Booking your wedding venue can be one of the most fun things in the process because that’s where all of the planning starts, BUT, we also know it can be one of the most stressful. You’re not only trying to find the perfect venue, you’re also trying to set a budget while making sure you are able to book a date that works for both you and your fiancé. Lesner Inn couples book at totally different points in the planning process but we wanted to share some insight on two aspects of booking your wedding venue that will help you figure out exactly what the best time is to actually book!
What months book the quickest?
When you think of “wedding” season, most people think of Spring, Summer and Fall, and we see this come to life every year as we normally have May, June, and October fill up the fastest. Although those are still the popular wedding months, we have recently been seeing more and more couples book November weddings as well. November is beautiful here in Virginia and, even though it is considered a Fall month, it is normally still warm enough for outdoor ceremonies. So, if you’re yearning for a “wedding” month, then you may want to think about booking as soon as you’re 100% ready!
Right: Luke and Ashley Photography
How far in advance should couples book?
We see most of our couples book about a year out, however, if there’s a specific date that you want, then we always say to book sooner rather than later. We’ve had couples book as far as two years out and as short as two months out, so it really just depends on if you want a specific date and how fast you want to say “I do”!