How to pick your wedding date

Hurrah! You just got engaged! First off, a huge congratulations! Now to set a date for the big day...

Key considerations:

  1. This Year or Next?

  2. Weather

  3. School and Bank holidays

  4. Key Supplier Availability

  5. Sporting Events

  6. Honeymoon Destination

  7. VIP availability

  8. Your Wedding Anniversary

1. This Year or Next?

Can a wedding be planned in less than 6 months? Definitely! We’ve had some couples plan the whole thing it in much less! The more time you give yourselves the more time that you’ll spend on it. It depends how much the thought of wedmin excites you…

2. Weather

The best months for weather in Britain are May, June, September and October. These months generally have warm temperatures and less rain. July and August are the warmest months, but they are also historically the wettest ones. Or you go all guns blazing and opt for a Winter wedding…

3. School and Bank holidays

To embrace or avoid? These are the busier dates, particularly the last weekend of the summer holidays. Though they are busier for a reason, for example having an additional Monday off to recover on Bank Holidays, they also come with a warning.  You will be competing with more people for suppliers. Therefore if you do opt for a bank holiday or the last weekend of the Summer holiday, then the next point becomes even more important.

4. Key supplier availability

Is your heart set on a certain venue? Want to have the band that were playing when you met? Suppliers have the ability to make your day even more special. If there are certain suppliers that are important to you then check their availability first.

5. Sporting Events

What sports to most of your guests follow? Watch out for the big sporting events of the year. Maybe the sport could form part of the entertainment for the night before or day after, you may even want the sport to be a part of your day… it is your day! Either way, it’s better to be in the know and to have a quick look at the sports calendar here and check your preferred date.

6. Honeymoon Destination

Where are you heading off on honeymoon? If you want to go on honeymoon straight after the big day then make sure you consider the best time of year to travel to your dream destination. Or, follow the trend and go on a mini-moon with the main honeymoon being a treat to look forward to later in the year. Just be wary that some honeymooner offers are restricted to people who got married recently, for example within 6 months.

7. VIP Availability

There are going to be key family members and friends that you’ll want to be there. Check with them ahead of setting a date that they haven’t got anything planned yet.

8. Your Wedding Anniversary

Remember, you’re going to be celebrating this day together for many more years to come! Zoe in the office got married on August bank holiday, something she says now makes celebrating every year tricky!

And don’t forget to send out your save the dates as soon as you’ve got a date and a venue!