(Closed) Did you choose your date first then a location or visa versa?

posted 12 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
127 posts
Blushing bee

Location then date! But we did have a time frame in mid (late June/early July). It depended on the schedule of the venue!

Post # 4
34 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

WE choose a date then found a site that was reasonable to us

Post # 5
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We, too had a time frame. But, once we picked our location we had to go waaayyy outside of it to get the place that we wanted!

Post # 6
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We decided some time in May, then decided the specific date based on the venue. Like May 16th is a high school graduation, and they use our church for that because it’s such a big school.

Post # 7
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I picked my date first because I really wanted to get married on Halloween! Though, when we found a venue we loved, our date wasn’t available. So, we are actually getting married on November 1 instead.

Post # 8
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We had a time period in mind (early fall, preferably Sept) and then found a venue we liked and chose the date that was available.

Post # 9
484 posts
Helper bee

We did time frame as well so when I was calling around I asked for dates in a three month range. When we finally decided on a venue I then called back and asked for all available dates so I could compare to our families’s schedules and the church’s. We actually ended up with a date about two months later than I intended but with everyone’s schedules that’s what worked. It was a GIANT pain in the ass and the part about being engaged I hate the most – funny how its the first thing you need to do in the planning process.

Good luck!

Post # 10
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I have always wanted to get married on the Fourth of July.  The date was chosen before he proposed!  (Glad he loves the idea!)  Then I chose a venue.  🙂  I’m so glad my venue was available though because if not I may have switched dates!!!

Post # 11
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Venue first then date.  We are only having an 11 month engagement so had to check about availability places first then narrowed it down from there.  The only thing important about the date was that it be in 2009.

Post # 12
3331 posts
Sugar bee

We chose the time frame, knowing that we wanted to have the wedding in May.  Then we excluded the last weekend, because we didn’t want to use Memorial Day weekend.  We only considered one venue, so we met with the staff to see what weekends they had available.  They gave us two possible choices, and we chose from those. 

Post # 13
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

We picked a few months we’d like to get married, then I made a chart of the places we liked for ceremony and reception and we were able to see which days things lined up and went from there picking our date.  We were also trying to coordinate when the leaves change colors in the fall when we decided to have our wedding in PA!

Post # 14
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We were pickier about venue than the date, so we chose the venue first, with a date range in mind. 

Post # 15
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Date first. We wanted a winter wedding, so we picked a date between Thanksgiving and Christmas. THEN we picked the venue: a charming historical chapel, and a log-cabin restaraunt with a fireplace. LOVELY!

Post # 16
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

we chose the date first because i wanted a fall wedding, and then we chose the location.

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