You’ve said yes, now it’s time to set a date. One of the biggest details for your wedding – when? Here are a few reasons to select a date that will be both practical and meaningful, to assist with a perfect selection.
A familiar date. Grandparents’ or parents’ wedding date, your proposal date, the date you first met, or your relationship start date, anything that has meaning to you both.
Something That’s Easy To Remember
e.g. 01/01 or 05/06 – so you’ll never forget an anniversary!
Thinking of a Summer honeymoon in Europe or a Winter escape to New York? Consider the time of year which would best suit your post-wedding plans.
An outdoor wedding is best suited to Spring (not too hot, not too cold), or maybe you dream a cool winter wedding.
Your Closest Guests
Do they have any commitments during the year that would effect their attendance? Work trips, holidays, pregnancies, health limitations?
Do you have a favourite flower that you’ve dreamed of having in your bouquet? Check that your beloved blooms will be available for your proposed date.
Already found your dream venue? Check availability to make sure your date is available, or what dates they do have.
Have your heart set on a photographer, band, florist? Check they are available before locking in your date.
When will you be able to take time off? We recommend taking some time away from work the week of the wedding, to ensure you will be relaxed and well rested for the big day.
Savings & Budget
When will you have enough savings to create the wedding you really want?
A Lucky Number
Is there a number of significance that you would like to include in your special day?
Local Dates & Events
Consider what major events will be on during the year that may effect your venue cost, accommodation availability, or even traffic. On the plus side, holding a wedding on a public holiday is often favoured so your guests can have a mini getaway too!
Are there any big birthdays or celebrations that may interfere with your date?
Favourite Time Of The Year
Do you love curling up by the fire or walking along to beach in the sunshine? Do you love beautiful bright florals or orange leaves on the trees? If you have a special connection to a time of year why not make it extra special with your wedding day!