Picking a wedding date sounds like the easiest part of getting married. After all, how hard could it be to find a day that works for everyone? These days, “everyone” must include the couple of honor, their friends and families, plus the venue, the photographer, the caterer, and the list goes on. Plus, in this Instagram era, cutesy, “hashtagable” wedding dates get bonus points . . .
Let’s stop and turn the entire discussion around. Start by looking at venues and choosing the one that makes your heart skip a beat. Then, decide on your perfect wedding date by considering season, date availability, and budget. Believe us, this approach creates far less frazzle and overwhelm! When you’re celebrating your first, tenth, or even fiftieth wedding anniversary it will feel like the date was always meant to be.
Winter days are famously short but as the sun’s arc gets lower and lower, we enjoy truly incredible light and shadows which translate to dramatic wedding photos and a unique look. Cloudy days can become incredible sunsets, and the silence of snow can create a dreamscape. Imagine wedding pictures with only your and your new spouse’s footsteps!
When choosing a wedding date, you should really sit down and try to picture your wedding. Is it happening with beautiful spring flowers and greenery all around you? If so, a spring wedding might be right for you! This is why our team at Rendezvous believes that the venue should be chosen before the date.
Spring weddings are great for couples who love flowers and pastels. Garden weddings are a very popular choice, which is wonderful as all our venues have a garden option. And early spring weddings are still considered off-season in colder states, so discounts may be available with certain venues and vendors.
Summer wedding dates come with a lot of benefits. You’re more likely to have good weather, people are more likely to have time off from work, school is out for the summer, and the list goes on. The fact is that summer is a convenient and fun time to celebrate love.
Because summer is a popular choice for weddings, it’s also a great idea to consider holding a weekday wedding in summer. As we said, people have more time off so they’re more likely to be able to come and the competition for your venue’s Saturdays is going to be high!
Fall seems is more and more popular, not just for the best wedding dates, but in general. People get so excited for the weather to cool down, the foliage to change, and the seasonal foods to make an appearance (pumpkin spice, anyone?).
When considering scheduling in the fall, there are heaps of advantages. Flights are often less expensive in the fall, and there are few holidays to contend with when planning a fall wedding. However, the back-to-school season does keep people busy, so be sensitive to your guests and send out save-the-date cards early.
When you’re planning to marry the love of your life, there are only good wedding dates. Our team at Rendezvous firmly believes that the date doesn’t matter nearly as much as the event itself. With that in mind, we encourage you to pick your venue first and then your date. If you’re flexible with your wedding date, you’ll be able to plan more easily, and will enjoy every aspect of your wedding adventure just a little bit more!
There are countless discounts and benefits to getting married during peak or off-peak season and during the week. As weekday weddings become increasingly popular, many couples choose all times of day and days of the week like a Friday brunch or a Thursday evening gateway to an extra-long weekend.
Just like every wedding date is a good date—every day is a good wedding day! Keep your mind and options open, and you’ll be surprised at how perfect your wedding date feels as you celebrate your anniversary for years to come.