5 Things You Need To Know Before You Choose Your Wedding Date 08-Feb-2018
So you have had the most wonderful thing happen - you're officially engaged. This is a time of pure joy and excitement. After all, it's not something that happens everyday! Congratulations are in order!
Now The furor has died down and it's down to the nuts and bolts post engagement. Wedding planning #facepalm ... You've announced your engagement, and already been asked a thousand times over 'So when is the big day?'. Hmm ... Not sure, no idea and haven't thought about it yet. Is this sounding familiar?
Since when was picking a wedding date so darned difficult? Unless you have chosen to have your nuptials in your parents back garden, a venue has to be
chosen, and usually, more often than not, it's the venue that will dictate the day in question. Here are 5 things to think about when choosing
your big day:
What To Think About When Choosing Your Wedding Date
1.YOUR VENUE’S WEDDING CALENDAR
Knowing where you want to get married is almost always a top-level concern when you want to pick your wedding date. Sure, you might really want to get
married on 8/8/18, but you have to find a venue that’s free that day, so wait a second before you monogram that date on all your silver. The truth
is that venues, particularly ones that are in high demand (or have low prices) can book up way in advance.
2. DON'T ASK FRIEND'S or FAMILY FOR TOO MUCH ADVICE
You need to get an A/B of guests going. A are those guests that are absolute must have's. B are those that if cannot make it, it's not going to be
a deal breaker. In fact, 20% of all invites will not be able to make that date, so a good number to keep in mind when planning those figures.
3. WEDDING SEASON
This is a biggie. Are you set on a Summer or Spring wedding? As these are the most popular (and therefore most difficult to nail down the date you
want) plus usually the most expensive time of year to get hitched. Each season has it's pro's and con's (click here for some advice on a Winter Wedding).
So don't put all your eggs in one basket, weigh up what you feel would make you and your partner most happy. Rain is not always bad luck!
4. ZERO FLEXIBILITY
If you're not flexible on dates, you have to be flexible on everything else. Photographer, season, guest list, venue, catering ... the list goes
on. If that magic 'have-to-have-that-date-otherwise-we-are-not-getting-married' is locked in, be open that everything else will have to join
an orderly queue behind!
5. LOCAL EVENTS
Keep in mind anything that is going on around the dates you are looking at. Byron Bay Blues Festival if you are getting married over Easter in Byron Bay. Ouch. If there is something happening locally, its going to affect vendors, accommodation and cost of travel.
Whatever the reason, when you get right down to it, your date often picks itself. And sure, that means you are no longer planning all the weddings on your Pinterest board. But it means you’re finally planning your wedding. And we think that's pretty awesome.