10 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Wedding Date



As I began to write this post, one thing came to mind: Bride Wars. You know, where Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway play BFFs turned enemies whose June weddings at The Plaza accidentally get booked on the same date. (Confession: I could watch this movie over and over and over.)

For those fictional brides, choosing a wedding date was (supposed to be) a no-brainer: The venue and the month were nonnegotiable, and they were willing to take whichever available date satisfied both requirements.

When planning your Big Day, you may find yourself in a similar situation: Maybe there’s a venue you can’t stop dreaming about or photographer you have to have. Or, maybe you’ve always imagined saying “I Do” on the anniversary of your first date. In our experience, most couples have at least a general idea of when they want to get married, but there are always a variety of factors that come into play that really can’t be ignored, even once your main criteria is satisfied.

If you’re recently engaged (congrats!) and have yet to chose a wedding date, take a look at these 10 things to consider (like budget, your work schedules and holidays) before making your final decision.

RELATED: Ask the Expert: What’s the Best Way to Let Our Guests Know That Our Wedding Date Has Changed? 

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