Help me pick a date? (Can you see any issues with these dates?)

posted 4 months ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which date should be the back up?
    Sat. August 24, 2019 : (3 votes)
    30 %
    Sat. August 31, 2019 : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Sat. September 7, 2019 : (5 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Have you talked to your VIPs about the dates? Honestly, they aren’t different enough for it to really matter but you might want to ask parents, siblings, wedding party member, and anyone else you would be devestated if they couldn’t make it if they have any conflicts.

    Post # 3
    Member
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Really, it’s just what is important to you. PP is right. These are close enough that I don’t see one necessarily being better than the other. I know it may sound goofy, but have you thought about which sounds nicer, or which you think might make a lovelier anniversary date? I took that into account when choosing my own. (Weirdo, I know!) Think about which one sounds more appealing to you, and go with that. 😉

    Post # 4
    Member
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’d avoid Labor Day weekend as travel/hotel costs tend to be higher for any out of town guests.  Plus, it seems a lot of people have annual family reunion/Labor Day weekend plans?

    I would go for the date most likely to have better weather.

    Post # 5
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    2129 posts
    Buzzing bee

    In addition to what PP mentioned about labor day weekend, you might want to check on the school schedules of the people you know who are teachers/professors/have kids. A lot of schools start up right after labor day, and personally as someone in academia, it’s really annoying to have to travel for a wedding during the first week or two, or the weekend right before, the start of the semester. For my schedule at least, August 24 before the start of classes, or October a little bit into the semester once the craziness has settled down, is generally preferable. That said, I’m sure your nearest and dearest will travel regardless – just something to consider since you mention those professions specifically. 

    Also, in NorCal, especially at high elevation, I wouldn’t be concerned about it being too hot. If anything I’d worry about it being too cool in the evenings. 

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