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It’s generally thought that come June, and until about August, wedding season is in full bloom. It’s the summer, it’s warm and you can have that beautiful outdoor wedding you’ve been dreaming of. But oh how the times have changed! Instead of the peak summer months, more and more couples are opting for fall celebrations.
The Knot’s 2016 wedding data shows that 16% of couples chose to get married in September and October with June falling into third place at only 13%. Fall has officially surpassed summer as the most popular wedding season, with 40% of couples planning fall weddings. A 2017 Pinterest wedding report discovered that fall wedding searches were up by a vast 280%!
If you’re a bride who is looking to have that beautiful fall Colorado wedding, this means you need to start looking and booking ASAP. If your wedding is in peak season (which is now between June and October) and you decide to wait until six months before, you may miss out getting the best of the best and on those high-quality vendors. Waiting too late to book your venue and vendors, especially for a high-wedding season, is a very common mistake too many couples make. In order to have your pick of wedding pro’s, try to get ahead and open conversations before Thanksgiving (about a year or more in advance). The reason we recommend booking prior to Thanksgiving is that the most popular time to book vendors is the end of December, January and February before the summer of your big day. Why not get in there first and get your top vendors booked, this way you can relax and enjoy the holidays without worry!
Extra Quick Tips:
Try scheduling your wedding Monday-Thursday, as rates are reduced during these week days. This will not only get you more availability but you could also get discounted prices!
Some venues charge a premium rate above weekend rates for holidays such as Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Keep in mind that costs of travel and hotels are higher around these holidays as well.
For more on wedding dates to avoid in 2017, 2018 and 2019, click on the link below from The Knot.