Post # 1
Recently I decided to overhaul my wedding and as a result, we had to change the date to coincide with my fiance’s spring break since the wedding will be further away. This pushed the wedding back by six weeks. I know this isn’t much. However, for those of you that had to push your wedding date back for any reason (money, time, whatever), was it hard to see the original date pass and know you still had to wait a little bit longer? It just seems right now like it’s going to be rough to know we still aren’t married yet and have a month and a half left. Fiance’s idea first was to elope here in our home state that day by ourselves and not tell anyone but I don’t want to lie to our families. His second idea was to go to a nice dinner that night since he said it’ll be kind of hard for him too which we will probably do. I know it gives us more time to plan and save money but I was just wanting to hear from others that have had to go through this. The overhaul was partly financial and partly because it’s now more special for us by the way, we just wish we could have kept the original date or moved it up instead of back.
Post # 4
We’re in the same boat- we had planned the whole wedding for Jan 22, and just last month found out that our venue foreclosed. So, we had to start from scratch and our new date (at a new venue) is Feb 11. We had to change the date due to availability at the new venue, and cost. It would have been nice to have moved it up, instead of back, but we didn’t want to get too close to the holidays. I definitely know how you feel, I was really attached to our date. I don’t think we’ll celebrate it in any way, it would just be a sad reminder that we lost our original wedding plan (the one I was dreaming of since we were first engaged!). Best of luck with your new date, I’m sure the wedding will be great no matter when it happens! (My fiance always remind me that, no matter what date, we’re still getting married!)
Post # 5
Our date happened to be January 22 too and now it’s March 6.
Post # 6
I want to bump this to hear any more opinions/experiences that may be out there
Post # 7
My FI and I were supposed to be married in December of 2009 in Jamaica. Everything was planned and then an ice storm blew into the city and all flights were cancelled and we couldn’t make it to Jamaica. So…no wedding. We still haven’t rescheduled b/c in February FIs mom passed away unexpectedly. It was hard seeing the date go by and it’s even harder now knowing that FIs mom is no longer with us to celebrate. We will definitely be getting married, but we just aren’t ready yet and will probably do something really low-key when we are ready.
Post # 8
We hadn’t officially set a date for earlier, but I’d really wanted to get married in October of this year. We ultimately decided on February of next year. Although there is a party of me that does wish that it was almost here and would be so excited if that was the case…. the bigger part of me is SO glad we’re waiting. I feel like I would’ve been 10x more stressed trying to get everything done before this October. Plus, as it turns out, my boss (who is in the reserves) got deployed to pakistan and will be gone through October so that would’ve ruined our honeymoon plans! I think Feb will be a much better time for us. 🙂
Post # 9
My FI and I change dates all the time. I am a Canadian, my FI is an American and we are planning to live in the states (I am moving to be accurate). For me to move to the States, I have to apply for a fiancée/K-1 visa. Every time people ask us if we set a date, it keeps getting pushed back due to immigration purposes. It isn’t easy for us! We would love to just enjoy our engagement, and plan our wedding with whoever we want on our own time, or run off and elope without angering our respective countries, but it isn’t possible and I feel like none of my friends understand :(. So yes, I totally feel your pain *hugs.
Post # 10
We’ve had to push the date back multiple times. It originally was going to be this October.. so as October gets closer the realization that we could be married by then really stings. We’ll probably just go on like normal. Nothing special.