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Wedding Wednesday: Choosing the perfect wedding date

Picking the perfect wedding date can be tricky but it's an important part of the wedding plans.

Picking the perfect wedding date can be tricky but it’s an important part of the wedding plans.

Picking the perfect wedding date is as important as any other wedding plans. You want a date that you’re going to be excited about every year. That’s why it’s important to pick a date that you like and that works for you and the spouse-to-be.

You can choose a date that means something to you already, such as the day you met, the date of your first kiss or your anniversary of dating. If you choose one of those days, you will need to make sure your chosen wedding venue and reception hall are available. Setting a date and letting family and friends know, and then having to change it could cause some problems.

The happy couple should also take into account the time of year. Do you want a winter, spring, summer or fall date? If you hate the heat, it’s probably not a good idea to have a beach wedding in Florida in July.

For people living along the coast, another season you want to think about is Hurricane Season. It might be good to have a backup plan in case a storm blows in on your big day.

Here are some other things to consider, according to theknot.com:

Season: Choose a wedding theme and then choose the season that fits.

Price: Some popular dates might be more expensive.

Holiday: If you have a favorite holiday, you may want to choose that date. If it happens to fall on a long weekend, it could also benefit out-of-town guests.

VIP Preferences: Make sure the people who you feel like you just couldn’t get married if they weren’t there and make sure the date works for them.

Definite dates to avoid: Such as tax day, or a crunch time at work. It will only add to your stress or could put your date in jeopardy if you have to work.

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