Selecting A Wedding Date

by Vanessa Maravilla
(Houston, Texas)

We want a nice wedding but nothing too big or too small. We don't know what date to pick either. We would like an outdoor wedding, but I feel it would be too expensive. Please help me.

Our Thoughts


Wedding planning can be a little overwhelming, especially when you are first starting. There are a million things racing through your mind, and the first step is to write out a plan.

First, you need to at least pick the season you want to get married. Since you live in Texas, you may want to avoid the summer months, especially if you want to have an outside wedding.

Perhaps fall or early spring might be a good option. You then need to figure out a rough estimate of the number of guests you are expecting to attend.

While outdoor weddings can be on the expensive side sometimes, there are ways to keep your budget down. In general, the fewer guests you have the lower your budget can be.

One idea is to have a backyard wedding. Not having to pay a site fee will help to keep costs down.

If you don’t have a big enough backyard, think of family members or friends that might be willing to let you use their yard.

Try to think of what is most important to you on your wedding day, and put more of your budget towards those things. For example, if flowers aren’t all that important to you, cut back your floral budget and put the money towards catering or another area that is more important to you.

Let us know if you have any additional questions by leaving a comment!

To Your Wedding!
Danielle & Stephen

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