(Closed) Choosing a wedding date dilemma. What would you do?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: If you were me, which month would you choose?

    October

    June

    Other (explain)

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Im also a teacher… slightly different holidays (end of june -end of aug) I chose to get married beginning of August. It wasnt the most ideal, because it was extremely hot.. but honestly, I wouldnt change it. After the wedding, we flew to Hawaii for two weeks and had the BEST time! It was so nice to get on a plane and fly away, leaving all of the stress of wedding planning, and people talking about the wedding.. I also loved everyone at the resort asking us if we were on our honeymoon and giving us extra special treatment! Then when we came home from our trip, I still had two weeks to unwind and catch up on regular life. All the stuff that had been neglected due to wedding planning. I cleaned and organized and just got back to regular life before starting a new school year. Personally, Id pick the june wedding date.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Have you looked into venues at all to see whether next June is even feasible? That’s the most popular month for weddings and lots of venues book up a year or more in advance.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    prettyshinythings :   I voted June.  You can take a weekend in October and have some nice photographs taken of you and your new DH with fall colors.  It’s not quite the same as a fall wedding but for your sanity, and to have a honeymoon, I’d go for June.  

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

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    prettyshinythings :  Loads of people go back home after their wedding and do a honey moon a few months or even a year after.  Honestly, I haven’t been to any wedding where the bride and groom went straight to the honey moon after.  I think that version is only in movies.   I personally love october weddings :).

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I’m a student teacher and I feel you on this! I vote you pick a long weekend in the fall if that is your dream. 

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    JUNE!!!

    You can have a honeymoon and not only that but you have free time before the wedding and so much time after. And if you ever want to go on anniversary trips… it will always be during your off time! Priceless. And this is coming from a bride who loves fall but chose June due to family and logistical reasons. Do your engagement photoshoot in the fall so u have that.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee

    If you are planning on being a teacher for a long time, I’d go with June. That way, you can actually celebrate your anniversary in the future with a vacation. Fall is nice, but you have to do what’s going to fit into your life.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    My Fiance is a teacher, and we are getting married next summer during his break so we can do a honeymoon soon after (and it was easier on our families’ schedules too- a lot of people were tied to the academic calendar).

    One of my teacher relatives got married in October.  She took an extra day during a long weekend (“fall break”) the weekend after they got married, and they spent the weekend at a destination within the state.

    I’ll echo what

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    BookishBee :  said about venue availability.  There weren’t many June weekends available at the venues we looked at back in February.  It’s dependent on area, of course, but June is pretty popular.

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I’m a school psychologist and we are getting married in November. It just so happens to coincide with teacher’s convention weekend, so we lucked out – no school the Thursday or Friday prior to our big day! My superintendent also approved 5 days off the following week so that we can take our honeymoon (I think I’ve used 1-2 personal days total in my past 4 years of working there, so he allowed this exception to the usual policy). We chose fall because it’s way too hot here during the summer and late spring for our liking. Good luck with whatever you choose! If nothing else, maybe a mini-moon if you get married in October? Like a weekend at a cute bed and breakfast not too far from you?

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    I’m all about Fall weddings – I was a September bride myself. But based on your situation I’d say June.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I voted June but truly if you wanted an October wedding, then I would go for it. I noticed you said you didn’t want to ask for days off for personal reasons, but if you get PTO as part of your job package, that’s something they give you that they can’t tell you what to do with, so if you wanted to use it to have your wedding in the fall and take time off for a honeymoon, you should!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    prettyshinythings :  I am a teacher–we got married the end of September and I took 2 personal days, one the Friday before and one the Monday after to rest and run some errands. We planned out honeymoon for winter break–it stretched out that honeymoon excitement a bit longer and gave us another big thing to look forward to!

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