Not to stress you out, but picking a wedding date is kind of a big deal. It’s one of the few details that will, literally, stick with you for the rest of your life. So how do you decide? Sit down with your soon-to-be-spouse and start down this list. It’s not as daunting as it may seem!
-Start by narrowing down seasons. If you absolutely can not, in any way, shape or form, handle the heat, that rules out about 40% of the year right there. Start by picking a season or two you’d like to get married in.
-Then, identify the definite ‘no’ dates, and major holidays (unless that’s what you’re going for!) Unless you want to have a holiday wedding, those dates, and those close to them, are probably out. Similarly, rule out any dates that you don’t want to overlap with, birthdays, family anniversaries or other days of major importance to you. Unless you’re into the romantic vibe that getting married on the same day as your grandparents gives off, in which case, you’ve probably found your date!
-Steer clear of busy season, whatever that is for you. Most wedding industry vendors wouldn’t think to get married personally during the summer, which is peak wedding season. Similarly, if you’re a teacher, maybe skip the major back to school rush in September, or avoid spring if you work in landscaping. You get the idea.
-Get romantic with it. If all else fails, consider the day you met, or started dating. Or maybe there’s numbers that have certain significance to you, or are extra cool, like 12/13/14. Or perhaps you like the idea of getting married on the summer solstice, or first day of winter. Think outside the box!
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