Wedding Planning Tips

Narrowing Down the Date

So this beautiful, loving hunk of man (or tender caress of a woman) has just proposed to you, and you said yes! So, now what? Planning a wedding includes so many different steps and this step varies from person to person. One thing is for sure, you have to set a date. But how can you narrow it down from both of your birthdays, and you parents birthdays, to that lucky day that you always schedule important events around, and the day you have always envisioned? The pressure is already beginning to mount, but it is ok. Take a breath and start taking notes.

You could choose one particular special date that you would like, but there may be conflict on that day where you can’t get your desired venue or someone one special already had a trip planned for that day. It may be easier to figure out more specifics about your wedding, such as do you want it to be an outdoor wedding? Depending on where you live and what you want and outdoor wedding in the winter may not be the best option for you. You may want to consider hiring a wedding coordinator to help with all of the planning process or another option is start with the season you want to be wed in, and go from there. It will be easier to find a venue that you love when you are working with a much more open calendar.

Choosing a date may be the easiest decision you will make about your wedding if you are open to many different times of the year and the array of possibilities.



Wedding Planning Tips

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Date

One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding has to be choosing the date. It gives you and your fiance a goal, and allows you to begin booking vendors. If you’re at a loss for how to narrow it down, here are a few tips.

  • Select a season: A winter wedding is very different to a summer wedding, and both vary from autumn and spring weddings. Decide on the season that has the weather you want for your celebration.
  • Significant dates: Some couples choose a significant date for their wedding. This can be anything from the anniversary of your first date to a commemorative holiday like National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2, in case you were wondering).
  • Saturday or not: Saturday is the most popular day for weddings, but other days can offer their own advantages, including discounted rates with some vendors. Think about whether guests will need to take time off work and if this will make a difference to your celebration.
  • Saved dates: Pay attention to holidays, as guests might have other plans, even a year in advance. The same goes for weekends of major sporting events, like the Super Bowl and the Final Four.

There’s no right or wrong date for your wedding, and it really is a personal choice. Planning in advance can help you book the best Connecticut wedding vendors. If you want to meet and book wedding vendors for your Connecticut wedding, come to our next show!