Since the announcement of your engagement one of the most common things you have probably been asked is: “When’s the big day?”. Setting a date is a very exciting part of the planning process. Many brides and grooms find that once the wedding date is set, all the planning begins in full swing. With 365 days to choose from you may need some help narrowing it down and settling on the perfect date for you big day. Here are a few helpful tips. . .
While the typical engagement lasts about a year, giving time to secure venues as well the ordering of your wedding dress. Some couples choose to have a shorter engagement and other couples may choose much longer (especially if their prefered venue is booked). Weddings held on Saturdays are by far the most popular day of the week and are therefore usually the most expensive. If you're looking to cut costs consider having your wedding on another day of the week, even Fridays or Sundays tend to be less costly. Although fall/winter weddings are becoming increasingly more popular, June through September are the busiest time of the year for weddings.
The theme for your big day can also help narrow down the dates to choose from. Maybe a certain season will be the perfect match for your decor or If you love the idea of an outdoor wedding you will want to pick a warmer month. There are also dates you may want to avoid like the months busiest for work, memorial dates of loved ones, birthdays, and some religions have days that should not be used. Weddings held during a long weekend are wonderful for out of towns guest, however local guests may be hesitant on losing their long weekend. You should also consider the schedules of your parents, bridal party, and any other important people you want to ensure will be attending your big day.
Significant dates are always a great way to go and can give great meaning to the decision. Its common for couples to choose the date of their their engagement, first date, or a momentous date in their relationship. Some may even choose to use the same wedding date as parents or grandparents. Always remember much like a marriage, when planning a wedding you will find things you will need to compromise on.
Have you chose your wedding date already? We would love to hear how you settled on yours or the significance!
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