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How To Select a Wedding Date

What’s one of the first things everyone asks you when you get engaged? So, when’s the big day? Selecting the perfect date for your perfect day can be a bit challenging.

First of all, you want to make sure you pick a date that will give you an adequate amount of time to plan the wedding. Will you be able to put things together in a couple months, or do you need to look at a date that is a year or more away?

Once you have given yourself an idea of how long you would like to be engaged, you can go about selecting your date a couple different ways.

Your first option is to select a date that has some significance to you individually or as a couple. This could include the following:

  • The day you met, shared your first kiss, or got engaged. Selecting one of these dates that are special to you as a couple can be very romantic.
  • A family member’s birthday or anniversary. These dates are great ways to honor a special family member, especially if that person or persons has passed away. If they are still alive though, make sure to get their blessing in using their special day.
  • A special holiday. This could include Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, etc. Holiday weddings are a great way to celebrate with an already determined theme.

Your other option for selecting a date is to focus on a specific season or time of the year. Do you want a Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter wedding? The style you envision for your wedding can also play an important role in this decision. You can have a casual beach wedding in the summer or an elegant winter wonderland wedding in the winter. Once you have decided on the season you can begin to narrow it down to a specific date.

Some things to remember when narrowing down your choices:

  • Your budget. Typically, Friday and Sunday weddings are discounted.
  • Your important guests. Are your immediate family members available during that time of the year? You don’t want to plan your wedding for the time your sister will be studying abroad.

Overall, it’s important to select a date together as a couple. In the end, whatever date you decide on is going to be special because it’s your day.