For most couples, choosing a wedding date is as simple as a walk in the park, but for some, especially those who practice their culture, such as the Chinese who strongly follow their traditions, it would be a different story.
When choosing a date for your big day, the idea is that the big percentage of the people on your Guest List should be available to witness the wedding that you’ve been working hard to prepare for.
Here are some points to consider not to pin the date of your wedding in:
Holidays resulting to Long Weekends
Sure this would be a perfect date to choose if you are having a destination wedding with an intimate guest list, but also be aware that this can backfire on you as well. Most people would have anticipated these dates and would not miss the chance to plan a vacation or book a trip even before they receive your wedding invitation. So make sure that if you wanted this date, you have a back-up plan to lessen the risks.
Family Important Days
Your family have dates set to get together to celebrate birthdays of your grandparents, parents or a seasonal reunion to keep your bonds close, this is also the same story that your partner has. Make sure you consider this when deciding which date your wedding will fall. If in case a date you want your wedding to be in falls under his mother’s birthday, be sure to ask him if it is okay that you share the celebration with her for this year, since birthdays are yearly celebrations anyway. Another dates to consider would be school or friend’s reunion dates, festival seasons, or convention dates to attend.
Religious Holidays and Cultural Celebration Days
A wedding day that will fall on religious holidays like Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Eid al-Fitr, Silence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year etc., would likely have slim chances of having a big percentage of their wedding guest list to attend as most people would prefer these holidays over a wedding celebration. They would rather spend it with their families at home or visit out-of-town relatives and most probably have planned this ahead of your wedding invitation.
The most popular months for weddings in Singapore are March, May. June, July, September, November and December. These months are usually in between big festivities like Qing Ming, The Hungry Ghost Festival, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa and Deepavali. If you want your wedding to be on peak season, most probably the venue you prefer are already fully booked, or is more expensive compared to non-peak seasons.
For the Chinese, they have a set of auspicious dates that couples can chose from based on their zodiac signs. These dates are published prior to next year so couples can pick and plan ahead. For Malays on the other hand, after Hari Raya Puasa celebration is mostly preferred. For some Muslims, weekends are mostly their choice as this is where mostly family and friends would be available. For Hindus, they also have auspicious dates that they can chose from when they consult the temple.
Remember that the wedding day you picked will become a memorable day for you as a couple. The earlier you chose a date and send the wedding invitations to your guest list, the more chances that most can make it to celebrate with you. The technique is early advice and constant communication. Get your guest list’s confirmation of attendance the soonest so you can substitute in case they cannot make it to your event.
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