Congratulations! You are engaged to be married. Exciting times. Busy times ahead. Decisions to be made. The biggest - setting the date! As you consider various dates, times and places for your wedding, here are some points to consider.
- · Think about your budget! It is true that weddings in some months can be more expensive than in other months. (Think about the Law of Supply and Demand that you learned about in Econ 101). In popular months - May through September - some bands, florists, photographers and reception venues may charge more than in other off season times. If you can pick a different date and time you may stage the same wedding and save money doing it.
- · Think about the season. If you are determined to have a Christmas wedding in spite of potential weather issues, go for it. Just plan well in advance and try to be flexible about venues and the possibility that many guests may not be able to travel in winter weather.
- · Consider scheduling your wedding around a holiday. If you have family in another state, planning a wedding over a long weekend may make it possible for more members to attend.
- It can give you a theme for the wedding as well as weekend celebration rather than just one day.
- · If you are in a job that requires huge time commitments and blocks of your time, you will want to schedule around those requirements. It may be the best move you make to hire a professional wedding planner to assist you.
- · If you are planning on a destination wedding, you will likely need to be more flexible in your choice of dates and times. You may have to choose between a dateor a place.
- · If you are determined to have your wedding in a very special place to you and the groom, you will definitely need to be flexible. If that is THE PLACE then you work within the dates it has available.
If you need help with ideas for locations, be sure to chat with our experienced planners who are used to working with schedules and helping busy brides create a schedule for the event. Plus they can help with all of the details necessary to create a day to remember for you and your guests.