One of the few successful couples from ABC’s Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise have canceled their wedding — but fortunately, not for good.  Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and the man she picked, Roberto Martinez, had to postpone saying “I do” because Fedotowsky is still recovering from  a femur injury.  “We had a date set, and that date has now passed,” the reality star, 26, told People.  “The decision to postpone [the wedding] was very difficult.  I definitely shed some tears. ” Fedotowsky underwent surgery in July and said that they decided to defer walking down the aisle until she could actually, well, walk.  “I don’t want to limp down the aisle,” she said.

What are some ways to decide when to have your wedding?

Cupid’s Advice:

It seems like setting a date for your wedding should be the easy part, but sometimes unexpected factors get in the way.  Cupid has some tips on how to decide when to say “I do”:

1. Seasons: Love the heat?  Or are you a winter weather fan?  Lots of couples want their wedding to be in a certain season, so deciding on having a spring wedding, for example, should help you narrow down the date.

2. Family: If you really want your grandmother to be at your wedding, but she can only travel in the summer, you may want to plan your wedding around her (or other family or friends’) availability.

3. Planning: When you’re planning a huge wedding, you may need up to a year to plan everything.  Think about how much time you need to prepare and set the date accordingly.

Are there any other factors to consider when setting the date?  Share your comments below.