Welcome to Engagement Season: What Should You Know?

Engagement season is upon us, but some are left wondering what that even means. Nearly half of proposals occur during the months of the holiday season, which is why it’s known as the engagement season. Getting engaged is always exciting for everyone! But we call it engagement season for a reason. A lot of people are also getting engaged around the same time that you are. While this is a good thing, it also means you are competing with others to plan out your picture-perfect wedding.

Let’s dive into what you need to know as this season is upon us! *It’s the most wonderful time of the year* when you have a new beautiful engagement ring to wear!

Welcome to Engagement Season: What Should You Know?

What is Engagement Season?

Engagement season is during the months of November through February. One of the most beautiful times to get engaged is when your friends and family members are all around you during the holidays. Popping the question during the holiday season adds a little more magic in the air while creating such a memorable experience for everyone, including you!


As you can imagine, there are many other people out there celebrating their love around the same time that you are. Engagement season makes it even more of a fun challenge, as other bride and grooms are starting their planning as well.

Start Planning your Wedding Celebration Early

Wedding date availability is all up for grabs, and you do not want to be the last one scrambling and settling for something less than your dream day. The best advice we can give you is to start planning the big things as soon as possible.

Imagine shopping for the biggest ticket item on Black Friday, the item you know that everyone is going after this year. That is how I would think about starting to plan and look and venues. All newly engaged couples are excited to start their journey together, and it starts with planning!

The availability of wedding venues, caterers, and all other vendors starts to get a little smaller as time goes on. Therefore, it can definitely be beneficial to start gathering information early.

Specials & Savings

The good news is the wedding industry is so excited to help share your special day with you, that venues and vendors may offer you an engagement season special. Everyone enjoys savings, and the wedding industry is not shy about helping you save a little money when you book with them.

Some wedding venues offer bundles if you book multiple different preferred vendors, etc. It never hurts to ask, as saving even a little money, can help a lot when planning your wedding.

Wedding & Bridal Shows

Bridal shows are not just for the bride, it is something for the newly engaged couple to enjoy together. Wedding and bridal shows are designated for all things wedding planning. It is also a place where you can get most of your ideas from. These events show you all of the new and trendy things for the upcoming wedding season, giving you so many wedding ideas to play with.

There are also many opportunities for savings and specials when you sign up at the shows. Instead of having to search for each vendor, there are many highly recommended vendors all in the same room that you can choose from.

Time Take to Enjoy Planning

While this time of year can feel overwhelming, it is important to remember to enjoy this moment. Celebrating your engagement with your fiance, family and friends should be the top priority – this is your special moment.

Planning for an engagement party and your wedding can be tough at times, but it is important to take time to remember that you are going to have the day you always wanted. It is your time to shine, and regardless, you will have the best time!

Andre’s Can Help You During Engagement Season

The sales and event coordinators at Andre’s Banquet & Catering are here for you during this process. From the day you get engaged, to the wedding day itself, Andre’s is there every step of the way.

Our staff is there to congratulate you, and help take some planning off of your shoulders. We know that engagement season can start to feel overwhelming. Leave your wedding planning up to the experts!

Andre’s Banquet & Catering | St. Louis, MO

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!

Contact us today for any questions or reservations.