WEDDING PLANNING GUIDE: WEDDING DATE
Today, me Varvara - wedding planning experts in Malaysia, I am starting a new column in our blog which embraces a holistic subject of WEDDING PLANNING - STEP-by-STEP GUIDE.
I hope my guides are going to be handy on your wedding planning path.
I'll be appreciative of any of your feedback.
When to start choosing the wedding date?
Picking the right date would be different for each couple. Start from thinking how much time you’ll need to plan your amazing day.
Official stats say that the average engagement is about 15 months long. Considering the common wedding invites etiquette in Malaysia, guests will be informed at least 6 months prior to the day. To make it safe, my couples prefer to start thinking about the date at least 12 months in advance.
Alternatively, if you are someone who stresses over big assignments and prolonged anticipations, a wedding far into the future may hang like a cloud of anxiety over your head. We can suggest you to consider shrinking your engagement to 3-4 months only which is still optimal for the downsized and less conservative wedding concept.
There are no wrong answers herein that case, it'll be a full-on sprint to the finish line, you may need proficient planner assistance or find a way to get it done yourself. After all, some people thrive under pressure. May it be you?
What to consider?
Choosing your most suitable wedding date, remember to consider the following aspects:
Your own schedule. If one of you is an accountant or tax attorney, it won’t be a good idea to wed the weekend before tax day. After all each professional field has its own crunch time at work, so avoid this period as you'll either be stressed or find it difficult to take off for your honeymoon.
Symbolic day for your. Anniversary of the day you met, the day you officially get into relationship, the day of engagement, the day of your first date, your (grand) parents wedding anniversary
Available venue on the day. At peak dates and seasons majority of the decent and worthy venues might be booked out. A we know now the booking depth may be 12-15 months prior the date. In contrast, some couples would concede the initial plans for the sake of the venue they love.
A beautiful date in the calendar. Game of figures, doubling numbers or rhyming with 21 or 22 will certainly set a memorable combination.
Public & school holidays date. Some of your most dearest guests might love to see your vowing their whole family. The fact, that your wedding clashes with public to school holiday might be a perfect design to come the whole cast or accidently fall on their vacation. Moreover, never underestimate Friday traffic jam, regular traffic congestion during the long weekends and the beginning and the end of school holidays as well as losing momentum of many services work during large festivals.
Your budget. If you are tight with budget there is a perfect solution of looking into a low season date or even a weekday. There is nothing wrong in that. People who love and treasure you will definitely make it work to be with you. Extra bonus is that venues and vendors are much more flexible and in favour to offer a better rates during the off-peak.
Make sure that your dream-vendors are available on that day. Your wedding planner, photographer, videographer and EmCee are the essential input for the successful celebration.
Year season. We do not have much seasonal diversity in the region. However, if you’ve been dreaming about spring a-like concept, palette and overall wedding setup mood, to realise it in December would be a bit out of road.
Guests schedule. If you have any honoured guest must to attend the wedding, ensure they are available on the day.
Honeymoon. If you have your dream destination and ready to set off for holidays right after the show is done, then consider the season. Think it happens to be skiing in Alpines during winter or autumn scenery trip in Japan.
Hottest dates 2021 - 2022
We are predicting the busiest date for the wedding in 2021 (if these covid restrictions are finally lifted, otherwise couples go extreme and just get it done intimate way on the beautiful date with postpones celebration with guests) which are:
05.06.2021 (Saturday) the numbers are in ascending order falling on the long weekend and school holidays
06.06.2021 (Sunday) with doubling figure 6 and within the same long weekend and schools are off.
Another high demand date is 21.08.2021 (Saturday) giving us two significant 21 and crossing over the popular wedding season in Malaysia – end of summer.
The next date to capture your attention is 09.10.2021 (Saturday) which makes the same nice ascending order and locates right before the peaking season which will make it popular among savvy couples who want larger offers available from venues and vendors.
Last but not least 11.12.2021 (Saturday) and even the following
12.12.2021 (Sunday) as year-end will be typically associated with slowing the pace of businesses and activities giving people a more relaxed and holiday anticipating mood.
As 2022 would look more realistic to couples for restriction-free weddings they are starting to mobilise their energy for ensuring the best wedding date next year.
Opulent with figure 2 dates have been booking quickly, impeccable choice is
02.02.2022 (Wednesday) clashing with CNY
Other hot dates are:
01.01.2022 (Saturday) the first day of the new year which falls on the weekend and looks very significant as a beginning of all prosperous new.
Straight away January is giving us another memorable combination 22.01.2022 (Saturday).
The next load will fall on 05.06.2022 (Sunday) when Monday is going to be off and school holidays happening.
Afterword only in October will find a pretty date 22.10.2022 (Saturday) which is a threshold of the high year-end season which will end with
Super popular 11.12.2022 (Sunday) followed by Monday off and maybe
The Monday of 12.12.2022 would be an option to catch the last train for the most adventurous couples in 2022.
Do you think our prediction make sense?