You can get married on almost any weekday—morning, afternoon, or evening. In ancient times, it was customary to get married on a Wednesday (with Thursdays reserved for second marriages). Nowadays, some prefer to get married on a Tuesday, commemorating the third day of the Creation when the Bible repeats the phrase, “it was good” twice (Genesis I:10,12).
There are also some days on which it is customary for Jews not to get married. These days are set according to the Jewish calendar, and thus, they begin in the evening and continue until sunset of the next day (not from midnight until midnight).
The following is a list of traditionally prohibited days. It is advisable to check your date with the marriage registrar before finalizing with the venue.
Shabbat and Saturday nights
Holidays, including the holiday eve and chol hamoed (Intermediate Days):
1-2 Tishrei (Rosh Hashanna)
10 Tishrei (Yom Kippur)
5-22 Tishrei (Sukkot through Simchat Torah)
15-21 Nissan (Passover)
6 Sivan (Shavuot)
14 or 15 Adar (Purim)
3 Tishrei (Fast of Gedaliah)
10 Tevet (Siege of Ancient Jerusalem)
13 Adar (Fast of Esther)
17 Tammuz (Breach of the Jerusalem Walls)
9 Av (Destruction of the Second Temple)
Days of Mourning:
Counting of the Omer – For Ashkenazim, 30 Nissan till 1 Sivan. For Sephardim, 14 Nissan till 19 Iyar.
Some [people?] allow marriages on 5 Iyar (Israel Independence Day), 28 Iyar (Jerusalem Day), or 18 Iyar (Lag Ba’Omer), all of which occur during this period.
Pre – Tisha B’Av—For Ashkenazim, 17 Tammuz till 10 Av (the “Three Weeks”). For Sephardim’ 1 Av till 10 Av.
National Mourning Days:
Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 Nisan)
Memorial Day (4 Iyar)
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day (11 Heshvan)
The bride’s menstrual cycle also traditionally affects the wedding date. As this is an intimate matter, familiarize yourself with this tradition before you finalize the wedding date and register to be married. Jewish tradition views sexual relations as a significant part of the bond between a couple. Traditionally, such relations are forbidden during a certain part of the woman’s monthly cycle. To enable the couple to consummate their marriage on the night of the wedding, it is customary to set a wedding date accordingly. The rabbanit at the marriage registrar will verify that the date chosen does not conflict with the bride’s cycle as per tradition. It is possible to avoid a potential time conflict by use of hormone pills that can postpone menstruation. For your health, never take such pills without a doctor’s prescription.