How to Choose Your Wedding Season
Choosing a date and venue is one of the first steps to think about when planning your wedding, so I want to give you some of my top tips and things to think about to help make it easier for you and your fiancé.
You’ll want to choose a season/date before choosing your venue since many venues will look different at different times of the year, so here are three of the biggest things to consider when choosing a season or date:
1. How long do you want to be engaged?
If you don’t care how long or short you’re engaged, then you can go ahead and skip to number 2. If you want to get married within a specific amount of time or want to wait a certain amount of time before getting married, then this will be a big determining factor when you get married. As a general rule, the shorter your engagement is, the less flexibility you’ll have, and the longer your engagement can be, the more flexibility you’ll have.
2. Is there a particular season you want to get married in?
Different seasons look and feel very different, so if you have the flexibility in the length of your engagement, you’ll want to make sure you choose your season based on what each has to offer. I’d recommend putting together a list of the pros and cons of each season, taking into consideration factors like weather, colors, and maybe even honeymoon options. But if that’s not really your thing, Wedding Wire has a helpful questionnaire for determining your ideal wedding season. Click here to check it out!
3. Are there any dates that are particularly special to you?
If there are any specific dates that are special to you or your fiancé, then you should consider if you want to make it even more special by making it your wedding anniversary too!
4. When will you have time off from work or school?
There are obviously vacation and/or sick days that you can take to have the time you need for your wedding and honeymoon, but you’ll probably want to plan your wedding date around times like busy season, bug deadlines, or final exams.