Saturday, April 21, 2007

When to Set a Wedding Date - Time Matters

Knowing when to get married can actually be more difficult than deciding where to tie the knot. Why? For a number of reasons, you see, depending on which side of the country you live in, deciding on when to set the date of your wedding has much to do with the weather conditions and season.

When you start looking for possible dates, a random date somewhere during the Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter time would be one approach, but at many times, the time of when you set your ceremony and reception can have a great impact on how much you will have to spend for the wedding. Now, if you have absolutely no problem with bankrolling your wedding, then setting any date is virtually possible. But if you don't have this luxury, a wedding on a Friday versus that of a Saturday or even Sunday can vary great in price relative to such things as: cost of renting a facility, the cost of food and drinks, and the cost of lodging to name just a few.

Think about it now. If you are planning a summer wedding with a lot of out-of-towners, then you will definitely have to think about the additional cost of transportation and other logistics. So, if you are going to have a wedding on a Friday with a noontime or dinner reception, you could end up saving more money than the same wedding that is held on a Saturday night. Incidentally, a Saturday night during the summer season is considered to be the most popular chosen time and day for a wedding, therefore, one of the most expensive times to get married. However, it is also the ideal time for many people to attend a wedding for obvious reasons. Perhaps you could think of it as having some sort of ROI for you wedding like if you are going to be getting some “money” gifts, but that’s beside the point. You know what I’m talkin’ about here. Don’t need to elaborate on this when getting a toaster worth $50 bucks is probably more useful in currency terms nowadays than the actual thing.

In conclusion, if you are still deciding on a date then just realize that it pays to know when and what time is best for the wedding because it could save you money to spend on other things that you'd rather splurge on like your dress. Cake, anyone?


Lacey said...

I think to save money, we will be having a late fall. It is off season and a lot cheaper.

Saving up for a Wedding

Dahlia's Day said...

It is quite unbelievable how planning a wedding in the "off-season" can actually save you a lot. Plus, I think having a fall or winter wedding can be just as nice as any other time of the year. Btw, congrats! Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

My fiancee and I are debating between a spring or fall wedding. I think fall because we want an inside ceremony, but an outside recepition. The sping i think it rains too much. Any suggestins or advice how we can choose wisely?