I Do…but When?

Now that you are engaged, both the fun and the hard work begin. One of the first decisions to make is picking the date. That way, you know how much time you have to plan and can set yourself a schedule of when things need to be completed by. However, there are some things to consider before you make up your mind.

A lot of couples have a date that is very special to them such as the date they met, the first time they kissed or another day that is sentimental. These are great ideas but you have to be open to compromise and have an open mind in the event that the date happens to fall on, say, a Wednesday of the year of your wedding.

Every bride and groom have certain people in their lives that they could not imagine getting married without. It is important to consult those individuals to check availability they may have. Keep in mind that, if you start asking a plethora of people though, it can easily make the task complicated and confusing. Therefore, only ask the people you can truly not live without having them in attendance.

Make sure to check with the venue if you have your heart set on a place before choosing the date because they might not be available, in which case you will have to decide whether a particular day or location is most important. Also, keep in mind the color schemes that are appropriate for any given season. Although you can always break tradition, for example, if you have your heart set on pale pink flowers and dresses, a spring wedding may be more appropriate than a winter one.

Be aware of certain events that might make your guests wish you had chosen a different date, such as Superbowl Sunday or the weekend before taxes are due. After all, you want everyone to be excited to be sharing in your special moment rather than wishing they were somewhere else.