Choosing Your Wedding Date

wedding datesYour wedding is one of the most important experiences of your life and everybody wants theirs to be perfect. However, there are numerous decisions to make: who will be in your wedding party, who will you choose for the best man, the maid of honor, who will you invite? And then there’s the choice of colors, the bridal dress, the music, the time, and just as important, the wedding date. Some of these decisions come easy and others, well, not so much. For instance, are you having trouble choosing your wedding date?  Here are a few tips that may help.

The Season

The most popular months for Texas weddings are June, September and October. Spring and fall are some of the most beautiful months in Texas. Spring is a great time to avoid the heat, and there’s also a myriad of floral choices available. Fall is also great for mild temps. July and August, on the other hand, are super popular months for other parts of the country, particularly the Northeast, but are highly avoided for marriage nuptials here in Texas, and if you are inviting family and friends not used to southern summer temps, you may want to avoid them, too.

The Day

Okay, so you’ve chosen the month, but which day of the week should you get married? Weekday weddings are becoming more popular, especially evening weddings. Venues are easier to book during the week, but you need to consider if a weekday wedding will be convenient for your guests regarding work schedules, time off for travel, etc. Saturdays are the most popular wedding day for most. However, many Jewish and Indian weddings take place on Sunday for religious or other reasons. If you prefer a Saturday wedding be aware that venues are often booked two years in advance.

Days to Avoid

Although it may seem special to get married on a holiday, you may want to avoid them for the following reasons:

  • Holidays are popular family days and guests may have their own family commitments.
  • Flights can be hard to come by during the holidays.
  • Airfare is at a premium.

Other times to avoid include:

  • The weeks before and after a major holiday
  • Special annual or sporting events such as Super Bowl weekend
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • The weeks before and after high school and college graduations
  • The weeks right before or after due dates of guests that or wedding party members that are expecting