(Closed) How and Why did you pick your wedding date?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2655 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lilsweetie:  I’m a teacher. I get 5 days marriage leave and then two weeks break for end of semester. 23 days off! Plus, it falls on St Patrick’s weekend which is always good!

Post # 4
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - castle green

we originally thought we were going to have a long engagement 4/2014 but then i realized that “hey lets get married sooner!”. After getting engaged in september of last year we realized a fall wedding would be best. we picked november and decided to opt for a friday. my Fiance chose the 8th and that was basically it 🙂

Post # 5
1292 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

It needed to be Dec, Jan or Feb because of our work schedule. We skipped Dec cause it’s not a good month with holidays. Other than that, wasn’t too sold on any particular date. I like Feb 16 because it’s the Sat of President’s Day weekend so it’s a 3 day weekend. Done and Done!

Post # 6
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We decided October because of my work schedule. We wanted halloween but ran into WAY too many problems trying to find reception spaces open. I found the reception space I wanted, and they were booked for every friday in October 2014, so I had to take the 3rd.

Post # 7
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We decided on a Summer date because that is when work is the slowest for the both of us (we work in the same place). I found out my brother was going back to teach in Korea at the end of August, then I got great news that one of my best friends is pregnant and since I wanted her to be in my wedding I moved up the date to the beginning of the month. Also, since the industry we work in only has Sunday/Mondays off, it had to be on a Sunday. As thus, Sunday the 4th of August was born.

Post # 8
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We decided on ours as its a week after Easter, a week before the school holidays (our wedding is in Bali so the place becomes chockers over school holidays) and due to all the public holidays over Easter people only need to take off 4 days from work and get a 10 day holiday. As it was a destination wedding we thought the shortest possible amount of warning time people needed was a year (some family were coming from England) so the 6th of April 2013 was chosen

Post # 9
1227 posts
Bumble bee

We picked ours based on when our friends would be around. Most of our friends, as we as ourselves, are sailors so it had to be a weekend when there were no regattas, or when we know certain friends are away with their boats for a few weeks. Our family is pretty flexible, though my mother’s partner is a farmer so we tried to pick a date that worked for him as well (ex. not calving time). 

We have a 2 week sailing vacation planned for July, most of our friends are away for a few weeks in August on their boats so that left one weekend in September where there are no races. And that’s the weekend we went with. 

Post # 10
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I knew I wanted a wedding outside; that’s always been who I am. I love the outdoors. Since I live in Washington, the window for getting married comfortably (i.e. not battling a rainstorm) is pretty small. July and August (& September to some extent) are pretty much the only months where you can reasonably expect it to be dry, so the wedding had to be then. I knew I didn’t like July, so I chose August.

Then it was just a matter of picking the day. The 10th sounded good, so that’s what we went with.

Post # 11
39 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

We originally were having 10/08/13 as these were our birthdays and anniversays combined. we ended up having 08/06/13 which is still significant to us because our anniversay is in June.

Post # 12
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ah, well, we were like most others and wanted a summer wedding.  Also, because we are having a destination wedding at Disney World, we wanted to cut costs by getting married on a week day.  Our anniversary this next summer falls on a Thursday.  So, we’ve decided to get married on our 7th dating anniversary.  It just feels right and has worked out wonderfully. 

Post # 13
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wanted something between our birthdays (feb) and Christmas. Technically would’ve been July, but I wanted something at the beginning of the month. But 4th of July won’t work. So June 1st it is. Plus, I just love the first of the month – easy to remember. 

Post # 14
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We got engaged in December. My busy season at work (as in, cannot take off more than one day in a row) is mid-May to October, so that knocked out a lot of beautiful wedding dates. I love the idea of a fall wedding, but we felt that October 2013 wouldn’t give us enough time to plan/save money, and November was just too close to the holidays. December and January were out for the same reason. We didn’t want to wait until fall 2014, because nearly 2 years is just way too freaking long to wait (for us), so that left Feb-April 2013. I took a look at all the weekends, and decided I liked the sound of 3-15-14. It’s the ides of March, which is neat, and the rehearsal dinner would be on pie day. Perfect.


Added bonus? March weddings are cheaper! Score.

Post # 15
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It was the only date that we could actually make work. In March 2014, I’ll have graduated, should have a good job, FH will have one class left to take and it’s around spring break so FH will have time off, and I’m tired of waiting. We’ve been trying to get married since last year and nothing ever worked out, so March is going to happen, haha. 

Post # 16
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

4/25/15 is our 6th anniversary. It’s also on a Saturday, which is a sign.

April 25th is also extremely close (like two days away) to my grandparent’s wedding anniversary. He died in the 70s but they were married for decades. That’s also another sign.

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