How Do You Choose A Wedding Date?
The date of your wedding will be etched in your memory for the rest of your life. So how do you pick the best date?
There are a few things to consider when choosing:
Any specific dates - are there any special dates you want it to fall on? Maybe your anniversary, or the day you moved in together, the date of your first date... Choosing an already special date will make it all the more memorable, and harder to forget. Someone at my office got married on his birthday!
Day of the week - what day you get married on can influence your guest list, your budget, and availability of vendors. Weekends are more likely to be booked up, but more guests might be able to come. Mid-week can sometimes be cheaper, but then arranging time off work can be an issue.
Weather - especially for an outdoor wedding, the weather is a big influence. If you want a warm sunny day, booking in the winter is a little pointless. Even then, you might not get the blue sky you were hoping for, nor the beautiful layers of snow in December. Still, you might as well book and hope for the best!
Guestlist - if you know your prospective maid-of-honour goes on holiday every year in the third week of September, then you might not want to book your wedding then! If a lot of your friends can't book time off in the week, or work weekends, this will be a big factor in choosing your specific date.
This short list is by far not exhaustive. Will your date be available at your chosen venue? Is the band available? The photographer?
No matter what date you choose, whether an already special day, or a completely random day, once you are married it will always be YOUR day.