Choosing Your Wedding Date
Before you make any decisions about your Chicago Wedding DJ, caterers, venues, or photographers, you need to start choosing your wedding date. This is the day you’ll celebrate for years to come so choose wisely. To make this weighty decision a little easier and to help you narrow down the date, consider these five factors;
Length of Engagement: Do you have a pre-set idea on just how long you want to be engaged? Did you always envision a lengthy engagement period or are you dying to become Mr. and Mrs. as soon as possible? Whatever the case, determining how long you want your engagement period to last can help you narrow down a specific month or season for the wedding.
Season: Do you dream of a rustic fall wedding or a flowery garden party in the spring? If your dream wedding style rests heavily on a particular time of year, pick a wedding date that works. Granted, this could mean having a very short or incredibly long engagement, but if you have your heart set on seasonal flowers, colors, or seasonal motifs, figure out a way to make it work!
Venue: Popular wedding venues book up fast so if you are determined to get married in a particular locale, you might need to schedule your wedding date around their availability. If you know upfront where you’d like to exchange vows or hold your reception, contact the venue and find out what dates they have openings. Talking to the venue before setting your date in stone can ensure you nab the location of your dreams and pick a wedding date in the process.
Significant Date: Maybe you want to honor your grandparents by getting hitched on their anniversary, or celebrate your own relationship by saying “I do” on the same day as your first date. A meaningful day, such as a holiday, birthday, or anniversary, can provide a great option for choosing your own wedding day.
Other Events: Are there already events on the calendar that your wedding will be rivaling with? Before choosing a wedding date, check with family and close friends about upcoming vacations, events, or other weddings so that your nuptials don’t end up conflicting with another important occasion.