The excitement of the wedding planning process usually only begins when the wedding date has been set. This gives the couple a time frame to plan their big day too. But, before you start putting down deposits, walk down the aisle and say “I do” you have to be sure the season you have chosen is the one for you. For some couples this decision is one of the easier ones as they already have a good idea of not only the season they wish to tie the knot in but, on what exact date too. However, for others it’s a decision which needs a lot of consideration as it may have been something they never discussed. We have 3 top tips on things to take into consideration before settling on a final date.
Obviously as we all know the weather is one element of your big day which is entirely out of your control. However, depending on the time of year you can generally do some rough guess work. If you are planning your day outdoors no matter what time of the year, we recommend playing things safe and having an alternative plan just encase you don’t get your desired weather. The times of year which see heavy rainfall and high winds are often a cheaper time of year to marry, so if you are on a tight budget it might be a perfect option when picking your season.
Don’t get us wrong we see nothing wrong with choosing a date at random, there is nothing wrong with being spontaneous however, sometimes choosing a time of year with real meaning to you both makes the occasion that little bit more special. Perhaps the season you choose is neutral to you both or it the season that is most memorable as it’s when you first met. Whatever the reason we think having some meaning behind the decision is a good way to go.
Match The Season To The Venue
This might seem like an obvious one but all is not as it seems. Obviously a beach venue is perfectly matched to the summer season but, great outdoor locations like the beautiful country side looks even better in spring and fall as summer can often be too hot, while gorgeous mountain resorts will look their best in the winter months. So if you already have the type of venue in mind make sure when choosing your season it contrasts nicely.