In September, the Blogging Empire (BE) Society Wedding Series is hosting a month-long series of posts and a giveaway on the topic of weddings! This is a special time in everyone’s life, and we want to celebrate with the members who are in the planning stages of their big day!
My first post in the series is in regards to setting the right date for your wedding. This is one of the first considerations to make after the engagement. Without the date planned, it can be difficult to make any of the arrangements for your wedding, such as location or colors. So, how do you know which date to pick for the occasion?
1. First, think about your wedding budget. Do you need time to plan and save for your day? If so, it’s best to settle on a wedding date that is at least one year from the time you say yes. This gives you and your fiance ample time to save the money needed for the event.
2. Next, consider the time of year you’d like to get married. Have you always dreamed of a wedding where you had the bright sun shining behind you as you kissed your groom? If so, you will want a summer date. If you’d rather have an indoor wedding, the time of year is less important.
3. Also, factor in any special dates the two of you already share. Do you want to tie the knot on the same day of the year that you met, got engaged, or had your first date? Many couples will choose a date that has a meaning behind it. The birthday of a loved one who has passed away is also a popular date to select.
4. Keep in mind any special dates that are always claimed by your family and friends. If you want your best friend to be your maid of honor, for example, it’s best not to set a wedding date that is the same as her anniversary. She will likely want to spend that day with her husband and may not be able to even attend your wedding.
5. Check the calendar to find the day of the week a certain date lands on. Most engaged couples choose the weekend in which to get married. It is easier for their loved ones to join in on the ceremony when they don’t have to take time off work in order to attend.
Have any tips for setting the right date for your wedding? Share them in the comments below!