When it comes to planning your wedding, choosing the date is the first step in the process. However, it’s not always the easiest. You may already have discussed dates with your partner prior to even getting engaged.
Some couples will want to get married on a date that means something to them, such as the anniversary of their first date, or even the date they got engaged, but it’s not always as simple as just picking a date and getting married.
Depending on the location of where you’d like to be married, if you’re having a religious or civil ceremony, as well other factors, you may find the date you want is unavailable, so if you’re set on a particular date and place, you might need to compromise on some other things.
In this post, we’re going to help make the process a bit easier for you by giving you 5 easy steps to choosing your wedding date:
Look At Your Budget
Although, not the most romantic thing to be thinking of when planning your wedding, the cost of things is an ever-present reality, and even things like the date you get married, depending on when that is, can cost more or less.
Saturdays are always a more expensive day for weddings compared to mid-week, as are certain times of the year, such as summer, Christmas, and New Year. So, if you’re not set on a particular date to get married and are looking to save some costs, then narrowing it down according to your budget would be a good idea.
Consider If It Suits Your Guests
Weddings are funny in that everyone seems to develop an opinion on every aspect of your day, from the location, the date, the food, and everything in between, so although it’s not possible to please everyone - and nor should you, since it’s your day - there may be some key guests you’ll want to consider when setting your date, such as parents, siblings, and bridesmaids.
Just a quick phone call before booking your date to make sure they’re not going to be on holiday or will have trouble getting time off work will save you so much more time and stress down the road.
Think Of The Climate
As much as we’d all love to, the weather is one of those things that we simply can’t guarantee - even when living in a place with a pretty predictable climate. However, it’s a big factor to consider when setting your wedding date. Especially if you want to have an outdoor ceremony or you have your heart set on pictures in a specific location, like a beach, and don’t want to be caught out by the rain. If you’re planning a wedding abroad, for example Spain or France in the summer, good weather is practically guaranteed.
When The Best Deals Are On
Weddings are a huge industry nowadays, so you’ll often find venues who are keen to offer the best deals to have you book your wedding with them, but these won’t be available all the time, so you need to keep an eye out and secure them when they’re available. This means being flexible with your wedding date is crucial.
What Feels Right
Sometimes there no real reason for choosing a specific date other than it’s just something that feels right to you and your partner. It might have a nice ring to it, but if it’s a date that you both agree on, then that’s the one you should just go for.
We hope this post has been helpful in giving you some tips when it comes to setting a date for your wedding. If you’re struggling to find the perfect location for your date, reach out to us today as we offer a wide range of wedding planning services in London that ensure your big day goes off without a hitch.