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When is the Best Time to Plan a Wedding?

When is the Best Time to Plan a Wedding? historic oakland manor

Everyone’s timeframe is different, so here are some things to consider when planning a wedding.

Getting engaged is an exciting and memorable way to celebrate the love of your life with your family and friends. Starting your wedding planning can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! It’s always a good idea to start planning your wedding as far in advance as possible. So you will have the best chance of securing your desired date, wedding venue, and suppliers. Everyone’s timeframe is different, so here are some things to consider when planning and when to start the process!

Choose the Right Season for You

For your wedding day, you want to choose a season with the best weather for exceptional photos. In addition, if you choose an outdoor venue, the weather should be pleasant enough for you and your guests. Do you want a winter-wonderland wedding? Or do you prefer the autumnal colors of fall? Choosing the month of your wedding is a significant first step into making your big day a reality.

The Best Months for a Wedding

The most popular months for a wedding are from May to October. May brings bright spring colors that flatter every wedding photo. Fall will also offer you deep, warm colors to take your wedding to the next level. October is the most popular month for weddings, as most couples love fall weddings. 

In fact, nearly a third of couples get married in the fall, with September being the second most popular month and October being the first. September is cool enough to be outside, yet not hot enough to be sweltering, like the summer months. In addition to temperate, the fall season also offers pretty foliage that can elevate the venue’s beauty.

Pick a Date

Once you’ve set a date, then the rest of your wedding plans can start taking shape. If you’ve got your heart set on a particular time of year, you may find more availability by looking at a mid-week wedding. Some venues even offer discounts for weekday weddings. You could also benefit from late availability offers, and don’t forget to look at cancellations – it is not unheard of for venues to have couples pull out at the last minute for all sorts of reasons.

Select a Venue First

This decision will influence all the rest, so it’s best to start here. Most venues offer virtual venue tours nowadays, which offer a similar experience as an in-person tour. Regardless of whether you tour in person or online, it’s important to check out a potential venue before booking it.

HISTORIC OAKLAND MANOR: THE PERFECT VENUE

Nestled in a peaceful wooded area in the heart of downtown Columbia, Historic Oakland Manor stands proudly in natural splendor. Elegant Oakland is the perfect setting for ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal showers, holiday parties, family celebrations, business meetings, or retreats. Schedule a tour today with our expert venue coordinators! Please call (410-730-4801), email ([email protected]), or visit our chat on our homepage to book a tour appointment.

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Nestled in a peaceful wooded area, in the heart of downtown Columbia, Historic Oakland Manor stands proudly in natural splendor. Built in 1811, Historic Oakland is truly one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Howard County, Maryland. Elegant Oakland is the perfect setting for ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal showers, holiday parties, family celebrations, business meetings or retreats. As you walk through its grand entrance, you will step back into time to experience the serenity of an authentic country estate. With both interior and exterior entertaining options, Historic Oakland offers a wide array of choices for your event.

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