Post # 1
Thinking about it, and wondering how everyone chose their dates?
We chose ours by looking at the rest of the family tree and figuring out when everyone elses wedding anniversary and birthdays were, and stayed away from them. Also other important times in our calendar such as holidays or weekends out at our camp.
All said and done March is the only month we do not have a birthday or anniversary in our family. We did not want to get married on St. Patrick’s Day as it is a holiday, and is also the 3rd weekend of the month which means we will be out at our camp.
So, thinking about years past, and the fac that my Maid/Matron of Honor is a baton twirling coach, and March is in the competition season, and one of the big competitions is the first weekend of the month. SO… we knocked the first weekend out for that, the 3rd weekend out for camp, and chose the 4th weekend. Saturday the 24th was unavailable at our venue, so Sunday the 25th it is, due to the fact that I don’t want people to have to either take off work for our wedding. We will get married at 3:25 on 3/25
Post # 3
We originally wanted a June wedding but that was way too expensive. Some places around here still consider April to be out of the wedding season so that is where our date selection started. Then we chose to avoid Easter completely. Way too much going on with the family around then.
The one thing I love about our wedding date is that it falls on the anniversary of my best friend’s parents’. Sharing an anniversary with them is really special because my father has never been around and my step-father was abusive. My friend’s father was the closest thing to a father that I grew up with and he passed away last September. His passing wasn’t the only reason we chose the date, but I don’t think I would have it any other way. I think it makes me feel more like he will be there on that day to celebrate with me and the rest of his family.
The only downside to our day… My birthday is nine days later. Lol at least I get to go on my honeymoon for my bday. A wedding and a trip will be the best present ever.
Post # 4
We originally planned a January wedding but had to change it due to money problems. We decided on March 6 because it was the start of my husband’s spring break and we had a semi-destination wedding and then a mini-moon. Mine was twelve days before my birthday but I agree, it’ll be nice especially in the future when we can go on trips for our anniversary and my birthday at the same time.
Post # 5
We originally chose a July date, but that didn’t work out so we went with the date we wanted originally: our dating anniversary and April Fools Day, which is super appropriate for the family I’m marrying into.
Post # 6
I guess it is a great way to make your birthday feel special. I don’t know about your hubby, but this way it is easier for my Fiance to remember my birthday now too lol. At first he kept joking around saying that I wouldn’t get birthday presents anymore because I would have to get an anniversary present so close. Ah well.
Post # 7
oh gosh. My mother basically picked our month. She was like “January is too soon after Christmas (stepdad passed away right after Christmas). Flowers are expensive in February. March is ok. April is a bad month for us (family members died), May-Aug is too hot (and hurricanes!) in Louisiana. September-December are yall’s birthdays, anniversary, and Christmas.” So basically we picked March. Then I left my Fiance pick between either the 3rd or the 10th. He picked the 10th which is what I wanted!! But I am happy with March, so it’s ok!
Edit: I talked to one of my guy friends who works in TV the other day, and he said, “You do know that’s during March madness, and I don’t know if they’ll let me off to attend a wedding.” What the heck! lol!
Post # 8
Having an April Fool’s day wedding sounds awesome! Are you incorporating any practical jokes on your wedding day? I wonder what people will think when they see that on the invite!
Post # 9
My Fiance and I always talked about a non-summer wedding because he didn’t want to be sweaty in his tux (it can get pretty hot in NY in the summer). I didn’t want the spring because of the lack of folliage and possibility of rain…so we chose mid-October which will have beautiful changing leaves and hopefully perfect weather.
Since we are out-of-town planner, we decided 2012 would be most appropriate for planning (we got engaged February 2011 and 8 months just didn’t seem like enough time.)
It seems so far away but I’m enjoying every minute of our engagement and love having lots of time to make decisions.
Post # 10
It goes a bit like this:
My sister’s birthday is on 3.04
My father’s birthday is on 3.14
My birthday is on 04.22
KJ’s son’s birthday is 05.12
My mother’s birthday is 5.15
KJ’s birthday is on 05.25
KJ’s brother’s birthday is on 06.14
My step mother’s birthday is on 06.18
KJ’s sister’s birthday is 08.25
and my sister’s birthday is on 09.27
So I want a date that isn’t near any of our birthdays since they are all so close together any way. I really like the idea of getting married on a palindrome day, and the next one coming up is 11.11.11. I like that it is close to a big holiday, Thanksgiving, so that when we elope, we’ll have two weeks to ourselves before we come back to a family event that can serve as our reception as well. If we wait, and choose not to get married on 11.11, I think we will probably get married on my grandparent’s anniversary of 02.20.12. The day of the week doesn’t matter too much to us since we are eloping, so whether its a Monday or a Friday, we don’t mind- so long as the JOP and we are there, that’s all that counts. 🙂 (and the witnesses.)
Post # 11
We chose our date by cost and availability. Basically, it’s a thousand dollars cheaper in the off season (october to may) and our tax refund doubles if we are married before the end of the year (wahoo) and the first Saturday available in October was the 8th, so there it is 🙂
We also took into account the birthdays and holidays and anniversary dates, but when we asked everyone they all said they wouldn’t mind if we had the same day as whatever, luckily there is nothing else that day or weekend.
Post # 12
I just knew I wanted October because it’s my favorite month, and not too late in the month so the weather will hopefully still be decent. Then it was just a matter of finding a date that was available at our venue.
Post # 13
Starting off we knew we only wanted to be engaged for 6-8 months (less time to stress out!), so we had a range of late August-early September, but we were more focused on finding the right venue then picking an exact date.
Then once we started looking at venues we realized there is $1,000 between renting on a Satuday versus Sunday! So we decided the Sunday of Labor Day would be great for our out-of-state guests.
BUT, when we found a venue we absolutely fell in love with, the Sunday of Labor Day was booked so we picked the next Sunday…which happens to be September 11th. We’re kind of competing with something bigger than a family member or friend’s birthday, but I’m okay with it. 🙂
Post # 14
I wanted 11.11 because that’s our dating anniversary, but it’s too close to our birthdays and holidays, so we decided to pick something else.
Post # 15
I had always dreamed of a June wedding, not sure why, but it is my favorite month. Not too hot, and usually less rain. We fell in love with our venue, but didn’t meet the minimum required number of people to have a wedding on a Saturday so there was one Sunday left and one Friday. I didn’t want a Friday night wedding because I am not a late night person, so through process of elimination we ended up getting married on Sunday June 12th, 2011. It was perfect because that was the only day that weekend that the weather was nice!
Post # 16
Originally I wanted a date in November of 2011 for the 11/–/11 parallell. We even considered doing it on my bday but my dad was really against that idea (my parents got married the day before his bday). He said I shouldn’t give Fiance an excuse to give me less presents =P Anything after that was too close to Thanksgiving.
So our next option was February of 2012. We knew we wanted the weekend AFTER valentine’s day because that is the weekend of our 7 year anniverary. Our first date was on Vday and we became “official” on the 19th. Since it’s a Sunday, and President’s Day weekend, we thoguht it would be a great way to get deep discounts at our venue while still giving people the oppotunity to come from out of town without taking a day off work.