How to Choose A Wedding Date

Congratulations!! You are newly engaged! A bride-to-be! A future wife! One of the first questions when you get engaged is how did he propose? This question is usually followed by when is the big day? It’s the question that you will hear immediately after making your big announcement. You are probably thinking and asking yourself “How do I choose a wedding date that works for everyone?” or “Where do I even begin?” The truth is, the further out you start planning, the more dates you will have to choose from. Conversely, The shorter the engagement is, the fewer dates you will have to pick from.

How to Choose A Wedding Date

Selecting a wedding date is one of the most important and exciting wedding planning activities you and your fiancé will participate in after getting engaged. Your wedding day is a special day, but it’s also about bringing family and friends together. Keep your family and friends in mind as you peep the calendar. While you may have a certain timeframe in mind, there may be dates that won’t work with your preferred wedding venue, your guest list, or your budget.

We know you can’t wait to say “I do” but there are so many things to do before then. The nice thing about working with a company like Andre’s is we have many different wedding venues for you to choose from. Andre’s wedding planners help you find the perfect wedding date at one of our many dream wedding venues.

Importance of Setting a Wedding Date

A wedding date is key because it can affect the rest of your wedding planning decisions. For some couples, it is not the venue that determines their wedding date. Instead, it is the availability of the vendors they have to have to make their special day complete. Although there is nothing wrong with basing your wedding date on priority vendors, it can be difficult when you have more than one vendor that is unable to be flexible with your wedding.

Wedding Planning on A Budget

Your wedding budget can also help determine which month of the year you decide to hold your wedding in. The most popular, and expensive, months to get married in St. Louis are May, June, September, and October. In these months you have a much better chance of getting a beautiful day, however, locations and vendors will be tougher to book. The most expensive day of the week is Saturday.

Due to budget concerns, many couples choose to schedule their weddings during slower months like December through March, July, and August. During these months, the demand for wedding vendors is much lower, resulting in lower costs and more availability. If you have a strict budget, choose a wedding date outside of peak season. By doing this you can save a significant amount of money.

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Selecting the perfect wedding date all comes down to finding a perfect balance. There are pros and cons to all the seasons. Do you want an outdoor wedding? If so, winter is probably out of the question. Do you want a destination wedding on a beach?  Don’t forget, the time of the year can have an impact on your venue, wedding colors, and even theme.

Picking the Perfect Wedding Date

Some people love the idea of tying the knot on a symbolic date. Is there a certain date that is meaningful to you and our fiancé? Maybe the anniversary of when you first met, or your first kiss. A sentimental wedding date is a romantic touch and a great story to tell. Plus, you will also have a hard time forgetting any of these important dates.

There is no point in settling on a date if your dream venue is unable to host on that day. If you are desiring a popular venue or securing a popular wedding vendor, then you will decide your date based on their availability. Most popular event spaces book up at least a year in advance so chances are you may have to compromise on your chosen date. Most bride and groom’s wedding date is determined mainly on what’s available at that location. This makes it easy if you and your partner are struggling to pick a wedding date.

Although it’s nearly impossible to accommodate everyone’s hectic schedules, there are certain people that you absolutely want at your wedding. Granted this is your special day but it’s even more special to share it with those closest to you.

Once you’ve settled on a date, book the venue and any other vendors you’ve decided on and start sending out save the date cards. Voila!!! You have chosen your perfect wedding date!!

Andre’s Banquet & Catering in St. Louis

At Andre’s, we are a full-service catering company. We provide the meal, 4-hour open bar, china dinnerware, linen tablecloths, chair covers, the personnel, as well as an onsite coordinator. We are a one-stop-shop facility that can offer guidance in planning and organizing your day. Andre’s coordinates with several different vendors to make your planning process painless! Andre’s we take the tangle out of tying the knot!!! Contact us today for any questions or reservations.