Wondering When to Wed? Let Nature Be Your Cue

Wedding Date SelectionUnless you’re planning to marry on the anniversary of your first date, a major holiday or another special day to the two of you, it can be hard to settle on a wedding date. The possibilities might seem endless, or at least more than 300. But there are some cues nature can give when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding date. Since setting the date is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make, and one of the most important, settling on one quickly can make the rest of planning much smoother. Here are some tips for finding the perfect date for you and your love to say “I do.”

Choose a Season, a Venue, or Work Around a Schedule

  • If you’ve always loved the fresh blooms of spring, or the changing leaves of fall, it makes sense to get married during your favorite season.
  • On the other hand, if you’ve started your wedding planning by choosing a location, your venue could help make choosing a date easier. For instance, you’ll want to avoid planning a beachside celebration during monsoon season, and you may not want to book a rustic country venue during the rainiest part of spring.
  • For people with very busy schedules, sometimes the best time to plan a wedding is simply whenever is most convenient for the bride and groom. Rather than planning a rushed wedding around Christmas break, why not wait until the summer when you can afford to take more time off work? Forgoing your favorite season in order to have a less stressful or hectic wedding day can prove well worth the tradeoff.