Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Setting the Right Date

Since you can’t choose a location without a date in mind, here’s some advice on how to pick a wedding date.

When choosing your wedding date, think about any possible conflicts that you can anticipate: traditional family holidays (Mother’s Day/Father’s Day), weekends when most guests may have plans (Thanksgiving, Christmas) and of course sporting events that may keep the groom and the men at your wedding at the bar instead of on the dance floor.

Try not to plan your wedding on Super Bowl Sunday or during a playoff season—hockey, basketball or baseball. But of course you can’t predict every possible major event. A friend of mine got hitched Labor Day weekend 2001 and unfortunately/fortunately (it depends on how you look at it) a Yankee pitcher had a perfect game up until the middle of the 9th inning. All the men were running back to their cars to listen to the radio to hear what was happening. (This was before blackberrys.)

You also want to ask your parents, grandparents, siblings and other essential guests if there is a date that won’t work for them. They may have a business trip or another wedding or social event that they need to attend.


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