Post # 1
Ok so looong story short. My wedding was May 15 2010 but our venue dropped us and whats looking like our *new* venue is booked only on that saturday in may. Heres the dilemma: We are going to do it either May 8 or May 22. Pros and cons of each:
May 8- My dress isnt going come in until about 2 weeks before that and I WILL need alterations. Also we were going to do camping for all of our out of town guests that weekend right on Lake Michigan. (I just found out its alot cheaper for everyone to camp together then stay in a hotel. And its fun!) And im worried about it being too cold out.
May 22- One of my very good friends is already getting married that day and I’m afraid we will have alot of the same guests. Thats open house time and we have ALOT of seniors every year it seems. Plus my mom works for the school district so graduation time is just big no no.
What to do??!?!?!?!
Post # 3
I hate to say it, but you really only have one option if you want to keep your friend. May 8.
Post # 4
I would go with the 8th. Having your wedding the same day as your friend’s is a major no-no.
Post # 5
Is your wedding during the day or in the evening? Would you consider doing a Sunday? Maybe you could keep your original venue assuming you are still willing to work with them. Maybe they will even give you an incredible deal considering they “dropped” you?
If Sunday is a definite no, I would go with the 8th. I do not think that a week in either direction will guarantee you better or worse weather. This past weekend was 70 here and next weekend is supposed to be in the 50s.
Post # 6
ToBeMrsG:Its in the evening and I would do a sunday but the majority of our guests are from out of town and me and my Fiance plan to go back to work on monday. (what a romantic honeymoon huh?lol) Or else YES Sunday would work wonderful!
Post # 7
That, and the 22nd is one of the most popular dates in May this year… This stage in the game, your vendors could have issues. Have you checked with your photographer, DJ’s, etc…
Post # 8
What about a date in june, so you don’t overlap with your friend or have to worry about the cold.
Also, regarding camping idea: did you check with all Out of Town guests to make sure they want to do that? I feel like providing at least the option to stay in a hotel would be polite.
Post # 10
I’d go with May 8th. And I’d consider changing the camping plan. Maybe instead you can rent a cabin to share? That way you get the camping feel but you have heat just in case it is still cold.
Post # 12
Watch out! May 8 is Mother’s Day and all of the florists we talked to said they don’t even do flowers for weddings on Mother’s Day weekend because they are so busy. Just something to think about. It was our original choice for a date before we found this out. So I vote for the 22nd. 🙂