Cupid's Pulse Article: Jessica Simpson Sets a Wedding DateCupid's Pulse Article: Jessica Simpson Sets a Wedding Date

By Sanetra Richards

Sparks are going to fly between Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson! According to, the 33-year-old singer/actress announced she will be saying “I do” to her 34-year-old fiancé over the weekend of July 4th. Despite prior reports of a wedding in Europe, a source says the couple will exchange vows in Santa Barbara, California – and Jessica is not wearing white! Plus, the bride-to-be “is having something unique made.” The pair of four years is finally tying the knot after putting their special day on hold for the birth of their two children, 2-year-old Maxwell and 10-month-old Ace: “We are very close to sending out our invites,” said the star to USA Today at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner at the beginning of this month. “I’ve been very picky on how I want everything to look and feel. Eric’s family alone is almost 90 people, so it’ll definitely be a big event.”

What are some factors to consider when choosing a wedding date?

Cupid’s Advice:

Possibly one of the most memorable times of your life is the big day, also known as your wedding day. Therefore, choosing an unforgettable date plays a major part in the planning process. Cupid has some advice that will help make your selection easier:

1. Perfect timing: Try picking a month that will satisfy you and your partner, as well as accommodate the guests. If you are a fan of winter weddings, be sure to inform guests months in advance to avoid any scheduling conflicts due to the holiday season – the same goes for summer months.

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2. Perfect weather: Although you cannot control or predict the weather, you do however have control over if it will be at an indoor or outdoor venue. Consider the likelihood of having beautiful sunny weather during the months of May-August if you plan to have an outdoor ceremony versus the December snow and April showers. Whatever date you may choose, be prepared for any unexpected weather changes and your guests’ comfort.

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3. Perfect place: Keep in mind your venue’s availability. If you know ahead of time that the space goes pretty quickly year-round, try to book your reservation as early as possible. This can definitely affect your wedding date and any changes that may have to be made, especially if you are longing to have a specific location and willing to change the date.

What are other factors to consider while picking a wedding date? Share your suggestions below.