You wouldn’t think that choosing a wedding date would be a difficult part of wedding planning, but it can actually be one of the harder elements. This isn’t because of the date itself, but often times because of the other variables caused by vendors that can arise.
Three ways you might select your wedding date are…
1.) CHOOSING AN IMPORTANT DATE
Maybe it is your dating anniversary or even your parents anniversary. Whatever the reason, choosing your wedding date based on something sentimental is completely and totally smart! However, it might restrict your vendor options, specifically when it comes to venue. The advice, then? After you choose your important date, select a handful of venues to look at. Prioritize them first choice, second choice, third choice…so that way you can go from one to the next should in the event the top location is unavailable.
2.) KNOWING THE VENUE MATTERS MORE
This is another way a lot of couples choose their dates: They want a specific venue. This is just as fine of a reason for choosing a date! If you haven’t seen “Bride Wars” this how the main characters Liv and Emma picked their wedding dates; they just wanted to be married at the Plaza Hotel in New York, preferably in June. If you are thinking about a specific venue more than a hard date, remember to be open when talking to the venue. Look at their calendar and see when they have availability.
3.) LETTING LIFE LEAD THE WAY
As a wedding photographer, I am probably not getting married in June. Fall is also probably out the window. That’s just my life. I could make it happen, but I could be so incredibly stressed that I wouldn’t be able to live in the moments between working and planning. I would prefer to get married in a calmer season, so I would look towards winter. Using the seasons of life to pick a wedding date is not a bad idea, especially if you want to really be able to enjoy it fully.
However it comes to be, it is your date and however you come to choose it, it is perfect.
Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer. She provides services to elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullest!
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