Congratulations! You just got engaged and it is time to start picking your wedding date. Your wedding date might be anchored by its ties to another significant event on the calendar or it might be up in the air. For some couples, choosing the date can be one of the most challenging parts of planning. These tips should help you align the stars and set a wedding date for your fairy tale.
A Significant Wedding Date
It is unlikely your wedding date will leap from a hat of fate. While some couples live on the edge of spontaneity, it usually requires careful thought and consideration. This will be a day to celebrate for the rest of your life. Think about your anniversary, the date you got engaged or another significant date you would like to share with your wedding date. At the same time, there might be certain dates you want to avoid. Whatever date you choose, it should be meaningful.
Wedding Date Conflicts
Sometimes the wedding date conflicts with the way you imagine it. When you want your wedding date to be the same as when you began dating or as your first kiss, the date might fall in the wrong season or on the wrong day of the week. When couples have long engagements and have already spent years living together, settling on a date can be challenging. There are a couple of ways to choose a meaningful wedding date while avoiding conflicts.
Weekend or Weekday
How do you feel about getting married during the week? Some couples are glued to the weekend, assuming there is a tradition set in stone about weekend weddings. You must determine how you feel about the actual day of the week. This will help you rule out most days on the calendar. If you are considering a weekday wedding, you will discover there are some advantages. Rates at wedding venues can be significantly less during the week than on the weekend. A weekday wedding occurs on a day that sets the stage for travel to a weekend honeymoon. When the special date with significant importance falls on a weekday, you get to celebrate on the date that means the most.
Choose a Season
A simple way to choose your wedding date is to narrow your options down to a day in your favorite season. If you cannot settle on a season, think about your colors and the flowers you want in your bouquet. Every season offers unique colors and blooms that can help you choose. If you are considering a romantic outdoors garden ceremony, you can narrow the choice down to the summer or the spring. Even when celebrating indoors, the summer and spring can bring color into the space. Imagine your theme. Winter weddings can create a romantic winter wonderland. Think about your wedding dress. Different seasons will affect your wedding attire, such as whether you have long sleeves or a daring open back gown. Research the weather and all the elements that would contribute to your colors, flowers and theme, and pick a date during the most favorable months.
Let the Location Decide
Some couples are chasing the destination wedding trend. Choosing a wedding date by location requires you find the wedding venue of your dreams and pick a date based upon venue availability and travel arrangements. You will want to consider whether weekday weddings are cheaper, and which dates during the year will give you the most savings. Also consider travel arrangements to the venue, for you and your guests. You will want to keep certain holidays in mind that might limit travel, and avoid expensive peak travel times.
The Crystal Ballroom
Whether you are choosing a wedding date based upon significance, season or a destination wedding, the planners and designers at The Crystal Ballroom can create the wedding of your dreams. Step inside of the design studio and begin planning with designers at this breathtakingly beautiful wedding venue. The all-inclusive concept delivers all of the furnishings, décor and services to make your dream wedding date come true.