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10 January 2014

Choosing Your Wedding Date

Now that you are over the initial excitement of getting engaged, you will be thinking about setting the wedding date. There are a lot of factors to consider but if you work through them one at a time, things will fall into place.

How soon do you want to get married? Are you saving up to pay for the wedding yourselves and if so, how long will that take?

Do you have a special venue in mind where you have always dreamed of having a ‘posh’ reception with a sit down dinner with all the trimmings? Bear in mind that the most popular venues will be booked up a long time in advance. Check venues first and note all their available dates.

Next check availability at your venue for the ceremony, whether it be a church, register office or other location. Your venue for the wedding reception may be licensed for the wedding ceremony as well. Now you have a list of possible dates to work from.

Are there any other family or friends with weddings coming up? You don’t want to clash with their dates.

Are your bridesmaids and main wedding party guests available on your chosen dates?

Do you have a particular season in mind such as Christmas, Easter or Valentines day?
These popular days get booked up early and top prices are charged. Leading up to Valentines day the florists will be working flat out and will charge accordingly. A day near to Christmas will save on your flower budget as churches are usually already decorated for the festivities. However most weddings will take place in the period between late spring and early autumn - mainly due to the weather.

Saturday was traditionally the day to get married but now any day is a good day to ‘tie the knot’. Thinking of your budget, you will probably find that a midweek day will be cheaper overall, but some of your guests may be less likely to attend - especially those travelling from some distance away.

When you have finally selected a date, make a list of all the things that need to be booked and start working through it. Make provisional bookings to start with, until you are happy that every thing you want is available and that you have chosen the perfect date.

Whatever date you choose, I hope you have your perfect day.

 







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