(Closed) Advice Needed

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What shoud I do?
    Marry on my date and have the wedding the same day. : (7 votes)
    18 %
    Marry on my date but have the wedding on another. : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Change the date altogether. : (23 votes)
    59 %
    Other. : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    If changing the date is not an option, I would say marry on your day and have the reception the following weekend.  Just make sure you have some sort of “vow renewal” so your guests don’t feel like they’re being duped.

    Post # 4
    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    If you want to keep your date I would personally do a quickie at the courthouse ON april 25th and then the wedding the saturday following. But I wouldn’t keep the plans from anyone, I would let them know what we were planning because to me it’s unnecessary to keep it from them.

    Post # 5
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Our anniversary is in July, we’re getting married in November. Pick a new anniversary date.

    Post # 6
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Kng2178:  honestly, depending on what part of VA you’re in, It’s not uncommon for a weekday wedding due to heavy military families 🙂 Tuesday isn’t terrible. Just my opinion. But honestly, I would not wait till 2017 to marry. Why not go out on a special date a on the 25th and then have your wedding on the weekend on a different day.

    Post # 7
    965 posts
    Busy bee

    It sounds like the date is really important to you, so in that case I think you should get married on 25 April 2015.  In saying that, I’ve never really understood the need to wait until finishing college to get married.  If for whatever reason it really is important to you to wait, then I think you should have the ceremony on the Tuesday and the reception the following Saturday.

    Post # 8
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @Kng2178:  Why not choose the weekend before or after? That’s what we are doing 🙂 our anniversary is the day before my birthday so we are getting married the following week. It just means an extra weekend of celebrations! Plus, if you marry the weekend before your anniversary you can have two anniversaries in a row, which is pretty fun 🙂

    Post # 10
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

    In four years time, you may feel very differently about this and whether it is really important.  You may also have to choose a completely different date!  I say plan your date very flexibly and reaccess in a few years.  Congratulations on your engagement!

    Post # 11
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    2017 is really far away.  I think once you get closer to the wedding you might care less about getting married on a particular date and more about being able to celebrate with your family and friends.  I think your mom is correct that if you must get married on that particular day then you should do it alone and have your reception later.  Or you could get married on the 25th of a different month.  

    Post # 12
    31 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’d plan it for 25 April 2015 if I were you. Waiting until 2017 is a really long time and I don’t really understand why finishing college first makes a difference to you.

    Think about how much your relationship has grown in the four years you’ve already been together… now imagine four years on top of what you have! In two years time, finishing college as a married woman mightn’t seem like such an issue compared to your impatience at being ‘in limbo’ (it can start to feel like this) for another two years!

    As for getting married on your date in 2017 and then doing it again on the weekend, it’d be strange not to be able to celebrate immediately after getting married. And if people find out, they might get a bit hurt (even though they really have no right to be). And it sounds like a bit of a hassle – it might get expensive if you want both ceremonies to be nice.

    As long as it isn’t a Destination Wedding and you don’t have many out-of-town guests, having it on a Tuesday isn’t so bad (although people will grumble) just make sure you explain to everyone that the date is important to you. And do expect everyone to go home early because they have work in the morning.

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