Choosing the Perfect Wedding Date

Choosing your wedding date is one of the most imperative decisions a couple has to make after they are engaged.  The date will affect numerous aspects of the wedding plans.  Think about the fairytale wedding you have always dreamed about.  What time of year or certain location…..types of flowers and décor, colors….or style of dress was included?  All of these factors tie back into the date you decide on.  Carefully analyze these aspects, as well as the fact that your wedding date will essentially be with you forever (to celebrate your anniversary each year).  Certain months are traditionally higher in demand for weddings (May, June, July, and September).  During these times prices tend to be higher and it also may be more difficult to secure your preferred wedding vendors due to increased demand for their services.  Day of the week selected can also determine prices/rates for your wedding.  Friday’s and Sunday’s are typically softer, so you would definitely have more negotiating power on those days (Saturday’s are peak demand days, so don’t be shocked if you are not able to negotiate prices/services if you select a Saturday).  What about holiday weekends?  Hosting a wedding reception on holiday weekends is frequently popular as family and friends from outside of the area have an easier time being able to make it since they will most likely have an additional day to travel.  On the flip side, it could also decrease the guest attendance if you are not on the ball with your “save the date cards” because people often make other arrangements for vacations etc. over holiday weekends far in advance. I myself have been booking and coordinating wedding receptions for many years, and have found that the holiday weekend concept can really be beneficial to the wedding party / and couple’s families as well, as it gives everyone involved an extra day to unwind after the big day is over.  It is also favorable for the couple when they are celebrating their anniversary.  Think about it, who wouldn’t want a 3-day anniversary weekend?  If you are interested in booking a wedding reception over a holiday weekend for 2013, please give me a call at the Sioux Falls Convention Center today!

– Jill Hericks | Sales Manager | 605-367-4156 | Sioux Falls Convention Center

(Sioux Falls Convention Center and Sioux Empire Wedding Showcase will Feature a Bridal Show on October 21st, 2012.)

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