Wedding Dates and How To Choose Them
Oh hello again, lovebirds!
We hope wedding planning is going so well for you.
If you are a familiar with We Do Weddings, you might know our opinion on one of the most important factors when it comes to your wedding day!
When you think about date selection, what do you think of? Do you know when you want to get married? Are you only thinking about the season or the day of the week?
Typically, securing the wedding date is the most exciting part of the step! It is the first big piece of the wedding pie that couples have to focus on in order to book everything else. It turns out there can be a lot more to think about than just when you want to get married.
So, today we thought we would talk about important dates throughout the year to be mindful of when deciding on when you want to get married!
These specific types of dates and actual days are great to consider for many reasons. Not only do you need to think about what dates are important to you, but it is also good to consider how dates may affect your guests (and if you care).
So, let’s get started! Here are some dates you might want to keep in mind!
Wedding Dates and How To Choose Them
Holiday weekends are an interesting concept because they usually mean LONG weekends, either incorporating a Friday or Monday holiday. When these holiday weekends arise, your guests may go on long weekend trips and may not be available for your wedding. You might also be open to other days than just a Saturday here. If no one has to go to work on a Monday, then perhaps a Sunday option is okay too?
Here are some examples of Holiday weekends you might want to be mindful of!
Tis’ the season all the time!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Fourth of July
Religious holidays are a big one because they are so significant to not only you but your friends and family too. Typically if a religious based occasion is one that you want to celebrate, having your wedding on that day may not be the best idea. However, on the other side of the coin we have seen couples really want to celebrate on that day and share their wedding with such a momentous occasion.
Think about these upcoming religious holidays when thinking about when you might want to secure your wedding date:
Major Sporting Events
Believe it or not, and especially in Texas (where sports are life), major sporting events can absolutely be a deterrent for guests to join in on a wedding day. We have seen many guests come and watch games during weddings and if this matters to you, it may be a good thought to not get married on these fanatical days.
Here are the biggest sporting days we can think of (we aren’t quite sports experts, though):
Super Bowl Sunday
Final Four During March Madness
The Series for Baseball
Now, we know what you might be thinking…unlucky dates?? For some this is a really big deal! Think about Amy Adam’s cute movie about this very thing and you will know what we are talking about!
If you are of the superstitious nature, you might not want to get married on “unlucky days”. Whether they are days that you deem unlucky or are actually known for being unlucky, avoiding these tricky dates may be the best idea!
The Ides of March
Any Friday the 13th
Leap Years — the next one is in 2024!!
So, as you can see there are definitely lots of things to consider when you are choosing a date for your special day.
The most important piece of advice we can offer to you is this: CHOOSE THE DATE YOU WANT and have always dreamt of. This is your one day, so be sure to be happy with the time of year you choose, the date you choose, and everything else. It’s all about your love and nothing else really matters.
We hope you take that to heart lovebirds.
If you need help finding venues or securing a wedding date, please let us know!
That is what we are here to help with.
We can’t wait to see all the dates you pick!
Cheers to you, lovebirds!