You’ve answered the most important question with an overwhelming and resounding “Yes!” Now it’s time to figure out your response to the most popular one that will come next: “When is the wedding?” Choosing your wedding date is the first big planning decision you’ll make. From meaningful moments in your relationship to honeymoon plans, here’s a quick guide to 9 different ways you can settle on a date that's perfect for your special day!
1. Sentimental value
Options include your grandparents’ or parents’ wedding date, the date you first met, when you started going out or the date of your proposal. This is your day to be as cheesy and romantic as you want.
2. Milestone marker
A date that would mark your 3rd, 5th, 10th, etc. year together.
A number sequence that is easy for you and your guests to remember. 10/10, 11/11, and 7/7. are popular options.
4. Bon voyage
Where are you thinking to have your honeymoon vacation? You wedding date could be during the best time of year to travel to your desired honeymoon destination.
5. Ideal weather
If you feel a connection to a particular time of year, why not make it extra special with the addition of your wedding! When you’re planning on an outdoor wedding, roaring fires in the fall, garden ceremony in the spring, or a beach wedding in the summer are all options that are possible with a little bit of planning. We have even more tips for things to consider when planning an open are wedding ceremony or reception here.
6. Work commitments
When will you have the right amount of leave available, or be able to take time off work? Sometimes your job will require you to take off time more than two weeks in advance or have a big project coming up. So check with your employer to make sure you'll have availability in your schedule.
7. Wallet check
When will you have enough savings for what you would like to do and the wedding vendors you would like to work with? Psst, check out our preferred wedding vendors here.
8. Public holiday
Many guests will already have the time off, or love the idea of a recovery day on a long weekend. Your guests will have time to travel and party all night!
9. Breathing room
Do you want to spread out events like birthday, anniversary and seasonal celebrations? You deserve your own special day, so be mindful of how you can make that happen.
As soon as you've picked out your wedding date, I'd love to be considered as your wedding or engagement photographer. Be sure to view our wedding and engagement photos of previous couples on our portfolio!
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