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  • Writer's pictureEmily Gustafson

A Little #wednesdaywisdom - the 2020 Wedding Boom (book it now!)

Hi friends, I hope that you all savoring the spring weather, wherever you are. Today's post will be a little shorter because I'll be posting again on Friday to share a really fun event that I'll be taking part in this week. I can't wait to show you all of the fun I'll be getting into with my friend Erin from @scruffycityletters and a whole bunch of other fun people from the Knoxville area! It's been a beautiful couple of weeks here in East Tennessee and I've been a busy lady. This time of year is inherently busy with wedding season kicking off, school ending, summer trips getting finalized... ya know, it's all the things.

This busyness I've been experiencing, and I bet you have too, leads us nicely to the topic of today's short version of #wednesdaywisdom - the 2020 wedding boom!

I was having lunch with a new friend yesterday, Misty Smith of The Smith Agency (@smagskin), who is a seasoned wedding and event pro, aesthetician, and makeup artist. We were discussing a phenomenon that we're seeing all over the place right now - the wedding boom of 2020. Next year is booking up like crazy! Faster than the end of 2019, 2020 is filling up quickly because people want to create a cool anniversary date. For instance, Friday, March 20th, 2020 - no doubt it'll book soon. Similar dates are booking up fast.

Bottom Line: If you're getting married in 2020, book your vendors now! I repeat, do not wait!

The last thing I want as a planner is to meet you, get so excited to work with you, and then find that I'm unavailable on your chosen date. So, here are a few quick tips to choosing your wedding date in a busy wedding year.

1. Pick a season that you'd like to be married in, rather than a specific date. This gives you and all your wedding vendors a bit more wiggle room in making all the schedules come together.

2. Be open to more days of the week than Saturday. For some people, Saturday is the only to get married. But, if you're open to other days you can have a much wider choice of venue and vendors and often get better rates too. It's worth a look if you're paying close attention to your wedding budget. In a busy wedding year like 2020 is shaping up to be, Saturday's become scarce quickly. So seriously people, start booking!

3. Indoor wedding/reception or all outdoors? This goes along with choosing your season, but pinning down if you imagine you and your love saying your vows in a beautiful church or under a glorious oak tree should guide when you choose to get married. For instance, we just came through the rainiest Februray and March ever. It would have been a tough time to swing an outdoor wedding that didn't require rain boots for everyone. So, listen to Mother Nature and have outdoor weddings in dry seasons like Summer and Fall and indoor weddings in the colder, wetter seasons of Winter and Spring.

4. Lastly, consider your honeymoon. If you want to ski with your honey, maybe don't opt for a June wedding. When you get married can also be coordinated around your honeymoon destination and what you plan to do on your trip. If you're looking to sip cocktails with umbrellas on a beach somewhere, planning a summer wedding will give you many more options of where you might be sipping and not require a plan trip to another hemisphere.

Please remember the main takeaway from this little post is book your 2020 wedding vendors now!

I'd love to work with you and I know many other vendors that would too. So, give us the head's up and we'll see you on your perfect wedding date of Saturday, June 20th, 2020!

Happy planning,

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