During the planning process, which
can take several months to a year,
we recommend you use this time to
attend showcases during various
seasons. Wedding showcases offer
you a chance to explore a venue in a
more relaxed setting with the ability
to talk to the staff openly.
they will have wedding professionals
(i.e. celebrants & photographers) there
as well to help with any questions
regarding their services and the
formalities of the ceremony. You can
not only get some advice but also ask
for some tips at the same time.
PEAK VERSUS OFF PEAK
Peak season tends to be in
Autumn and Spring, a time when
the temperature is delightful, we
experience long daylight hours and
the colours of the landscape are at
their finest. For these reasons, peak
periods often attract a higher price
with demand increasing around these
times. The most popular months to
tie the knot are March (autumn) and
November (spring) with Saturday by
far the most popular day to get married
followed by Sunday.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics
reports the least popular months for
a wedding are June and July. These
months are considered low season
and therefore you may be to secure a
special for that time of year. You could
also consider booking your wedding
mid-week which will be less expensive
and let’s face it, who wouldn’t take a
day off to celebrate with you?
Credit: McCrindle Research PTY LTD
Tying the knot on a public holiday
may be tempting however there are
some considerations that really need
some thought. It may be convenient
for interstate guests, it’s also an
expensive time to travel, flights and
accommodation alone would be in the
hundreds for your travellers.
It’s also highly likely that there will
be a surcharge on almost everything
which can impact the budget by 10%
– 20% to cover holiday loadings. When
you are talking about a $10,000 or
$15,000 reception that can add up to
an unbelievable champagne tower of
the Billecart-Salmon variety.
Who doesn’t like to travel? Public
holidays are a time when friends
travel and often overseas holidays are
booked in at these times of the year
to maximise the amount of time away.
Whilst it’s likely they would change
their plans, they may not be keen to
do so if they have been planning an
adventure for some time.
A quite note on the season front, think
about your wedding photography and
what you envisage in the background.
What flowers did you want at your
wedding and will be in season? Offseason
flowers can be acquired but
at great expense. Will your style or
theme really match the time of year?
Does it typically rain a lot during your
preferred month and will you need a
marquee as a back up plan?