Choosing Your Wedding Date
Wedding Date Considerations
When it comes to choosing the best wedding date for your special day of days, there are a few things to consider. It might seem strange, but this choice could mean the difference between having almost all your invited guests show up, or having most of them declining your invitation.
Wedding Date Tip #1 – Major Events
Perhaps you are not into sports, but don’t forget a lot of people are. It might be a good idea to check the sports calendars for major events such as grand finals etc. One way of looking at it might be that if some of they guests feel that a game of sport is more important than your wedding day, perhaps you don’t want them there anyway! It could be a good test of who cares and who doesn’t. Another bad thing about having a wedding on a day that a major sporting event is on also means that people will be on their phones or sneaking out to try to find out the score all night and not really there in the moment with you. (Not to mention the fact someone frequently comes and feels that it is appropriate to grab the microphone and let everyone know the current score. This can be very annoying, especially if you are not into sports!).
Check out this sports calendar to check dates of major events.
Wedding Date Tip #2 – Day of the Week
Choosing the day of the week can have upsides and downsides too. Here they are …
When it comes to choosing a wedding date, Saturday is the most popular by far. The upside of choosing a Saturday is that most of your guests will be available to attend (and because they probably don’t work on Sunday will be inclined to stay later in the night too). The downside is that Saturday’s fill very quickly with some vendors that you might want as a part of your wedding (sometimes even years in advance!). The other thing is that you really can’t ask for any sort of discount from any of your vendors as this is the prime day.
Sunday is not as popular as Saturday, but still gets it’s fair share of weddings. The good thing about a Sunday is that most of your guests are unlikely to be working, so should be able to attend. The downside is that many of them will probably have to work the next day, so may leave your wedding reception earlier than you hoped.
Monday – Thursday
Weekday weddings are becoming much more popular and are especially suited for destination weddings as all your guests will be travelling anyway so are probably seeing your wedding as a holiday as well. Unless it is a destination wedding, choosing a weekday for your wedding date will mean that many of your guests will need to take the day off work on the day of your wedding (which will be costing them money) and they may also leave early as they might have to work the next day. The upside is that often vendors may be flexible with their pricing for these less popular days, not to mention vendors of your choice are much more likely to be available.
Friday is another very popular date for weddings. The great thing about a Friday wedding is that most of your guests will be able to stay later into the evening as they probably don’t have to work the next day. The downside is that many people will have to take the day off work in order to come to your wedding, so some people might not be able to attend.
We hope you have gained some helpful information about choosing the right wedding date for your special day.