To plan the perfect wedding, you want to pick the perfect wedding date.
There’s more to it than just looking at a calendar and picking a day. It requires thought, fact-gathering, and careful consideration of several factors.
Don’t worry, though. This guide will help you ask the right questions to plan the date that’s perfect for your wedding and your loved ones.
The Wedding Date Checklist
Many things will end up determining how far away you set your date: finding the perfect dress, what kind of honeymoon you want, and even specific days you might just want to flat-out avoid.
With that in mind, here are the main questions that will help you narrow things down to a more manageable range.
While the wedding day is officially about the couple, there are several guests on your list that matter a lot to you. Parents, in-laws, other relatives, and members of the wedding party are likely to top this list, especially if any of them are helping foot the bill!
Knowing the availability of your most important guests will take a lot of the guesswork out of your planning and ensure you don’t leave anyone out.
What’s Your Budget?
Weddings are expensive. Therefore, your budget may dictate when you have your wedding quite.
If you’re looking at a tighter budget, you might want to avoid the popular wedding months, such as May or July. Certain holidays (i.e., Valentine’s Day) are also going to be more popular and more expensive.
What’s Your Theme?
If you’re set on a tropical destination theme, summer is the time for you. A light, pastel theme or something traditional might be nice for the spring. Something dark, Gothic or nerdy could be best suited for the fall or even Halloween itself.
Consider your theme carefully. Then decide which season would be the best fit.
What Venue Are You Using?
Where you’re holding your wedding is going to be as important as your theme. Often, the venue itself is part of the wedding’s theme.
If you have your heart set on a specific location, make sure you check out their availability dates as soon as possible. You can then compare this with your other information to get the ideal range of dates to pick from.
Don’t forget to book the venue as soon as you know!
Is There a Wedding Planner Involved?
Wedding planners can work miracles when it comes to keeping your wedding plans on track. Between smoothing catering hiccups, ensuring your floral arrangements are top notch, and preventing seating glitches, they can avert disasters and ensure your day is as perfect as humanly possible.
If you’re going to be using a wedding planner, you’ll want to make sure they’re going to be available during your target date range.
Are You Ready to Pick a Date?
Once you’ve answered these questions, you’ll have a much easier time picking your perfect wedding date.
If you’re still looking for a venue, we can help! Contact us today and we’ll work out something perfect for your date.