Post # 1
Right now, we’re planning a September 2011 wedding. I always wanted to get married in September and I’ll be 21 in time for the wedding/reception/honeymoon. But as we talk (we haven’t really planned much except picked out the church and venue) it’s sounding like no one from my side will be coming. The wedding and reception will be in FI’s hometown, roughly 12 hours from where most of my family lives. Granted, my family IS being really snarky about this… But I kind of feel bad that just my mom, dad, and brother will be there.
I’m thinking that having the wedding over Memorial Day weekend would help my aunts and uncles out alot, with taking vacation time and stuff. Then it wouldn’t be such a rushed trip for them and they might actually consider going. It would also mean an extra day off work on every anniversary for Fiance and I!
I worry a little about only having 7 months to plan (and not being 21 for the wedding/reception/honeymoon) but if it calms my relatives down and increases the chances they’ll come… I think it’d be worth it. Fiance is still up-in-the-air about it…
Post # 3
If you want to change the date then change. Make enquiries to your church and venue and see if it’s possible first. I can see why you want to change but I can also see your worried that you’ll then only have 7 months, but I think that’s enough time.
Post # 4
What about Labor day weekend? Similarly long but closer to your time frame.
Post # 5
In addition, as Amaryllis says perhaps go for another holiday that gives you more time.
Post # 6
If you are woried about drinking, I don’t think your venue will really card the bride, do you? Also, if you honeymoon out of the country you don’t need to be 21 to drink.
However, keep in mind that Memorial day moves slightly so you won’t always have a long weekend on your anniversary but near it.
The only problem with being 7 months out it Memorial day could be booked already for your venue and several vendors so you would need to start looking now as holiday weekends are often popular for all the reasons oyu mentioned.
Post # 7
oy… found out today that my grandfather is worsening. He was diagnosed with stage four bone cancer (metasized from the prostate) in March. He was given 3 months, which was extended to 1-2 years after an infection was cured and the treatment went well. Just found out that the cancer has spread to the spine, which has caused a lot of pain.
I really want to change the date now…
Post # 8
We changed our date, not that I wanted to… But if you feel that it is best for your situation, then you should do so.