Some often overlooked factors are important to consider though, such as weather, seasonal preferences, and even budgets. When my daughter and son-in-law set their date for a Charleston wedding, I was relieved to learn they had picked May. May is perfect weather in Charleston and the gardens are alive with flowers. Later in the summer, it becomes very hot and humid and hurricane threats abound in the warm Atlantic waters. My other daughter, too, picked May for a hometown wedding and used magnolias at her reception, fresh from local trees. I will never see another magnolia without remembering that wonderful day. I have recently come to love fall weddings. It is one of my favorite seasons, and except for the disruption it causes with football, it is a less demanding time on venues and vendors alike. My husband and I picked December for our wedding. We wanted to be married at Christmas. We were married at my parents' home, and December is a great time to take advantage of holiday decorations that are already in place.
With the date set and the venue secured, be sure to let the most important people know to save the date. Couples are so creative with this now. Kerri, of Bridal Gown Blog, just posted a great article outlining some resources for Save the Date cards. This is probably one thing that you can DIY and save money, show your personal style, and spend some of that pent up energy getting SOMETHING accomplished for your wedding!
Finally, I leave you with Erin and Jeff's Save the Date video that if you haven't seen, you must!
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