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

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well we got engaged on Sept. 15th of this year. At first we were thinking April 2012, but then afte realizing how much we needed to do and save that soon went out the window. May is too full of proms/graduations, plus we live in Indy so people’s weekend are pretty much already dedicated to hanging out at the track that whole month. Didn’t want to do June because that’s such a popular wedding month and people might be invited to another wedding besides mine for the same date–and I want them to come to mine! July/August are too hot here and I wanted to be able to take outside pics without melting. So September it was! Didn’t want the first weekend since that’s Labor day weekend and we have a lot of out of town guests and didn’t want them to spend their whole 3 day weekend traveling. 15th is my sisters bday, 22nd is the FI’s bday so….September 8th it is! Plus now I can take the week off before the wedding and only have to use 4 vacation days since we already have that Mon. off for Labor day! : )

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

We are getting married right after I graduate, after we move to Seatlle on solstice(6/21). So it kind of fell into place for us since I wanted to be out of school and we wanted to get married in Seattle.

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not an exciting story here…  When we got engaged and I started looking around I asked him between June and August what month he prefered.  He said August.  (our aniversary is in July… It never occured to me to try for the closest weekend around that date…  July is just always TOO busy for me!)  So Mom suggested two venues near my parent house.  The one we ended up choosing has two Saturdays available.  Again I asked my Fiance, which one do you prefer…  and that is how we got August 25 (He liked the date because it was a nice way to wrap up the summer) 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It was a little stressful at first. I’m from Newfoundland and he’s from Saskatchewan and lived on the west coast for quite a while. After we decided to get married Newfoundland, deciding on a date became difficult as we are both military and so are a lot of our friends. We knew we didn’t want to wait long. Originally we were going for February 2012 (even though I wanted a summer wedding) because I was starting school in April and couldn’t take any time off. Or at least not long enough. After lots of thought, I decided to move school to September 2012 and have the summer wedding I wanted. June 30th was a great idea because July 1st, a Monday, would be a holiday (Canada Day), since we and a lot of guests will be coming from away.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We agreed a few years ago our dating anniversary was a date too important to change it, so we decided to get married on that day, that left us with a friday in 2012 or a saturday on 2013. I was set on 2013 but this past summer he decidad it was too far away and proposed… we already had date.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Darling Husband and I have been friends forever. When we started dating we knew it was for good. We were going to wait until his divorce was finalized to really talk marriage, long story short we got stuck paying for it instead of his ex. Then I got pregnant. The plan was to get married then get pregnant. Well we started the divorce process in May and it was finalized in July. I wanted to make sure there was enough time after the divorce and was looking at September. I was due Oct 29 so Sept sounded good to us. Then when we looked at the calender I jokingly said well how about 9/10/11 and we both loved it…so 9/10/11 it was. Makes it easy to remember when we got married 🙂

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I picked our date. We live and are having our wedding in the Phoenix area out side so I really wanted a March wedding but the DJ I wanted and was the first vender I hired only had April 14th avalible. So yeah…I picked our date by when I could book the DJ.Embarassed

He better be frikin awesome! LOL

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our date is 09-22-12. We wanted a late september, early october date, and it came down between this and the 29th. However, the 22nd was when our prefered ceremony site, and reception site were both open, so thats why we picked  it!

Post # 25
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Honey bee

Purely logistics. He made me wait a long time for the engagement, so I did not want to wait a long time for the wedding. I knew we had a wedding in the following fally (engaged in August).

So I was home for a week just after the engagement (I live across country) and toured a few place. The place I liked had a saturday the following spring preseason so it was cheaper. Otherwise it would be more money and much later. I didnt want to pay more money or conflict with my friend. So that is what chose the date.

The location and money/cost was more important than the exact date.

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We got engaged on July 4th, 2010. We both knew we wanted an October wedding, and neither of us was willing to wait until October 2011 (because we were eager to start with the baby-making, and it was important to us that we be married first). We also didn’t want a long engagement, because I’m an awful decision maker…I get really stressed out when I have a lot of options, and having 15 month engagement would give me too many options. 

So we decided to go ahead with October 2010. Our dating anniversary is October 7th (which was a Thursday that year). We wanted a weekend wedding, and then realized that the Sunday that weekend was 10-10-10, which was my grandparents’ anniversary. Then we realized that in binary, 101010=42, which is the answer to life, the universe and everything. This made my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (and general Douglas Adams’ fan) husband giddy beyond belief, and sealed the date for us. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re having to work around my family’s schedule, as well as keeping in mind the expensive plane tickets from Europe, and on top of it all trying to figure out a good time around my confusing period.

For now, we’re at June 17th.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I’ll be the 3rd generation to get married on Labor Day weekend. We chose the specific date on Labor Day weekend based on the venue availability.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Purely logistics for me as well. Darling Husband was finishing up a fellowship in July and we wanted to get married that month because we were moving to Oregon for his new job that he was starting in August.

 July 2nd he finished his fellowship- so that weekend was out. We also wanted to spend a couple of weeks in my hometown (where the wedding was taking place) to have final meetings with vendors since we planned the wedding out of town. July 16th seemed too soon and July 30th seemed too long to wait, hence July 30th.

Looking back, I would have chosen the 16th.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No romance for us either…

While talking about marriage a couple of months before the proposal we on a May wedding, right after finals but before our undergrad graduation, which made us chose May 19, 2012. He proposed May 19, 2011 to make our wedding date “meaningful” one. Apparently life has other plans

A couple of weeks after getting engaged, the school calender goes up showing that the spring finals would end May 23 and graduation would be mid-June. No way was I getting married in between finals so we moved our date back 1 week to May 26. I later realized that it would be Labor Day weekend meaning we could have awesome anniversary trips!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We just decided we’d have the wedding within a month or two after he takes the Bar exam, and we knew we wanted a Saturday – beyond that, the selection of the specific date was pretty arbitrary.

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