(Closed) Date selection

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How did you choose your wedding date?

    It was a special date for us

    It was convenient for our guests

    It was the only date available at the venue we wanted

    Other (state below)

  • Post # 3
    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Your wedding day is going to be special regardless because it’s your wedding day, so we’re just making it convenient for the guests within what is available at our venue. 

    Post # 4
    736 posts
    Busy bee

    When FH and I pick a date we will choose the weekend that fits in best with our work schedules.  We’ll also check that none of our immediate family members will be overseas at that time before we book anything.

    Post # 5
    5965 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    A date that is convenient for guests would be most important to me. You’re getting married-that makes the day pretty special already.


    Post # 6
    496 posts
    Helper bee

    I specifically picked a day that’s not on a long weekend (a lot of people like to get out of town on long weekends in the summertime here) and on a day when there aren’t a lot of road/traffic closures due to festivals, etc. I also tried to plan it to be during a time when we’re most likely to have a sunny day… finger’s crossed!

    Post # 7
    6386 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m chinese, so we picked a day that was “auspicious” for us.

    Post # 8
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @a_day_at_the_fair:  It was convenient for us and for our VIPs (parents and sisters) and the venue we wanted was available. I also checked to make sure our first-choice caterer was available too. It wasn’t a special day before we picked it, but it obviously is now! 

    Post # 9
    2181 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @a_day_at_the_fair:  ours is a little bit of both: we were looking at the the closest Saturday to our current anniversary (so a special date), but the closest was Easter weekend, which would be inconvenient for our guests. So we moved it to the following Saturday, so it’s still close to our anniversary, but convenient for our guests.

    Post # 10
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    That date will become special. If it is just those two choices, I would pick what is convenient for your guests. 


    We chose ours due to my school schedule (summer break).

    Post # 11
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    First we chose a date based on it being during the summer (we’re both teachers) and not near any sad-days for our families (death-dates, birthdays of deceased loved ones, etc.  We have a lot of those).  We wanted a Sunday to still be the weekend but be cheaper (we were also originally planning on a lunch reception, but that idea is out the window).  We booked that date at our venue of choice (which was about 2 hours away from any other venue we looked at) and started booking vendors.  Then we found out that we could no longer have the venue on our date (long story – they didn’t do anything wrong, it was just horrible coincidental timing).  They only had one other summer date available, so that is now our date!

    ETA: We checked with VIPs each time before setting the dates.


    Post # 12
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    We chose our date based on availability at our venue and the time the sunset and twilight ended. The venue won’t allow us access to site until 6pm, due to religious reasons, so we are having a sunset ceremony. I always thought I’d get married in May or June, but we’re having a March wedding to get the most sunlight for our ceremony! 

    Post # 13
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We picked our date-April 9th (its a Wednesday) as we got together, and engaged that date, so to us, it was the only date to get married. We have had a few people say they cant make it due to work, mind you we gave 6 months notice. But we figure people who arent there obviously wont change the day whether they come or not. On the plus side, a weekday was SOOO much easier to plan for venue, vendors etc! WIN!

    Post # 14
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We ended up changing our date a few times before sticking with August 15th. We were originally going for July 19th because I like odd numbers and we just picked a random date. Then, my mother informed me that she had her class reunion that day and she was really looking forward to it. So, we changed it to August 23rd….until we realized that it was a close friend of my fiance’s anniversary. It wouldn’t have bothered me to do it that day, but we bought a house that was almost right across the street from them and had a baby four months after them…they already talk shit and say we’re copying them and obsessed with them, ugh, no, thank you. I do not need to add more fuel to that fire. 

    I really wanted an odd number for the date. Yes, I’m a little strange…I’m okay with it. So, we picked the 15th and I told SO that we WILL NOT move it again! I made sure we ordered and sent out STDs just to secure the date even more haha.

    Post # 15
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think your wedding date is special no matter what you choose.  Personally, we have been together for 22+ years, married for 17 and we celebrate the anniversary of our first date in September and our wedding anniversary in October.  Score 2 date nights for special events!

    For me, if people that I love can’t be there it won’t be special.  I would always choose planning a date where it is easiest for people to attend.  Everyone has their priorities, those would be ours.

    Post # 16
    7934 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    we picked our date at the venue we liked based on availability, it wasn’t the only one available, but of the dates available, it was the one we liked best.

    i only took DH’s, mine, and my mother’s schedule into account.  i asked the girls to be BMs and told them the date at the same time.


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