Birthday month & wedding month

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Both of our birthdays are in October and so is our wedding anniversary. 

We did it that way so that we could take trips every October and do one big celebration. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

1. December

2. August

3. I didn’t really care.  We chose August to get married thinking there’d be less chance for rain…but it did anyway LOL

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Farm

socalgirl1689 :  My birthday is in December and my husbands is in Februarry.  We didn’t want to get married during the winter. We got married in May. We didn’t really think about spacing it out from our birthdays it just kind of happened that way.  We just picked a date and started planning from there.  The date didn’t have any significance prior to it being our wedding date. 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We got married just over a week after my birthday. It was not intentional but our venue only had 3 dates available. We wanted July but the only date they had available in July they couldn’t guarantee us a roomblock for 2 nights for our guests. The other avialable date was Father’s Day weekend and we wanted to avoid all holidays. So we had to pick August. I was bothered by it for awhile but now it’s not a big deal. The year we got married my birthday definitely took a backseat due to travel and wedding prep (we attended another weekend my birthday weekend, the week before our own wedding) but other than that, it hasn’t really mattered. It’s actually been kind of nice because the past 2 years we’ve done a joint birthday/anniversary trip.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I wanted to get married in March or April.(too cold before and we’re in 100 degree temps by May). FH birthday is late March and the venue is closing for renovations April 1 so we looked at March dates instead which due to the closing were pretty full. The day after FHs birthday was available so we took it and we love telling everyone it’s the day after his birthday “so he can never forget” haha but I’m honestly looking forward to it. I can do two smaller gifts or one big one every year. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My birthday is right near Christmas. We got married in Sept. I wouldn’t have cared if the wedding was near my birthday (I’m one of those people who doesn’t really care about their birthday), but with it so close to Christmas, and given we didn’t want to be engaged for more than a year, a December wedding was never on the cards.

Given availabilities of key people, we only had two possible dates we were looking at. One was near my husband’s birthday (not sure if he’d have minded that or not), but we had a chance for better weather on the other so we went with that. So birthdays weren’t factored in at all.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Our birthdays aren’t near the time we wanted to get married so it wasn’t an issue. If they were, I probably would have tried to space it out at least a week or two. If for some reason the best day to have the wedding was the week of my birthday or on my birthday, I would probably just bite the bullet and do it then. 

If you’re concerned about how to celebrate both days so close together, I would do a different type of gift for each event. Like, a gift for the person on their birthday, and going to a nice dinner or a trip for the anniversary. If you’re concerned about spending so much at once, you could do a small anniversary celebration on the date, and plan for a bigger event later in the year.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I am getting married the day after my birthday and my fiance’s birthday is later the same month. The timing for the wedding lined up with our work schedules and schooling so we are happy with the plan but it was not intended! The only thing was we did not want the wedding ON my birthday so we went with the following day.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

FH birthday is April, mine is August… so it was gonna be close to one or the other!

My thought was we could do it close to my bday and then celebrate both. He said he wanted to be able to do separate things for my bday and our anniversary. My bday is late August so trying to do the wedding mid sept – early oct. I always wanted a fall wedding and the leaves change colors in early Oct here, but dont want it to be too cold. That time of year can be unpredictable.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

socalgirl1689 :  March and October. Birthdays didn’t factor into the date at all – we wanted a fall wedding and we were trying to time it so we’d have peak foliage and not be too close to my best friend’s wedding in September. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

socalgirl1689 :  1) March 2) June 3) our wedding was when it was most convenient for guests. We had a March option but decided it would be a pain for teachers and parents as well as too short notice. As it was, we got married within 6 months of being engaged. While I wouldn’t marry directly on my birthday (just in case of bad memories connected with one or the other – why ruin both?), I wouldn’t have cared if I shared the month. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We’re actually getting married about a week after my Fi’s birthday. It was just when the venue was available! My birthday is in October, and while that is originally when we were looking at, we didn’t want to wait that long to get married!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

We’re getting married the day before my birthday. Originally we had planned on booking September or October (because we figured we’d need a year’s engagement, but didn’t want to get married any later), but when we were booking the venue they mentioned they had that date in August still available and we figured – well, the earlier the better. People always seem to be suprised that I’d “allow” our wedding to be so close to my birthday, but I really don’t care. It’s just more to celebrate!

Post # 15
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Newbee

1. May

2. October

3. I didn’t care. We wanted fall and the date we chose was when the venue was available. DH’s birthday is in October too. He didn’t care that they shared a month at all. 

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