Do you believe in superstitions? Would you host your wedding or other major event on a day that’s commonly associated with bad luck? According to ABC’s Good Morning America, many brides are unwilling to take the risk.
Despite the fact that Friday weddings are not as sought after as Saturday weddings, Friday the 13th remains uncharacteristically slow. The Knot’s annual wedding survey showed that 17,500 weddings were held on any given Saturday last month, compared to about 3,500 on the corresponding Fridays. However, only 1,764 weddings took place on the last Friday the 13th, which occurred in April.
In an effort to drive sales, vendors are beginning to offer discounts for those willing to book on Friday the 13th. “Jason Shukovsky, director of catering for The Crystal Plaza, a private mansion in Livingston, N.J., said Friday the 13ths are ‘a bit more challenging to sell’ so the company may offer a discount of 10 to 15 percent.” The moral of the story is: If you’re looking for ways to reduce your budget, consider booking on Friday the 13th. But if you do, just don’t walk under a ladder that day, too!