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How to Choose Your Wedding Date in DC

There are many factors to settling on when to have a picture perfect wedding in Washington DC. It's important to consider the weather, external commitment, and your guests when choosing the right day for your ceremony. From Washington Plaza Hotel, we offer some tips on how to make that process stress-free.
Whether you decide on an elegant lakeside wedding or a gorgeous barn wedding, our nation's capital provides the perfect backdrop to your intimate ceremony. Before finalizing the big day, it's essential to consider a variety of planning aspects in order to ensure a memorable experience for your guests. From dealing with the weather to RSVPs, we made a list of tips to follow when choosing the perfect day for your event.

Tips on Finding the Perfect Day to Tie the Knot

  • Consider the day of the week - Most weddings take place on a Saturday and incidentally, this causes the cost of a wedding to go up as it is a desirable time to get married. Depending on the venue, you may need to pay a premium to reserve a spot on a Saturday. Being flexible about the day of the week can make your wedding much cheaper than it would be otherwise.
  • Accommodate your guests - Do your guests have any commitments or conflicts that will rule out certain weekends? Naturally, the date you choose won't be perfect for everyone. At the very least, be sure that all of your immediate family and other important "VIPs" will be available to attend. Avoid scheduling your wedding on major holidays and also consider where your guests are travelling from.
  • Plan around your honeymoon - An intimate trip to Thailand is best around the monsoon season, which is around Late July to early September. Keeping that in mind, you may want to plan a Summer wedding. Timing is key and selecting a season to have your wedding immediately narrows down to specific options. It reduces the stress of finding the ideal day to wed.
  • Finalize your guest list - Once you have an idea of when & where you want to have your wedding, confirm the number of attendees. With RSVPs, you will be able to get an idea of how many people are going to attend and this makes it easier to begin planning for catering and other rentals needed for the big day.
  • Decide on an indoor or outdoor location - Depending on the washington weather, decide on where you want your ceremony to take place. Choosing whether to have an indoor or outdoor wedding could also help in selecting the right wardrobe for the occasion! Plan ahead and call your venue to see if they have space and amenities to accommodate your needs.

Wedding Venues in washington

Every city has that "it" wedding location that every couple longs to book. At the Washington Plaza Hotel, couples can experience a balance of cosmopolitan sophistication and casual grace. Plan your lavish wedding in our 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, immersed in the stylish ambiance of our boutique hotel. Make Washington, DC your wedding destinations and avail our custom hotel packages to enhance your stay while you tie the knot in style.
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