What to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Date?

Written by The Small Things Co

You are finally engaged! And now the question on everybody’s lips is when’s the big day? But truth be told, you don’t have the first clue about choosing a date that is special for both you and your partner. Because let’s be real, you’ll be celebrating this date for the rest of your lives, so this shouldn’t be decided without careful consideration. If this sounds familiar, and you too are wondering what to consider when choosing a wedding date, then we would suggest that you keep on reading. The key to selecting your big day is right at your fingertips, and The Small Things Co. are here to support you on this journey.

our top suggestions on how to Pick Your Wedding Date

1. Time considerations

Begin by deciding the amount of time you wish to allocate for wedding planning. Most couples are engaged for 12-18 months, but whether you’d prefer a shorter or longer engagement is really up to you. Your budget may come into play here, as some couples prefer a bit longer, so they have more time to save.

2. Guest availability

It wouldn’t be a wedding without your nearest and dearest! So, if you have important guests that you can’t live without, it’s a good idea to check their availability before you finalise your date.

3. Significant dates

Some couples choose to get married at a meaningful time, such as an anniversary or date they got engaged. Although not essential, a personal touch such as this adds sentimental value to your big day.

4. Venue availability

If you have your heart set on a particular location, you may be restricted to their availability, especially if you choose a popular venue. If the setting is more important to you than the date, then go in with an open mind, and secure your spot before finalising the occasion.

5. Season and weather

Each season provides their own unique characteristics that will no doubt shape your wedding day. If your dream is an outdoor ceremony, consider a spring or summer wedding. Prefer long sleeve dresses and a cosy atmosphere, then maybe fall is better for you? Alternatively, many couples fall in love with a winder wonderland theme and select to get married during the Christmas and New Year period. It’s important to mention that venues often increasing their pricing during popular wedding months, so this should be thought about when deciding which date to choose.

6. Mid-week weddings

It is becoming increasingly popular for weddings to take place mid-week. With many venues offering deals at this time, it might help your budget if you choose this option. One thing to consider here is the flexibility of your guests, especially if they have work or school commitments.

Choose a Wedding Date That’s Right for You

If you and your partner have reflected upon these factors of what to consider when choosing a wedding date and have chosen a time that works for you both, then congratulations! All we recommend you do now is lock it in with a deposit to avoid disappointment. And remember, it’s impossible to keep every guest happy, so as long as you have chosen what feels right for you as a couple, that’s all that really matters.

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