Are your friends and family pressuring you to set a wedding date as soon as possible? Keep calm and do not rush things. Picking a date is a crucial step, a major milestone, and a decision that should be made thoughtfully. In fact, there are many things to consider when choosing those special numbers. Well, we are ready to share some tips with you! Let's dive in.
Dream Venue Availability
Bet you might already have a particular dream wedding venue in mind! If so, the first thing you should do is to contact them immediately to find out their availability. If your dream venue is popular enough, there’s a risk of it already being fully booked. However, there might be a few slots left. So consider the provided available dates and decide whether you are okay with them or not. If one of those dates suits you - awesome! Now you are one step closer to the biggest day of your life.
Many couples have a specific date that means the world to them. It can be the day when they first met or shared their first kiss. So it would be super romantic to tie the knot on the anniversary day of one of those meaningful occasions. This decision, though, comes with a price. If you are tied to a specific date, you may be limited with your venues or vendor options. If you can't marry on a symbolic date for any reason, you can choose the one close to it. To let your guests know about the significance of timing, put the info into the wedding ceremony programs.
If you have some flexibility with your wedding date, choose a season first. Maybe, there’s one that you enjoy the most. Think of your desired wedding location, theme, mood, and style, and pick the season that way. If you envision a tropical-inspired or beach celebration, stick to summer. Been dreaming of a magical snowy wedding? Opt for winter. The peak wedding season is between May and October, while the least popular months are late November through January. However, lesser demand means more possibilities. That's something to consider too!
Check with Your Friends and Family
Another tip is to involve your immediate circle! For sure, there are people in your life who you can’t imagine having your wedding without. This might include your family members, wedding party, and closest friends. So ask your loved ones about their availability and plan your celebration accordingly. Remember: it’s always best to have a few dates in mind that everyone can attend.
Eliminate Some Dates
Hoping for more guests to attend your wedding? Avoid holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. These are family-oriented celebrations, so your potential guests might already have plans and packed schedules for that time of the year. Things are different with New Year’s Eve. It's increasing in popularity. And it's easy to see why. Aligning the beginning of your married life with the start of the year is super symbolic. Are there any other dates to avoid? Well, if you are into astrology, you can also eliminate the dates you deem unlucky. For example, when Mercury is in retrograde.