- Choose a date that means something to you and your fiancé.
Weddings are considered one of the largest milestones in a person’s life, so it would make sense to give it as much significance as possible. Settling on the perfect wedding date can make the big day charged with emotions and more memorable.
- Check with your immediate family for approval.
Chances are that someone will have a scheduling conflict around the day of your wedding, so it’s best to check with others early in the process to plan around any problems that can arise. Such problems might include relative’s superstitious beliefs about wedding dates that you may want to take into consideration.
- Keep track of holidays and half-term.
When scheduling your wedding, remember that some of your guests also have busy lives. If there are children or teachers that are attending, you will need to plan accordingly and pick a day people have off from work.
- Determine the appropriate season for the event.
If you’re having a destination wedding, be sure to decide on the best season to host the event. Many wedding mishaps in the past have originated from bad weather conditions as a result of picking the wrong season. Choosing the right one can save your wedding from being rained on. (Always have a backup plan!)
- Consider the honeymoon.
Your wedding date will define the nature of your honeymoon, so you’ll need to make sure that both have been organized to coexist successfully. Timing is essential, should you decide to go somewhere straight after the wedding.
- Pick a weekday that works for you.
A big part of the planning process is budget, and choosing the right day to host your wedding may be the difference between spending and saving a hundred bucks. Weekend weddings are more popular since more people will be available, however, they may be more expensive depending on the venue. Decide on what you’d prefer to prioritize and choose a day that meets those factors.
- Find out if any other weddings will be occurring around the same date.
Be considerate! If a friend or family member is having a wedding date during a certain month, it’s wise not to also schedule your wedding in that timeframe and upstage their special day. This will also save your guests the hassle of trying to choose one wedding over the other.
- Make sure your desired supplier is available.
If you’ve got your heart set on a dream supplier, be sure to check their availability and hours. You want to avoid the situation where you find out you have no way of getting wedding supplies a week before the date. Always plan ahead, and plan early!