- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
FI and I have been talking lately and we’ve decided that it may be worth considering moving our wedding up from Halloween of 2015 up to March 2015. We’ve been tossing the idea back and forth, but are having difficulty figuring out which is actually better.
We’re having a long engagement. With the fall date, it’ll be 3 years. Being so far out, we’ve got a lot done planning wise, but nothing set in stone regarding the date, so there’s still time to change it without any massive consequences. We decided that we’ll give ourselves until this March, a year out, to decide what we want to do and have scheduled our engagement photo session for the 2nd weekend in March where we’ll take some save-the-date pictures as well.
We started planning for Halloween because it’s one of our favorite holidays and it’s the day I proposed to him. However, we aren’t really doing anything particularly Halloween-y. All we have planned in that regard is a costumed reception (which we hadn’t worked out the logistics on), and “trick or treating.” Basically having different candy at each table and giving everyone a bag to go table to table and gather what they’d like as a favor.
Other than that, our colors are pink, blue, purple, and yellow/gold (think Lisa Frank). Heavy nerd influences; video games, comic books, scifi, etc. We’re also bringing in our various hobbies, a lot of DIY, sheet music, beer/brewing related stuff. We’ll be having paper flowers, hops, succulents, carnations, maybe some poppies? I guess we’re going for a quirky, fun, vibrant sort of vibe.
Thinking about it, I feel like we’re trying to have a spring wedding in the fall. We love the idea of being able to get married sooner, but having it later, you get to save up a bit more for it. Also, having it earlier means less time to lose some of the older family members. Sadly, that’s a concern in my family. On the other hand, we’ve been saying Halloween, and those who need to save up may not be able to if we move it up. There are some people on FI’s side of the family across the country that come to mind. However, I think giving a year’s notice (not planning on sending save the date’s that early, just letting them know so they can prepare) is plenty of time. It’s kinda like having a destination wedding. When you’ve given ample notice, it’s up to the guests to decide if they’ll make saving up to go a priority. I think it’ll be fine, but it’s still a concern. As far as the weather goes, Texas is always unpredictable. The ceremony will be outside and there’s a chance at either time that it’ll be a bit wet or it could be absolutely beautiful. I’ve seen both.
So, can anyone offer any input? Why did you choose to get married in the season you did? Does your theme/vision match the season you chose? What other things should we take into consideration when deciding? Any advice would be really great.