Why Setting Your Wedding Date IS Important

You’re engaged!!! Yay! And congratulations to you both! You've most likely already announced it to the world via Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest and can't wait to tell everyone you encounter, the engagement story, including your local Starbucks barista. :) Now what?

You need to set your wedding date & budget, which go hand-in-hand, before being able to do any wedding planning. But for this specific post, we'll just focus on THE DATE.

Why THE DATE, you ask? You can research vendors all you want, but until you have an actual date, you can’t obtain accurate quotes from vendors across the board. The first question any vendor will or should ask is, “When is your wedding date?” You need to have a specific date, so they can first, advise you if they’re even available for that time/day, as they may already be booked with another client. Then, they can provide you with a quote based on the time of year you're getting married. As a wedding vendor, myself, that’s the first thing I ask my potential clients, as I don’t want to waste any more of your time or mine.

Having a wedding date set, gets the ball rolling and sets everything else in motion. It gives the both of you a common goal to work towards together. After you book the ceremony/reception venues, it’ll start to sink in…OMG, (singing) I’m getting married! Orrr…crap! (with a scared face) I’m getting married. Lol Esp. if you’re paying for the wedding yourselves, like my husband & I did, then it’ll start to feel like it's actually happening.

Having a set date also solidifies your commitment to each other and forces the both of you to talk about the tough stuff that should be addressed before you get married, i.e., finances, communication or lack thereof, problem-resolution skills, household chores, finances, everyone’s favorite topic: SEX, which obviously leads to children or no children, in-laws, and did I mention finances?!? Lol

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