Before delving into wedding planning, you need to decide on your wedding date. It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make and will be the starting point for every aspect of your wedding planning. So before you decide on a theme or even a wedding dress style, it’s important to commit to a wedding date first. There are many important factors to consider before deciding on a wedding date, so here are some tips and advice on finding the perfect day for you:
Juggling work, relationships, and wedding planning can be really stressful, so before picking a date, think carefully and be realistic about how much time you’ll need to plan to plan your wedding.
Are there certain dates that hold a significant meaning to you? Perhaps you’d like to get married on the anniversary of the day you officially became a couple, or you’d like to honor your grandparents by getting married on their wedding day. Choosing a sentimental date would also be a great story to include in your wedding website and ceremony program.
Have you always envisioned your dream wedding to take place on a sunny beach? Or maybe you’ve always loved Phoebe’s impromptu snow wedding on Friends and would love your wedding to take place during the winter? Weather factors can easily determine your preferred season to get married in.
If you’re looking for cost cutting tips, consider getting married during off-peak months. June, August, September and October are the most popular months to marry, so the price points during these months are significantly higher. The days of the week also affect the price: Saturdays are the more preferred days, while weekdays are less popular.
If you’re set on a specific venue, its availability will be a deciding factor for your wedding date. The same goes for specific guests’ schedules: you’ll want your closest friends and family to be there on your special day, so ask ahead about date conflicts and plan around that.