Post # 1
Basically my fiance and I started dating on May 14 of 2010. My birthday is May 15, and his is May 29.
We both love May and my fiance thinks it is a really great month for us to get married since we will have so much to celebrate. When thinking of dates, I asked him to give me a few options. This is what he came up with:
3 May 2014- almost two weeks before my birthday and four weeks before his, so we can spread out our celebrations. Also good because mothers’ day isn’t until the next weekend.
24 May 2014- in between my birthday and his, so that we have a day each week for 3 weeks to celebrate.
September or October- a different month all together to even out celebrations, but dates are limited due to some family member’s birthdays.
Personally I think May 3rd would be nice, or mid-September.
Post # 3
I think that if you both really like May then go for the May 3rd option. I think the 24th of May might end in your birthday being over shadowed by wedding stress/sorting out the last minute details. And as for September or October, they sound great but it seems that May has more sentimental value to you and your SO. Good luck choosing a date and enjoy planning 🙂
Post # 4
And also, if you go with May 3rd then you can enjoy your birthdays as a married couple 😀
Post # 5
@Miss_Lala: Thank you for your opinion! That is very true.. it would be really nice to celebrate our birthdays as a married couple, I hadn’t quite thought of it that way 🙂
Post # 6
@sunshinewish15: “dates are limited due to some family member’s birthdays”
Why? As long as your wedding isn’t on an immediate family member’s birthday I don’t think it’s a problem.
Post # 7
I think choosing May is romantic for the reasons you’ve listed.
BUT May can be a pretty busy month… I take it you guys celebrate Mother’s Day same time as Canada & the USA (2nd Sunday in May)
Do you have any other significant holidays in May
In Canada we have Victoria Day Weekend… marks the Birthday of Queen Victoria on May 24th… but celebrated the 3rd Monday in May
And in the USA they have Memorial Day Weekend… for their Vets which they celebrate the last Monday in May
In both cases, these are long weekends in our respective countries… and the official kick-off for the most part for our “Summertime”
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My first marriage… we had one season that was very busy for us as a family. With many significant dates all close together (although as the years went on we didn’t celebrate them all)… Day we met – Day we started dating – Day we got engaged – Day we married – His Birthday – My Parent’s Anniversary – and a couple of Family Birthdays too… throw in 2 Stat Holidays… and it made for a very busy 6 weeks or so. Fun. BUT busy… and kind of expensive too because the majority of the family stuff “had to be marked”… not ignored.
Lol, this time round, I haven’t done much better.
Mr TTR and I mark in a relatively short time frame… Day we started dating – His Birthday – Christmas – New Years – Our Wedding Anniversary – Valentines – and My Birthday (span of about 11 weeks)
Lol, I guess you could say, I just like celebrating things… the more the merrier. Perhaps you are the same way ???
Post # 8
@paula1248: We want to marry on a saturday, and my fiance has a sister and two brothers whose birthdays are in october and one in september, as well as my own father’s birthday the first week of september. There are still some saturdays free it’s just that we will be choosing our date around other family member’s birthdays. We really like this time of year though, which is why we are considering it.
Post # 9
@This Time Round: Thank you for your comment 🙂 in Australia we celebrate Mother’s Day the same time you do, but that is our only holiday in May. I like your ‘more the merrier’ point of view, we are both really into celebrating which is why we want to choose a date that we will be able to celebrate. We don’t have children yet so I suppose Mother’s Day is something we won’t be celebrating too soon, it’s more just having a bit of time between dates so no one’s day is overlooked or not celebrated.
Post # 10
@sunshinewish15: I fyou really want may go for the 3rd. but you can be around other peoples birthdays. honestly who is to say you won’t have a child on any other special day in the future.
Post # 11
I vote for the 3rd…but I am slightly biased since my wedding is on the 2nd and my bday on the 26th! LOL Also, early may has slightly better prices since it is not quite considered busy “Wedding season” yet 🙂