Post # 1
We’re having some major issues with the wedding plans. Our wedding is going to be on a Tuesday, and everyone thought that was a bit odd. Josh and I picked the date of June 17 quite some time ago, not even realizing what day it was on… because we have a weird thing with the number seventeen. Yesterday, he said something about it being on a Tuesday and how his family will have little time to ready themselves for the wedding because of work. I thought about it hard last night, practically all night long–when I did fall asleep, I even dreamt about it–and we may be changing the date to Saturday, June 14, 2008.
The reason I say, "we may…" is because my entire family (aside from parents and siblings) are coming from out-of-state, and most of them have already asked off for June 17. I have to contact each of them, and if they can all change their ask off date to June 14, then we’ll be set (thank goodness we haven’t ordered invitations yet!). My parents agree that the 14th would be a better day, with it being on a Saturday, and Dad said that we could still have it at five because that is 1700 hours military time (so we could keep 17 incorporated somehow–seventeen was both of our lucky numbers growing up). Now, I am just awaiting replies from some family members before making the change-of-date final.
Has anyone else had to change their wedding plans last minute, such as dates and major things like that?
Post # 3
Are all your vendors and venue available on the new date?
Post # 4
Yes, they are… My FMIL is actually the event coordinator where we’re getting married, and one of her friends is making the cake, so everything can be changed.
Post # 5
I am the same way about numbers!! I really wanted to get married on a 13th – but that just wasn’t in the cards. So I settled with the fact that we got married on our 1 year and 3 month anniversary – that makes 13!
Your Dad has the right idea. I’m sure there are more ways you can pull the number 17 into your special day!
Post # 6
I just realized today that June 13, 2008 (which would be the day of our rehearsal dinner) is exactly 17 months after Josh and I are started dating… so there’s another 17. :]
Glad someone can understand the whole numbers thing, haha. Most people think it’s dumb/crazy.
Post # 7
I think you will be glad for changing it to the weekend. You don’t really want people rushing there from work, and then leaving early because they have to get up and go to work again the next day. And for people who have to travel but are not family, how many days they have to take off work could decide whether they are able to attend or not. Luckily there is still plenty of time to adjust work schedules, and as long as you don’t have a bunch of folks with plane tickets that they have to change, you should be good.
Post # 8
Hi. Is June your only option? You could move it up a month to May 17 which is a Saturday, or delay 1 month to July 17, a Thursday; August 17 is a Sunday.
I totally get the # thing, we are getting married on a lucky number for us too.
Post # 9
Only my side of the family is having to travel from out-of-state, and I just found out that my (favorite!) aunt won’t be able to make it if it’s on the weekend because she had enough trouble trying to get off work on June 17… So, now I’m upset. If I change it to the weekend, she won’t be able to make it. :[
Post # 10
that’s rough, we are getting married May 18 which is exactly 3 months in between our birthdays. So 18 is special for us.
Post # 11
Any date you pick you’re going to find people who can’t make it. So I say do what works best for you guys!