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What is this thing the wedding world deems "Engagement Season"?! Couples get engaged whenever, wherever, they want, right? Right! But did you know the amount of couples who get engaged around the holidays is twice as many, if not three times as many, as any other season?
According to a report from WeddingWire, 6 of the 10 most popular dates to get engaged in 2016 landed in December. Beginning at Thanksgiving and carrying through Valentine's Day, couples are saying "I Do" more often than any other time of the year. As wedding professionals, we see an influx of inquiries just following the holidays, but also find when we ask "When did you get engaged?!", we often get an engagement season categorized response. WeddingWire claims that 38% of engagements take place between November and February.
What makes this time of year such a great time to be engaged then? Well, think about it! The holiday season presents multiple opportunities to see family members at holiday gatherings or old friends you don't see often! It also gives couples almost an entire year and a half to plan their big day, assuming they are choosing to get married in the warmer months. This can take some of the pressure off of decisions and give plenty of time for venue and vendor research. The Knot tells us that the average couple is engaged for about 14.5 months before wedding day. That being said, every couple is different! Some couples enjoy a long engagement without the pressure of to plan and make decisions quickly. Others may be looking for more of a low key and simple wedding, meaning they may not need as much time to plan, allowing for a shorter engagement time.
Whether you're engaged "in season" or not, it is an exciting time to share with your loved ones, family, and friends. Wedding professionals everywhere are always excited to hear about a new engagement and chat about the possibilities they can help create for your big day!
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