Post # 1
FI and I are trying to set a date. We;re in our late 30s/early 40s and really want to be married before the end of the year. You need 6 months notice for my church which leads us to late August. My FI really wants his best friend to stand for him in the wedding and for work reasons the best friend is not able to travel here (he lives in a different province) in September or October. The date we are liking it November 15. My mother is worried there will be bad weather and people from away won’t be able to get here. And that it will snow, etc etc. Her list goes on. She went on and on yesterday about it. I just want to get married and I’m fine if it snows a little (or even a lot).
At least we got through dress shopping lol.
Post # 3
@LarLa: I’m in Minnesota and usually November isn’t horribly bad for snow. I’d do what the two of you want, especially since it seems that its very important for your FI to have his BF there.
Post # 4
@LarLa: you said province…are you a Canadian bee? If so, where abouts?
Post # 5
Just book it. She’ll eventually get over it, you just have to listen to/ignore her complaining fora few months.
Post # 6
it is your wedding– pick the date that works for you and your fiance. if your mom is a pushy person in general, this will also set the tone for how decisions will be made throughout the planning process.
Post # 7
I’m not 100% sure where you are from but you mentioned different provinces so if you are Canadian depending where you and your far away guests are from, you should be more than ok with weather. I live in Southwestern Ontario and it doesn’t start snowing/blowing until December at least if not January. Sure we’ve gotten flurries occasionally throughout November/December but nothing usually sticks til January (except this year has been pretty bad for snow). I would say just plan the wedding of your dreams no matter what time of year you wish to do it! Good Luck with the planning process!!
Post # 8
@LarLa: We drove from ON to NB for a november 13 wedding a couple of years ago – it was no big deal at all!
Don’t worry about it 🙂
Post # 9
@mrs-to-be-2014: I’m in Newfoundland!
It does start snowing in November but it doesn’t usually stay down. I was in a wedding 4 years ago that was on Nov 7 held in the same city. It was outside too! It was a beautiful day.
We’re just going to go with it. No matter when you have a wedding something can go wrong. One of my coworkers got married just after Sept 11, 2001. A lot of planes landed here and stranded passengers were sleeping in her reception venue until the day of her reception.
Post # 10
@LarLa: good for you! I was married in Manitoba in February 23 years ago. Even the farmers made the 2 hour drive in!
Post # 11
@LarLa: good for you for going with the wedding date of YOUR dreams!!!
The weather (especially this year where I live) is completely unpredictable! We don’t usually get large amounts snow until January or February, but it’s been snowing since November without any melting, and just yesterday it finally had the chance to melt (a bit…we’re still a long way to go!)