So you’ve given her the ring, she said yes, and now the two of you find yourselves in the throes of planning the biggest and most important party on the biggest and most important day of your life. The question is: what wedding date will you choose, exactly?
Choosing a Wedding Date
Right after choosing your venue, choosing your date is going to be another one of the most important logistic decisions that you make about getting married and that’s because the day you choose is going to largely influence where you can have your wedding, what you can wear to your wedding, who will come to your wedding, and what you can do at your wedding. In short, the wedding date is going to have all sorts of important meanings and you need to know what is going to be the most important to you when choosing which of your 365 options to go with. There are several considering factors that you’ll need to look at before making your final decision.
An Anniversary Date?
You may decide to pick a date of some importance to you as a couple. This could be something like your anniversary, or a significant historical date that the two of you hold dear. And if that’s the case, it’s going to affect what day of the week that your wedding date will fall on, what month it will be in, and in turn, that will influence who will be able to come to your wedding. If this is going to be the most important factor to you, that is going to be a detail you need to communicate to everybody that you would like to be there to share that day with you.
You may have a specific season in mind where you would like to get married. Generally speaking, late spring and early summer are the most popular times to get married. After all, they don’t call June wedding season for no reason. Typically, those are going to be the dates that book up fast, so you’re going to need to pick a wedding date to get married rather quickly and have an open mind when it comes to venues, as they will often book quickly. You may also need to start giving your guests advanced warning, as they may also have lots of other weddings to attend. You may also consider getting married during a specific season because you generally like the decorations. In this case, we could be talking about Christmas or around Halloween. both of those times have distinctive decorations that go up, and could greatly influence how you lay your event out visually.
What is Most Important to You
The bottom line when it comes to picking a date on which to hold your wedding is that you need to consider which value is the most important to you. Certain venues will be cheaper on certain days of the weeks or even during certain seasons. Holidays will affect who is available to come to a wedding and how much free time that your guests may have. If you have a significant date in mind, you may need to be okay with the fact that some people you want to be there might not be able to make it. Choosing your wedding date will have a lot of factors and it mainly just comes down to what factors are going to be the most important to you.
Are you planning your wedding and looking for the perfect wedding date? What influenced your decision? Join the discussion below and let us know 🙂