Post # 1
So this is probably a pretty boring thread, and I know Summer 2015 is still 1.5 years away, but we really need to set a date soon! FI’s birthday is in May & mine is in December, if that makes any difference.
If anyone has any reasons why one date might be better than another, please comment below! It could be any kind of superstition, tradition, timing, farmer’s almanac, the way the date looks written out, the date in numeral form, proximity to holidays, etc. Ridiculous, I know, but I literally am unable to find any advantages/disadvantages to any one of these dates.
When choosing a venue, we will obviously be willing consider whichever date of the 4 below they have available, but I just want to go in with an ideal date in mind, since we’ll probably have plenty of options this far out.
Note: I had no idea which board to post this to, so I’m sorry if it belongs elsewhere!
Post # 3
By the way, Friday dates are in there in case the venue we choose offers a discount!
Post # 4
My date is Aug 8th 2015 🙂 …I chose that date because Im getting married in a church dedicated to St Mary and the feast of St Mary is on the 15th Aug. So the church would be all decorated from a week before the feast – which works out at Aug 8th. This date is the most popular date in that church just because of the feast so I booked 6 months ago already! Since probably this does not affect you, I would chose at least a Saturday date because a lot of people wont be working the next day and can stay longer without thinking about work the next day! I did not attend 2 weddings last year because it was an 2hours away and on a Friday and I had to work the next day. Also, you have to check if you need something or someone specific e.g. venue and photographer, they have to be available together!
Post # 5
For me, saturday is the best way to go. People can go out of work late for your ceremony on friday (unless you are having a 7-8 pm. ceremony. Plus, it can be hard to get there on time for you out of town guests. Job issues and what not.
BUT, July 31st is Harry Potter’s birthday so I am torn…
Post # 6
I’d run each of these dates by your VIPs (immediate family, wedding party if you’ve already chosen) and make sure the dates work with them. I’d be more likely to choose a Saturday because it’s easier on most people.
Post # 7
Definitely go with a Saturday if you can afford it! I’m partial to August 8th because that’s my date! It’s during a meteor shower and if you add 2+0+1+5 it equals 8, so the numbers in the date are 888!
Post # 8
@FutureMrsO_MyImSoLucky: I personally don’t care for Friday weddings, but I bucked the trend and had a Sunday wedding, so i can’t say much.
If it makes a difference,
July 31 is System Administrator Appreciation Day
Aug 1 is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Aug 7 is both Beer Day and National Lighthouse Day. Double score
Aug 8 is World Cat-Day
I wholeheartedly vote for World Cat Day. 🙂 Actually I like 8/8 better than 8/1.
Post # 8
FutureMrsO_MyImSoLucky: I agree with PP that a Saturday wedding is the way to go. I’m so tired from the work week that I don’t like to do anything major on Fridays, and I suspect others may be the same way. I chose August 8th because 8/8 seems easy to remember 🙂
Post # 9
<br />I’m definitely leaning toward August 8th. Sounds good, looks good written out, easy to remember andddd I love cats, so it’s perfect for me!
The_Future_KB: I told FI that the 7th is Beer Day, & he’s a beer snob, so of course he voted for the 7th. But when I told him the 8th is World Cat Day, he knew there was no use even trying to change my mind hahaha thank you for helping!
bsquared: That’s a good point! I’d be sad if my date/timing resulted in guests not being able to make it, so I might as well play it on the safe side.
TGold: I would have never thought about that, but it’s so cool they add up that way! Thank you!
niki2015: my name is Nikki, too! So we’re name twins & now we’re (hopefully) date twins
AnaA: I do love me some Harry Potter, though… and that GIF lol
Post # 10
FutureMrsO_MyImSoLucky: No problem. Cats for the win!! Good luck meow
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
FutureMrsO_MyImSoLucky: I like 8/7/15 because 8+7=15 🙂
Post # 12
FutureMrsO_MyImSoLucky: Im going to say August 1st because that is when summer is over and about to head back to school. Some schools might be back in by August 8th… if you have any with kids attending. It may affect their ability if they are travelling far.