Post # 1
I am having a heck of a time picking a date. My mother passed away in August so I am looking at around 18 months after we got engaged (I need some time to get in a better emotional spot to plan) but that is March and March in Minnesota is gross- my opinion, if you love march in Minnesota I don’t mean to offend. I don’t want to get married in February but only because his first marriage was in February. And I don’t want to wait too long but I really love the idea of August.
What month did you chose for your wedding and why?
How long of an engagement is too long? I’m excited, I don’t want to wait forever!!!
Post # 3
@KatB442: We wanted July, August, or September as we wanted to have our ceremony on the local riverboat and those are the only time the boat runs here so the outdoors was a big part of our factoring but we ended up with August because the reception venue we wanted was already completely booked for all Fridays and Saturdays in July and September. There was actually only 2 Saturdays open still in August so we got what we could. We were engaged for 13 months and booked our venues 11 months ahead.
Post # 4
I don’t think that 2 years is too long for an engagement. If you’d rather wait until August, you should go for that!
Post # 5
March, because we’re hoping there will be no snow by then and it won’t be as bitter cold. And this month makes it one year that we were engaged so we didn’t want to wait much longer. For a second we were gonna do the whole “winter wonderland” theme this winter but nixed that idea when we thought about bitter cold winds, frost, blizzards, below zero temps, slush and ice, freezing rain… yeah.. no.
Post # 6
@Beasha: good point….. If we want to be outside we will definitely have to plan ahead. I didn’t even think if that and how much faster things would book up durning the few nice months we have!!! A river boat cruise sounds really romantic.
Post # 7
@MissMarple: maybe it just feels long because I’m so excited. Once I have to actually pkan time to plan, it may not seem so long!
Post # 8
May. Our engagement will be about 20 months by the end, and three months in, I’m really enjoying having the time to plan. We chose it because it can snow it Michigan in April and June can be really hot.
Post # 9
@Diamond84: lol! I loved the idea of a winter wonderland until I pictured me and FI as the only ones there because a blizzard prevented everyone from traveling! I liked March at first because it gave us an 18 month engagement but I’m still worried about a freak snowstorm preventing travel since most of our family and guest will be from out of town. And who am I kidding? We had snow in May last year so a March storm isn’t really a freak.
Post # 10
We chose October because we LOVE halloween, and we wanted it to be cool outside. I just couldn’t see getting married in a summer month because of the high humidity, or in the winter when its super cold.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
Midwest Canada! Here is my reasoning:
January-April Didn’t want a winter wedding, too cold, crap for travelling, want ceremony outside
May-June is rainy season here
July-August is tourist season and we are WAY too busy to take any time off or expect any of our friends to come
September PERFECT weather, not too busy, tons of activiites still, wanted fall colors
October too cold for outdoor ceremony
November-December Again no winter
Post # 12
We chose May and live in Ohio. May is usually reasonably nice here, though we get the occasional freak snowstorm in April. We’re having it inside because Winter and Spring are very rainy seasons for us, and May 3 could be 80 and sunny, or it could be 45 and drizzling. There’s no way to know!
Post # 13
Our wedding is in St. Louis. Our wedding date is June 7, but we picked it MOSTLY because of work (our busy seasons had very little overlap – the only time both of us weren’t insanely busy was June and July, but now we both have new jobs so it completely negates that, but whatever). Anyway, we wanted avoid the crazy heat and humidity of the summer, and have realitively predicatable weather. I also always pictured myself as a spring/summer bride versus fall/winter. June 7 just happened to be exactly two years from our engagement date, so it worked out nicely.
FWIW, some days I hate having a 2 year engagement (I just wish it was hear already!), but other times I LOVE it. We’ve had every single vendor booked forever (and we got our pick of the litter), and right now I just get to focus on all my “fun” projects. Plus, so much more time to save money!
Post # 14
We are getting married in October, but we have a two year engagement. I am looking forward to having some extra time to plan!
Post # 15
i went with october, i love fall! go with august 🙂
Post # 16
@KatB442: I would not ever get married December-June in Midwest!!! If you can tolerate cold late octobr-early november is soooo pretty. I chose september because its usually still warm and the month is pretty dry compared to June 🙂 I feel like it rains ( atleast in IL ) alot in the spring and early summer. My sister got married in August here an it was also beautiful. I guess MN doesnt get as hot as Chicago so August would also be a good month