This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB where we share wedding budget tips to help you save money on your wedding! You can access all the wedding budget tips on a single page for your convenience and future reference.
Wedding Budget Tip #3:
Choose a wedding date during off-peak seasons.
Did you know that choosing a wedding date during the off-season can save you tons of money on your wedding?
It’s a simple fact of supply and demand. More popular months for weddings get booked faster and are more in-demand – so many venues will charge a premium for those most desirable dates.
What those peak months are can vary depending on geographic location, but the most popular wedding dates tend to fall between May and October. The most popular months for weddings are May and June in the spring, and September and October in the fall. If you have your heart set on having your big day during these months, you may end up spending more than if you chose another date. Plus, you’ll also have more competition when booking your venue and vendors!
Having a Winter Wedding Will Save You Money
Choosing a winter wedding date can save you some major cash, as most venues don’t do as many events during that time. In fact, choosing an off-peak date can save you money on your other vendors as well – so be sure to inquire about seasonal discounts!
Hotels often have off-seasons, too. Choosing to have a winter wedding could also save your out-of-town guests some money on their accommodations. It’s like a big win all-around and I’m sure your guests will appreciate it as well.
It’s also worth mentioning that winter weddings can be pretty magical! Just think about all the beautiful wintry accents you can incorporate in your day. If you’re looking for winter wedding inspiration, we’ve published a few absolutely GORGEOUS winter weddings you simply must check out:
One thing to note – be sure to steer clear of major holidays to ensure those savings! Valentine’s Day can significantly drive up the price of flowers and New Year’s Eve can have a big impact on hotel room availability. These are definitely things to keep in mind if you’re considering a winter wedding!
Have you considered choosing an off-peak wedding date for your big day?
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Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.