Choosing your wedding date
So, your partner has popped the question and you start to consider when and where you'd like to get married.
You'll no doubt have a few ideas of where, but here are a few things to think of before you decide when:
Give yourself enough time to organise the wedding you want.
Popular wedding venues get booked up well in advance - are you going to have to wait a year or two to get the venue of your dreams?
Struggling to decide which month - what is your favourite season? Everybody thinks of a wedding in the height of summer, but some of us love the snow!
Narrowed down your month? What dates/days work best for you?
Narrowed down your day/date - can the other important people make it as well - parents, bridesmaids, best man etc.
Give yourself enough time to find a wedding dress. If you aren't an 'off the peg' size (is anybody?) give yourself enough time to find the dress, but also to have any alterations done.
What kind of wedding do you want? If you have your heart set on a grand marquee in the grounds of a Castle, you might need to consider the summer months.
What is your budget? Do you need time to save for the wedding of your dreams?
Are you considering a wedding on a weekday? Will everybody you want to invite be able to get the time off work?
If you are considering Flower Girls or Page Boys - will they be able to get the time off school if you have a weekday wedding?
Have some of your friends also recently got engaged? Is it worth speaking with them so your proposed wedding dates don't clash?
Are you really, really looking forward to the Honeymoon? If you have somewhere in mind, will your wedding date coincide with term-time holidays meaning it will be more expensive.
Is your chosen Honeymoon destination at its best when you want to go there? Are you considering going to the southern hemisphere - its winter there when its summer in the UK. Does you chosen location have a rainy season, or any kind of extreme seasonal weather?