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Wedding Planning 101 - An Easy Guide To Setting A Date And Time For Your Wedding


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Choosing the perfect date to get married on can be tricky. After all there are so many options to choose from. Here are some things that you may want to think about when you are picking a day for your wedding.

First and foremost you will need to decide how much time you need in order to plan the wedding that you are after. Before you can do this, you will of course need to sit down with your fiancé and parents and decide on the type of wedding you would ideally like to have.

You should also consider whether there are any particular days that your family and friends will have prior commitments for. You will want to avoid having your wedding on these days, as they will cause difficulties for people who you would preferably want at your wedding. If you choose not to steer clear of a day when your family and friends are busy they may have to rush around in order to make it to your wedding, or they may not be able to attend at all. Things like graduation dates and birthdays should be kept in mind.

You may want to hold your wedding on a day that is significant for you. The day of your first date, the first time you said I love you to each other, the day you made your relationship official or even the day of the wedding proposal are all great ideas for days to get married on.

Considering the availability of your vendors is always a good idea when setting a wedding day. After all, you will be relying on your vendors to make your wedding possible in more ways than one. Remember to check in advance to make sure that your chosen venues are available and any preferred vendors can actually make the date that you have in mind before you even think about mailing invitations out. For this reason you may want to avoid a valentine's day wedding, although it may seem incredibly romantic, as most florists will probably be far too busy to deal with your event.

Consider the style of your wedding too. Obviously if you want a winter themed wedding with fairy lights and fake snow then you will need to have it in the winter months. If you want to have an outdoor wedding, there is not point having it at a time when it is likely to rain, so you may prefer to do this in the summer.

Another thing to consider before setting a wedding date is your budget. You will soon find that some times of year are just more expensive to get married in. This is particularly true of the months of July and August, when there is more competition for vendors as these are popular months to have a wedding. Not only are certain times of year more expensive but also certain days, with Saturday heading up the list. Saturday is by far the most popular day to have a wedding and if you consider another day, particularly mid-week, you could save a lot of money. Remember, there is definitely no need to get into financial difficulties just because of your wedding.

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