Which date would you choose?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Which date would you choose?
    March 7 : (23 votes)
    46 %
    June 6 or 13 : (16 votes)
    32 %
    October/November : (8 votes)
    16 %
    Find another venue : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @annb9:  I vote March 7th! And not just because my date is March 8th…

    I think you’ll really appreciate having that extra time off. It will be much less stressful for both of you. Outside pictures weren’t really a big deal for me..living in New England you can’t really count on the weather, so even you choose a date in June or October there’s still a big chance that it will rain (especially in June, depending on where you live). 

    Also, I think winter weddings are really cool – if it is snowing or if there is snow on the ground it could make for some really unique and cool pictures!

    Post # 5
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @annb9:  I’d go with March too.  Weddings are crazy hectic times and you will need all the support/help you can get from your groom.  The less stress the better.  And waiting until May for a honeymoon won’t be that bad since you will both have dedicated time off – no need to ask a boss for permission.

    And March there are still flowers blooming – think crocus, daffodil, and maybe tulips.  All very colorful.  And winter/early spring weddings have other great benefits (like less costly) which might be beneficial to you both since you are still in school.  Think less debt for when you start your marriage.

    The June date would be extra stressful for your groom with a new job and getting married all in one month.  You don’t want to put that much pressure on him.  

    And the October one sounds like it would be stressful for you and you are right, it’s SO far away!  I’ve been engaged for almost 1.5 years (the longest I said I would go) and it’s been so hard to keep everyone else in the wedding (parents, siblings, friends) excited for that long.  We almost got married in February – but my sister (the MOH) is out of the country on a 3 month internship – so it got pushed back to May.  I so wish I was already married at this point of my engagement.  

    Good luck choosing!!

    Post # 6
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @annb9: Yike, that is a bit of a pickle. I chose March 7th since it sounds like, of all the less than ideal choices, that is the one that would work out best in terms of ‘free time’ to plan the wedding. You two are going to have a LOT to do, and if one or both of you is too busy with school or internships to contribute to planning and getting things ready, things could get super stressful. 

    Have you considered finding an indoor place to do photos? Where I live the weather is ALWAYS unpredictable. FI and I are getting married in mid-May, which means there could be snow, rain, sun … who knows! We are planning and hoping to do our photos outdoors at a beautfiul park, but we do have a couple of backups in case we are unable to do so. One of our backups is the local Floral Conservatory that has lots of beautiful flowers and greenery, which will serve as an excellent backdrop for our photos if need be :). 

    If you find a backup indoor photo area that meets your needs, then there are really no cons to a March wedding other than waiting for your honeymoon, which really isn’t that big of a deal. It will be something to look forward to and maybe will prevent you from having those after wedding blues that some brides get! 

    Post # 7
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    You could get married June and it could be incredibly rainy and gross, or March and it be beautiful.  You can never predict the weather (especially these days), all you can do is make the most of it.  You want to be the least stressed out possible so you can enjoy the wedding. 

    Post # 8
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @annb9:  March! It seems like the best choice given ALL of the unknowns and potential complications that may arise due to school, internships, etc. If you want FI around before and maybe a little after the wedding, MARCH is the best for you!

    Post # 9
    93 posts
    Worker bee

    @annb9:  I would be inclined to pick a fall/winter month, but only because it gets so bloody hot down here during the spring and summer times. Also, a 2+ year engagement isn’t unheard of. It gives you plenty of time to plan everything and possibly save up some funds for either the wedding or honeymoon, so you don’t feel as though you’re going into debt just for one major event.

    Post # 10
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    March!  It sounds like the perfect time in your schedules – and winter weddings are gorgeous!  Sure you will have to worry about a snow storm, but you will be able to get some amazing pictures!

    Post # 11
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @leahthehun:  I voted march, because practically it sounds like the best date for you

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