Deciding your preferred wedding date and time is the very first decision you should make.
There are many variables you need to consider when deterring the date of your wedding. The weather can play a big part in selecting a wedding date.
Having the wedding outdoor seems to be popular these days in Sydney but you may want to have a plan B in case it rains.
Some of your guests may have work have other commitments that may make it difficult for them to attend at certain times of the year.
You may also have to work around public holidays or religious festivals. It’s best to ask important guests if there are any times of the year that they won’t be able to attend before you set your wedding date.
Holding your wedding peak at times of the year can attract a premium. For a Saturday night in October is usually the busiest and most expensive time of the year fort the reception venues in Sydney. Usually wedding photographers are busy from September to December and February to April in for Sydney Wedding. (although our price does not change through the year)
If you want to stretch your dollar further, hold your wedding off-peak and make the most of it by creating your theme around it.
You may want to choose a particular wedding date because of it’s significance, such as the anniversary of your parent’s wedding or when you first met or lucky number for Chinese people such August 8th (their lucky number) or October 10th (National Day) or March 3rd for Japanese couple. (Girl’s day)
Speak to each service provider such as celebrant or photographer to determine the best time of year to use their service to maximize their effectiveness.
For examples, your photographer will know the best time of year and time of the day to take photographs or start your ceremony.
Finally, to help decide the best time of the day to marry, take into account the time between reception and the wedding ceremony.
If you are planning a sit-down dinner reception, for example, then the time between the wedding and the reception is usually 3-4 hours at most.
This would make your wedding ceremony around 2pm or 3pm for a 6pm reception. (earlier in winter time as the sun set earlier)
If you can, avoid leaving guests hanging for too long between these parts of the day or alternatively, ask a relative to host a cocktail party at their home while waiting. If the wedding and reception are to be held at the same place, shorten the time different between the two events.
Please remember that we usually need about 1 hour to photograph you at one spot during the location shoot (plus traveling time), so for example,
if you are thinking about having your photos taken at The Botanic Garden and The Rocks area in Sydney, we will need at least 2 hours to photograph and traveling time.
Hope this article was helpful. Decision Two is coming soon…..