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October Officially Surpassed June as the Most Popular Wedding Month

October Officially Surpassed June as the Most Popular Wedding Month

Think of the stereotypical wedding. The bride is in white, there are flowers, a towering, tiered wedding cake, and it’s probably June.

For a long time, the most popular month to tie the knot was June. The late spring month was right after the end of the school year, so new graduates wouldn’t have to skip a beat before starting adult life (which often meant marriage). So, really, June was ideal for most brides and grooms.

But that is not the case anymore. The most popular time of year to get married these days is the fall, especially October.

According to The Knot, the two most popular wedding dates for 2017 are Saturday, Oct. 7, and Saturday Oct. 14. They’re followed closely by the third and fourth Saturdays in September, meaning that early fall is the time to get hitched. Sept. 9, Oct. 21, and Sept. 30 also all landed in the top 10. Meanwhile, just June 17 (No. 8) and June 10 (No. 10) made the cut for the original most popular wedding month.

And it makes sense, when you start to think about it. Once summer winds down, temperatures will be cooler, allowing you to have a stunning outdoor wedding without worrying about sweating off all your makeup and marking your designer white wedding dress and tuxedo with pit stains. Of course autumn also brings with it the changing leaves and fall foliage, allowing for the colors of nature to decorate your big day. And 2017 is all about natural décor and greenery, after all.

But because October is the most popular month of the year to get married, that often means it’s the most expensive. And that’s something to take into account when picking your wedding date.

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Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.


Minnesota officials trace more than 650 COVID-19 cases to 70 weddings since June

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Department of Health says it has traced 70 COVID-19 outbreaks to weddings since June.

In a news conference Monday, health officials said the 70 wedding-related outbreaks lead to 650 primary cases and further spread to others.

"Things that may have been relatively safe a month or two ago are no longer safe," infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.

Most transmission is now coming from social gatherings, she added.

Minnesota has now seen 135,372 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Health data. A total of 2,353 people in Minnesota have died from the disease. 

The same kind of transmission seen at weddings and other gatherings has not been seen in retail settings, the Governor added.

"We’re not seeing the massive spread in retail settings so it doesn’t necessarily look like there would be a need there," Gov. Tim Walz said when asked about potentially dialing back reopenings.