With the wedding season in full swing, you’ve probably been asked to set a date for your special day. Every couple gets asked one question more than any other. “When are you getting married?” It is the clichéd, obligatory first question at a family gathering or social engagement once you are engaged to your special someone. But picking the right wedding date can be agonising, especially if you’ve fallen in love with several wedding dates.
Here are five essential wedding date needs:
If you’re thinking about getting married outdoors, then it’s important to know what the weather will be like on your big day. If you want to get married outside, but it’s going to rain on your chosen date, then it might not be possible for everything to go as planned. That’s why it’s important to check with an expert about whether or not there will be rain on the day of your wedding before booking anything at all!
Another thing to consider when choosing wedding dates is how much money you have available for the wedding itself. Some people spend a lot of money on their weddings while others like to keep things more simple by having a smaller affair that costs less money overall but still feels just as special in its own way!
It all depends on what kind of style/theme you’re going for and what kind of budget is available so that everyone can have fun celebrating together. For example, venues want to more easily fill up the non-peak time slots, so they offer an incentive like lower prices to do so. And this is a good thing. It gives you the option to have the exact same wedding at a lower cost, just for having it on a different day of the week and/or a different time of year.
If you’re working within a certain budget which you probably are, the money you save by booking a non-peak time slot could be spent on more abundant décor, upgraded food, a videographer, etc. Something to ask yourself is, would you rather have an exquisite wedding on a Friday or a slightly less exquisite wedding on a Saturday?
You want to choose a date that works for all of your vendors: the venue manager, the wedding planner, your photographer/videographer, and any other vendors you’ve chosen (like florists or cake designers). It’s always best to give them as much notice as possible so they can be free on the day of your wedding.
Also, wedding venues aren’t the only ones that get busy during peak season – most (if not all) of the other vendors you’re considering will have less availability at peak times of the year and on peak days of the week.
If you have your heart set on a particular vendor already, it’d be smart to reach out to them and get an idea of what their availability looks like. You don’t want to assume that the vendor you MUST have will just magically be available after you’ve booked your venue.
The Style and Theme
If you’re having an outdoor wedding in August and it’s probably going to rain, then maybe an indoor venue is more appropriate for you! If you’re planning a rustic wedding with lots of woodsy details, then an outdoor location with lots of trees might not be the best fit.
Think about what kind of style or theme you have in mind for your big day and make sure it matches up with your venue options.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. If there’s an event happening on your proposed wedding dates that everyone would love to attend, then it might be best to choose another day instead! This could be anything from a holiday celebration like Easter or Christmas to an event like graduation ceremonies or other thing that your family members or your partner’s family members would be attending, it would be best to move the date to one where everyone would be able to attend.
Especially considering the fact that your guests may already have plans or traditions on that holiday that they’ve been looking forward to or have already paid for.
It is easy to be distracted by the endless details of planning a wedding, but you should make sure to select a wedding date that works for you and doesn’t cause unnecessary stress for multiple parties involved. And above all, remember to have fun!
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