Monday, April 16, 2012


Picking a date is the first thing you should do once a budget is chosen. There are many ways to go about picking your date.

Venue/Vendor Availability
If you are like the girls in Bride Wars and have had your heart set on a certain venue since you were a little girl, then it is best to check their availability first. If they only have a few days open, then you will probably choose one of those dates for the wedding. This is the same if you have a certain vendor in mind that you really want to use.

If you are on a tight budget, you may want to ask venues if there is a discount for the months that are not as popular. Most weddings happen between June and October. Having a wedding in April, for example, could save a lot of money. In addition, most weddings happen on Saturdays. You can ask if there are discounts for Friday or Sunday Weddings.

You can choose a wedding for a number of reasons. If you want an outdoor wedding, then you want to choose a month that is warm outside. If you want to arrive in a horse drawn carriage with a blanket of snow on the ground then you can't choose August. Maybe you have a certain color scheme that matches the Fall. You could have bought a dress that has long sleeves, so you don't want it to be too hot out.

Choosing a day that works for your guest could be very important. Choose a time around a holiday when a lot of people have off from work. If you are having a destination wedding then you might want to choose a time when people would go on vacation anyway.