Post # 1
Choosing our date was easy. We wanted to throw an amazing celebration. Due to the nature of our work, it would have to be somewhere between October-March. October is peak wedding season and prices are insane, plus I was not fighting to have top picks. When I found out that New Year’s was on a Friday, I knew I had to have that date and there started the hunt.
I’m curious. How did you pick your date and does it have any particular significance?
Post # 3
We didn’t choose a date that was significant to use at all. We just knew the season we’d like and we chose the first available date the venue had. I kinda wish we were able to do it on our dating anniversary, July 4th. I always love celebrating our anniversary because there were so many things to do, and fireworks just for us! Lol. But we were worried that people wouldn’t come because that’s also prime vacation time.
Post # 4
we wanted a spring wedding, but we didn’t want it to be hot (we’re in fl and it’s all outdoors) so we were going for march. we couldn’t find a date that worked for our vendor, our rabbi, and our families, so we pushed it up to feb. 28, which happens to be a day before we met (we met on leap year so we couldn’t have that date), and the date that he proposed. perfect!
Post # 5
We wanted to get married on Sept. 18, 2010, as it would be our 4 and a half year “monthiversary,” as we call it. However that didn’t work for two reasons: the hall we wanted was completely booked in September, and, I hope this isn’t TMI, but I’d be having a visitor that week that would make our honeymoon less enjoyable.
Our hall had two dates left in August, the 14th and the 28th. We didn’t choose the 14th because we thought my fiance would be defending his Masters thesis around then (though now it’s looking like it’ll be in May). We also chose the 28th because it was closer to the fall (i.e. not so hot) and since it’s a week before labour day, in the future we can take longer anniversary vacations.
Post # 6
My grandparents were married on June 10th so this is the date I orginally wanted and then I found out that the next time its on a Saturday is 2017. Yes I could have a friday wedding but I have lots of OOT guests and didn’t want to ask them to do that. So June 11, 2011, I love love love our date now and I love that it means something to me! 6-11-11
Post # 7
We originally chose our wedding date to be Nov. 7th of this year, but realized it was coming wayyy to fast & we didn’t have much done. So I hired a wedding planner and then changed my date to March 13th, 2010. The reason we chose this date is because it is my Grano’s birthday, who passed away. My dad had given her a pin on one of her birthdays, and I’m hanging that from my bouquet. I’m so excited that we get to celebrate my wedding on her birthday! She was very loved in my family.
Post # 8
We got engaged at the end of July, and wanted to get married before the end of the year for tax purposes, so our date gave me the absolute maximum amount of time to plan. Also, we got deals on our reception venue and DJ because we were booking within the 2009 year.
Post # 9
I love hearing everyone’s stories! I’m a really big fan of meaning behind our wedding choices. My fiance and I are both born on the 28th (different months though). Its our lucky number and he even incorporated it into my engagement ring- which I am still completely flawed at!! ((CHEESE SMILE))
Naturally wanted to get married on the 28th but it was a holiday weekend so we chose the weekend after 6/3/11. He proposed on October 3rd, so now I think we have two lucky numbers! We are both really excited and just because that date didn’t have meaning before doesn’t change the fact that it will be special to both of us forever!
Post # 10
No significance whatsoever. I wanted a Spring wedding but that would have made for an 18 month engagement which FI was against, so we decided on Fall. It turned out when we looked at venues Thanksgiving weekend of 2008 that the only Fall date available at our preferred venue was Halloween. Oh, well I’m now stuck forever with a Halloween anniversary, yuck.
Post # 11
We wanted to get married on the anniversary of the day we met- Sept. 1, but the next Saturday isn’t until 2012. We then decided to get married on a Wednesday night (Sept. 1, 2010) but our families freaked out. A Wednesday night wedding- oh nos! So we caved under pressure and we’ll be getting married Sept. 03, 2010, a Friday. We’re still thinking of signing all the paperwork on Wednesday night to symbolize our commitment to that date, since it is so significant for us.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
The only significance our date has is that it’s harry potter’s birthday, lol. So no, we didn’t have any reason for choosing our date, other than it was in the summer so we wouldn’t be conflicting with anyone’s school schedules.
Post # 13
No personal significance! I wanted a spring wedding, and we have lots of OOT guests so we picked the long weekend in May (Canadian)!!
Post # 14
Ours was chosen because we wanted a June wedding and it was almost 3 years to the day since we got engaged.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
We chose our date because when we first started dating in 2008, I had this crazy dream that I was fighting with a wedding planner. I was telling her that we had to get married on May 23rd because it was a sunday, and I wanted to get married on a sunday. She kept telling me that saturdays were better, but I was adamant about sunday the 23rd. When I woke up, I looked that the calendar and May 23rd falls on a Sunday in 2010 and that’s when we’re getting married 🙂
Post # 16
We wanted a fall wedding. The only date left at our chosen venue was Oct. 23, 2010. So webooked it!
Ours has some significance that I think would scare some, but I just find it funny: it’s the same day that my parents were married on 39 years prior. Too bad they got divorced 12 years later (they are still on very good terms though). Some call it a bad omen, I call it nothing more than coincidence 🙂