Why did you choose that wedding date?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Why did you choose your wedding date?
    Anniversary : (23 votes)
    6 %
    Same day and month of our first date : (15 votes)
    4 %
    Same day and month of our first kiss : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Birthday : (4 votes)
    1 %
    Weather/season preference : (122 votes)
    33 %
    No school : (35 votes)
    9 %
    Most convenient : (92 votes)
    25 %
    We had no other choice : (31 votes)
    8 %
    We didn't really mind the date, as long as it's on the same month we wanted : (46 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Same as you, our original date was already booked. We both felt that we’d rather move a month back than a month forward due to weather concers, and I liked 25 because my grandparents’ anniversary is 3/25

    Post # 4
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @bridetobee16:  We choose ours beacause it was convinient for us and our immediate family. But boy… Was that a big pain to get one for all to agree on!

    Post # 5
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Our dating anniversary is January 1st but we didn’t want to deal with a wedding then otherwise we would have. So HE chose the day after Valentine’s day so it’d be easier for him to remember. I couldn’t have given less crap about when we got married or what season.

    Post # 6
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I put in the poll that we didn’t care as long it was the right month, but really we were looking for a season (and considering factors like venue availability and VIP availability).

    Post # 7
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I spent some time narrowing down our choices;

    My brother will be coaching highschool baseball and football.  This puts most of the summer/fall out of the question.

    My dad is a farmer, which puts most of April/early May out of the question.

    I live in the midwest.  I deeply dislike the cold, and weather just happens to often.  So that knocks out winter.

    So I picked the last weekend in May, and I am hoping for the best!

    Post # 8
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    our original date was the same as the day as we started dating, and also we got engaged (different years, of course)… We had a number of issues and had to reschedule, so our new date is a combination of our photographer being available (she books out 12-18 months in advance), seasonal change meaning the weather should be nicer, and the fact that our venue offered a discount for tr month we picked. There’s no special waning for our date (yet!)

    Post # 9
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    Our ceremony site will be closed from June thru Dec for extensive renovations. That left May. They had 2 dates – May 10 and May 24. My dad had one request for all of his kids’ weddings: that it NOT be on a holiday weekend.

    So May 10 it was. 🙂


    Post # 10
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Or preferred date (7/4/2015 which would be our 8-year anniversary) wouldn’t work because of a family conflict, so we were fine with pretty much any other summer Saturday.  Then we realized we could schedule it close to a meteor shower, which would be perfect because we’re doing an outdoor, evening ceremony and the reception is in a greenhouse.  After booking, I realized that our wedding date will be all 8s (8/8/2015 and 2+1+5=8) and we will have been together 8 years, so it turned out to be pretty cute!

    Post # 11
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We picked the month becasue we could both take time off in May (I will be between grad school and residency, he will be finished with a big project). We picked our specific weekend because SIL graduates the first weekend, BIL the second, so we took the third. It’s also convenient because it means that FILs will already be in the country.

    It’s inconvenient a bit, because it means my birthday, Mother’s Day, and our anniversary will all be the same week. Bummer!

    Post # 12
    858 posts
    Busy bee

    We chose May 31st. In canada we are almost guarunteed not to have snow. Time of year that it isnt to hot or too cold!

    Post # 13
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Both of our birthdays are in November – so we knew it was going to be in November. We wanted 2014 because I like that it ends in 4. He suggested the 7th (his favorite number is 3 and mine is 4). I thought the 7th was perfect even though I don’t like odd numbers, lol. But it falls on a Friday this year and we knew that a lot of our guest would not be able to make it to a Friday wedding (his family is from CT) so we went with the next day and we are completely happy with our decision 🙂

    Post # 14
    141 posts
    Blushing bee

    We picked ours partly for the number and partly for the time of year. We started dating on June 13th, and he just so happened to propose on March 13th, so I figured 13 must be a good number for us. I originally wanted June 13th of this year as it would be our 6 year dating anniversity and a friday the 13th, same as when we started dating, but he is a teacher and said that it would be a hard time of year for him with exams/report cards/end of the year stuff, so we decided on August instead. The only downer about that is now we are living somewhere remote whose school starts middle of August, we are going to have to come back here within 2 days of our wedding and he will be starting the year late. 

    Post # 15
    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We picked ours based on what we wanted to do for our honeymoon.

    Post # 16
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I wanted a Fall/Winter Wedding

    I did not want to interrupt football season, both DH and I are big fans

    Then it was just a matter of what worked for the church

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