Newly engaged and I need help setting a date!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
24235 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011  Have you decided yet?  I’m biased because we were married in the fall (September), but I love the idea of a fall wedding!  Also, I have really bad allergies and springtime is my nemesis lollll. 🙂  But honestly, both dates sound lovely!

Post # 4
5463 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m biased because my bday is April 27th but I think April is great. I also live in Ga, go to UGA so I understand football. I wouldn’t get married in the fall because of football and because there are a ton of fall, barn weddings in GA lol

Post # 6
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013  if you are talking about football…. aren’t most NFL games played on Monday, Thursday or Sunday nights? (maybe you are talking college football??????)

I would first consider cost…. see what the price difference is between a fall and spring wedding.

I would then consider a venue…. check to see if the place you want is already booked.  My wedding day was chosen based on the venue’s availability. 

I would then consider the weather in your area….. what is the most comfortable time of year?  If you are having a wedding during the warmer months will your guests be comfortable?


Post # 7
5463 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

californiabride2013:  she is definitely talking about college… I promised NFL is not as important in the south….

Post # 9
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle

I think the significance of your 5 year aniversary would be best for the wedding date. (plus harder for him to forget it) Im in Australia and not into football but is there a certain time of day that the games are playd/aird on TV?

For example sometimes our games are playd at 5pm.. if your cerimony was at 4:30, cocktail hour or 2 from 5-7 (for the game) and reception to start at 7pm?! Lol


either that or they watch it later and your wedding celebration and friendship means more so they will come..

Post # 10
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014  Really it’s up to you! Whatever date you choose, you will end up loving. We wanted to get married in May since our anniversary and both our birthdays have always been in May, but that would have meant a 6 month engagement and since my fiance started a new job not long after getting engaged, we felt it was appropriate to wait longer, so our new anniversary will be in August! I was a little upset at first, but I am excited about a new anniversary date because it becomes a new and important day. 

I think you should think about how long you want to be engaged also. I think next May would be great as it gives you pretty much a year to plan (and not second guess every choice!) but if you want more time, October may be the month for you 🙂

Leave a comment

Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

Find Amazing Vendors