For many years, the summer season - especially the month of June - has been the most popular for wedding ceremonies. Ministers - and companies like Weddings Performed - often saw their calendars fill up quickly (this doesn't change in any month, so contact us as soon as possible to ensure our availability).
According to Zola, the most popular wedding dates for this year occur in the Fall of 2018. When I was recently married - by Minister Lynn Turner for full disclosure - I had chosen a date in October of last year to honor by Great Grandmother's wedding date from the 1930s. There were also considerations given, however, to the fact that most of our wedding guests live in the northern half of the United States and thus, they were not accustomed to our hot and steamy Texas summers. I think this is partially why more brides are choosing Fall for their weddings in Texas due to cooler temperatures, overall better weather, and depending on the location of your wedding ceremony, a beautiful backdrop of changing times adorned by changing seasons.
The most popular wedding months in 2018, according to Zola are September at #1, October is second, June has dropped to third, August is fourth, while May and July tie for 5th. Potential off season cost savings may be available if planning a last minute soiree in the next two months as February and March are at 2-4% in wedding date popularity, respectively.
When I was planning my wedding last year, several of our vendors were grateful I had chosen to book their services approximately 12-18 months before the ceremony, simply because as time inched closer to October, more and more couples were reaching out to plan their own events for that weekend. By then, ours was planned. Enough cannot be said for planning and booking all wedding services early. Sometimes, planning in the off season when not all dates are booked can be beneficial to both you - as a couple - and the vendor in question, needing to eliminate holes in their calendar.
The most popular wedding date of the year? October 20, 2018. (Is it circled on your calendar?)
Here are the top 10 wedding dates of 2018:
Sunday, 9/2/2018 (Labor Day weekend)
Saturday, 10/6/2018 (Columbus Day weekend)
Planning a wedding for a day, other than Saturday, is also a way to benefit your budget. Happy Wedding Planning! What day are you getting married and did you have a special reason why you chose that day? Contact us and let us know!