6. Season

Some couples have a preference for the season that they want to say I do. Others may be swayed by their career or schedule (think accountant or teacher).   If you are having a destination wedding, consider that getting married on “shoulder” dates may also coincide with hurricane season.  If you have guests coming from out of town, consider that that some months may not be favorable for travel.

5. Venue & Vendor Availability

If you have your heart set on a particular venue or a vendor,  confirm availability before setting your date. While many brides won’t change their wedding date just because a certain photographer isn’t available, if this is an important detail to you, be sure to inquire before committing.

4. Honeymoon

If you are planning on attending your honeymoon after your wedding you need to consider when the optimal weather will be at your destination.  If you are planning on honeymooning in Mexico, getting married in July (hurricane season and extreme heat) may not be ideal.

3. Guest List

Tread lightly when picking your wedding date based on your guests.  Although we don’t advise planning your wedding based on your guests’ schedule, if a close friend or family member cannot make a certain date consider picking another day. Again, only do so if it means the world to you that they are there and the date hasn’t been set in stone.

2. Symbolism

Is there a day or number that has significant meaning to you and your spouse?  Some couples choose a date based on a favorite number, numerology or their anniversary day. Another great alternative is to get married on the anniversary of a favorite moment in history.

1. Costs

If you are looking to cut costs, there are several ways to do so.  Consider getting married in an off-peak season (think winter) or on a weekday.  Doing so will cut costs drastically as demand is less.