06 Jun Do You Plan on Sticking Around?
If you suffer from commitment-phobia, have we got good news for you! You can create removable decals with a little help from your friends at Create Decal. Of course, if you have no problem with sticking around (get it?!), we also offer you the ability to customize permanent decals and stickers.
What got us thinking about commitment? Well, June has traditionally been one of the most popular months for weddings. We were wondering why that was. (At least some of us were wondering, some folks don’t even like thinking about that kind of commitment.)
We did a little digging (also known as a quick Google search) to find the answer. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, “June was traditionally the most popular month to marry, and still very common. Why? The goddess Juno (for whom June is named) was the protector of women in all aspects of life, but especially in marriage and childbearing, so a wedding in Juno’s month was considered most auspicious.”
The Romans weren’t the only ones who thought June was a good time of year to get hitched. “The idea of June weddings also comes from the Celtic calendar,” the Old Farmer’s Almanac reports. On the Cross-Quarter Day of Beltane, or May Day (May 1), young couples would pair off to court for 3 months and then be wed on the next Cross-Quarter Day (Lammas Day, August 1). Youths being impatient, the waiting period was shortened to mid-June, and the popularity of June weddings was ensured.”
Why the Idea of June Weddings Stuck Around
These days, happy couples probably aren’t concerned with currying Juno’s favor and most would consider three months of courting too short a time, without shortening it. But there are still good reasons for the popularity of June, or at least, summer weddings, including:
- School is out, so it’s easier for families to travel.
- You don’t have to worry about the guests getting stuck in a snowstorm.
- There are so many beautiful flowers in bloom for bouquets.
Of course, this year, June might not be the ideal time for a wedding. And all those disappointed couples probably won’t take much comfort in the fact that it is possible to create a decal – whether you’re looking for a permanent sticker or a removable decal.