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Tips for Finding the Day of the Week

Updated: Mar 6

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German wedding invitation in Chicago

I wrote about my second great-aunt's 1902 wedding invitation recently. I noticed that not only was the wedding in the family apartment, but it was also held on a Wednesday. I thought the middle of the week was kind of funny but then started wondering if it was at all common to have weddings during the week.

German Sutterlin Postcard - 1912

From a postcard that Eliese Trede wrote her to aunt and uncle in Germany as well as their wedding certificate, we know that they wed on February 20, 1912. But what day of the week was it? Turns out it was a Tuesday. Now I'm beginning to wonder if it was more common than I'd realized to tie the knot during the week in the early 20th century.

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