A Wedding date will be one of the most important days in both you and your fiancés lives, you will remember that date forever. It will have an effect on everything. Until you both decide on a date, its hard to enquire and compare quotes from different venues and vendors. You might already have plans and ideas from your childhood, which is great but until you both decide on a wedding date you will not able to book or confirm anything.
I am going to take you on our “Wedding Planning Journey”
All weddings have to start with a date.
All wedding venues have Peak and off-Peak times of the year, most venues will have cheaper prices for the “off Peak” months. Of course this varies by weather, keep this in mind when comparing prices as some venues might choose not have a cheaper peak season. Also keep in mind that hotels and over seas resorts have off-peak seasons as well. If you have a lot of guests that are travelling or if you are looking into a destination wedding, you might just be able to get a great bargain.
New Zealand: The off-peak Months are (but not limited to) May, June, July, August. These are the colder months of the year. September, October, November,December, January, February, March, April are the Peak times, due to the warmer weather.
Its easy find out the on and off-peak seasons by just asking your venue host or even google will be able to give you a rough idea. By getting married during an off peak season you might be able to save money on a few things. In saying that it can limit you as well. For example, flowers that are not in season are incredibly expensive.
You both probably have a few potential months in mind by now, maybe even narrowed it down to one. Are there any dates that are meaningful to you both, maybe the first ever day you met, or the date of your engagement. Maybe you are wanting to honour a close loved one by getting married on their anniversary or birth date.
The date you choose might not fall on the day you want to get married, as the old wives tale goes..
- Monday for health.
- Tuesday for wealth.
- Wednesday best of all.
- Thursday for losses.
- Friday for crosses.
- Saturday for no luck at all.
“Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind & true,
When February birds do mate, You wed nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
Marry in April when you can, Joy for Maiden & for Man.
Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go.
Those who in July do wed, must labour for their daily bred.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see
Marry in September’s shrine, your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last”