- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2016
My fiance and I are trying to settle on a date this week. We want to marry in the summer or fall of 2016, after he graduates from college.
I have felt pretty settled on September 24, 2016, but it is complicated. I have always wanted a fall wedding. I love the colors, the leaves, and all of the quaint things you can include in a fall wedding. I also want lace sleeves in my dress, which would look so gorgeous with fall pictures. The problem is that my fiance may be going to law school in the fall of 2016. We would obviously be moving together, but if he starts law school in August of 2016, that puts us flying back home for our wedding (he will most likely be out-of-state for law school) and then probably postponing our honeymoon until Christmas. That seems really sucky.
Our other possible date is August 6, which would be just before we move to law school. We could probably have a one or two week honeymoon and then move straight into our married home. This seems like the better choice, but I hate to sacrifice my fall wedding. Does it make more sense to compromise, or is it normal for couples who are marrying in their hometown to fly back for the weekend and then have a honeymoon later?
My other question is about the venue. My fiance envisions a church ceremony, and I’m fine with this. We definitely want an outdoor reception. As I look for wedding inspiration, I am very drawn to the rustic/country weddings. Will it be possible to merge a traditional church ceremony with a rustic/quirky outdoor reception? Or should we just have the whole thing at the kind of venue I envision for the reception? I’m worried about transitioning from a very classic ceremony to a quirky/country reception. Some of the churches we are thinking about using are VERY traditional with organs and stained glass windows. Some other options are a little quainter, and might work better with the reception theme.
What are your suggestions? Help me nail some of this down please!
- This topic was modified 3 years ago by coachhw.