Picking a specific season is found to be helpful for couples. After you have decided if you like fresh greenery of summer, the warm autumn colors, or the perfect winter wonderland, you can narrow down dates from there. Which season do you enjoy more? What season makes you the most happy? Many Venues offer Off-Peak Season deals, if you are looking for a wedding on a budget. Consider seasons that weather may be a conflict.
Months with weather conflicts are something to consider highly. April and May months, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding, you may get rained out. July and August, you’re guests will melt in the sun. Winter Months, especially in Minnesota and Wisconsin, you may have a winter blizzard. Keep these factors in mind. If there is a month that has significance to you and your spouse, this part may be easy. However, depending on how far out you are planning, venues may be booked. Calling in to see available dates during certain months is also something to consider.
There are some couples who would like to plan their wedding on a particular holiday. Fourth of July, Memorial Weekend, Halloween, Christmas, and of course, Valentine’s Day are all holidays couples are interested in. Although these holidays can be exciting, your guests will have to go through significant hurdles. Your guests may not want to travel or spend time away from their families on these days. Some venues may boost their prices on specific holiday weddings, due to high demand.
Day of the Week
Depending on the venue, different days of the week can be cheaper or more expensive. Most places, it is less expensive to have your wedding on a Friday and Sunday, rather than a Saturday. However, Friday’s require guests to take off work or school. Sunday evening weddings go later in the night, where your guests will have work the next morning; causing them to either: A. not show or B. leave early. If you plan a wedding on a day other than Saturday, expect that some guests may not be able to make it.
Couples who will have religious ceremonies should confer with their houses of worship as to which dates will be acceptable. It is imperative that you consult with them before booking any other part of the wedding.