(Closed) How did you choose your wedding date???

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We first thought about March 17th, but we changed our mind and pushed it up. I don’t remember why.

But we mainly wanted to avoid: hurricane season, jazz fest and all of the other fests that will be happening, mardi gras and the week before our wedding will be the NCAA Championships so we just missed that. If all play out correctly there could be a Saints playoff game in town. There is so much that goes on in the city it is almost impossible to avoid crowds.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is going to sound funny but it went this day:  1) chart aunt flo; 2) avoid holidays; 3) make sure Fiance was out of school.  we narrowed it down to 2 dates and chose 6/9/12 because they’re 3 apart!

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@heather5743: Yeah palindrome days are really cool and rare, so if I have the chance to do it then I don’t want to pass it up.  We’ll just have to see.  Thank goodness we don’t have to worry about guests and all the stuff that goes into having a traditional wedding.  We are pretty adamant that our day be ours and ours alone.  Let Thanksgiving be when everyone else celebrates our wedding. 🙂  

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@bijou214: I didn’t even realize that Monday was President’s day! Heh, just another paid day off KJ will get if we choose to do it then.  Very cool!  

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I didn’t want to get married during the popular months, and I’m studying in London from August to December.  So we picked January!  The first weekend is New Years, and I start classes on Jan 9, so we picked the 7th.  

It’s funny that we have 52 weeks to pick from, but it seems like most people’s dates were chosen for them through the process of elimination haha.  

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our was pretty much decided for us! Fiance is in school so it had to be after June and we are moving in August – so July it was! We wanted to get married on 07.07, but our venue was only available on 07.21. All and all, an easy decision. I wish we could have gotten married on our anniversary or our parents, but none of them were on a Saturday!

 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I teach university classes from the end of August to mid-February and my schedule is crazy during that time, so I didn’t want the wedding then. We also wanted outdoor photos done and where we live, the snow can potentially fall until the end of April (sometimes beyond!). I wanted it earlier in the wedding season so that people wouldn’t be sick of going to weddings, and before summer so that I wouldn’t have to worry about tan lines, lol! We ended up choosing our date based on the fact that it was a long weekend. We have a lot of family and friends from out of town so we wanted to give them an extra day for their travels. 

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re shooting for late October or early November because it’s when we like to travel.  If we want to celebrate our anniversary with a vacation, then that’s when we want said anniversary to be!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Narrowed it down to summer, because I’m a teacher, and…I looked at which Saturdays might be numerical patterns.  I’m not even joking.  Fiance loves numerical patterns, and it coincidentally ties in with several other significant dates for us.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We knew we wanted to get married in October, because it’s our favorite month. We wanted to have a short engagement (for a lot of reasons) so that put us is October 2010, because a 15 month engagement would have driven me batty. Plus we were eager to get with the baby-making, and it was important to both of us that we be married first. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a child outside of marriage, but it was just personally important to the both of us that we were married. 

Our dating anniversary is October 7th, and we wanted to be as close to that as possible. One of our best friends was playing a wedding (he’s a musician) in Rochester on Saturday the 9th, but could be done in PA for our afternoon wedding on Sunday the 10th. He was one of our VIPs–one of the people that we had to have there. He played the music for the processional. So that’s how we settled on October 10th.

It didn’t actually hit me until a few minutes afer we’d settled on it that the date would be 10-10-10, which was thought was neat. I found out later October 10th it was also my great-grandparents’ wedding date. 

And, 101010 is 42 in binary, and 42 is, as you know, is the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. 

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We had our wedding on 1/1/11 for a few reasons, first off we loved the date with all its ones and being the first day of the year meant it was an easy date to remember but it also means we get to celebrate the first day of each year as the day we were married, however we did have a small courthouse marriage in August prior to the wedding for extenuating reasons so I guess we kind of have two wedding dates!

The second reason was due to the fact we had guests from UK, India and Australia making the trip to the U.S. We wanted as much of our families to come and most people can only get enough time-off during the New Year/X-mas break. Sadly its also a time when airline tickets double and triple so perhaps not the “best” time in hindsight, but there’s never really a “best” time for everyone!

 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did it by process of elimination.  I’m a teacher so it has to be in the summer as I can’t have time off for a wedding.  Then narrowed down to July cause there are too many birthdays in the beginning/mid August, so to have a wedding and honeymoon before school was hard.  We chose the date in July by saying the first weekend was out (the best man’s dad’s 50th bday), 2nd weekend was out cause it had a 4 (my non-traditonal chinese mom didn’t like this, guess she’s traditonal in some ways) and the last weekend of July was out because it was too close my friend’s wedding date this year (she’s getting married July 30).  So we were left with July 21st and that’s how we came to our date)

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had planned on doing it on May 30th, our anniversary. but that is memorial day weekend next year. so that wouldnt work! just with travel time, traffic, people going out of town for the holiday, ect. the weekend before is right around EVERYONES birthday we have in may, so we didn’t wanna make our day towards that.  THe weekend after I was going to do, but one of my bridesmaids is the made of honor in another wedding that weekend. so we ended up with june 10, 2012. we picked a sunday for travel and i just kind of like the idea of it. we arent huge party people. so i didnt wantt o do a saturday wedding that went into all hours of the night

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We knew about the length of engagement we wanted, which put us somewhere in the fall, which we thought sounded nice. We eliminated holiday weekends and let the availability and pricing of our potential venues sort it out for us. 

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Started out at April 26th the day we started dating and got pushed back to May (too rainy) then to early June… no luck that’s Starscape every year and no one would show up- I don’t want to miss Starscape either… Pushed back to 6/9 we liked the date… nothing available pushed back again a week… nothing available. We finally found a place that had the end of June available and it just happened. Originally I wanted an October wedding but with Halloween being the biggest holiday in my house and my birthday too… a wedding would have been too much. Nothing goes on during June so we figured… why not space our main events out! =D

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We wanted fall, for the nicer weather, and because it’s my favorite season.

We also had to plan around area festivals and shows, not to mention other close family members’ anniversaries. And September 30th was what we came up with.

Easy peasy.

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