Are you already feeling the pressure from family and friends to set a date and you just got engaged last week? Consider these points before you actually set the date…
- How many people do you expect or want at the wedding?
If you want to keep it small, but have a large family consider finding a location that is small and with limited capacity.
- Heart set on an outdoor wedding?
In Washington State our summers are from July 5th to Sept 30th, but you need to make sure there is a backup covering, as it is Washington State.
- What is your budget and priorities?
Knowing what your budget is will make planning less stressful. Even Prince Harry and Meghan have a budget (albeit a big one), having a realistic budget will help you determine your next step, priorities. For reference, the average wedding in the United States has a budget of $35,000. If you have a limited budget, consider a public location or even a weekday wedding. Then list out your priorities; Food, DJ, Flowers…pick the top 2 and start there.
- Are you really set on a specific date or location?
If the date is important then consider all the other factors and be open to all locations. If you don’t have a specific date, but have your heart set on a location work with the venue on finding a date that takes into consideration all your other needs.
Whatever you decide, make sure you have considered these four points and thought them through before being pressured to set a date. Finding the perfect venue for your wedding sets the mood, but just remember the venue is one of the first thing to book and with over 25,000 marriages a year in Washington State, venues book fast.
As a wedding professional we can help you short though all the different locations and even suggest some great gems, allowing you to set the date without all the pressure from family.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and let our team help you set the perfect date!!