10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Date for Your Wedding

When you are planning to get married, there are so many things to think about. What colors do you want your bridesmaids to wear, what type of dress do you want to have, what types of tents, and other wedding things. But one of the biggest things is what is your wedding date going to be? There are many things that you should think about when you are choosing your wedding date.

Below are 10 things to consider when you are picking the date for your wedding.

#1: Season

Are you planning to get married inside or outside? Are you planning to get married in a hotel or on a beach? Or maybe you want to go to the mountains. The season that you want to marry in will determine the type of wedding you’re looking to have and that is something you have to think about.

#2: Budget

Based on the time of year you are getting married, the price is going to be more expensive. June weddings are more expensive than November. If you are low on money think about getting married when it’s not as popular. Also if you are willing to get married on a day other than Saturday, you can save money that way. Of course, if you get married on a Sunday, Friday, or even during the week, it might be better to send out invites in plenty of time so people can take off time. But if the wedding is small or you tell people ahead of time, it is definitely doable.

#3: Destination

If you are considering a destination wedding, you will want to think about the type of climate and weather where you are having your wedding. After all, you don’t want to have to deal with a hurricane or a snowstorm that can affect your wedding. If you are marrying in the Caribbean or on the east coast, hurricane seasons are very real things. Also think about the people who you want to have at your wedding. If you have elderly relatives that you want to have at your wedding, you want to ensure that you make it as comfortable for them.

#4: Your Schedule

A lot of couples will go on a honeymoon after they get married. So you want to make sure that you are able to get the time off from your school or work for preparing for the wedding and then taking off for your honeymoon, if you are planning to take one. Think about the busiest time of the year for the jobs that you and your loved one have and then avoid getting married during that time.

#5: Significant Dates

Do you want to get married on a significant date? A lot of people get married on a holiday, such as Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve. But if you are especially close to your parents or grandparents, maybe you want to get married on their anniversary. Another option that you might consider is getting married on a date that is special to you and your boyfriend or girlfriend.

#6: Availability of Venue

If you have a venue that you want to use for your reception, one thing that you’ll want to do is consider their schedule and whether or not it is going to be available. A lot of traditional venues will book their weddings anywhere from 12-18 months beforehand, although other venues may not be as strict. It all depends on what you are planning.

#7: Schedule of Guests

You want to make sure that you are choosing a date for your wedding that is going to be good for your guests too. If you are planning to get married at a time where many people are going on vacation, you want to send out cards that let them know they should save the date. This way they know that you are getting married then. Also, if you have a cousin who is getting married the same year, you want to compare notes so that people don’t have to pick and choose the wedding that they are going to.

#8: Availability of Photographer

If you are planning to hire a photographer who is popular, find out when they are available so that you know that you can have them take your pictures. If you know the date that you want to get married and they aren’t available that date, you will have to choose someone else.

#9: Health

If you have family members who aren’t in the best of health, you may want to move up your date. Also, if you have someone in your wedding party who is pregnant, it also may be better to move up the wedding date or even wait until after the baby is born. You should be flexible when it comes to your health and your family’s health.

#10: Holidays

There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages of getting married on or close to a holiday. If you are marrying near Christmas, there’s a good chance that there are going to be a lot of people who are around because of the holidays. But holiday weddings are also hard because people can be really busy around the holidays. If you get married in the winter, you also have to worry about snow and ice. If you get married around Labor Day, the price could be better and people often have the day off.


These are the things that you want to consider when you are choosing your wedding date. They will help you with figuring out the best date for your wedding and take everything into consideration. Although there are always going to be unexpected things like weather or health issues that can come up, these tips can help you with avoiding most of the problems that may crop up. Think about these things and then choose the best wedding date based on the tips. You’ll find out that your wedding is a lot less stressful for you.

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