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Time was when weddings were always on Sunday. Now, most weddings in the San Antonio area are performed on Saturdays with the reception following. Their popularity guarantees that some reception facilities are booked as much as 18 months in advance for Saturdays in July and August.
If you can plan a Sunday wedding, or at least a Sunday reception, your choices will be greatly enhanced, and in some cases, your cost might be reduced. If your planning time is under four months, try to plan a Sunday wedding.
Check first with your clergy to see if he/she performs Sunday weddings. Many prefer to devote Sunday exclusively to services and family.
Call your reception facilities to assess availability. Some restaurants will close down exclusively for your reception on Sunday and some have special Sunday rates or packages. Your favorite DJ or band is more likely to have a Sunday free and the same holds true with your photographer and videographer.Tags: Budget, Sunday weddings
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When planning your big day, check the date. Make sure the “must attend” people are free that day. While it is your special day, sometimes people have other commitments that can’t be moved. You don’t want to force your best friend to chose between being your maid of honor or going to her college graduation, for example.
Also, check with your local convention and visitors bureau to see what public events are going on which may make it virtually impossible to hold your wedding. For example, having your wedding on the same weekend when there is a major public festival, drawing thousands of visitors, is not only going to make it more difficult to find vendors, its also going to make it much more difficult for your out of town guests to find accommodations.Tags: accommodations, calendar, festival, planning, wedding
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Most weddings happen in June, by a far margin, even here in Texas where it gets unbearably (in my opinion) hot unbearably early. The month with the fewest weddings? January.
So, if you are planning a wedding, why not avoid the rush and plan it for an off month, such as January? February and March are also slower months for weddings around Central/South Texas.
Think about it… having your wedding in January, February or March means it will be easier to book all the professionals you need, and you may even be able to save a few bucks!Tags: calendar, January weddings, Weather
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