Post # 1
Hi ladies. I’m newly engaged and new to the boards here. I got egaged on March 25 in Hawaii to the love of my life. My fiance and I have talked a little bit about dates, but I’m having a hard time choosing between a spring wedding (May) and a fall wedding (October) of 2015. Growing up I always dreamed of a spring/summer wedding, but within the past year or two I’ve thought more and more about a fall wedding and how simple yet beautiful they can be. We live in Atlanta, so a southern outdoor or barn wedding in the fall would be beautiful. I also feel like a fall wedding could be potentially more cost effective… maybe? One HUGE pro is that our 5 year anniversary falls on a Saturday in October 2015, so that would be very special to have our wedding on that date. However, football is huge here and in our circle of friends, and my fiance seems to think that people would either not attend the wedding or be pissed if it were during a big game. Personally, I like football as much as the next southern girl, but I can’t believe people would actually NOT go to a friend or family member’s wedding over a football game. I mean, really? The other con to the fall would be that we would be engaged for more than a year and a half. I know that’s not terribly long, but it feels pretty long to me. As far as May goes, I really love the spring. The weather is nice but not TOO hot at the beginning of May in Georgia. I also feel like May is more traditionally what I dreamed of as far as a wedding goes. Overall both options are so wonderful, I just can’t choose. Please help me decide!
Post # 2
email@example.com: 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 # 3
pengoala: We haven’t officially decided yet BUT I think we are leaning more towards a spring wedding. Although fall would be absolutely beautiful, it seems like there are just too many conflicts with that month between ourselves, our family and friends. Right now I’m looking at April 25, 2015. We are going to start looking at venues next weekend.
Post # 4
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 # 5
firstname.lastname@example.org: How exciting!! 🙂 April 25 sounds like a great day!
Post # 6
email@example.com: 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
californiabride2013: she is definitely talking about college… I promised NFL is not as important in the south….
Post # 8
californiabride2013: I am referring to college football, which happens on Saturdays typically. I do think a lot of it is going to depend on our venue. Hopefully we are going to start looking at venues this weekend.
Post # 9
- 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
firstname.lastname@example.org: 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 🙂