(Closed) Help me pick a date!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which date should I choose? and WHY?

    Option #1- Sunday, November 2, 2014 (Cute date, better weather, Daylight Savings Time)

    Option #2- Saturday, November 8, 2014 (Saturday weddings are more convenient to attend)

    Option #3- Sunday, November 9, 2014 (not cute date, higher chance of rain, not DST)

    Option #4- May 2015 (26 month engagement)

    Option #5- Another Date, comment below

  • Post # 19
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    Helper bee

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    @Brace2014:  + 1….. What about a double wedding with your sister? Close to the date you wanted and you’ll save some $$$

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

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    @HeartsandSparkles:  With most clocks automatically resetting, I don’t think DST will be a big deal, though you could add a little note in the invite just to be on the safe side.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @HeartsandSparkles:  I voted for Nov 2nd solely because it’s our wedding date so you would be getting married on our 1st anniversary.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My vote is for May 2014, although I don’t think you should get too fixated on the cuteness of the date or the rain even (unless you are set on being married outdoors, in which case I completely understand that aspect).

    How about the Sunday of the Columbus Day weekend next October (2014), if that is commonly recognized where you live?  That might be a good second option…

    I do think that even 6 mos between you and your sister might be too close/expensive for people to travel…and with it being close to the holidays too…Have you talked to your family about your concerns?  What do they say?

    26 mos engagement is long, but feasible…and will help you save up more $$ and be at ease with the planning process…

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @HeartsandSparkles:

    makes sense.  I’ve always wanted to go to San Diego!  Where I’m from, Columbus Day weekend is a holiday weekend…and the weather here is unpredictable (and so worrying about the rain will make you crazy!).  Your ideas for your wedding sound great…

    Where are your guests traveling from?  All over?  Or are they concentrated in one particular area?  If so, would you consider doing a destination wedding closer to where they are at?  Just a thought…

      

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What about November 1? Is that an option? That way you can do a Saturday, but still the earlier week..?

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @babycakes24:  We don’t celebrate Columbus Day on the west coast, it’s totally an East Coast only thing 🙁

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I live in LA, and I think the chances of wedding-canceling weather in San Diego in the first half of November is plenty slim to be safe. I think worst case scenario, you’ll have to get some umbrellas, which would be adorable in a garden wedding. But I went to Zuma beach in Malibu in late November last year, and it was a little chilly, but beautiful, not a cloud in the sky.

    I think for your situation and vision, a Sunday wedding in November would be lovely, and if it comes down to November 2nd and 9th I think you have to decide whether a cute date is enough to tip the scales of DST vs weather, or if you already have a preference. But you might have to let go of a number you like and accept that the anniversary of the date you got married will always be special. I had originally wanted June 21st because I love the number 21 and liked that it’s the summer solstice, but we went with the 28th for logistics.

    Unfortunately you have to accept that you may have family who will choose between your wedding and your sister’s, but it’s not your fault that you both want weddings where you live and you live somewhere objectively more exciting than she does. I think late May is a more attractive time for people to travel, and Saturdays are a little easier, so I think the score is pretty even. 

    Have you spoken directly to any of your family in Hawaii about this?

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