You have been dreaming of this day for as long as you can remember. Your wedding will be a special moment where you can celebrate your love with friends and family. It is natural to want everything to go just right.
Choosing the perfect wedding date is one of the first steps in the planning process. What date best suits your personality and budget? If you want to start on the right foot, we have five tips from our experts at BENARI JEWELERS to get your planning started.
Plan One Year Ahead
There is no magic timeline needed for planning your perfect wedding but industry experts always recommend about one year to plan the standard, local wedding. You may need more time to plan if the wedding is more extravagant or a destination wedding.
Most wedding planning experts recommend that you wait at least a month after the engagement before starting the big plans. This gives you plenty of time to revel in being engaged and keeps you ahead of schedule for the road ahead.
Book the Venue First
One of the first things on the wedding planning to-do list is securing a wedding ceremony and reception venue. By far, this is one of the most important steps to complete and involves visiting the venue in person, deciding on the theme, and securing the date. If you plan on having a different ceremony location than reception area, this will also have to be addressed and secured.
Triple-Check the Guest List
In a perfect world, you would have all your loved ones attending your wedding, but, alas, budget, schedule conflicts, and other reasons can make assembling the guest list nerve-wracking. You will need to reach out to your must-have guests to see if your desired date works with their schedule.
Consider Special Dates and Peak Wedding Season
Your wedding date can have personal meaning like the date of your first date, the first time you said “I love you,” or any other special date. You can also choose dates based on seasons and months that appeal to you. Do you want the spirit of Christmas to infuse your wedding? Or would you prefer to celebrate with love in the air on Valentine's Day?
When planning your date, consider what dates are not optimal for your big day. Competing with special events can make finding lodging difficult for you and your guests. Avoid booking a venue during peak wedding seasons, late summer to early fall, if you're trying to keep the budget low.
Choose a Special Season
As mentioned above, seasons can affect the price and availability of your wedding venue and services. Beyond the logistical aspects to consider, choosing the right season should reflect your personality and tastes. Do you prefer a summer beach wedding in Cancun or a winter wonderland wedding indoors?
Shop for the Perfect Ring at Benari Jewelers
BENARI JEWELERS is a premier source for luxury bridal jewelry like engagement rings and wedding bands. Visit our two locations in Exton or Newton Square, Pennsylvania to experience the best customer service and explore an expansive selection of bridal and fashion jewelry. After the purchase, you can trust us to keep your romantic memento in quality shape with our jewelry repair services.