How to Choose Your Wedding Date
It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding: what date should you set it on? There are many factors at play that can help steer your decision: maybe you’ve got a certain season in mind, or perhaps there’s only select availability at the venue you have your heart set on. One thing's for sure, no matter which date you decide, you and your fiancé will celebrate this anniversary for the rest of your lives. Here’s our guide to some of the top things you should consider when making your mind up…
What kind of wedding would you like to have?
Close your eyes and picture your wedding. Are you imagining a cosy celebration whilst it snows outside, or do you have a sunny beach ceremony in mind? Use this as a base to think about the best season for you and your partner to mark your nuptials in. The time of year can also affect the flowers and food options available to you, so take this in to consideration too.
Are there any specific dates that are special to you and your significant other?
Many couples choose to host their wedding on a date that is already significant to them – perhaps it’s the day you met, the anniversary of your first date or a year or two on from the proposal. If this is the case for you, then it’s essential that you call any wedding suppliers you’re just desperate to work with as early as possible. From venues to photographers, many suppliers can be all booked up a year or two in advance of the date you’ve chosen.
When do you want to honeymoon?
Setting a date that complements your chosen honeymoon destination can be one way of narrowing down your options – especially if you have your heart set on Thailand and want to avoid monsoon season, or there’s an annual event in America you and your partner have always dreamt of attending.
How long would you like to be engaged for? Perhaps you’d like to marry as little as six months after the proposal, or would be happy to wait for your preferred season to come around again. Ensure that you’ve given yourselves enough time to get everything you need to done before the big day rolls around – rushing your wedding planning can be a source of unnecessary stress! Similarly, giving yourselves enough time will also help you give your guests enough notice to plan to be with you on the big day, especially if they need to travel long distances to be with you!