Congratulations! If you’re reading this, it’s likely you are recently engaged and starting the journey of planning your wedding. This is definitely an exciting time! However, it is also a time where you must make a lot of important decisions. The first of which is how to choose your wedding date. There are quite a few things to consider to ensure you land on the right date for your wedding.
When to Choose Your Wedding Date
While there is not an exact time to choose your wedding date, in general, the sooner the better. This is because wedding venues and vendors get booked well in advance. So, if you know the venue of your dreams or have always wanted your wedding to be captured by a particular photographer, the sooner you choose your date the sooner you can solidify these certain elements of your wedding day.
How to Choose Your Wedding Date
If you are ready to choose your wedding date, make sure you consider the following to help you narrow down your options.
Consider the Season
The easiest way to choose your wedding date is to start with the big considerations, like the season, and narrow it down from there. Do you want a winter wedding? Have you always dreamt of marrying outdoors in the Spring when the wildflowers are in bloom? Or do you want your nuptials in the Fall when the leaves are changing colors? The most popular wedding months (June and September) are in the Summer, and for good reason! However, there is no right or wrong season for your wedding. It all depends on the location, venue, and vibes you want on your special day.
Consider the Month
For couples who love wintertime, you may choose to have a holiday wedding in November or December. However, it is important to note that if you have your wedding too close to a big family-oriented holiday, it is possible fewer guests will be able to attend.
If you want to choose a wedding date in the Spring, do a bit of research as to which Spring months have the best weather. You know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” It’s important to have an indoor-outdoor wedding space or a tented wedding in case one of those “showers” happens to come on your wedding day.
Each month brings with it unique considerations. And with the help of a wedding planner, you can be fully prepared for whatever comes, whether that be hot weather in the Summer, rain in the Fall or Spring, or travel plans during the holidays.