The first step in our five-step process to create and pull off your amazing and perfect day to pick the right date! The date can set the mood, tone, color, and even style of a wedding. Most people tend to get married during “Wedding Season” — June through September, with June and September being the peak months. Generally in Reno, this time has the best weather and people are usually more available in the summer. If you are getting married during this time, venues and vendors will charge peak rates as it is their busiest time.
How do you know what date works for you? The advice I give my brides is to really think about how they envision their wedding. If you see lots of bright colors and knee-length or tea-length dresses, summer will probably be the best time. Do you want a certain scenic background for pictures that not everyone else has? Maybe an autumn wedding would best suit your needs. Do you want a large or intimate wedding at dusk with a cozy feel? Maybe an indoor winter ceremony/reception is what you’re looking for. Are there any dates that are significant or special to you and you partner? Often, weddings and events correlate with special dates and make it easier for you to choose.
Regardless, whatever date you choose will be meaningful and special to you and your partner. Keep in mind that having flexibility with your date is definitely best, especially during the summer. Venues and vendors get booked far in advance so the actual date you want may not be possible! One benefit if you want a fall or winter wedding: you’re almost certainly guaranteed your date.
Are you on a tight budget? If so, getting married in off-peak times will save you a substantial amount of money! Venues and vendors are looking to fill their slots as business slows during the off-season. There are also other money saving days and dates. Booking on a weekday or a Sunday will also save you money!
Once you pick the right date – whatever it may be – the planning process can fully begin. We can create a timeline and stick to it to ensure that the months leading up to your event run smoothly. We can also begin to really dive into what you are interested in having your event look like.
My final advice to you: don’t stress! Your date is very important, but things can always be worked out if your specific date doesn’t work. Saving the date is just the beginning to creating the moment of your dreams!