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Selecting a Date for the Big Day

You are engaged – yay! It is time to pop some champagne, dance around, and celebrate! After you’ve finished basking in that “just engaged” glow and excitement, it is time to get down to business… Selecting your wedding date! Even though your wedding day is all about you and your partner, you should still take the time to check in with the people that you couldn’t imagine getting married without. Let them know the dates that you are looking at to see if those dates work for them. Something else to keep in mind when selecting a date is the vendors that you are wanting to work with, especially the venue, planner, photographer, and videographer. You may want to reach out to them to see if they are available for any of the dates that you are interested in before officially selecting a date. Need a little help in choosing a date? There are several different ways – read our tips and ideas below!


Budget | Have you figured out your budget? Depending on the day of the week that you select, you may be able to get a lower rate. Weekdays, Fridays, and Sundays are usually a little less expensive than a Saturday. Selecting a non-Saturday may free up your budget for other areas of your wedding.


Easy to Remember | Some people like to choose a date that is easy to remember, and they don’t have to worry about forgetting, such as June 7 (6/7) and November 11 (11/11).


Favorite Season | Do you have a favorite time of year? If you like the idea of sunshine and being able to take outdoor photos, consider a spring or summer wedding. Prefer leaves changing or winter wonderland in your photos? Select a fall or winter date. Also, if there is a specific flower that you want to use in your wedding and you can’t imagine your day without it, choose a date that will best suit your chances of utilizing them.


Holidays | While you may think a holiday wedding celebration sounds like a fun idea, it is usually a good idea to avoid holidays due to people traveling, especially the extremely family-oriented ones like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Most of the guests that you plan to invite would prefer to spend those dates relaxing with their families.


Honeymoon | Have you thought about where you would like to honeymoon? If you are stuck on selecting a date, consider selecting a date based on the best time to travel to your honeymoon destination.


Sentimental Dates | Are there any dates that hold a special meaning for the two of you? Some couples like to use the anniversary of their first date or their parents’ or grandparents’ anniversary date. Others may choose a milestone date, such as their fifth or tenth year together.


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