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In a world of conforming, run-of-the-mill people, are you the outlier?

Have you always seen yourself as unique — a little edgier and nontraditional than your family and friends? 

If you’re nodding yes, then you’re in the right place. Because we get it!

And we say, here’s to us rebels…to us misfits. We make the world just a little bit more interesting and a whole lot more fun!

If picking your elopement wedding date falls into your nonconforming ways, we’ve got some ideas for the best dates to get married!

Who wants a “traditional” wedding date when you can have something more badass?

Dig into this list of cool wedding dates in 2023 and 2024 to see if any of these dates resonate with you.   

Friday the 13th
Palindrome Dates
April Fool’s Day
Annual Tattoo Convention & Motorcycle Rally
Anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Coalition for Tattoo Safety Conference
Solar Eclipses
Halloween Season

January 13 & October 13, 2023
September 13 & December 13, 2024
June 13, 2025

How about a Friday the 13th ceremony? That’s right, poke a stick in the eye of those ninnies who see it as unlucky. Make it the best date of your life. 2023 and 2024 have two Friday the 13ths each: January 13 and October 13, 2023 and September 13 and December 13, 2024. And 2025 has only ONE on June 13.

March 20, 2023
April 20, 2024
May 20, 2025

How about these palindrome dates — 3202023 or 4202024 or 5202025 — each one of just 38 palindrome dates in the 21st century. Did you know that the word palindrome actually comes from a Greek word for “running back again”? Getting hitched on this date means you have the most memorable anniversary date ever.

December 31, 2023

The last day of 2023 — 12-31-23 — offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for repeating numbers — plus, no one will ever forget your anniversary AND you’ll get to celebrate along with the New Year until death do you part.

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April 1

Hey, we know it’s April Fool’s Day. That’s what makes it fun! It lands on a Saturday in 2023, which means it’s an especially perfect day for getting married. Maybe you can get a couple’s tattoo after the ceremony commemorating the date in ink.  

April 26–29, 2023

If you don’t mind traveling a bit, the annual tattoo convention and motorcycle rally, Ink Mayhem and Bike Week Mayhem the Main Event, is in Bullhead City, Arizona (only about 90 miles from Vegas). Sounds like a perfect wedding location and timeframe to us!  Keep an eye on their Facebook, Instagram or website

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May 26

You might have to explain this to your family and friends, but why not share your anniversary with the anniversary of the book Dracula by Bram Stoker? The book was published May 26, 1897 and has obviously spawned more books, movies, stories and myths than you can count. If that whole Dracula thing floats your boat, you could have a lot of fun with this one, whether it’s a gothic wedding dress, vampirish wedding favors or reception festivities with a Dracula vibe.

October 2023

The Coalition for Tattoo Safety had its annual trade show conference in Las Vegas in October 2022. Can you think of a more bang-up time to elope in Vegas than during a huge tattoo convention? Keep an eye on the group’s Facebook page, Instagram or website to see when the official date is set.

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October 14, 2023
April 8, 2024
March 29, 2025

On these days, a solar eclipse will occur when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, obscuring the sun from those of us on Earth. In other words, it will be dark for a brief period. Wouldn’t it be cool AF to have an outdoor wedding and time your wedding vows for that very moment? We think so.  


Obviously these dates encompass the Halloween season, which gives you countless options for funky-themed wedding decorations. Zombies and skulls anyone? But it also happens to be a full moon. Imagine a night wedding with the full moon in the sky, a gorgeous black wedding gown and a skull wedding cake in the wings. No one will forget it. And just imagine the wedding photos!

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If none of these dates speak to you, don’t worry. There are so many more options — 365 x 2 to be exact. We will help you find the perfect one for you. 

Reach out to us below to chat. We can’t wait to make your elopement or micro wedding truly unique to you. 

McKenzi Taylor
McKenzi Taylor

For couples with personality wanting an offbeat, boundary-pushing wedding, McKenzi Taylor is fast-becoming America’s go-to elopement and micro-wedding expert. Electric Sugar Elopements barged onto the scene in 2021, with the company drawing on McKenzi’s 15+ years as a wedding photographer, 5+ years as a successful wedding coordinator, and standing as a board member for the LV chapter of WIPA. Her ‘let’s do this differently’ attitude to weddings has helped over 700 couples get hitched in style around Las Vegas, San Diego and Black Hills, and has led to her being featured in small and major media outlets, such as the New York Times.