How did you pick your wedding date

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@otto2008:  we always wanted an early fall wedding…and plus we started dating in Sept. It nust happened to work out that it was our 10 year anniversary. 

We started dating when we 18/19 if you are wondering why we took so long. And also, we wanted to be done with school and be working full time before making a big move such as this. We wanted to make sure we were financially stable. We didnt move in together until 7 months before the wedding 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I wanted a winter wedding, but knew that having a winter wedding ran a high risk of my brother not being able to attend because of his job (he’s on call all winter). So option two was a fall wedding. We had our guest list figured out, and it was small by intention. Knowing that we would never be able to meet Friday or Saturday vendor minimums with that small of a guest list, that meant we would need to choose a Sunday date. There is only one Sunday in the fall with a Monday holiday (Columbus Day). So the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend became our date. It worked out to be 1 year and 1 day from our engagement date, which is the exact length of a Celtic handfasting period, which totally relates to Mr. LK’s heritage and my strong desire to incorporate a handfasting ceremony into our wedding. Serendipity? I think so.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wanted a fall wedding and I just love October because that’s when it usually starts to feel like fall, but we didn’t want to do it too close to halloween. We also had to work around my work schedule because there are certain weeks I’m not allowed to take off during. So, it just kind of worked itself out.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@otto2008:  We got engaged kind of spur of the moment and our wedding reflected that. We didn’t choose our date, it was based on the first availability of our officiant (the mayor) after the 72 hours required for the paperwork to be processed. We had a 10 day engagement. It’s coincidental that it was the day before Valentine’s Day and 2 days before my birthday. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We wanted fall, and we LOVE halloween.

Originally, I wanted a new years eve wedding – but with many over our guests having to fly in, and the cops being out like crazy, I just didn’t want to put my guests through that.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

We decided that we wanted to get married when it wasn’t too hot or too cold so that left April or October basically (we live in NC). We wanted to get married sooner rather than later so we struck October off. We had to work around my husband’s grandparents’, mom’s, and brother’s schedule so that left one weekend in April.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@otto2008:  our wedding date really was decided on 3 factors – the fishing season in the Bahamas and the school holidays in England and the fact me and hubby prefer the cooler weather.

we have family in the Bahamas that fish and friends/family in england that teach, so to make sure as many people had the chance to come as possible we chose Saturday October 26th because the boats got back the week before, the school term ended that friday and being autumn in England it meant we were almost guaranteed a cooler day.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I picked our 5th anniversary to be our wedding date – despite it being a Wednesday. 

The wedding was always going to be in 2014 and we originally planned for the summer but since I’ll be graduating in the spring we thought we should push it back a few months. So then I was looking at August – October. That was when we noticed that our anniversary was right within the date range that we wanted.

We did confirm with our only out of towner that it’d be okay as it is 2 days after Thanksgiving and they would just need to stay 2 extra days (person has already backed out but oh well). After a lot of thought its going to end up being an evening wedding so that no one will need to sacrifice work to show up.

It was so hard looking at dates that were just shy of our anniversary date – I can’t think of a more romantic way to mark the 5 year date of our relationship.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

i preferred May or September. The real reason was the dates that the venue still had open coupled with my husband’s deployment schedule. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m a teacher so I basically had to choose summer, which is not at all what I would have chosen because I HATTTTTTTTTE the heat, lol. Let’s pray for a cold front to come through! I also didn’t want it to be toooo deep into summer because we always go on a family vacation in August. I have about 2 1/2 weeks from the time school ends until the wedding which is perfect.

We definitely wanted a Saturday and our venue only had July 5 open. At first, I really hated the July 5th idea because of the holiday weekend, but I don’t think its going to affect our guest count and we get to have a fun July 4th party/rehearsal dinner for our guests!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@otto2008:  I’m Chinese, so we picked our date based on what would be auspicious for us.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@otto2008:  I always knew I’d get married in the fall, and when I found my dream location, they were telling us all about peak foliage and how beautiful the grounds are. We almost booked 10/20/13 (we are doing a sunday because of guest minimums) but I wasnt working fulltime yet and didn’t know if we could make it work. I looked at 2014’s october dates and 10/12/14 jumped out at me and we booked it the next day!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We wanted a spring or Christmas wedding, and our engagement date made spring the most sensible. We decided on April as my Mum is a teacher so it needed to be in the school holidays. We ruled out Easter weekend as it wouldn’t be fair on our guests, and my OCD meant that I really wanted to get married on an even number – bit of a strange way to choose, but I can’t help it! The 26th ended up being ideal at it’s the week after Easter, my Mum will still be on holiday, and 26 is a ‘good’ number according to my OCD. FI was very patient about me ruling out dates because they were odd numbers!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We both love fall, and even when we were in high school we would joke about getting married on one of our dating anniversaries (Oct 1). Fast forward to about 3 years ago, when we started seriously talking about getting engaged (eventually, because we were in college and didn’t want to be long distance and engaged), and when we would get married. We decided on sometime in 2014, and looked at Saturdays in October. The Saturday closest to our anniversary was 10-4-14, which we LOVED because 10+4=14! So that’s how we got our date! Luckily we got engaged when we did because we found a venue shortly after and absolutely fell in love, and 10-4-14 was the only date they had left!

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