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Surviving Engagement Season (9 Dos & Don’ts)

It’s that time of year again…no, not the holidays. It’s engagement season!

These are the most popular months for couples to pop the question. And all these marriage proposals can only mean one thing: a mad dash as all those newly engaged couples start booking their venues.

If you’ve had your heart set on a particular location, you’ll be competing against hundreds of other brides involved in their own wedding planning.

We know, it all sounds insane, but we got you!

Here are our top tips for surviving the engagement season so you can have the wedding of your dreams!


What Is Engagement Season?

Engagement season is when most engagements take place; typically, between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day (coinciding with the holiday season).

December is the most popular month to get engaged, with Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve all getting a lot of attention. However, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, and Valentine’s Day are also proposal favorites.

Between the festive cheer and cozy nights with friends and family, we couldn’t think of a better time to get engaged…and apparently everyone else thinks so too!

Wedding dates might be flying off the shelves, but don’t panic! We’ve put together our top list of dos and don’ts for surviving engagement season with your sanity (and your relationship) intact.


Kendall Point exterior with chairs set up for an outdoor ceremony.

Engagement Season Dos and Don’ts

While there’s no “right” way to plan a wedding, you should be aware of the wedding season trends before you start.

This will give you a better idea of what to expect so you can manage your expectations and fully enjoy your wedding day.

DO Have an Engagement Party

Engagement parties are a great way to have a fun event to look forward to, even if the wedding date is 18 months away. Invite your closest friends and family and show off that engagement ring!

DON’T Take Your Time Securing a Venue!

If you’re getting engaged during engagement season, move fast! Saturdays will fill up first and fast!

Once you have booked your venue, you can take your time with other vendors. Typically, you can’t get vendor proposals or vendors booked until you have a date and a location!

DO Book the Venue First

And when we say “first,” we mean “before you get engaged.”

Yes! Book a wedding venue before the engagement sounds crazy but we see it happen. All. The. Time.

outside of Kendall Point wedding venue with gorgeous string lights

Brides put down a deposit to hold their date because they know the proposal is imminent. Weird? Maybe. But Early Ellie over there got the date she wanted, the venue she wanted, and is now winning at life because she’s one step ahead of the rest.

DON’T Lock Yourself Into One Date

It will be infinitely more difficult to book a date if you have your heart dead set on a specific one.

At the end of the day, any date you pick will be special…it will become your anniversary! Fall in love with your venue, not a date.

DO Choose a Range of Dates

Choosing more than one ideal wedding date will make it much easier to find a venue with availability. Choose a month or even a season over a specific date.

At the end of the day, you want to fall in love with the venue, not a date.

DON’T Plan Around the Weather

At this stage in the game, it’s way too early to predict the weather!

So don’t choose your date because of what the weather “might” do. It’s Texas; Texas has no pattern. Texas does what Texas wants.

DO Plan For the Weather

While it doesn’t make sense to plan around the weather, it does make sense to have a contingency plan in the event of inclement weather.

A San Antonio venue with no indoor wedding options will not be able to accommodate you if it rains. So, ask what happens if the weather suddenly turns nasty. At Kendall Point, we have a stunning air-conditioned ballroom that will work perfectly in any weather.

Aerial view of outdoor wedding ceremony at the Kendall Point gazebo

DON’T Limit Yourself to Saturdays

Y’all, seriously, there are 6 other days in the week.

Saturdays are the most popular day to get married, which means that they are the first day of the week to get booked. If you’re dead set on a Saturday wedding, you could be in for a loooooooong engagement! Got your heart set on getting married in less than a year? Go with Friday or Sunday.

DO Consider a Weekday Wedding

Yes, you can get married on a Friday, Sunday, or any other day of the week!

Plus, Fridays and Sundays typically have a much lower rate. Here at Kendall Point, you will pay roughly $2,000 less for a Friday/Sunday wedding vs. a Saturday date. Weekday prices are even better.

Remember: fall in love with the venue, not the date!


On Your Mark, Get Set, Book!

Kendall Point is already preparing for engagement season and we want to make sure you’re prepared, too.

If you’re planning on popping the question (or you think a proposal is on the horizon), there’s no harm in touring venues now! We’re happy to give you the lay of the land and show you all the amazing things our Texas Hill Country wedding venue has to offer.

Contact us today to schedule a visit. We can’t wait to meet you!


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