Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Date You'll Say I Do

One of the first tasks you will face once you get engaged is deciding what day you and your beloved will tie the knot.  Its hard, though not impossible, to move forward with most of the other tasks until you've picked a date.

And, oh, are there so many things to consider when settling on what day you will walk down the aisle.  The list can be never-ending if you let it, but here are the most important ones to remember:

1) Family and close friends - Now I'm not talking about your great uncle's sister-in-law's cousin's daughter.  I'm referring to those 5-10 people (maybe less) that you cannot imagine getting married with out.  What day's can they absolutely not be there?

2) Vendors - Is there a location at which you've wanted to say "I do" since you were 8?  Is there a florist you've had your heart set on for as long as you can remember? Especially if you're aiming to get married within the next 6 months you might one to check on that one, perfect vendor's availability before committing to a date.

3) Holidays and Other Special Occasions - Some people love the idea of getting married on an extra-special day (Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve), other's don't.  Both are fine, just remember if you are considering a holiday weekend some of your guests may already have commitments. Also don't forget to beware of dates like Super Bowl Sunday (as well as other sporting events) and religious holidays.

Above all, remember this day is about you, your soon-to-be-spouse, and your new life together.  Prioritize the things that are important to you so that you know what things you are more willing to bend on.  For example, if the two dates you are deciding between are one when the photographer you love is booked and one when your brother is studying abroad in Australia, then you know which date to pick because you've prioritized your...well...your priorities.

Happy date-picking!


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