One of the first things you do when planning your wedding is picking out a wedding date. Use our guide below to make sure you pick the right one for the year of your wedding. Then, once that’s done, fill out our online form here and book and appointment with us here to get any extra help with the rest of your wedding duties.
Personally Significant Days
Check your own calendar for college reunions, family weddings, anniversaries, or other significant events, like big conventions or festivals in your city (like Fiesta). Also, be sure to look out for any annual occasions that may involve your family or close friends.
Holiday weekend weddings where you have Monday off from work are accompanied by pros and cons. You’ve got an extra day for the festivities, plus you can have your wedding on a Sunday, which is often less expensive than a Saturday. But the costs of travel and hotels may be higher on significant holiday weekends. Also, some families have standing plans or traditions they’d prefer not to miss.
Religious and Cultural Holidays
Be mindful of religious and cultural holidays (your own and those of your guests) when picking out your wedding date. There may even be restrictions at your house of worship as to whether you’re allowed to marry at these times.
Days of Remembrance
Historically significant days that may be off-limits for your wedding date, especially if you come from a big military family. Or that could make them more meaningful-it’s up to you to decide.
Major Sporting Events
If you’re a die-hard sports fan, or if you’re worried your guests might have a hard time choosing between your wedding date and the big game, avoid getting married during popular sporting events. If a lot of your guests come from the same alma mater, watch out for homecoming weekends, and bowl games that might conflict.
Make sure your moms are okay sharing this weekend with your wedding. And ask yourself: Do you want your anniversary to fall on the same weekend as Mother’s Day if or when you become a mom?
As you would with your moms, check with your dads about doubling up on this day for a wedding date. And grooms, make sure you’re okay with celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father’s Day if you decide to have kids.
Avoid this holiday wedding date if you’re terrified that someone might show up in a costume (or embrace it if you want them to!)
If you’re superstitious, you might want to watch out for these historically inauspicious days from across several cultures when selecting your wedding date.
Greeks and Romans thought starting any new life event, from getting married to baptizing a child, in a leap year would bring bad luck. The next leap year is in 2024.
If you’re into symbolic meaning and palindromes these dates are for you:
• Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (2-2-22)
• Sunday, February 20, 2022 (02-20-22)
• Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (2-22-22)
• Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (11-2-22)
• Friday, November 11, 2022 (11-11-22)
• Saturday, November 12, 2022 (111222)
• Thursday, December 22, 2022 (12-22-22)
• Friday, February 3, 2023 (2-3-23)
• Thursday, March 23. 2023 (3-23-23)
If you are still trying to pinpoint that special day, this gives you a great place to start. No matter the day you choose, it will become your day, so simply go by what feels right to you.
Whatever you choose, make sure you contact us as soon as possible to book your San Antonio DJ and lock in your date. Couples are planning further ahead these days, even into 2024, so sitting on the decision might mean missing out on your preferred date. We can’t wait to work with you in creating the day of your dreams!