Post # 1
I’ll start… The original date my fiancé and I chose wouldn’t work since it was already booked at our venue. We had our hearts set on only one ceremony and reception venue and didn’t bother looking at other ones, so we knew we can be a little flexible with our date.
At first I was bummed, but when I realized that if we add the single digits of our date, it would equal to one of our favorite numbers! (kinda silly, I know!)
We like this number because FI and I were both born on the 16th! Now I like our wedding date even more than the original date we had in mind (which had nothing to do with us, it was just more convenient for some guests, and that’s why we chose it).
I guess that’s my way of being more positive for not being able to get our first choice. I’m sure this question has been asked before, but I have yet to come across a more recent post. I’m just curious why couples have chosen their specific wedding dates.
ETA: Forgot to add, we wanted to get married in August because we wanted a summer wedding. Luckily a summer wedding here in CA and minutes away from the beach can be pretty nice and cooler than other places.
Post # 3
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
@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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We picked ours based on what we wanted to do for our honeymoon.
Post # 16
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