Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2019 - Helotes, Tx
My husband and I got legally married on August 17 and had our traditional ceremony in Oct 03. Now we are hitting 1 year and can’t figure out which date to celebrate our wedding.
He prefers it to be on the legal date because his father who’s a reverend signed it and it was an immediate situation due to financial reasons. His close family were only ones there at his home and we just decided it in a whim. Afterwards I decided to move in with him. Also, due to some miscommunication my family couldn’t make it because this happend late at night.
As for myself, I prefer celebrating it in our ceremony date because it was surrounded by our family and friends; and it was held in a traditional church, reception and dance. Besides we chose our ceremony date because it would be nice since it falls same anniversary date with my parents and brother-in-law and his wife.
Has anyone had issues regarding choosing an anniversary date?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2021 - Concord, Ontario
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Post # 3
Is there any reason you can’t have an anniversary celebration on both dates? Personally I’d choose the ceremony date over the legal date, but if you and your husband can’t agree, a good compromise would be celebrating both. After all, both dates have some significance in your relationship.
Post # 5
Celebrate the first date privately, since it was private, and celebrate the second date more “publicly” since that’s when more people are aware of it.
Post # 7
I’d personally consider 8/17 to be your actual anniversary since it was your wedding day and 10/3 to be the reception in honor of your marriage. It seems more accurate to me that way. But there is no law that says you can’t recognize both in some way.
Post # 8
In my book, your anniversary date is the day you got married, so that would be the August date.
Post # 9
This. But ofcourse you can still celebrate both.
Post # 10
I’m in a similar boat! We got married on our dating anniversary in December, but are having the wedding celebration this June (unless we are forced to cancel/postpone). We plan to celebrate both, but fully consider the December date our true anniversary.