So how do you choose a wedding date? There’s so many questions the bubble to the surface the moment the subject comes up! 

What season should it be? Will the venue have it available? Will everyone be able to come? All of these are oh-so important questions. But at the end of the day, whatever you choose will be right for you. 

Get married in your favorite season, or don’t. Get married on a special day, a weekday, a holiday, or don’t. To help organize your thoughts here’s some of the latest stats on choosing a date to tie the knot.

How long is too long or too short to be engaged?
How To Choose The Right Wedding Date
The average couple is engaged 10 to 15 months. This allows plenty of time to plan a full wedding and still have time to breath. Maybe you’re not the average bride, maybe you’re a super planner, Leslie Knope, type who can plan a complete wedding in a wedding in a week. There’s nothing wrong with a short engagement, but you have to be on top of your wedding planning game!

When are the high traffic seasons?

71% of couples say “I do” between May and October. The two most popular months being September and October. Looks like Fall weddings are on the rise folks!

50% of weddings are scheduled between 22 Saturdays of the year. In 2016 the five most scheduled dates were:

September 24th

October 8th

October 15th

October 22nd

November 5th

When are the off-seasons?

The three least scheduled months are January, February and March. A total of 9% of weddings were scheduled in these three months last year.

And just for fun: 20% of couples choose a date that has special meaning to them. Why not join the 20% eh?

What matters is who you’re with, make your own special date, make it yours.

Sourced from: WeddingWire’s 2017 Newlywed Report