Friday, January 2, 2009

our planning :: 3 :: picking a date

This is one of the more important things in planning. Why? Picking the date can present several challenges, like weather, school vacations, busier work schedules, and holidays. NOTE: Depending on the formality of your wedding and size, allow a good 9-12 months to plan. I'll talk about weather, since that one small issue can determine the type of wedding you are going to have. Spring and summer seasons have always been the more popular times of the year to have a wedding, but fall and winter weddings are becoming favorable. In San Diego, for example, the sun sets close to 8PM during summer, making a wedding event seem longer. A winter wedding has colder weather, keeping most guests inside the venue, to keep cozy. We're blessed here in California 'cause we have great year-round weather, making it somewhat easier for us to select a date. But for others, they've got to factor in things like stormy weather, snow, humidity, etc.

In any case, Abe and I liked September. I've gone to many weddings around Labor Day, and I've always experienced great weather and good turnout. Families are usually home from summer vacations, and celebrating a marriage is a fun way to end the summer season. We didn't set ourselves on an exact date, and I'll tell you why in the next post. Again, we liked September.

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