 2015, in Glendale, AZ
February 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA
February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas

And lastly, this might just make things weird and confusing...getting married on Leap Day! The next one is in 2016...

Leap Day
Monday, February 29, 2016