Post # 1
Thought this would be a fun discussion. How did you pick your wedding date? Does the date have any spacial significance?
FI and I chose our date for a few reasons.
1. We got engaged in March 2009 and decided that summer 2010 would be a good time to get married.
2. The weather in Ohio in September is gorgeous and I thought labor day weekend would be fun.
We booked our venue 17 months out so we had our pick of date. We decided to go with Sunday the 5th because they offered us a 10% discount. Sold! 🙂
Post # 3
Good question! We picked our date (also Labor Day weekend) because:
*We started dating around the end of August (and he proposed on our dating anniversary), so we thought it would be cool to keep our anniversary at around the same time of year.
*We figured it would be easier for out-of-town guests if we picked a holiday weekend, so they could travel on Saturday, go to the wedding on Sunday, then leave on Monday. They wouldn’t need to take any days off of work if they didn’t want to.
*We thought we’d get better rates on a Sunday wedding, though that hasn’t really made a difference so far.
Post # 4
We wanted a 18th day because we started dating on May 18th and he asked me to marry him on July 18th (our 14 month anniversary). We wanted something in the fall (as summer is very hot in VA) so we decided on Sept. 18th. 14 months after he asked me to marry him! Kind of a cool symmetry.
Post # 5
We chose our date because the place we fell in love with does not have weddings during the summer because of the art festivals in Laguna Beach.
Since our wedding is in a tourist city I will also be happy that “summer break” is officially over thus less people at the beach.
Post # 6
We picked our date according to the Chinese Almanac stating this date was a good date to get married.
Post # 7
Treasure43- What a coincidence with your dates. I actually have the same thing, although our dates happended more by accident that intentionally. FI and I’s dating anniversary is May 5th 2007, he proposed on March 5, 2009 and we are getting married September 5, 2010! I love how all the dates worked out like that!
Post # 8
we wanted september, because july/august in MI is hot humid sticky and not pretty wedding weather!
we didn’t do labor day weekend as a lot of our guests have holiday plans, we considered 9/11 for the cheaper price, but found that it was only going to be a $1000 more for the 18th and decided with that so that i got my “even number” date… (i have ocd with certain numbers)
we got engaged at the end of aug so it gave us just a lil over a year to plan!
Post # 9
We’re getting married 3 years from the day we met!
Post # 10
Jaylii9! We’re date twins!!!
We (I) chose our date for a couple of reasons:
1.) A lot of vendors will give you a discount for a Friday or Sunday. 5 Sep 2010 is a Sunday – cha ching! 🙂
2.) We will have some guests traveling in from out of town – the next day, Monday 6 Sep is Labor Day (a federal holiday) so they can travel Saturday and Monday without having to leave early or miss work the next day.
3.) Yes, September weather in Ohio is delightful 🙂 Not too hot, not too cold (usually!). Here’s hoping.
4.) We needed to save some money between our engagement in 2008 and the wedding – we figured September in 2010 would be perfect.
5.) I’d be planning the wedding myself and needed time to get my head on straight.
Post # 11
We also wanted to avoid summer tourists (and rage-inducing traffic) on the Maine coast, so after labor day, but before the second week of October when the weather would be less reliable. Sunday at our venue was half the rental fee, so we zeroed in on Sundays pretty quick. Then we started taking weekends away. I didn’t like the weekend of the 11th, too sad (and I think the only other wedding they had was on the 12th?). My parents 25th anniversary is the 19th and my fiance’s bd is the 17th, so that weekend was out, so we ended up at the 26th.
Post # 12
We picked our date because fall is my favorite season of the year and September is my favorite month. It’s not too hot/not too cold (though now we are getting married in the Dominican so it will behot no matter what). I didn’t do labor day because I was afraid of it being a holiday and I had funny feelings about September 11th (I know it sounds silly but I’ll always think about the attacks when I hear that date rather than my own wedding) so we chose the 18th instead!
Post # 13
I wanted an October wedding, but the venue was booked for every Saturday in October. We are limited to only being able to wed on Saturday because of everyone having to travel. Then, we reserved Sept 25th, only to be told 2 weeks later that they made a mistake & had another wedding at the same time booked much earlier than we had. So, we could either have a early morning wedding on the 25th, or choose another day. So, we chose the 18th & they offered us 1/2 off the venue cost because we were so flexible & understanding about their mistake. Bonus!
Post # 14
We picked ours because we wanted September. I wanted Friday because then it leaves the rest of the weekend open for guests. And the 17th was the day that the one room I wanted at the venue I wanted was available. The stars aligned!
Post # 15
We wanted a Saturday in September, for weather-related reasons. The first Saturday is Labor Day, and we didn’t want to interfere with people’s holiday weekend plans. The third and fourth weekends are Jewish holidays, and while we aren’t Jewish, we have a number of guests who are, and we wanted them to be able to attend. That left the second Saturday.
Post # 16
Hey I chose it because it’s a holiday weekend and my venue was available. All the Saturdays were taken, but the Sunday before Labor day was not. Yay!