Choosing the perfect wedding date is essential to planning your wedding. Your wedding date helps coordinate themes, venue locations, and of course your pictures! Obviously the perfect wedding date is different for everyone depending on their own preferences and lives, but follow our helpful tips in determining the perfect wedding date for you!
Consider the Weather
Do you prefer a sunshine-filled day for your wedding or are you hoping for a bit of snow? Some brides prefer spring or fall time for coordinating colors within their themes. Typically, warmer months are more popular for hosting weddings but if you don’t mind the possibility of a slight chill go for a spring or fall wedding date! Keep in mind that the weather can also affect your out-of-town guests.
Think About Your Theme
If you are planning a nautical theme wedding it may be more relatable to the summer months, or even a Winter Wonderland themed wedding obviously wouldn’t go over too well in summer. Or even if you are planning to use more pastel, bright, or warm tones in your color palette – they may be easier to find during the spring and summer months.
Which Day of the Week
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Saturdays allow people from out of town to come in Friday night and take off Sunday morning. Sundays seem to be very formal and allow people to enjoy themselves at your wedding while still not having to take much time away from their busy schedules. However, Fridays, which are somewhat less common for wedding dates, tend to really work well for destination weddings or weddings with a lot of out-of-town guests. This is because people come in from out of town for the Friday wedding and usually end up staying the whole weekend since they are already in this new location.
The costs of a wedding vary from couple to couple, and do play a significant role in the entire wedding planning process. If you have a small budget for your wedding it is probably best to use an off-season date to save on venue costs. Keep in mind how close your wedding date is to a holiday as well, as guests flying in may have to pay a premium for flying during peak holiday season.
These are just some factors to keep in mind when choosing the perfect wedding date. But everyone has a different idea of what they believe to be the “perfect” wedding date. So regardless of the date you choose, you will find a way to make your wedding completely your own!