Post # 1
20-something bride to be here!
We have started to plan a wedding for 2014 but we haven’t picked a date yet! Not having a date makes it impossible to plan for me! 🙁
Because my dad has to work like crazy during Jan, Feb, March and most of April – those months are out. Our anniversary is in october, however my boyfriend doesnt want to wait that long to get married and neither do i, although i’d love our aniversary to be our wedding anniversary aswell (ten years in 2014!).
For some reason i shy away from summer wedding dates, maybe because my parents’s anniversary is 20.06 and my sisters is 07.07, and its just overdone here.
We’d also like to get married on a friday to lessen costs and have bigger chocie of free caterers and venues.
Bees, please help me pick a date! My bf doesnt really mind, so its up to me and i can’t choose!
Post # 3
I would go with the october anniversary, you’ve already waited a while whats a few extra months! time will go fast anyway. And it will mean so much!
Post # 4
Well, sounds like early May is your window. Check out the 2014 Farmer’s Almanac for your area, historical weather reports, and any other forecasts, to pick the best likelihood of good weather on a Friday, and just mark it on the calendar, and call it dinner.
Post # 5
May weddings are beautiful. Why not get an idea of what venues you like before making a decision? They may be able to give you an idea of which season is less expensive. Also, look at flowers. You have more gorgeous flower options in May than you would in October.
Post # 6
@kate_goat: I am very torn about our anniversary, in 2014 its on a Sunday… but i can hardly wait another 17 months!
@Duncan: May is wedding month/prom month here and everybody is running around like crazy for dresses, for venues, for flowers, for everything! Planning would be much tougher.
I am very torn between an october anniversary wedding or possibly a late April -May wedding. Maywedding means spring, outdoors, defifnetly more flowerchocies, but also higher costs because of weddign season.
October means 5 months more waiting, less flower choices, lesser prices and a wedding anniversary in my birthday month! (My bd is the 25th, our anniversary is on the 12th).
Post # 7
@MimiLovesHorror: If you are planned months in advance, I don’t think it will be too bad. Just be sure if you’re renting tuxes, you do it super, super early. Though, I’m not a fan of rental tuxes – I bought mine vintage, and am only wearing it to our evening reception. I have other plans for the day time ceremony.
Post # 8
Go for May! I just had this same problem! Wanted our anniversary date but it lands on a tuesday.. :/ So we vetoed that! We actually ended up with 4-4-14 beacause FI favorite number is 4 and it’s a friday. Maybe you could come up with a nice May date. Not to summery, but still after april. 🙂
Post # 9
they say october is the new june. i love my october date.
Post # 10
we’re not picking a date. We’re picking a venue and then seeing what dates they have available. It seems to make more sense to me. There’s not a date that my wedding HAS to be so why not just find a venue you love and go from there.
(BTW, we are also 10 years dating in October 2014 and getting married in May 2014)
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
@peace747: Your wedding day is my birthday! Sorry for thread jacking – just thought it was fun. 🙂
Post # 12
Are you really into a certain kind of theme or colour scheme? For example, if you like rich colours go with October, or if you like paler colours, go with May.
Post # 13
@MimiLovesHorror: My most favourite months of the year are May and October! If October is too long to wait I think early May would be beautiful 🙂 or even September? I’m with you, I’m not a big fan of summer but love Autumn and Spring!
Post # 14
@sunshinewish15: I am really torn between those two months! My between a 12 month wait and a 17 month wait …i’d prefer May! But then again our anniversary is in October. Sigh! So hard to decide!
Post # 15
I would wait until October. We are getting married on our three year anniversary and it will be so special. Long engagement was nice too
Post # 16
I say go for May, with a Friday wedding you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a venue and vendors. 🙂 October is great but if you’re already feeling impatient, I don’t suggest waiting an extra six months!
And I don’t really understand why so many brides like to get married on their dating anniversary, does the most extensively planned date of your life really need extra specialness? My dating anniversary is in October, because that’s when we happened to meet. I’m getting married late next June, because that’s what happens to work best for everyone. So I’ll have two dates, in two completely different parts of the year, that happened kind of randomly, that I will always celebrate at least in some small way because they will always be special to me.