Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2015 - Beach
Hi fellow bees,
I am looking at my first venue this weekend, and I’m soooo excited! I’ve broken it down between two places to have the ceremony/reception. I’d like my wedding to be October 2015. I was shooting for 10/10/2015. I don’t know, it just feels right. This first place had booked every Saturday that month so far! I was amazed. I thought that since I’m looking to book 15 months in advance, I’d have *some* Saturday available. So I’m a little disappointed that if we go with this place, they won’t have “my date”.
Has anyone else felt this way? Or did you not particularly care about the date itself?
Post # 2
We didn’t care. We picked the month based on weather.. And then chose a date.
The date ended up being in the middle of our citys film festival (which makes the area were getting married in a hot spot for paparazzi), so we pushed back a week so we wouldn’t have to deal with the chaos and so that our venue was free and clear from festival parties.
Our date now means something to us!
Post # 3
Are there any other venues in the running for you guys? I would be disappointed to not have the date I wanted, but if that’s your dream venue, I would probably move the date. If 10/10/15 isn’t significant, I wouldn’t be too concerned about having another date instead.
I booked my venue about 2 years in advance, and because October isn’t huge for weddings (since it’s starting to get cold, could possibly snow here) I didn’t have a problem. We picked Oct 22, 2011 because that was our 5 year dating anniversary, so it was very important we had that date. That’s why I tried to book it asap! Good luck!
Post # 4
We wanted halloween, so we cared alot.
Post # 5
Megbee617: Our date is 11/08/14. We originally wanted 11/7 (our favorite numbers add up to 7) but saw that it was a Friday. We knew most of our guests wouldn’t be able to make it and we didn’t want to wait til 2015. So, we went with the 8th. A few venues had it booked and the other Saturdays just didn’t work for us because of other reasons. So, we found a venue that we liked and had our day available. It isn’t meaningful how the 7th was but the 8th will be even more meaningful as this is the day we marry one another. So, really – that makes it better!
Post # 6
We wanted to get married on my parents anniversary, so we did care. It worked out, but we booked the venue/photographer way in advance.
Post # 7
I’m Chinese, so our date had to be “auspicious,” but I never had a particular date/number in mind.
Post # 8
Megbee617: We were very much winging it in choosing a date. April is sometimes kind of cold, June tends to be pretty warm and the church isn’t air conditioned…hence May. Our wedding will be Memorial Day weekend of next year, and we got engaged on Memorial Day, so that’s a neat coincidence (and one that allows us have long weekend anniversaries!) We also didn’t realize until later that we had just booked the venue for Memorial Day weekend.
If the venue has no available Saturdays in October and getting married in October is important, you may want to check out other venues first instead of setting yourself up to be disappointed. Otherwise, it’s like PP said- your date will become meaningful once it’s the day you get married.
Post # 9
We chose our date based on approved leave we already had on the books. Since we bid our leave a year out I was scared that we’d pick a date, have everybody come, and not get it off.
Post # 10
housebee: I’m not Chinese but I did refer to auspicious days when choosing.
Post # 11
We chose our date based on my terrible memory. I wanted to get married July 7th (our dating anniversary) but that would have been a Monday (today, actually!) So we decided to go with a month earlier, June 7th. So, I could have changed the date, but I wouldn’t have remembered my anniversary if we did!
On a side note, today we’ve been together for two years and married one month! Yay!
Post # 12
Nope. We didn’t want it too hot or too cold. We wanted to get married sooner rather than later so we had an April wedding.
Post # 13
Our date was actually picked prior to our engagement because I loved it so much! haha 🙂 Granted we have been together foreverrr so it was no surprise the next move!
So once we were engaged I secured things right away (14 mos out). We are doing a Destination Wedding so it was harder but I chose by pictures!
Post # 14
LilRhodyGem: Our dates were actually based on our Chinese natal charts, not just generally auspicious dates. My mom really wanted to do this, and it wasn’t a big deal to me, so I just went with it lol.
Post # 15
Before we were married- Nope. We picked the date that worked best logistically.
Now that we’re married – Of course, it’s our wedding anniversary. Why does it need to be anything other than that? (: