Post # 1
ok, So I’m dealing with the idea of having my wedding a week before my birthday.
I think a lot about the date of my future anniversary and I’m not sure if it’s good for it to be close to my Bday because of 2 celebrations being close together (economy)
what do you guys think? would it be a bad idea?
Post # 3
I like spacing out my celebrations so I have holidays to look forward to thoughout the year. Thats just me though.
Post # 4
My wedding is 4 days before FI’s birthday. FI couldn’t care less, since birthdays aren’t a big thing for him anyway. For me… I’d have hated to get married close to my birthday!
Post # 5
Think not only about postponing your b-day celebrations in the year of our weding, but also about what effect it will have on your future anniversary celebrations, being so close to your birthday.
That being said, my birthday is 2 weeks after our wedding: we’ll be celebrating it on our honeymoon. FI let it slip that he’s planning a special dinner for us on our HM. I don’t mind having birthday & anniversary all rolled together forever, but it’s definitely something to consider.
Post # 6
There are no rights or wrongs here, but my personal opinion: I would move it a couple of weeks if that was easy to do, so that they are at least 2 weeks apart. 2 weeks apart there’s no chance of them “merging”. I get 3 special days a year (birthday, anniversary and now also mother’s day), and it’s nice that they’re spaced out for me. But mothers’ day is less than a month from my birthday and I never remotely feel like they merge, so a month apart is fine. I wouldn’t delay my wedding several months over this, and I wouldn’t move it if deposits have already been paid.
Post # 7
One of my closest friends got married on Feb 13th and her bday is Feb 12.
Her husband has it made….Bday, anniversary and Vday over and done for the year in 3 days, lol.
Post # 8
I guess we like to put celebrations together. We have my birthday, our anniversary and then DH’s birthday in 3 consecutive months, each seperated by almost exactly 30 days. Only after we were married did I realize we are on the exact schedule as my parents’ for birthdays and anniversary and our anniversary is also in the same month as his parents’ anniversary and his mom’s birthday (celebrated at our RD). Maybe we were just used to celebrations in the fall?
Post # 9
I don’t think it matters. My parents got married in my dad’s birth month, the date is their birthdays averaged (so he wouldn’t forget! and 5 days from his birthday). Every birthday and their anniversary is it’s own celebration. Often there’s his birthday dinner on one weekend with their anniversary dinner the next. Though presents and wishes are/have always been the day of.
Post # 10
My birthday is february 22nd and we get married march 22nd. I dont mind, here in Europe we don’t exchange gifts with anniversarys.
Post # 11
Would it really be so bad to roll a birthday celebration into an anniversary celebration if you’re worried about money? I don’t know many adults who still celebrate their birthday anymore, but if it’s a big deal to you maybe consider moving the wedding a few weeks. Like PP’s have said, I wouldn’t want to change the date if any deposits have been paid.
Post # 12
Depends what matters to you. We deliberately picked a time of year when we have nothing else to celebrate.
Post # 13
FI’s birthday is August 18th. A week before our wedding day. But I guess that’s an improvement because we started dating August 19th so I always had to find him 2 present, both anniversary and birthday at the same time.
Post # 14
i know a couple that got married a few days before the husband’s birthday. they go to disney world for every anniversary, and are there for his birthday. the wife plans a big surprise for him each time.
i think it depends on the way that you celebrate.
Post # 15
We got married a week after my birthday. It was one day after our dating anniversary so it was no big deal, we had already been celebrating close to my birthday. We don’t do big presents so in not worried there.
Post # 16
Our wedding is going to be a week after his parents anniversary and 2 weeks after his moms birthday. Not much we could do about it because of scheduling issues, but nobody really mids. Besides his mom told me, shes had more than enough birthdays and plenty of anniversaries, it’s getting boring celebrating the same things every year and she wants something new to celebrate.