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How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Date!: Wedding Wednesday

January 3, 2024

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Happy New Year! It’s the first Wedding Wednesday of 2024 and I’m so excited to bring this series back for this year!! Today, we are talking all about how to choose your perfect wedding date! This is something that a lot of couples don’t always think about until it is too late. Seems like a good place to start, right?!

 

CONSIDERATION 1: Special/Sentimental Dates

Are you wanting to get married on an anniversary or a date that is significant to you as a couple? Assuming that date is not next month and is available, go for it! My sister got married on their 5th anniversary of dating and it was an incredibly special day! This is always for everyone though so take into consideration if a sentimental date for your wedding is important!!

 

CONSIDERATION 2: Preferred Season(s)

If you are a couple that is set on having a fall wedding, that will definitely narrow down your options. At least for Connecticut, Fall is the quickest to book up for venues and vendors. Summer is next in terms of busyness. Spring follows after with Winter being “slow season” for most vendors and venues here. If you want a fall wedding, you are either going to need to book quite a ways in advance (think 2+ years for the most popular venues), especially for weekend dates. If you are interested in Spring or Winter, you’re much more likely to get your preferred date as well as a weekend date.

 

CONSIDERATION 3: Your Guests

Let’s say you know that a large majority of your guests are teachers because you or your fiancé work in education. This is something that should be considered if you’re looking at have a weekday wedding OR a destination wedding. Take into account when your guests are most likely to be able to attend if they’re likely to need to take off more than a day from work. As somebody married to a teacher, we knew that summer was our best option, despite loving the idea of a fall wedding, because so many of our guests would struggle to attend if not in the summer.

 

CONSIDERATION 4: Holidays/Important Dates for Others

So many people love a holiday wedding. There is a reason they are so popular. But are they the best option for you? What is important to remember is that a lot of holidays act as seasons. “Spooky season” for Halloween. “Christmas season” for Christmas. You can absolutely have a Christmas themed wedding, but maybe have a weekend or two before Christmas. This allows you to celebrate however you want. It also avoids taking special days away from others who celebrate them. This is also true about anniversaries of close family members and especially about birthdays that aren’t either of yours!!

 

I know this was a lot to read through and I barely scratched the surface. There are just so many things to consider with all wedding planning. I hope that this helped narrow down that search a little bit though! If you’re interested in more wedding planning advice, come back every Wednesday and have a wonderful day!!

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