(Closed) Are you getting married on your dating anniversary?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yep!  My Fiance and I will be getting married on our 10-year dating anniversary.  When he proposed in August 2012, the first decision we made about the wedding was the date.  I think it’s a cool thing to do, and date will have extra meaning to it!

Honestly, it sounds like your best friend is just grumpy because she’s always a bridesmaid and never a bride.  I can’t blame her though, being Maid/Matron of Honor 6 times is an honor, but I’m sure she’s ready for her special day to come, too.

Post # 4
1099 posts
Bumble bee

You’re lucky, I think that’s wonderful! I WISH we could get married on our dating anniversary, but the timing just doesn’t work. It’s way more romantic to get married on your anniversary, rather than when a venue happened to be available, or something like that. It makes the date so much more special.

It’s understandable that your Maid/Matron of Honor is getting bitter, so just smile and ignore.

Post # 5
1946 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Nope. Our first dating anniversary was 2 months after we were married.

Post # 6
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That would be great! I wish we could get married on our dating anniversary too but im having a spring wedding and we started dating in the fall. So the colors and theme really wouldnt match. But if it works for you, id say go for it!!

Post # 7
3162 posts
Sugar bee

@thatredheadedbride:  Lucky!

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@NoOneYouExpect:  We tried to! But our 10 year dating annivesary is on a Thursday and the timing wouldn’t be ideal as many of my family members could not travel then. So, we are having our wedding 12 days before our 10 year anniversary.

I tried to convince Fiance to wait and have our certificate signed on Aug 22 (our annivesary), but he doesn’t want to wait ๐Ÿ™

But, kudos to you! Everyone picks dates for various reasons. It could be because its convenient, it has a special meaning, anything. Who cares!?!? If you want to do it, then go for it!

Post # 8
78 posts
Worker bee

I would like to! I’m not engaged but my boyfriend and I plan on getting married after college. I actually looked it up and our anniversary falls on a weekend on both years that I might be graduating (depending on how quickly I finish school) so I think we’ll have some pretty good luck there. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think it makes perfect sense to do that, and it’s not childish at all. Besides, it certainly makes it easier to figure out how long you’ve been together vs. married. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Not exactly.. our dating anniversary is FEB 27th.. were getting married JUNE 27th 2014…. the day is the same just different month.. we didn’t want a winter wedding.. and after seeing how expensive food and bev minimums were we looked into fridays and found a friday in the spring on the 27th which just seemed like it was calling us! I like it!

Post # 10
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Yup. We are getting married on our 6th anniversary. It’s special to us (it’s the date of our second date, where we became official) and we want to keep it.


It’s not childish. Get married when you want.

Post # 11
5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would have NEVER gotten married on our anniversary date… so more power to any friend that would have chosen it… Come to think of it, my friend is getting married 2 days after my dating anniversary date & I could care less. 

Post # 12
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Yep ๐Ÿ™‚

We’re getting married on our 6 year anniversary. It worked out well, we both wanted a longer engagement (like, 18 months) and we both wanted to get married on our anniversary. It just so happened that our 6 year anniversary was 19 months away from when he proposed and fell on a Saturday, so we obviously picked that date!

I really don’t see how it is childish. It’s a date, just like any other, but instead of picking some random date you picked one that’s important to you. Your friend sounds kind of bitchy.

Post # 13
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are getting married exactly 3 years after the day we met. This was not intentional. I actually realized this about a month ago, and thought it was pretty cool!

Post # 14
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes. We’re having a Destination Wedding, so we’ll legally marry in our hometown on our anniversary date. Our Destination Wedding date will be 1.5 months later (when the semester’s over).

Post # 15
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No, we didn’t bother to worry about this.  I don’t think it makes your wedding any more special to get married on a particular day.

Post # 16
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

I wanted to but, he’s supersticious and wanted to avoid May 13. I picked this as an alternate. It actually has meaning other than our wedding; I picked it without a second thought and later realized it was the first time we said “I love you.” after finding old pics on my friend’s Facebook.

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