There are many ways to go about picking the perfect wedding date, but it’s important not to let the thought of it consume your time.
You can decide to pick a date that is significant to you or you can maybe leave it to your dream venue and check which dates are available and take it from there. There are some things you need to take in account when it comes to the date and the logistical practicality involved in making everything come together in sweet harmony.
You need to keep in mind whether you would like a wedding in a specific season, as each season comes with its own bonus points and drawbacks. In general spring can be beautiful and your flowers should work out cheaper, as most of them should be in bloom. If the date is too early in spring, you might miss all this, because the first rains might not yet have fallen or the season is off to a late start.
Winter can create for a beautiful settings and creative photos at the fireplace or in the snow, keeping in mind how you and the rest of your bridal party are going to stay warm in the cold. With cold fronts always a possibility an outdoors wedding might be difficult to pull off.
Summer is usually the best time for weddings, as you should pretty much be ensured for some warmer weather and sunny days. The possibility of rain is usually your biggest obstacle, so it’s always a good idea to have a backup venue indoors. Most venues will offer this as an option, but be ready for additional cost implications.
Fall can still be nice and warm or turning to the cold part before it gets too nippy. Here are also some great opportunities for timeless photos with backgrounds of the different coloured leaves. Whatever you choose, make sure you think of the positive and negative aspects before you confirm your date.
You should also keep in mind, the implications of the wedding date on your honeymoon and any activities you would have liked to do. Also keep in mind how it will influence your theme and décor choices, as this could also help raise or decrease the general costs of your décor.
Always make sure that your preferred date is available at your dream venue, before you send out invitations or save the date cards to avoid additional costs involved in changing this and also not to confuse your guests. If you pick your date first, be ready for the possibility of not getting it at your preferred venue.
With the real ‘dating game’ now under wraps, you are off to the start a great journey of planning and coordinating.