February 08, 2012

You’re Engaged! Now What? Part 1 of 30: It’s all about The Date!

Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer

Probably one of the first things you will think about when you get engaged is when? When will we get married? Stop right now and take a breath!  The date you select drives every other decision you will make and choice you will have about your wedding—so choose wisely! The availability of your church and reception venue are the most obvious date issues. But what about the B word—Budget?  The date you choose will make a big difference to the final cost of your wedding.

Every wedding vendor we know has different rates for the same service depending on the date. Non-Saturday weddings cost less. Winter weddings cost less. This can be a huge factor for one big part of your wedding cost—your reception venue. Ask them about these discounts. Then explore the calendar carefully for opportunities. For example, in some years, at some venues, Memorial Day weekend is still considered “winter” and you may find exceptional deals available to you on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Yes, look to your heart to set your date! But don’t forget the B-word!

Copyright 2012 OvationImages.com, may not be reproduced in any form. These articles condense and combine all that our brides have shared with us over the years. OvationImages.com is Pittsburgh’s source for elite wedding photography:  2012 Pick: The Knot Best of Weddings, and  2012  Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice.