Post # 1
If you didn’t get married on your dating anniversary (if you have one), how did you choose your new day?
I get being able to choose a season or even month for your wedding pretty easily, but in comparison it seems more difficult to choose an anniversary date.
How did you choose? Did you go for special numbers? A time of year that you find special? Just picked a new date based on logistics and embraced it?
Just to share, our dating anniversary actually falls on a Saturday in 2016, the year we’d like to get married in… BUT it comes during the public school year and my SO is a teacher, as is my planned Maid/Matron of Honor and some of our friends, so having them there might be difficult! Not to mention the stress on my SO regarding taking off work, postponing a honeymoon, etc. So we would likely have to choose a new date!
Post # 2
We really want to get married on out 8th anniversary. However, my brother has gone travelling for a year so would have been away and having him there was much more important to me.
I was surprised by how difficult I found it to let go of that date, it was also the date he proposed. However, when it came to booking it just didn’t matter anymore.
I actually picked 10/10/15 because I thought it would be easy for my partner to remember. He is shockingly bad at remembering important dates. That date has worked out perfectly for us, it works well with our honeymoon plans and gives us a few extra months to save. Now we’ll have two dates to celebrate.
Post # 3
two days to celebrate! I love it!!
Post # 4
Do a lot of people get married on their dating anniversary??
Post # 5
Our dating anniversary is January 19th which is when we wanted to get married but that is pretty much smack-bang in the middle of the Australian Summer and we get extreme heat-waves in our town. SO doesn’t handle heat well so we decided on Spring (still nice and warm but not too hot). Work-wise our busy season ends about Octoberish which would give me a good month to tie up loose ends for a November wedding (Spring here). We want to wait until 2016 to get married and the 19th of November just so happens to be a Saturday which we’d need for out-of-town guests. So although the month won’t be the same, at least the day will. =D That’s how we decided on ours.
Post # 6
Ours was decided by the date the reception venue was free!
Post # 7
My mom and I actually picked the wedding date. We went dress shopping together and I found the one, then we went to talk to the owner of the venue. She is a good friend of my moms and we are getting a screaming deal. She didn’t want to do it for us in the middle of summer because we are a beach town and it’s insanely busy for the B&B business. So the owner suggested September, because you can count on the weather a little more than in May. We are in Michigan, and the flowers are prettier in September vs May. It is possible to have snow up till April, and sometimes in May we don’t have leaves on the trees yet. She got out her book and found 2 Saturdays available. One was 9/12/15 and the other was 2 weeks later. I love that 9/12/15 are all multiples of 3, my favorite number, and it’s the weekend right after Labor Day, so pretty sure on good weather. Two weeks later might have gotten a little iffy. I texted fiance and asked if that sounded good, and he was like, yup. Our “dating” anniversary is August 28, so it’s close. I think that couples date years before getting married, longer than we ever used to, so that dating anniversary becomes pretty legit. However, I wanted to avoid that date because my fiances brother died on August 28. It happened exactly 2 years before our first date. When fiance asked me out in July, I put him off for a while, then finally agreed to go out with him and told him that Friday would be perfect. When he picked me up, after the initial awkward convo, he let me know what had happened and the significance of the random day I chose. But I had put him off for so long he wasn’t going to put me off! So for 4 years he’s been cranky on our anniversary. I’m so glad for a new celebration date.
Post # 8
As of right now, our date is 11/05/2016. I wanted it to be in Fall but the only day in October that looked good for us was the 15th and my parents anniversary is the 14th. So we couldn’t have that because my Fiance doesn’t want our anniversary compared to my parents (whatever, pick your battles right?) And when I started looking at venues, I realized that in November things get less expensive. It just kind of seemed right. Like we looked at that day and said, ok that’ll work and that was it!
Post # 9
I guess I don’t understand the attachment to a dating anniversary- we always celebrate ours, but I am a teacher as well and between venue availability, scheduling for me and a bunch of other reasons, we randomly chose a date. It wasn’t special initially, but whatever day you get married on is obviously going to become special. Our dating anniversary is a Saturday in 2016 too, but we’re getting married this year – no way would I postpone another year for the sake of what is, essentially, an arbitrary day of the year.
Post # 10
Yeah, I think our dating anniversary is a Saturday in 2016 too. But I wouldn’t have waited that long.
We got married on Christmas Day. It just worked out logistically like that with our families, we surprised them after Christmas dinner. I also didn’t really want to get married on just a random date. It doesn’t bother me that our anniversary will have to share the day with a holiday, and DH will certainly never forget our anniversary!
Post # 11
I’m a teacher so our wedding had to be in the summer. I do summer school as well so it had to be before summer shcool started or after it ended. If we did before Summer school, we would have to postpone the honeymoon, which we didn’t want so we did after summer school – so sometime between Aug 6 and Aug 27 (which is when the new school year started).
We were having a Destination Wedding in Scotland so decided on a Monday – people could work Friday, fly over have Saturday and Sunday to vacation, wedding Monday, fly back Tuesday. People only had to take off 2 days if they came.
Ideally we wanted Monday the 12 2013, that was free at the venue, so Boom. Date picked.
Post # 12
We got engaged last February, and it mainly came down to waiting until this spring or Fall, or seeing if our reception venue options had any availibility this last Fall. We knew we wanted it on a Friday, as we were just having a small family ceremony, and then a bigger reception – so not everyone would be inconvenienced with taking time off to attend our wedding.
It boiled down to our top venue being available this past October, and that was that. Our dating anniversary is in November, and wouldn’t have worked out with a wedding anyway. DH hunts most of November and that’s his hobby, and I wouldn’t have asked him to miss any of that time with a wedding in the mix. It worked out great actually. This year (2014), we did celebrate our dating anniversary, but that’s cos it was Thanksgiving Eve the year we met, so now we just do something together on that day just because.
Post # 13
khalloway: not to my knowledge no…
Post # 14
For us it was down to practical reasons. We wanted a Saturday summer wedding, and with key people inc my mum and Maid/Matron of Honor working in schools, the school summer holidays was easiest. We didn’t want it right at the start of the holidays as my mum and I knew we’d be really busy in the 1-2 weeks leading up to it, and we also wanted to make sure that our guests with children/who worked in schools had a full 4 weeks after to take holidays, so we went with the 2nd August (also coincidentally my dad’s birthday). The date didn’t really enter into it TBH.
I’d have loved to have got married on or near our dating anniversary, but it’s the 22nd November and we didn’t want a winter wedding.
Post # 15
I don’t know anyone who got married on their dating anniversay