After the last two years of postponements, it looks as if we are finally turning a corner when it comes to weddings. Finally, couples are able to book a wedding and get married in front of their loved ones and have the day that they have always dreamed of.
If you’ve recently got engaged and are starting to think about when to book a wedding, I’m sure with all the excitement you want to start booking your wedding straight away, but actually, opting for a 2023 wedding could put you in a better position and allow you to have more options when it comes to your wedding day.
4 reasons why 2023 is THE year to get married.
1. Higher numbers of wedding guests
Images thanks to Simon Brettell Photography, Alex Tenters Photography & Emilie May Photography
The majority of couples who had to postpone their weddings rescheduled them for 2021 or 2022, meaning that some of your friends and family may already be committed to attending other weddings already. Rather than competing with other weddings, and trying to find dates that suit your nearest and dearest, considering a 2023 wedding date could mean that all the guests that you want to attend your big day can.
2. You can enjoy the planning experience
Images thanks to Cat Lane Weddings, Caroline Rushton Photography, Two D Photography & Becky Harley Photography
Many couples have missed out on some of the enjoyment in planning their wedding days due to cancelled wedding shows, virtual viewings, and restrictions with visiting suppliers. And what with the uncertainty of the pandemic and not knowing if your big day can go ahead how you’ve visualised it, planning a wedding has felt a little more stressful rather than exciting.
Beginning to plan your wedding now for 2023 is the perfect time to be planning; you can now attend wedding fairs, view venues and chat with suppliers in person. Planning your wedding should be an enjoyable experience for you and your partner, and not having any restrictions to do so will allow you to focus on what you want for your special day.
3. Outdoors options when you book a wedding
Image thanks to Sam Bennett Photography, Cat Lane Weddings & Shaun Howard Photography
Something positive that’s come out of the pandemic for weddings is the use of new locations. Many venues have adapted their offering to now include outdoors options for your wedding ceremony. This makes for a perfect location for warm spring and summer weddings and adds a different aesthetic to your wedding.
Last year we announced our new outdoor wedding structure, The Shed, and since then we’ve had some beautiful weddings making us of the space. We’ve had some really positive feedback from our couples, and love seeing the photos of our new outdoor ceremony space.
4. More choice with wedding suppliers
Images thanks to Emilie May Photography, Cat Lane Weddings, Hannah Hall Photography & Roo Stain
With large numbers of postponements, many suppliers have been booked up with dates in 2021 and 2022. It’s meant for new couples arranging their big days, they may not have been able to have their first choices in suppliers. As the wedding industry is now calming down, suppliers are more available again – giving you more choices when it comes to your wedding day. Over the years we’ve been lucky to have worked with some fantastic wedding suppliers, make sure to check out our recommended suppliers to help you plan your perfect wedding!