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How to Set a Wedding Date that Will Work For You AND Your Guests

By shenandoahweddi731, Mar 31 2015 09:54PM

After the "yes", the first thing most couples do is set the wedding date. Some of the obvious factors to consider when choosing a wedding date are: work schedule, season, and day of the week & location availability.

But, before you send out those save the dates, make sure you've considered all the relevant factors. Use this checklist to help ensure your wedding day is smooth.

• Weather- typical temperatures & precipitation for the wedding city

• Budget (if money is tight, off-season/off day will help)

• Bridal party & family availability

• Significant dates (anniversaries, unique dates)

• Sunrise & sunset times, daylight savings time, lunar phase- all will affect photography

• Sporting events (regional & national)

• Holidays (affect so many factors)

• Conventions (affects hotel availability/price, traffic & parking)

• Traffic/road construction for the area around your desired venue

• Community events (road races, festivals)

• Honeymoon site (is it hurricane season, peak season)

• Length of planning time (too short a planning time means many great vendors will already be booked)

Amy VanMeter
Amy VanMeter

Contributor: Amy VanMeter's business is her passion, born from a love of planning. Always the methodical “list maker,” Amy felt drawn to use her talents to help bridal couples, party hosts and organizations celebrate life’s special moments. This is her full-time job, not a part-time hobby — and she loves it!

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