Your wedding date is one of the most important decisions you will make during the planning process. This date will impact every other aspect of your big day. You may have envisioned the details, but until you lock in a date you can't commit to anything else. You need to pick a date that works for everyone and is still special to you. Here you can find a basic outline of what to consider when making the single most important decision of your wedding.
The weather- The most popular months to get married are June, September, and October because the weather is gorgeous and much more predictable than other months (based on previous weather recordings). Also, if you have a specific style of dress or color theme in mind it may influence the month you choose.
Consider off-season dates- Getting married in January or March might cut your rental venue fee down. A Friday vs. Saturday wedding can also drastically change your venue fee--consider Fridays and Sundays if you are working with a modest budget.
Create a list of what you envision for your wedding day- If you want an outdoor rustic wedding you may want to stick to late summer/fall. If you'd like lots of lush flowers, spring may be the month for you. A winter wedding would work best for indoor weddings with seasonal colors.
Major holiday weekend weddings? Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, religious holidays, major sporting events, Father's Day and other holidays of this nature may be a deciding factor whether certain guests will attend. You also want this date to be special to you--and you may not want to share it with an existing date.
Don't rush it! We have planned full weddings in just a few months and this can definitely be pulled off! However, the cost to ensure that the wedding can be executed this quickly greatly increases. Give yourself plenty of planning time so you can confirm all vendors are free, including the venue you'd like, at a reasonable costs.
We hope you take these guidelines into consideration in narrowing down the date for your big day!