(Closed) Did you pick a date or a venue first?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which came first: the venue or the date?
    The venue : (52 votes)
    58 %
    The date : (32 votes)
    36 %
    Other (please explain) : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    we picked the month and then we saw what the reception venue had available

    Post # 5
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We really wanted to get married in June because of our school schedules, and the 16th was the most convenient for a few reasons. Venues don’t book too quickly around here though, so we had the date in mind when we looked, but we would’ve changed it if we’d needed to.

    Post # 6
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We originally were thinking June, but June 25th was already our dating anniversary and it fell on a Saturday, so we chose the date first.

    Post # 7
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Booked the venue and then date. Then 1st venue was cancelled by vendor (private farm). Big headache! So date changed again when I booked second venue (no availability in June). Went from Saturday to Friday wedding but who cares, it’s a wedding regardless! 🙂

    Post # 8
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We picked our date first. We booked our venue over a year in a  half in advance so that we could have our choice of date.

    Post # 9
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    We picked out the month and then choose from our venue’s available dates. We ended up with one we’re totally excited about! 

    Post # 10
    588 posts
    Busy bee

    Simultaneously =) we picked a venue and realized we wanted a specific date they didn’t have!! Did some negotiating and got our date at our venue!!

    Post # 11
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We picked the date first.  We were about 1.5 years out so I figured most venues would be available.

    Post # 12
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Fell in love with the venue, wanted to get married in May on a Friday, worked out the details from there.

    Post # 13
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We picked our date we knew that this is what we wanted. We got engaged 7/4/10 and set our date for 11/11/11 and We were looking at venues for that date before we even were officially engaged. We wanted to make sure wherever we decided to have it was avalible for our date.

    Post # 14
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had a date picked that we wanted (July 28, 2012), but it wasn’t do-able at the venue we chose, so we switched to August 25, 2012. I’m happy now that we switched because we are getting married outside, and the weather won’t be as humid at the end of August.

    Post # 15
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We narrowed it down to weekends that worked (myself, Darling Husband and all our good work friends worked the same 4 on, 4 off schedule at the time, and can’t all take the same day off), then narrowed it down further by our VIP’s availability dates and then looked for venues that we liked that also had availablity for one of the dates that worked for us.

    Post # 16
    3 posts
    • Wedding: February 2009

    We picked a date first, then a venue, then paid for it, then got engaged… a bit backwards, I know!  The date was pretty important to us though.

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