Picking your wedding date

For my husband and I it was easy to pick our wedding and future anniversary date, it was the same day as our first kiss. We knew from that moment that this was it. When we decided to get married we agreed that we didn’t want a new date to celebrate. We made our trip to Oregon and got married in a public park by a river, and made an aisle out of pine cones. We just walked to a nice shady area with a good view and said or vows. My view by the way was of three boys trying to climb a tree, priceless. We didn’t have to be concerned with a venue being booked on the day we wanted.

If you are going the traditional route, there are a couple of things to take into consideration when picking a wedding date. If you already have an idea of your flowers and décor in mind than you want to first consider the season. Not all flowers are available all year round.

For example, anemones are very popular right now, but are only available spring to late summer, if  your lucky early fall. Ranunculus are also on a lit of brides must have list but like the anemone they aren’t always easy to get through out the year. Keep in mind too that the price of these flowers will go up considerably due to demand and availability.
white ranunculus pink anemones

While on the topic of $$$, the time of year can greatly effect the cost of almost all other areas of the wedding from venue & DJ to plane tickets and hotel stay if you plan to travel for your big day.

The best thing that you can do before picking the date, is plan ahead and research your options. get a general idea of the style and theme of your wedding, do you want a destination wedding or something local. Here is a link to some future dates to avoid http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/planning-a-wedding/articles/wedding-dates-to-avoid.aspx.

All of these tips apply even if you are having a backyard DIY shindig. The events business is huge and it helps to know what your getting into before making any final decision on a date. When it comes down to it the date really doesn’t matter anyway, the important thing is that you are ready to take the next step in your relationship, celebrating your love with friends and family.





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