So, when are you getting married? Your relatives have been asking ever since you and your fiancé started dating and many Thanksgiving meals have become awkward as a result. Nothing is going to feel better than when you actually have an answer and never have to hear that question again. You just have to do one little thing … pick a date for your wedding!
Now, we know this is a B-I-G deal. This date is going to be on your invitations. It’s going to be the answer to annoying security questions when you forget your password. And, oh yeah, it’s the date that you’ll celebrate for years to come!
Sure, you can close your eyes and throw a dart at the calendar, but most couples put a little more thought into the decision. With 365 choices, we figured you might want some friendly advice on picking the perfect date for your big day.
Weather or Not
Unfortunately, wedding planners don’t have the technology to control the weather on your wedding day (yet!). But, you’ll have a pretty good idea what to expect depending on the season that you choose. This is one of the first things you have to consider when picking a wedding date because the season has such a big impact on the style and spirit of your wedding. The event design for a spring ceremony is going to be very different from one in the fall.
You should also consider where you want to get married while considering when. If you want to get hitched in a rustic barn, you probably don’t want to pick a date in August, unless you want half of the wedding party passed out midway through the reception. In October, however, the lack of A/C might be NBD.
The Price is Right
Saturday is the most popular day and all of the other days are jealous of Saturday. It’s a wonderful day for a wedding because most guests won’t have work, there’s time to travel and there’s a day to recover from the open bar before Monday comes around! But, that’s why Saturday is also the most expensive day to book a venue and vendors.
June, September and October are the most popular months for weddings, so they’re more expensive as well. Booking a venue in January or March will be less expensive, but you’ll have to account for the chilly weather and make sure guests are comfortable.
Other Big Days
Do you want to get married on a date that’s already meaningful? Or mark your own special spot on the calendar? Planning your wedding around a significant date – whether it’s your parents’ wedding anniversary or the anniversary of your own first date – can make for a cool story.
If you want to “own” your wedding date, you’ll want to avoid holidays and other dates that are already meaningful. It never hurts to add another day to celebrate during the year!
Wiggle Room is your Friend
Unless you’re planning a decade ahead of time, it’s awfully hard to get your first pick of everything! We recommend picking your favorite three venues and your favorite three dates, and then working with your wedding planner to decide what is most important depending on availability.
Once you’ve picked out the perfect date for your big day, Unique Events can help with planning a wedding that reflects your personal taste and celebrates your “I Do’s.” Let us help you create the right vision for what could be the most important day of your life! Contact us today.Share