How to choose a date? (with poll)

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What season is best?
    Winter : (5 votes)
    9 %
    Spring : (13 votes)
    23 %
    Summer : (13 votes)
    23 %
    Fall : (25 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    694 posts
    Busy bee

    I chose Summer as it has always been my favourite season. I also figured that it would be the warmest season with least chance of rain (getting married in UK).

    I also thought having the wedding during the school summer holidays would be easier for teacher friends and guests with kids.

    Post # 3
    Member
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    April for me! Come for the decent weather, stay for the slightly off peak season discounts :-p 

    ETA: we originally thought summer, especially since fmil is a teacher and could help more with a summer wedding, but we switched to spring for the discounts. Our all-inclusive venue would have been $15 more pp a week later in May, costing us about 2k more. Accommodations at our beach town location also spike in summer, and there are minimum stays at most. By being just out of the typical wedding season, we still get a nice time of year but save quite a bit. Winter would have been even cheaper, but we didn’t want to risk a snowstorm 

    Post # 4
    Member
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We had ours the summer before I started grad school and it was perfect! It depends on the couple though, summer was the only season I ever considered. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    303 posts
    Helper bee

    I have always wanted an outdoor wedding and we live too far North for that to be in any months other than June, July or August. I am a teacher so June is too crazy. His first wedding was in July.

    August it is. lol

    Post # 6
    Member
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I picked September because I wanted to get married on the day we met. I compromised on that one though, and now we’re getting married one day before the day we met. That was my one and only reason for picking our date. But it works perfectly because it’s off season, on the Sunday of a long weekend, and I will only miss a couple classes for our honeymoon.

    Post # 7
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    2566 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My SO and I looooove the fall season.  He hates summer and I hate spring.  This leaves winter and fall.  With winter being so unpredictable and climatically unfavorable in recent years (the climate scientist coming out in me..) fall makes sense (also with summers and the nice weather lasting longer).  ALSO tourism dies down in the fall, and I want to do a US destination outdoor wedding.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  SeaOfLove.
    Post # 8
    Member
    998 posts
    Busy bee

    Even though I plan on being a teacher by the time I get married (and the fact that my mother is a teacher), I really want to avoid a summer wedding. I live in southern Ohio, but I associate the summer with disgusting humidity and hotter temperatures than one would expect, that make me break into a sweat as long as I’m not in the shade. DBF and I have our dating anniversary in late April, but the specific day tends to fall on weekdays, which would make anything but eloping after work impossible. That pretty much leaves us with a winter wedding, which works because it’s DBF’s favorite season.

    Post # 9
    Member
    129 posts
    Blushing bee

    I based mine on availability of people and venue. My fiance and I really wanted our pastor to be our officiant so we asked him for what dates he’s available, we pushed off our wedding a while longer bc our best man got deployed to Afghanistan, and bc we are both very active in church we didn’t want it to overlap any camps/meetings etc that we knew people would have to miss. We then asked our ideal venue for their dates and between all of this there was only one Saturday that lined up perfectly with everybody! And then the date turned out to be cool…12/13/14

    that said, I’m glad we went this route. I really wanted a summer or fall wedding but now that we’re doing a winter wedding I have completely fallen in love with our Christmas theme (not traditional red and green but using elements like a tree, lights,  etc).

    Post # 10
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    4596 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I got engaged this past February, and after calling around to various venues and looking at their prices – a few still had spots opened for this Fall. I have always loved Fall, so I couldn’t pass it up. I know that meant that we wouldn’t be engaged for that long, but it made for some quick decisions and things are right on schedule! I may miss the cuttoff time for the leaves in my region, but I think it’ll still be pretty.

    I know that we could have waited until next spring, but that meant waiting another year. That to me, seemed too long – especially since we’d want to to start working on a family around that time (we’re mid 30’s).

    Post # 11
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    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Where do you live? What type of setting do you want for your wedding? That can help you decide.

    We’re in Maine and if we choose to do a beach wedding we’ll do that in the summer. Fall here is also beautiful so we’re also considering fall wedding options too. If I lived in my hometown in California I would do a garden wedding in late spring/early summer.

    Post # 12
    Member
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    LauraR:  we went with fall for a few reasons- we love the foliage (in new england) and it will be cooler without being freezing. Summer, while very pretty, is high season for weddings so prices tend to be higher, and dates fill up quicker (but if you have lots of time, this might not be an issue for you).  Since we live in new england, winter was out- couldn’t have some massive blizzard fly in and ruin the day (though I think in a big wedding dress, I wouldn’t mind the cooler temps!).  I thought about spring, but knowing we have an outdoor ceremony made me worry about rain.  Some spring months in this area could also get a last minute random snow storm too, and we wanted to avoid that.  

    Post # 14
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    3350 posts
    Sugar bee

    We were kind of limited in what we could pick, which made it easier. I’m the same as you, I love weddings from all seasons. Ideally, I think I would have loved a winter wedding. Unfortunately, I’m a teacher, which means getting time off during the school year is pretty much impossible unless it happens to fall during Christmas or Spring break which is not when I want to have my wedding!

    Adding to that, I live across the country from my family/where the wedding will be, so I can’t just have a weekend wedding anytime- I need time to fly down and then back, which again, not possible during the school year when I can’t get time off.

    So, we’re having a summer wedding. My SO’s job is very busy in July, so it’s hard for him to get time off, so we decided on August. My birthday is also in August, and I didn’t want the wedding too close to my birthday, so we looked at either the 1st or the 8th. The venue I loved was booked for the 1st, so the 8th it is! So in the end, our decision was pretty easy, as other factors basically made the choice for us.

    Post # 15
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    18 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We found a venue that we loved. It was outdoors, so our date was dictated by both that and his vacation schedule since he’s still in residency and was living on the opposite side of the country from where our wedding was held.

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