Should I get married on my parent's wedding anniversary?

posted 3 years ago in Family
  • poll: Should I change my date by one week and get married on my parent's anniversary??
    Yes! : (20 votes)
    59 %
    No. : (14 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 2
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    1619 posts
    Bumble bee

    How does your FI feel about it?  Does he want something unique to the two of you?  Will it upset his parents? If it was just my decision, and my parents had a happy marriage, I’d think it was kind of sweet, but there are other players involved who may feel somehow slighted.   

    Post # 4
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    4809 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted yet, but I guess I wouldn’t go out of my way to get married on their anniversary. I don’t think it matters one way or another. I was actually born on my parents’ wedding anniversary! 

    Post # 5
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    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I got married the day before my parent’s 35th wedding anniversary. Not on purpose, but it was still pretty cool. I’m not sure I’d change it to make it happen, but I wouldn’t be opposed.

    Post # 6
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    3419 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I voted no, only because I would like to have my own date. That being said though, if you really want to change your date change it. I’m sure it would mean a lot to your parents

    Post # 7
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    588 posts
    Busy bee

    Assuming you won’t lose your deposit and it won’t mess up any other plans – if you *and* your FI want to, why not. It’s cute.

    Post # 8
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    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    For me, I honestly wouldn’t do that, purely because I’d like FI to have our own date. But if it’s something that you and your FI want, go for it!

    Post # 9
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    sunelake27:  I’m doing it! This Saturday! On my parent’s 45th wedding anniversary.

    I think it is a nice way to honour them.

    Post # 10
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    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I am getting married the week after my parents 33rd wedding anniversary. I almost went for the same day, without realizing it… I definitely wanted them to have their own day and me to have mine. I am going to he honoring their milestone at my wedding though. 

    Post # 11
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    I wanted to do this too! My parents 50th is coming up this May, unfortunuately we cant pull it together in time but I reallllllly wanted to.  I think its the sweetest thing:)

    Post # 12
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    1272 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    If your mom thinks it would be a cute idea and you don’t have a sentimental attachment to the date you’ve already chosen (and your FI doesn’t care one way or the other), I would switch.

    Post # 13
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    4752 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I would totally do it!! I even mentioned this to my SO the other day and he said “That would be cool! Let’s not do it on my parents though lol”… Both of my parents are dead and his parents divorced, so he doesn’t want anything to do with their wedding in ours. Since my parents are dead, it would be a little different because it would still be our day anyways since they can’t celebrate. 

    Post # 14
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    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We accidentally picked the same day as my grandparents – just from our schedules it seemed best for going for mid-August, which happens to be the same as my paternal grandparents. Since they raised me and have always been a very important part of my life, I think it’s awesome. FI thinks it’s perfectly okay as well. My grandparents were very excited about it. I would say it depends on the relationships between everyone involved. 

    Post # 15
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    271 posts
    Helper bee

    I personally would not.

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