Picking a Date – Harder Than I Thought

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@engagedsagebrush:  I should be biased since I was married on July 6, but honestly I’d go with the second date since it makes more sense for your guests so they can make both weddings.

We had some conflicts with our wedding because we wanted it in JUne, but everyone was busy in June. We chose July 6 becuase it was the only date left out of the summer for our venue and church. We didn’t care that it ended up being close to the 4th of July because we figured those that want to come will make it and the others oh well. A wedding is more important than 4th of July festivities in my opinion, and we had a terrific turnout for our wedding. Only one couple declined because of something else 4th of July related going on.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We definitely had problems picking a date! We picked August 10th, but our friend who piped for us couldn’t come and neither could my best friend. So we moved it to August 3rd, but FIL (a pastor) had another wedding to do on the 4th and didn’t like the idea of 2 in a row. We couldn’t do it any later because DH was starting school, so we ended up going with the 3rd. And I’m glad we did, because now our anniversary will always be on/close to a long weekend!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@engagedsagebrush:  Honestly, find a venue thaat you love and pick a date that they have available. It is what we did and there wasn’t any sweating over picking a date!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@engagedsagebrush:  I wouldn’t do a holiday weekend.  A lot of the times people have annual plans they might not want to miss.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our date picked itself, lol! We wanted April 19th but the venue we wanted was booked for most of 2014 with May 10th and June 28th left so we picked the 28th. Fiance’s bday is May 13th and dear son is the 25th….no more May dates so….Done and done! 

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@engagedsagebrush:  

If you do July 6, I’d commit and send save the dates ASAP. On long holiday weekends like that, people book up fast with other plans! But I’d say if your future BIL/SIL can’t make it that date (did I read that right?) definitely choose the other one.

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