Got engaged? Congratulations! Have you decided on your wedding date or are you still planning on it?
As you are going to encounter a question about your wedding date every now and then. If you haven’t yet decided on your wedding date or if you are still wondering where to start from, then this post is for you. Here we are going to discuss how to pick the right wedding date.
Well, when it comes to choosing the right date for your wedding, you can either use purely practical considerations. Or you can prefer to select a date with personal significance, or you can choose a combination of the two. There are so many things that couples should take into consideration while choosing the right wedding date. Let’s what all you need to consider while you pick the time of your wedding.
Here’s How to Choose Wedding Date……
1. The Size of the Wedding
The first thing that you would consider for picking up the wedding is the size of your wedding. If you are planning a big fat wedding, you will probably need 9-12 months to make all the arrangements. However, if your wedding is going to be a small or an intimate celebration, which you plan to host at your home only, then the lesser time will also do.
2. The Budget of your Wedding
Another essential factor that you need to consider is your wedding budget. Your wedding budget will also affect your choice. For instance, if you choose to marry in the peak season, like January, February, June, September, and October are some of the most popular months to marry, you will end up paying more. As prices during peak wedding seasons are inevitably higher. But if you schedule your wedding in March or November or during the offseason, then it will cost you less. Besides, the days of the week also matter. If you choose to marry on Saturday, it will be the costliest affair; however, a wedding during the week will again be a pocket-friendly affair.
So, if budget is a constraint, then choose an off-season wedding. Off-season weddings allow you to save on your wedding venue and wedding vendors. Also, there are chances to get huge discounts on wedding related services.
3. Consider the Season
If you have some specific requirements, then you will have to consider the season also. For instance, if you are looking for an outdoor wedding, then you probably want to choose a spring or summer date when the weather is more comfortable. And if you are looking for marriage during winters or fall, when the air is crisp and clear, then the winter wedding date would do. Then there is a holiday season to get wed-locked. However, during the holiday season, you are likely to face higher competition for venue space, along with a higher cost.
Besides, the season also plays a vital role in the style of your wedding. As different seasons will have a disparate impact on color schemes, flowers, and overall décor. So, consider your wedding personality while choosing your season accordingly. If you want a free-spirited, fun, tropical-inspired wedding ceremony, then go with a summer wedding. And for a dream-like set up with a snowfall around, winter wedding will be perfect. And if vibrant colors, opulence, and nostalgia are what you are looking for, then a fall wedding is apt for you. And for that liveliness, choose a spring wedding.
4. Date Symbolic to You
Another way to choose a perfect wedding date is to select a date that is symbolic to you. For instance, a day that is special to you as a couple, like when you first met, or your first date, or any other significant day in your family’s history.
Some cultures use traditional methods for choosing a wedding date. For example, in conventional Hindu families, wedding dates are fixed based on the Nakshatra (Planetary Movements). While in Japan, dates are fixed by seeing out the koyomi, an ancient astrological calendar. Likewise, different cultures and religions favor different days for weddings. Some cultures decide wedding dates based on the impact that specific dates or numbers have. You can also do a little research or consult essential family members to choose the perfect date that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
5. Particular Vendors or Wedding Venue
If you are willing to reserve a popular venue or book a popular wedding vendor, then you will decide your date when they are available. In most cases, popular event spaces or renowned wedding vendors get booked up at least a year in advance. If you don’t want to wait this long, then hiring the right wedding planner can help you achieve your vision.
6. Your Special and VIP Guests
If there are people who you can’t imagine your wedding without, like your close family members and best friends, it’s better to consult with them before finalizing your wedding date. Asking your near and dears will help you avoid any date conflicts and choose date accordingly. Remember that you don’t need to overthink. It is your wedding, and if it’s important to them as well, they will find a way to be there. Once you’ve consulted your special and VIP guests, pick a date and keep it.
7. Avoid Certain Wedding Dates.
Choosing a wedding becomes comparatively easy if you skip certain dates which are dictated by your religion or are inauspicious, or Government holidays, or special occasions. For instance, you’re an accountant spring wedding is not possible for you, so choose a date before or after this time of year. Besides, you would want to skip to guarantee you aren’t preoccupied with work. You might also want to take into times of the year when all of your guests would be preoccupied, such as Saturday, 31 October 2020 or Halloween.
Your wedding should be exclusively on your day. Having a wedding on the day of the festival or some special occasion will be total chaos. Choose a date that you and your loved ones can enjoy thoroughly. Also, getting hitched on occasion or a festival will automatically affect your guests’ list. Of course, your guests would choose to celebrate their festivals over your wedding. So, keep all these in mind when you sit to pick the right wedding date. Weddings are a time for everyone to relax and celebrate the union of two families. So to ensure a stress-free wedding, it is best to choose a date when you will be relaxed.
Remember, it’s your wedding, and your wedding date will be part of your life as a couple forever. So, pick a wedding date that the two of you are happy with. Besides, your wedding date will also be influenced by your occupation or job. There is no point in getting married in a season when you will be totally occupied with lots of work. Most couples choose wedding dates based on their priorities, like their jobs, family, popular venue, etc. You see what is important to you and accordingly pick your wedding date.
Happy Wedding…… ☺ ☺