How to choose your wedding date - Peter Tögel, Top Destination & High-End Atlanta Wedding Photographers

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How to choose your wedding date

Whether you have a specific date in mind, a favorite season of the year, or no preference at all for your wedding date, here are few things to keep in mind on how to pick a wedding date:

  • Have you already defined your wedding vision? Close your eyes for a moment and picture yourself on the day of your wedding. What do your surroundings look like? What does the atmosphere feel like? Whatever you're dreaming of, let these thoughts and feelings be your initial guiding point towards the season you choose for your wedding date. Your wedding vision will likely give you a clear indication of whether summer, spring, winter, or fall wedding is going to be the best suited for you.
  • The time of year and day of the week will have a big impact on your budget. The peak wedding season months run from March through June and September to early November. It comes without surprise that wedding venues and wedding vendors are more expensive during that time of the year as demand is high. However, it is possible to save money by choosing a wedding day during the off-season or by getting married on a Thursday, Friday, or Sunday. 
  • Knowing where you want to get married and who will take your images is always a top-level concern when you want to pick your wedding date. Sure, you might want to get married on a specific date, but you have to find a venue and photographer that are free that day. The truth is that venues and photographers, particularly ones that are in high demand, can book up way in advance. 

There are dates that you might want to steer away from due to the severe implications they have on your budget, guests, and supplier availability. 

These include:

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

 Not only will all of your costs be much higher due to the penalty rates, but many wedding vendors close down during the Christmas period leaving you with limited suppliers. It also puts pressure on your guests to work around annual traditions they may have, like spending Christmas with extended family or taking a vacation.

Valentine's Day

 You might be surprised how this day can affect your budget due to the inflated pricing on floral arrangements.

Mother's Day and Father's Day 

 These dates also put pressure on your guests, who may have unique family traditions.

Friday the 13th

 If you're superstitious!

Major Sporting Events

 Do you want to risk having guests not attend or have them perhaps checking the score on their phones the entire night?!

 

  • Another practical detail you need to consider before choosing your wedding date is the time you require to plan, save, and prepare for the day. Planning a wedding is a massive task, so you need to allow yourself time to be organized. You don't want to find yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed, or running out of funds, due to a fast-approaching wedding date.