Your wedding date is also the date that took months for you to book and carried a lot of considerations. So here are tips on how to pick one day to get married!
1. Budget. Just like in travel, a wedding has its own peak and off-peak seasons. Check your budget once again if it allows you to book venues and vendors during peak seasons (like in June or December) or if you’ll be hitting your target budget better with an off-peak wedding date.
2. Your own schedules. You have your jobs, travel plans, and maybe health-related activities as individuals. Have a couple meeting to see your individual activities for your target wedding year. See how you could squeeze in the pre- and post- wedding activities to come up with a more possible wedding date.
3. Schedules of people who matter. Just think about their jobs, travel plans, and other activities. When are your guests usually busy or away on a holiday?
4. Venue. If you are planning a destination wedding, you’ll have to make sure that the venue is available on your preferred date/s and that you and your guests can all travel there smoothly. Popular and traditional wedding venues are booked in advance so always check the availability of these venues.
5. Season. It’s easier for the guests to travel and show up during the dry season (like in March-May) while December is also ideal since a lot of your loved ones can come home.
6. Suppliers. Just like a wedding venue, suppliers’ availability should also be considered since they are booked in advance and the good and popular ones are booked all year round. You may ask what months are not fully booked yet. Some suppliers also give out discounts during their lean months.
7. Important dates. You can choose dates that matter to the both of you — your anniversary, his proposal date, or your first meeting. That way, it’s easier to remember.
8. Provide options. Don’t just choose one wedding date and expect everything to be available or ready for that date. Instead, get ready with at least three options.