The holidays are a wonderful time of year for so many reasons. But for many couples in love there is one more special reason...engagement season! Yes it's true, 33% of couples will get engaged sometime between Thanksgiving and New Year. And why not, it's the perfect setting for a romantic proposal.
Maybe you are one of the 33% newly engaged couples and if so...CONGRATULATIONS!! So now what...you have a ring, maybe a date, and probably a pinterest board! Am I right? Where do you go from here?
First things first, find your venue. Securing a venue secures your date, so you are able to meet with other wedding professionals. But, the size and decoration of your venue will give you the right direction for the rest of your wedding. It will help you with your guest list. You can't have 300 people at your wedding with a venue that only holds 150. And the decoration or theme of the venue will help you as you choose your dress, flowers, cake, etc.
Once you get your venue, when is a good time to meet about a cake? The standard answer is 6-8 months prior to your wedding. Usually that's when we start booking up our weekends. Remember, we can only take 4 weddings per weekend. If you are getting married during a popular month (like October) or a holiday (don't foget Memorial Day or Labor Day weekends too), you may want to book your date 8-12 months in advance. Popular months and holidays will book up faster.
Sometimes there are just some weekends that are randomly popular and book up fast. Take the weekend of June 17th for example. That weekend is booked already and has been for over three months. Why? I have no clue. Just a popular weekend I guess.
That is why I suggest calling us once you have your date secured and let's chat about your wedding cake. You may still be figuring out the final guest list or even your colors and design. That's ok. We will design based on your ideas at the time and can always make changes as the planning stages progress. Besides, it allows us more time to get to know each other and learn your vision for your wedding! On the flip side, is your wedding coming up crazy fast. Go ahead and give us a call. You never know what weekends are still available or if there is a last minute cancellation which opens up the perfect spot for your wedding cake!
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.