Choosing your wedding date | How to decide on a wedding date

One of the first decisions you’ll make as a newly engaged couple is deciding when you wish to marry. Choosing the perfect date can feel tricky at times, so here are our key tips to help you decide.

Weather: 

If you live in the UK you’ll know our weather is unpredictable. Whatever month you decide to marry you’ll need some contingencies in place – just in case! If you plan to marry outside then ensure there’s a suitable space inside as a backup. Even if marrying in the summer months, this doesn’t guarantee a dry or warm day. You might want to check the met office for historical data to assist you.

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You can’t please everyone

Depending on how long your engagement will be there’s a good chance some friends and family have prior engagements. Remember trying to synch 50 key diaries will be impossible. Consider just you and key members of the family only when choosing a date. And when you have chosen the date,  stick to it!

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Be flexible

If there is a certain venue you must have or a certain supplier then work round their diaries. Be flexible and have a range of dates you can consider. I’ve had a number of clients over the years that have chosen the date based on my availability which of course was very humbling.

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Straddling bank holidays

You might want to consider straddling bank holiday dates to increase your celebrations over a few days. This can be a good way to get deals for a Thursday or Monday wedding. But bear in mind some guests might be choosing this time for a quick weekend away.

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Winter Weddings

If you’d like to consider marrying in the winter months you can get some great deals on discounted venue space. Not to mention a winter wedding can be incredibly romantic with soft lighting and roaring fires. Have a look here.

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Don’t become too “set” on a specific date

By this I mean some couples want to marry on the date they met or date of when you became engaged. Although this is a sweet sentiment, it’s more important that your date makes sense in terms of venue, budget and guests.

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Are you engaged and wondering how to decide on a wedding date? Get in touch to discuss how we can help – we’d love to hear from you!

Photography Credits:
Jasmine Jade // Touch Photography // Tim Bowden // Simon Carr // Kerry Morgan 

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