Post # 1
The wedding venue we want is closed during the summer due to a lack of air conditioning. The fall 2013 dates are booked, and as we don’t want the potential of snow (february) or it being too hot (April), we’ve settled on March.
Because of the way he proposed, full moons hold some significance to us. The only one during March falls on the 16th. The day before that is the 15th, a Saturday. Known by some as the Ides of March.
Would this matter to you? Should I be skeeved out?
Post # 3
Not in the least. I only know it from doing Shakespeare at school. Every date is probably bad luck (or good luck) in some culture somewhere.
ETA: You’ll probably get more comments about it being the day before St. Patrick’s day. My response is the same: just about every date is a national day somewhere in the world.
Post # 4
I would have loved that date. I love Shakespeare, that was one of the first plays I ever saw.
Post # 5
Lol, Ides of March is a bad date for sure…
BUT only if your name is Caesar
Actually I think it is a cool date to get married on… but then I am a big Theatre fan.
Post # 6
@This Time Round: I read your post to Fiance, and he is still chuckling. He has a degree in theatre. 😀
Post # 7
Is there anyone out there who would be bothered by this/think it was bad luck or a bad omen?
Post # 8
Meh, I’m more fearful of the Carbs of Starch….
Post # 9
@ddavila2001: As an off-the-wagon South Beacher, I can totally sympathize.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We were married on Friday the 13th (also the day he proposed)- the good thing is, Darling Husband will never forget our anniversary date!
Post # 11
Ides of March – The word Ides comes from the Latin word “idus”, a word that was used widely in the Roman calendar indicating the approximate day that was the middle of the month. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.
–From the web. See? A festive day.
Edited to add…I personally think it’s a great day, as we are getting married March 16, 2013.
Post # 12
Uhh… no. It is a day that has some minor relation to a dead (and not very good) caesar from 1900 years ago. Now if your grandfather had been assisinated on that day, maybe a little crass. But who cares about literal ancient history when selecting your wedding date? As a PP said, if you look at history long enough something bad happend on every day. And plus, unless you point it out how many people are even going to think to associate the day?