Choosing A Wedding Date For A Perfect Outdoor Wedding

Having a hard time choosing a wedding date? Here are the top things that need to be considered.

1. Time of the Year The best time of year for an outdoor wedding depends on your location, but for a lot of the country, it is in the fall. The sky is a crisp blue, temperatures are comfortable, humidity is low, and most importantly, September-October-November are typically some of the least rainy months of the year for many cities.

2. Work Situation. Brides and grooms of today usually are working people and thus, generally take into consideration their work situations. Depending on where and what kind of work you are involved in and what position you hold, it is harder or easier at certain times of the year to take the time off for a wedding. An example would be if you are both in the retail industry and are thinking of having a Christmas wedding, the chance of getting time off work at that time of the year could prove to be hard and at times, impossible. How about availability of vacation time? How many vacation days can you use at a time? Can you pick the time of year you want to utilize them?

3. Availability of Wedding Location. If both of you have your heart set on a special location for your wedding, the availability of that place can dictate the date you set for your wedding. The earlier you can both decide on a specific date and the earlier you reserve the place, the better. If not, then check the availability of that location and set the date of the event based on that information.

4. Availability of Finances. Cost is always a factor in planning any major event and getting married can be one of the costliest, if given the chance to get out of hand. Set a wedding budget. Calculate the amount of time it would take to save for the budgeted amount. Set the wedding date based on that. More couples opt for a longer engagement to allow for time to save the money for the wedding costs.

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