(Closed) Having a really tough time picking a date :(

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Which wedding date?

    Friday, August 31, 2012 (cons: early ceremony, my brother will be gone)

    Saturday, September 1, 2012 (cons: late reception, my brother will be gone)

    Saturday, December 22, 2012 (cons: winter weather, too far in the future)

  • Post # 3
    7288 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Winter is beautiful. I recommend waiting so your brother can be their see as you have made it a con of almost every choice..it seems important! Time goes by really fast as well.

    Is there a religious or a financial reason for wanting to get married sooner? you could always get married legally and then save the celebration for December.

    Post # 4
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What state do you live in? I live in Buffalo, so we are used to the snow up here. I voted for the December date since it is a saturday, and your brother can be there. I think that people will still be able to make it. If it is important to them, they will make the trip and just because it is december, doesn’t mean here will necessarily be a blizzard. As you said, you will also have more time to take a honeymoon, and maybe depending upon where you go, you can get cheaper rates since it may be the off season

    Post # 5
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The combination of family being able to make it, a location that you love, and time off before and after the wedding, push the December date to the head of the pack for me.

    It’s only a few months more and the positives outweigh the negatives IMO. The people that really matter will make it work, snow or not.

    Planning your wedding around weather is always a tough variable because you never know, September could be horrific and December might be gorgeous next year.

    Post # 6
    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i vote for the december date, you added so many positives to getting married on this date and it really isn’t that far away, i get married te saturday before this, and i feel i still don’t have enough time 🙂 

    Post # 7
    2441 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Since you don’t want to wait to get married, might you actually get married sooner and then have the formal wedding and reception when your brother returns in December.  I believe everyone will understand your wanting to wait for your brother for the festivities.  But for yourself, if you want to be married sooner, you could.  In essence, you could have your cake and eat it too.  


    Post # 8
    2583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @2ndtime: I agree.. can you have the wedding sooner, and the big party next December when your brother is home? It sounds like having your brother there is pretty important to you.

    I live in Wisconsin, and in my experience blizzards tend to hit more in Jaunary and February than December- last year was the first white Christmas in forever. I’d say it’s more likely that everyone WILL be able to come than they won’t because of the weather.

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