Post # 1
FI and i know we want to have a longish engagement to give me time to start my job, for us to save up some money, and for him to find a new job in my city. Other than this, I’ve been given prety free reign to pick out a wedding date.
I’m curious – how did other Bees pick their wedding dates?
Post # 3
it was a date that wouldn’t interfere with work!
and we love november because it is the beginning of fall and we love fall/winter vacations, so it will make for great anniversary trips!
Post # 4
We had two options because of school: winter or summer. Neither of us wanted to wait until next summer so we decided on the first Saturday in January.
Post # 5
We started dating in April. Plus early spring is my favorite time of year. Do you have a season you prefer? I know we were not interested in summer at all. Maybe that’ll help narrow it down.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2018 - the oak tree of peover
We’re probably going with the date we got together – 23rd July. It’ll be our 7th anniversary by the time of our wedding and I like the idea of keeping all the dates ‘neat and tidy’! Plus we want a summer wedding which fits in nicely, and it means by the time I graduate next summer we’ll have a year to plan properly! 🙂
Post # 7
We wanted it in the fall. Didnt work with all our yearly work/vacation schedules. We wanted it in June. Didnt work with our parents schedules. We wanted it in July. Not alot of open weekends with no other weddings of friends.
August it was!
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
We chose the date based on the availability of our venue. Orgininally, we had chosen a date in February (of 2012), but I fell in love with the idea of a fall (November wedding). Our wedding date was the only available Saturday in the month, so we took it. I didn’t care about fitting other folks’ schedules because that gets really messy really quickly. Either our wedding was a priority for folks, or it wasn’t. It worked for us.
Post # 9
We checked with the musician friends that I absolutely, for sure, without a doubt, wanted to be able to attend in order to provide the ceremony music, and we got a shortlist of available dates from them. We then went to our parish to see which of those dates worked with the church’s availability. Finally, we looked at the local university’s football calendar, because that would have a big impact on hotel room availability. Of the three weekends that would work for both the musicians and the church, only one of them was not also a home football weekend, so – DONE! Decision made.
Post # 10
i wanted a spring wedding so origionally we picked april but everyone thought it may still be the rainy season so we picked a date that is still warm at the end of summer. i hope its not too hot.
Post # 11
@NJmeetsBX: We don’t really have a favorite season. Right now, I’m thinking about winter but that’s only cuz it’s so much cheaper.
@Seafoam: I love your idea of having the dates line up!
Post # 12
I wanted it on our dating anniversary but because of school, we had to move it. Then it was Chinese calendar consultation on what days would be good for the month and range we were looking at. Voila!
Post # 13
I want it in May and the eleventh sounds and looks good written down… no story behind it!
Post # 14
We got engaged this past March but had talked about wedding before and always wanted to have one around halloween time. So when he popped the question, we didn’t want to wait for next October just because it was more time to save and plan so we opted to be do the weekend before halloween of this year! Turned out to be a great date because I guess a lot of people don’t do this weekend for some reason and so we got to get all our vendors in time and got some discounts as well!
Post # 15
@liliwo2016: That works too! I found that being flexible helps. You may find a venue you really like and that will set the date for you. I love spring and was leaning towards April but I was flexible Jan-May we just so happened to get lucky. It’ll all fall into place. All I did was check with the VIPs (immediate family) before we booked it.
ETA: I was equally in love with a winter wedding!
Post # 16
We wanted a summer or fall wedding and we had to plan around other people’s weddings to pick a date range. Then we narrowed down the exact date based on the availability of the venues. The date had no personal significance to us before our wedding.