(Closed) How did you choose a date?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 16
1731 posts
Bumble bee

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Tanleggedjuliet:  Two words: PURE VANITY. Lol!!!

I want an outdoor ceremony, but I don’t want it to be too hot. Heat and humidity could possibly ruin my hair and makeup. Plus, I sweat when I’m nervous (My Fiance sweats a lot too). I need it to be a little cooler so that I’m not sweating from nervousness and the fact that I have on a huge wedding dress. So fall it is!!! I live in the south, so it’s still very comfortable and pretty outside well into November ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 17
6515 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Tanleggedjuliet:  I always knew I wanted a September wedding, it was always my favorite month. I met my husband in the month of September. It just happened to work out that our 10 year anniversary was on a Saturday. So it worked out well. 

Most people pick a season that they would want to get married in. Keep in mind, that there is a difference in price for the season you get married 

Post # 18
2328 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For me it was very easy. I get a month long paid vacation a year. This year it is in October and starts on the 5th. Our main goal was to be able to take our honeymoon vacation right after the wedding so it was a no brainer. We went to the venue, asked for available dates on that month and picked based on what they had open. 

Sit down with your Fiance, narrow it down to a month you both like, then go from there! 

Good luck!

Post # 19
11515 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Tanleggedjuliet:  We knew we wanted spring or fall.  (april/may or sept/oct) spring was our preference.  There wasn’t a day that was a must have for us.  We chose a venue we loved and then picked a date from there.  Because there wasn’t a special date that we ‘had’ to get married on, we wanted to get the right venue for us and pick from their available dates.  It worked perfectly for us.

Post # 20
1159 posts
Bumble bee

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Tanleggedjuliet:  ours had to be on a Saturday (moh works at a school,  nieces and nephews have school,  felt bad about making people take time off work) and we wanted as short an engagement as possible as we have a lot of older relatives and didn’t want to push our luckk once the decision to get engaged had been made. The earliest we could afford is spring 2015 and when we found our venue they happened to have the day after our 5th anniversary free… it seemed too good to not go for ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
43 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Willow Ridge Manor - Morrison Colorado

We wanted our date to be our Anniversary August 2nd and we had booked a venue for that date. However we found out that we were moving across the country and our financial situation changed so we had to move venues. Origionally we were way ahead of the curve but by the time we were looking for a new venue the dates were limited. We picked one of 2 dates that was available at our new venue but it turned out that our photographer was not able to make it that day so we moved it to the last available Saturday at our venue. So our wedding date is now July 19th 2014 only 32 days away!!  I think honestly that the date does not matter all that much- i personally would avoid May since there are SOO many weddings in May and graduations so its a harder time to get people to attend.

Post # 22
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My parents live out of state (like across the country) so doing it when it would be convenient for them was important. I have siblings that are still in highschool so I didn’t want to have them have to either rush their trip (and spend all of that money to fly here just for 2 days) or to miss a lot of school, so we had to do summer, though my Dear Fiance and I really were thinking an October wedding would have been more “us”.

We live in a very busy summer place, there are so many events and people have set plans they do every year (NASCAR race, wine festival, etc.) So the next thing we did is looked at those really “hot” events and crossed those off of the list. We came up with 3 weekends from June-July. I wanted to steer clear of late august (beginning of August is NASCAR), so then we asked closest family, my grandparents had a conflict on the first weekend, my best friend set the date of her wedding for the last weekend, so that left us with one weekend. 

We did have to go with a Sunday wedding because the venue that we liked the most already had a wedding booked Saturday, but honestly the more I’ve thought about it, the more I like it better for us. Plus the date is mathematically cooler (06/28/2015) 6+2=8..2+1+5=8 lol (I’m weird I know)

Post # 23
1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We picked a general season – we wanted spring or fall. Spring was out because of the high chance of rain here (we are doing an outdoors wedding). We couldn’t do late fall because of me finishing my degree (thesis + wedding? How about no, lol). We picked August for weather and timing. We picked the actual day by mapping out where that time o’ the week would lie to avoid potential disaster. ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 24
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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Tanleggedjuliet:  Fiance and I always wanted to get married in the fall since it’s our favorite time of year, so we chose October.  However, we didn’t realize that was the most expensive time where we live (really?  October??) and learned creeping into the first week of November would save us hundreds of dollars.  It wasn’t ideal, but 20 years down the line, it’s not going to matter! 

Also, we then found Fridays were cheaper STILL, so we went with that! 

Everything with us was budget driven, basically ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 25
2491 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We originally wanted a May date, as we felt the weather would be perfect. However, DH’s brother and his (now) fiancée are living abroad, teaching and couldn’t get time off, so we pushed it to August. DH works away from home from June-August, so the later the better… the last day in the month was it.

Post # 26
4295 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We picked our date based off of the seasons where we live. April-September was completely out due to the rain and utter heat. I did not want to be sweating bullets in a ball gown. October is (generally) gorgeous. We went back and forth between October 2015 and February 2016 for about a month. Both were gorgeous weather-wise, both were far enough away from major holidays not to put a larger strain on family, and both gave us enough time to plan. Our next concern was about family traveling down to Florida from New England. My big concern was that a massive snowstorm would come barreling through February and family would be snowed out, so we decided on October 2015. After that, I just picked which date I liked the best. I didn’t like to looks of October 3 or 10th, didn’t want a Halloween wedding, so we settled on October 24. I think it’s going to be gorgeous and I can’t wait!!!

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