5 Things To Consider When Setting a Wedding Date.
Perhaps one of the biggest decisions you can make as a couple is when you want to get married. Finalizing a date for your wedding really sets the tone for excitement, anticipation and the planning to come. Since this is such an important part of wedding planning, we at NV Bridal Société wanted to give you 5 important things to consider when choosing which season and date you will set for your wedding.
TIP NUMBER 1: TAKE THE WEATHER INTO ACCOUNT
This is of course, one of the most obvious but important things to consider when setting a wedding date. If you have family or friends that will be travelling from out of town, travelling plans can surely be affected if there are il weather conditions on the day of your wedding.
Not only that, the weather is going to dictate the possibilities for your venue in terms of decorations, and outdoor vs. indoor ceremonies. Take flowers for example; off season flowers can be incredibly expensive. If you have a favourite flower you’d love to include in your bouquets or decorations, you may not be able to get them easily if they are not in-season.
It is no surprise then, that the most popular months to get married are June, September and October. These months mark both early summer and early fall, which are particularly favourable for all aspects of executing a wedding. Wedding dresses and suits can be uncomfortable in both extreme heat and extreme cold, so keep that in mind!
TIP NUMBER 2: CONSIDER THE OVERALL VIBE AND VISION YOU WANT FOR YOUR WEDDING
Do you want your guests to arrive to a lush, bright and airy venue, fields of green surrounding, harvest vibe, or do you want a more sultry, dark, cold and bold feel during the winter? Once you have established the look and feel you want for you wedding, you should have an easier time narrowing down the season you’d want to have your wedding in.
TIP NUMBER 3: CONSIDER THE PROS AND CONS OF HAVING YOUR WEDDING ON A MAJOR HOLIDAY
NYE weddings, St. Patrick’s Day Weddings, or even Christmas weddings can be absolutely beautiful and convenient for combining times to celebrate with friends and family. However, you have to consider that your wedding anniversary will be a special date to celebrate for years to come. Do you want to have a unique date for a reminder of when you sealed your vows? Or do you want a major holiday date every year to be a combined celebration of your marriage anniversary?
You should also consider what these dates mean to your guests. While most people love to spend their holidays with their friends and family, this could mean people are travelling out-of-town, booking vacation time, or simply wanting time to relax.
Finally, it is important to take accommodations for your guests into consideration when planning a wedding on a major holiday. Hotels, car rentals and transportation are likely to be much more expensive and sparse during the holidays.
TIP 4: CONSIDER DATES YOU DON’T WANT TO HELP NARROW DOWN OPTIONS FOR WHAT YOU DO WANT.
Are there any dates that are currently meaningful to you or your significant other? It may be a good idea to not only look at dates you do want, but also dates that you do not want to mix with your wedding date. For example, dates of deaths, family members wedding anniversaries, family birthdays, etc. Sometimes, honouring people through these dates can be a wonderful idea, but this is definitely something to consider when choosing your date.
TIP 5: MAKE SURE THE DATE YOU CHOOSE GIVES YOU PLENTY OF TIME TO PLAN THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS
It is so important to not rush your wedding planning. Make sure that the date you choose will allow for ample time to:
- Reserve location of wedding and reception
- Choose your wedding rings
- Draw up a guest list
- Organize your engagement party
- Decide if you will do a stag and doe party
- Pick and order your wedding dress + attendants
- Book your photographer and videographer
- Reserve a caterer
- Arrange decor, table settings and linens
- Book your entertainment / DJ
- Reserve your florist
- Order your wedding cake
- Research accommodations for out-of-town guests
- Plan your honeymoon
Some of these things should be considered and planned as far out as 12 months from the date of your wedding. If you want help with planning your wedding, NV Bridal Société has created a Bridal Planning Checklist that can make this process run smoothly! Every bride that is part of our Société will receive this booklet, which we know you will love and use throughout your wedding-planning process.
We hope these tips have helped you narrow down the date and season you want for your wedding!
XO MARISSA FROM NV BRIDAL SOCIÉTÉ