If you don’t know how to choose the date for your wedding… These are the 18 factors you should consider

In this article, we will tell you about the 18 factors to consider if you don't know how to choose your wedding date.

If you’ve already experienced the proposal of your dreams and don’t know how to choose the date for your wedding… don’t panic! That’s why we’re here, to give you the 18 factors you should consider to have the best day of your life.

It may seem like a simple thing, but there are many things to keep in mind and it can end up becoming a headache. How to avoid it? Follow these 18 tips to choose the right wedding date for you.

It’s important to note that one of the most important and first things is to choose the venue for the celebration, but even more important is to choose the date, as it will dictate everything and mark a before and after in your lives.

We won’t delay any longer! Here’s the list of the 18 factors to consider so you know how to choose the wedding date and make it easy for you.

Let’s go!

Palacio de Agüera - finca bodas Asturias
Palacio de Agüera. Foto by Joaquín González

1. Venue availability

As we mentioned earlier, choosing from the most unique and exclusive wedding venues in our country is essential, so if there’s a specific place you’ve always dreamed of getting married, the first thing to do is to visit the venue to see the dates it has available, and then evaluate it as a whole:

Are there many dates available and can you choose from several, or do you not care about the date and just want to take that space when there’s an available slot?

It’s worth noting that wedding venues generally book weddings a year or more in advance, so you’ll need to investigate the conditions and availability to be able to get married there in time.

And if there are available dates… it’s time to think about other factors!

2. A special date for you

If there are special dates for you, this could be a great choice for your wedding day. It’s very common among couples to celebrate their wedding on a relevant day for their relationship, for example, coinciding with their anniversary, the day they met, or their first kiss.

However, they can also be special dates for the family, for example coinciding with the wedding date of one of the parents, or even more mundane details, like choosing to get married on a day that coincides with their lucky number.

Finca Son Burguet
Finca Son Burguet

3. The season

It’s not the same to have a wedding in summer as it is in winter. The chosen season is important because it can define the type of wedding we will have.

For example, if we plan to have an outdoor wedding, organizing it in January may not be the most practical solution. Likewise, if we choose the spring or fall months, the weather is better, but it may rain.

Summer weddings also have their drawbacks because we have to think about the well-being of the guests and avoid the heat becoming too much.

In general, the spring and summer months are the most in demand, which is why it’s usually more difficult to find available dates. Hurry up!

4. The day of the week, budget, and availability of the venue

As you know, the most common day to celebrate a wedding is Saturday, which allows out-of-town guests to arrive comfortably, leaving Sunday free to rest after the party, and people usually don’t have to work.

But it’s becoming increasingly common to celebrate them on Fridays or Sundays because the prices are cheaper and there is more availability of halls and spaces to organize the event. Think about it!

5. Keep in mind “complicated” dates

Although each couple has to choose the day they want, there are some specific dates that are not the best options. For example, weddings on holidays like New Year’s Eve, Christmas, Three Kings’ Day, Easter, or mid-August risk losing a large number of guests due to vacations taken during the festivities.

Wedding in Badajoz - Perfect Venue
Photo by Silvia Sanchez

6. Think about the honeymoon

You may not have thought about it, but choosing the wedding date with the honeymoon in mind can make planning everything easier.

If we want to travel to a destination that is better at a certain time of year, it’s best to make everything coincide so that we can not only have those days that correspond to us on the dates we want but also to ensure good weather at our honeymoon destination.

7. Keep in mind your budget

Yes, when thinking about how to choose the wedding date correctly, you should keep in mind your budget, since as we mentioned before, there are dates and seasons that are more in demand than others, which makes prices higher.

If you have a tight budget and are planning a more economical wedding, you may prefer to choose dates that coincide with the low season, to ensure that you can have the wedding you want without having to give up what you like. Take advantage of the offers and discounts that wedding venues and services offer outside of the most demanded season (which is usually from May to September).

8. Are there other weddings in sight?

When we are at the age where all our close friends start getting engaged, it is very common to attend at least one new wedding every two months. So if some of your friends or family members are engaged, it is not a bad idea to ask if they already know around what date they plan to get married, and thus not risk choosing the same day or a date very close that could affect both parties.

Tous castle Barcelona wedding venue
Tous Castle

9. If you’re planning a destination wedding…

If you plan to have a destination wedding, you will need to investigate the weather conditions of the place before choosing a date. For example, if you are getting married in the Caribbean, you will need to know in advance when hurricane season is and the availability of indoor spaces that offer an alternative in case it rains on your wedding day. Choosing the wedding date is not an easy task!

10. Choose between day or night

In addition to not knowing how to choose the wedding date, you may also not know whether to opt for day or night. This depends on many other aspects, such as the day of the week and the chosen season.

The glamour of the night cannot be compared to any other time of day. And it is that the elegance of the night and sunset also allows naturally linking the banquet with the subsequent dance party and placing a myriad of romantic lights.

Weddings in the morning and during the day are usually the most romantic, and where the chosen venue for such celebration takes center stage. They usually show off in spectacular parks, estates, extraordinary beaches, or impressive rural corners.

There is no better or worse, it’s just different, choose what suits you best!

11. A bride in distress during her period

For many women, it is most appropriate to check the date of their menstrual cycle to avoid having the wedding day and honeymoon on their period, as there are many women who have a hard time during menstruation. And on the wedding day, you have to look fabulous!

La boda en la Fortaleza Mallorca de Katlyn & Raj - PERFECT VENUE
Photo via Pablo Laguia

12. Are you celebrating a religious wedding?

In case of wanting to celebrate a religious wedding, it should be checked that the scheduled date does not coincide with specific celebrations of the religion, since for example, on holy days or Easter, it is forbidden to celebrate Catholic wedding masses.

13. Vacation time at work

One of the main factors in deciding the wedding date is work. Therefore, you should take into account the availability of vacation time that you and your closest family members have. Remember that you will need days for your honeymoon, and you should have access to those days to enjoy the first few days as a married couple.

14. Allow enough time

If you want a wedding full of details, you should plan ahead and consider that the date of your wedding depends largely on the availability of vendors and the time they need to prepare all those details.

It is often difficult to reserve the venue for the celebration or the ceremony with little advance notice, so choosing the date becomes a key factor at this point.

And if you are superstitious, this is how to choose the wedding date…

Photo by Rosa Garrido

15. The phases of the moon

According to the phases of the moon and popular traditions, getting married during a full moon augurs a fertile marriage with children, while ensuring the most romantic honeymoon, accompanied by a giant full moon. Likewise, a waxing moon ensures a harmonious and lasting marriage, while getting married during the new or waning moon is not recommended.

16. Tuesday… neither marry nor embark?

Tuesday was considered an unlucky day to celebrate a wedding, and marriage ceremonies were even banned on Tuesdays during the Roman Empire. You know the saying: “Tuesday, neither marry nor embark.”

17. Is January the best month?

January was not the best month to get married, traditionally considered a month of scarcity and hardship that would lead to a life of hardship for those who married in this month of the year.

Castell de Santa Florentina
Castell de Santa Florentina

18. On the 13th day

Although for the vast majority it is synonymous with bad luck, for many it can represent a day of good omens.

La Casa del Presidente
La Casa del Presidente

We recommend that regardless of when you want to choose your wedding date, it is best to schedule it with enough time in advance for both the venue and the rest of the vendors, ensuring that your preferred space, dream photographer, and renowned catering are secured.

If you still have doubts about how to choose your wedding date, do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you with all your questions. Additionally, we can start working on your preparations and take care of everything for you.

Shall we talk? Call us at Perfect Venue.

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