Help me pick a date!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which date should I choose? and WHY?
    Option #1- Sunday, November 2, 2014 (Cute date, better weather, Daylight Savings Time) : (16 votes)
    22 %
    Option #2- Saturday, November 8, 2014 (Saturday weddings are more convenient to attend) : (36 votes)
    50 %
    Option #3- Sunday, November 9, 2014 (not cute date, higher chance of rain, not DST) : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Option #4- May 2015 (26 month engagement) : (10 votes)
    14 %
    Option #5- Another Date, comment below : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @HeartsandSparkles:  October is great weather in San Diego, is that an option?  I don’t think there’s anything magic about exactly 6 months as a buffer, I think as little as 1-2 months would be fine.  If you have a lot of OOT guests I’d shy away from Sunday though, mainly because anyone who has to travel will have to either leave very early for the airport or take a day off work.  Congratulations and good luck picking your date!

    Post # 4
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    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    IMO I feel like picking the day you are going to be married should be between you and your FI, not strangers on a wedding website… Good luck picking (:

    Post # 6
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My vote is for 11/8 or May 2015 if you don’t mind having a long engagement. My engagement is 27 months. I am not a fan of Sunday weddings.

    5/30/15 seems like a nice date 🙂

    Post # 7
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    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    While some people have annual plans for long weekends that they dislike being interrupted, the loudest grumblings I ever hear are regarding Memorial Day and Labor Day. Many offices observe Veteran’s Day on the closest Monday, or provide a four day weekend. This means your Sunday, November 9 wedding can be treated like a Saturday for (hopefully?) a good portion of your guests. Especially considering you don’t want a crazy party atmosphere, ending early that evening can allow some people to get a head’s start on the trip back home, preserving some of the long weekend for themselves . . . oooor hang out and enjoy their mini vacation. 

    I wouldn’t worry about the date; you don’t need to choose one that’s already meaningful. Think of it as an excuse to make another day special to you and your FI! You do need to pick a day that makes the most logistical sense for you in terms of when you’d like to get married, your family in terms of hosting a wedding (assuming they are helping to pay, and certainly in terms of attending yours and your sister’s) and your guests (in terms of their comfort and ability to attend). 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @HeartsandSparkles:  if you are concerned about the venue minimum, have you looked at other venues with no minimum or lower minimum?

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My wedding was almost the same stats: nearly everyone from out of town. We still had 125 people show up after inviting about 200ish. You will have fewer attendees if you pick a Sunday. You’d probably be better off with a Friday night than a Sunday.

     

    Why not a New Year’s Eve Wedding?! Far enough away but not just Sister Wedding, the sequel?

    Post # 12
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Personally, I would wait until May 2015 so that the most people can attend.  Airfare from Hawaii is definitely expensive and people might not be able to afford two roundtrip flights in one year.  My engagement will be 26 months and, while it’s not ideal, it’s not terrible either.  I don’t feel stressed AT ALL with planning and it’s nice to get “first pick” of everything by booking early.

     

    Post # 14
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    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I personally would do May or June 2014. We have 3 family weddings within 2 months of each other, one very far away. You will likely get the exact same people at your wedding then than you would on a Sunday in the fall. I hate coordiating around other people so I just pick a date that works the best/means the most to me. 

    Post # 15
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    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    November 2nd because it’s my birthday! For a Sunday wedding, a 1-2pm start time and a 7-8pm end time seems perfect. 

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