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5 Things to Consider When Setting the Date

Choosing a wedding date is easier said than done. People think it's just be a case of looking at a calendar and picking a date, but finding the right date can be an emotional roller coaster!

There are a few things you need to take into consideration before deciding on your date – like these five important factors.

Holidays

Unless your wedding is themed around on a specific holiday, having your wedding on big holidays can make it difficult for your guests to attend. Another thing to remember is that certain times like Christmas and New Year's Eve are more popular wedding dates, so you can expect to pay more for your wedding!

Large Events

If there is a large event taking place in the area where your venue is then this can affect your wedding, so try to avoid any clashing dates. It could mean that hotel rooms are harder to find and room prices are higher than normal, and there are more traffic issues than usual. It can also mean that rooms usually used for weddings are booked and unavailable, so remember to ask at potential venues if there are any large events on the same date. It's also worth avoiding any big events happening in your family in the same year as your wedding. If someone is having a big birthday or special anniversary it's worth not booking your wedding then, unless you're combining your celebrations are combined.


Other weddings

If you know that someone in your family or one of your friends is getting married then you should take their wedding date into consideration. People are not always able to afford weddings that are close together, or are able to take the time off work so try to avoid booking your wedding close to one another.

Your Annual Leave

You will need to save up your annual leave for your wedding - because you'll need it! You will need a day or two before the wedding to prepare, and also time after the wedding to recover. Your honeymoon is also time you will need to book off so make sure you have enough days. Make sure you have no big deadlines before your wedding annual leave because you don't need the added pressure before the wedding, so avoid times when work is at its busiest.

Availability

If you have a venue in mind it's worth contacting them to see if your potential dates are available. If your ceremony and reception are in two different venues then make sure they both have your date free before you do anything else. Some venues get booked way in advance so the sooner you book the better!

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