When Should We Pick a Wedding Date?

This is a Choozly favorite because it’s simple yet valuable and counter-intuitive advice to newly engaged couples.  The more flexible you are, the more options you’ll have.  So focus on what (and who) is most important to you.  Then using that information, explore potential venues before committing to a date.

The high points include advice like Check with VIPs for dates that don’t work for them and Look at venues BEFORE you’ve chosen a date.  Here’s the opening section of the article. – Choozly

When Should We Pick a Wedding Date?

Originally published on December 25, 2016 by Jaimie Mackey for Brides

You can’t have a wedding without an official wedding date, right? But there’s a lot more to it than just picking a day and starting to plan your dream wedding. We asked our experts to break down the best time to choose your special date. Now start planning!

Resist the urge to choose a wedding date the second you get engaged. The two of you may know exactly when you want to walk down the aisle, but there are a number of factors at play. While your wedding is your special day, it’s also about bringing your nearest and dearest together.

Start by talking to any of your VIPs (particularly your parents, and especially anyone who is contributing financially to your wedding). If you have an idea of what time of year you’d like to get married, have them send you a list of the weekends when they’re not available. Then, compile a calendar and black out the dates that won’t work, leaving you with a variety of options when the most important guests can be there.

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