The wedding date can be just as important as the venue or the dress. Ok, let’s not go overboard. It is very important, though. Choosing the date will depend on a few things. Maybe you want a spring wedding or a winter one. We have a few tips for making this decision.
Talk to your nearest and dearest. Ask your closest friends and family when they might not be available. Do not ask too many people. You might end up with an impossible decision. Choose a date considering the information and without breaking your back to accommodate everyone. It is your day after all.
Consider annual dates. Look at public holidays and annually scheduled events. These dates will influence the availability of venues and your guests. Try to work around these dates to make sure you get what you want.
Vendor availability. Many brides have a very specific idea about what they want and who they want. If you have your heart set on a specific venue or photographer, find out what dates they have available. This will also hugely influence your decision.
Seasons. Decide during what season you would like to get married. Winter and summer weddings are beautiful. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. The season and the location will help you decide on a date.
Special days. Choosing a random date can be tedious and even feel silly. To make it easier, choose a date that is already special. The day your parents or grandparents got married or some first of your relationship. The day you met or got engaged are also good ideas.
Take it easy. In most cases, there is no need to rush. If your ideal date is only available in a year or 6 months, wait for it. You will be glad you did. If it is not an option to wait, that’s ok too. The person you’re marrying is more important than the date.
Start making a list and get a few options. From your short list, you should be able to decide on a date that suits most of your requirements and guests.