When you have finally decided to tie the knot with your partner, the first thing you need to decide on is the wedding date. You need to choose a wedding date that is favorable not only to you, the couple, but also to your relatives and friends.
There are plenty of things to consider when picking the perfect wedding date and among those things are the: availability of the venue, number of guests, significance of the date and the season. Months from May to September are considered the peak wedding season. The costs, ranging from the venue to the professional fees, are usually high during peak season.
Here are some tips to help you pick the perfect wedding date:
Availability of the wedding location or venue
If there is one particular venue that you really desire to hold your wedding there, then go ahead and inquire what dates are available in the next 10 months or so. If the wedding venue gets easily booked, then you have to wait longer or pencil in the booking. Be open to considering other venues if your original choices are not available. Professionals like london wedding photographers that you need to hire, also easily get booked so you will have to decide on the date as early as you can.
Number of guests
If wedding cost is not a problem and you want a spectacular wedding with plenty of guests, then choose a date wherein most people are probably available to attend your wedding. It can be on a weekend, on a holiday season or similar dates. A Saturday wedding though usually costs a lot but most of your guests will be able to attend since it is not a working day. Most of the clients of Karen Wiltshire Photography choose a weekend date so their guests can join and celebrate with them.
Keep in mind that a bigger wedding will require more time to prepare so if you are not in a hurry, then go ahead and choose a date at least 10 months after engagement so you have lots of time to prepare.
Significance and season
Most couples choose a wedding date that has something to do with their relationship. It can be the first day they met, their anniversary, birthday, lucky date based on astrology or similar significant dates.
If you and your future spouse also want to stick with a specific date, then go ahead and look for a wedding venue that is available on that particular date. You will need to inform your guests ahead so they can confirm their attendance, reserve the date and avoid conflict with other commitments.
Consider also the season when picking the perfect wedding date. If you want to save on costs, months from October to April are the best to choose from. Cost of the wedding venue rental as well as the professional fees of wedding photographers, videographers, and coordinator are usually lower during these months.
You choice of the perfect wedding date will depend on what factor you will give most importance to: significance of the date, dream wedding venue, season, cost or prepping time. Best of luck to you!