Picking a date for your wedding seems easy enough, right? Here are some helpful tips when considering a date for your event.
1. Pick a season – example – you want a spring wedding.
2. Check with the church (if you are using one), some denominations do not preform ceremonies certain weeks or times of the year.
3. Check birthdays of members of the wedding party. Although you may think it is a good way to remember your future mother in law’s birthday, if it is the same day as your anniversary, trust me she will not think it’s “cute”.
4. Do a little detective work to see what else is going on in the city the same day/ weekend. If there is high demand in the city for an annual festival, air fare and hotel rate will be elevated.
– on the other hand if you are NOT expecting any out of town guests then this could be an opportunity to be able to negotiate with the venue as they are typically slower for the above reason.
5. This one may be TMI, but here it goes, you may want to stay away from the week that Aunt Flow comes to visit as who wants that for their honeymoon 😉
6. As a curtsy check with your wedding party to make sure they do not have a prior commitment for the narrowed down dates.
7. It’s always good to have a few options when talking to venues as they already have events booked 12-18 months in advance.
8. If you are really set on certain date let the venue know when you call to set up an appointment to tour the venue. You really do not want to waste your time if they are not available.