How to choose your wedding date

One of the first and most important decisions you’ll need to make when planning your wedding is choosing your perfect wedding date. Your date will set the tone for your special day and hold a significant place in your memories for years to come. To help you find the ideal date for your celebrations, we have compiled a guide for you to consider a few of the factors that may influence your decision making.


Season and weather:

The season in which you decide to tie the proverbial knot will play a crucial role in shaping the ambience and aesthetics of your wedding. Spring and autumn are popular choices due to their mild weather and beautiful natural landscapes. Summer weddings provide an opportunity for outdoor celebrations, while winter weddings offer a magical, romantic atmosphere. Consider the climate of your preferred season and how it will align with your vision for the day.

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Meaningful dates:

Choosing a date with personal significance can add a beautiful layer of meaning to your wedding. It could be the anniversary of the day that you met, your first ever date, or the day that you got engaged. Celebrating your love on a date that has sentimental value will make your wedding day even more memorable and meaningful.


Venue availability:

If you have a specific venue in mind, you may need to be slightly flexible with your date, unless you are willing to wait. Some venues will be booked months and years in advance depending on your preferred season and day, so it is essential to plan ahead. Remember that having your dream venue can be as important to your big day as the date itself, so being slightly moveable or patient will be worth it in the end.



Weddings are often costly affairs and certain dates may have a significant impact on your budget. Popular dates, peak season and national holidays can lead to higher pricing for venues and suppliers. If you’re on a tight budget, you may want to consider a weekday wedding or an off-season celebration as this is going to help you to have the experience that you want without breaking the bank.  


Guest convenience:

Think about the convenience of your guests when choosing your wedding date. If many of your guests are travelling to witness your beautiful day, consider a weekend date to give them ample time to attend. Holidays and long weekends can also be ideal since they allow guests to attend without taking too much time off of work (depending on their job).  

Choosing your perfect wedding date is a pivotal step in the wedding planning process. Take your time, discuss with your partner and loved ones, and make an informed decision that aligns with your vision for your day. Remember that no matter what date you choose, your wedding will be a celebration of love, commitment, and the start of a beautiful journey together, which will be a special day for you and your spouse to celebrate for years to come.

If you're having trouble with choosing your wedding date, a member of our wedding team will be more than happy to discuss our availability and the different options, just give us a call on 01785 712217 or book an appointment here