Before The I Do’s: Picking A Date

It’s the New year loves, and that means wedding season is upon us, well it never left. People are finding happiness, lifelong partners and getting married all the time so that must be a good thing AND most importantly its keeping vendors very busy. The truth is there is never a good or bad time to get married when you can afford it because currently, the wedding season begins January 1st and ends on December 31st.

The real question here is how do you pick a wedding date? The easier answer is, on your terms and if you have been reading our blogs then you know everything you do for your big day is to make you and your partner happy. But in this case, it’s a little different, funnily enough, it has to be on everyone’s terms. Simply put, make sure the important people in your life can be around for your big day. Even though it’s still about you, we have to find a way to fit your loved ones in there as well.


My personal five-step rule I share with my clients are;

  • First, pick 5 dates or 2 that you and your partner are totally okay with

  • Second, consult your families (close and extended) and make sure no one is getting married, graduating, traveling, having a baby or fasting on those dates (there is always that one aunt or cousin lol)

  • Third, find out from your officiant(s) if they are available on those dates

  • Fourth, find a venue that has availability on those dates

  • Fifth, check with your favorite planner (me) if they are available on those dates lol totally optional


Aside from the people, there are some really important things to consider when picking a date; there are specific seasons, months, weeks or even days that some venues are cheaper than others but what does it matter when the people you love most can’t be present?

I agree it’s not about them but try to put everything into perspective, be flexible, and that’s when people will rise to the occasion to celebrate you. Don’t be difficult because nobody will show up to your wedding and really who wants to be in a room with a rigid, difficult, angry and annoying bride (not pretty). Do some inquiries when picking a date and that will put you at ease. So the point is to pick a date that allows your loved ones to be present and celebrate you and with you.


DISCLAIMER: It’s your day, your choice, this is just my ✌🏾cents from experience and being a boss planner :)


The Boss Planner