After getting engaged, there are several decisions that need to be made pretty quickly, such as when you want to get married, how many people you’d like to invite, and where you would like to exchange vows. Many couples start by picking a date, perhaps because it’s the most frequent question they hear after getting engaged. “When are you getting married?” But here at Texas Old Town, we think it’s often helpful to start by getting another important decision locked down, before selecting a wedding date. And that’s where you want to say, “I do.” Choosing where to wed can help you pick a date and number of invites based around a venue you love, and also centers your planning around a general feeling you want to create with your wedding. From rustic to chic, fun to fancy, picking a place is a wonderful way to start the wedding planning process.
What’s In a Date, Anyways?
While a wedding date is important, over time it often carries less significance than the memories surrounding where you wed. For instance, did you choose the college town where the two of you met, or your childhood hometown? Will you be getting married in the same church where your parents wed 30 years ago, or in a rustic outdoor setting that reminds you of happy days spent on your grandparents’ farm?
Determining a city that holds great significance to you, or an overall feel for your wedding day, is a great way to start narrowing down possible locations. From there, a rough estimate of your guest list can come in handy, for choosing a wedding and reception venue that will accommodate your needs.
Even a general idea of when you want to wed, for instance around spring break if you are a teacher, or during the fall if you love the romance of autumn, can also help you choose a venue that suits your tastes and general timeframe.
From there you will be able to select a date based on what your venue has available and what best suits your individual or families’ schedules.