Ahhh, the classic conundrum (chicken or the egg?). Do you select your wedding date first and then your venue? Or do you pick the venue and then the date based on the venue’s availability? Here are some tips on how to go about this tricky process:
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When the DATE comes first
If you are absolutely set on a certain wedding date, because you love the way it sounds (10/10/10 or 09/10/11 for example), or because it has special meaning to you and your fiancé (anniversary of first date/your parents’ wedding date or whatnot), then YAY, that is half the battle. You can call around to all the various venues and check their availability on your chosen date.
If you don’t have a specific date in mind, but more so a general season or preferred month, then the VENUE comes first. Take the following factors into consideration: