When planning your wedding, it’s natural to want everything to be perfect. Choosing the date for your wedding sounds simple, but it can prove to be one of the harder aspects of wedding planning. If you’re struggling to find a day that works for you, your venue, and your guests, here are a few tips to make the process a little easier.

Find Your Venue First

Before picking out your ideal date, you should already know the venue you want. If you start with the date, it’ll be more difficult to find a venue with an opening on that day, meaning you could end up ruling out the perfect venue because they can’t make room for you.

Choose the Time of Year

Once you’ve chosen the venue, think about the time of year you want to marry in. Spring and summer weddings can be gorgeous and ideal for an outdoor ceremony, but fall and winter weddings have their own special charm, and they’re usually much cheaper. Think about your budget, wedding theme, and the comfort of your guests, and plan your wedding accordingly.

Consider Weather Events

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, the weather is an extremely important consideration when choosing your date. Look into weather forecasts and consider the most common type of weather in the season you’ve chosen. If you’re dedicated to a fall or winter wedding, have a backup plan in case you get rained out. If you live in a particularly rainy area, consider choosing an indoor venue or having a destination wedding.

Plan Around Local Events

The last thing you want on your wedding day is a disruptive pack of tourists passing through. If you’re having your wedding in a public area, check the dates of local events. Don’t schedule your wedding on the same day as a large festival, or else you risk being disrupted in the middle of your vows. Check the city’s website for a calendar of events and plan around them so you can have as much privacy as possible during your ceremony.

Be Flexible

Our last piece of advice is to be flexible with your wedding date. You might have a specific date in mind, but you’ll have to change it if the venue, weather, or budget get in the way. You’ll have to make compromises when planning your wedding, so remind yourself that it’s okay if things don’t go the way you’d hoped. Being flexible with your wedding date can help you choose the perfect venue, colors, and themes. It’s also bound to promote a better turnout if you consider the plans of your guests, so take it slow and be open to change.

Make Your Wedding Magical at Hidden Creek

Hidden Creek offers a gorgeous outdoor venue for your special day, combining the scenery you want with the privacy you need. Our wooded venue sits beside a beautiful creek, and our open meadow is perfect for capturing magical wedding photos. Call or visit our website to schedule a tour of Hidden Creek today!