With more than 2.4 million weddings happening every year in the United States, it’s safe to say that there is some healthy competition when it comes to reserving the perfect wedding venue, which makes it all the more important for you to know the best time to book your wedding venue. Booking your venue is the center of your event and will determine what your wedding’s date will actually be, which is why it should always be the very first thing that you do.
With most weddings occurring in September and October, followed by the summer months of June, August, May, and July, and ending with January as the least popular wedding month, it may pay off to carefully consider what time of year you want to get married before looking at booking your venue, especially since you will most likely need to be flexible with your dates. Getting married during the most popular months may require you to start your reservation process more than a year in advance to ensure you snag the spot you love for a reasonable price, whereas choosing an unpopular time of the year to get married may guarantee you unlimited availability even at the last minute, with the possibility of a significant discount. It’s all about timing when you get married, as well as what you want and need, so the best time to book your wedding venue may vary depending on when you actually want to tie the knot.
The typical length of engagement lasts only 15 months, which means if you want to get married during peak wedding season, you need to practically start touring wedding venues immediately after you get engaged to ensure you have a chance at beating out the other hopeful couples. The industry standard recommendation for reserving your wedding for the most popular times of year is 12-14 months, while your “middle” months may only need 9-12 months advanced notice, and your least popular months can often be booked in as little as only three months. Here is a brief breakdown to help you determine exactly the best time to book your wedding venue:
- For June, September, and October Weddings – Reserve your venue 12 to 14 months in advance.
- For August, May, and July Weddings – Reserve your venue 9 to 12 months in advance.
- For December, November, and April Weddings – Reserve your venue 6 to 9 months in advance.
- For February, March, and January Weddings – Reserve your venue 3 to 6 months in advance.
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