(Closed) How did you choose your wedding date?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We liked the sound of a June wedding, and the weather during June is typically good in that area (*knocks on wood for fear of weather gods getting mad and jinxing me*)

Our venue gave us a few dates, and the one day I liked, they had a morning event already booked. We didn’t want to follow another event, so we picked the week before. We realized after that, our dating anniversary is also on the first of a different month, so it works out well. The 1st will always be “our day” no matter when it is ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We wanted an October or November wedding and the 3rd of November was the only date both the photographer and videographer I wanted were free Smile

It worked out rather well!

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I sat down with a calendar, crossed off all Saturday dates with family significance (birthdays, immeadiate family anniversaries), crossed off public holidays and big events (like the Australian equivalent of the Super Bowl), crossed off winter (it gets really cold here) and then saw what I had left! I got engaged in Winter, and I didn’t want to wait until the next Spring to get married so I started looking more closely at Autumn dates, found one that worked for all our preferred suppliers, and voila!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

We wanted a June wedding because usually the weather is beautiful (and not too hot). We didn’t want the first weekend because I like the look of double digits better, but at the same time we wanted it early rather than late June…so we chose the 10th.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We wanted a summer wedding. We just picked a date.

IMO, the weddding date doesn’t have to be anything significant, it will be significant after the wedding happens!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

In our area March is still considered “off season” so it was a bit cheaper than having a wedding in April or May.. Since we knew we were going to be inviting over 200 people we figured we’d stick with the cheaper rates and hope for decent weather!! Plus I was stuck on having a Saturday wedding and St. Pattys Day always makes for an awesome party!  Once we found out our venue was open it was a no brainer!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Ok everyone, don’t make fun of me…but I consulted an astrologer to help pick a great date! ๐Ÿ™‚

I gave a window of 10 weeks from which to choose. 

And I gotta say…our wedding went perfectly and smoothly!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We wanted it in the same month as our anniversary of when we began dating.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

First, we knew we wanted it to be before the end of the year (this engagement has been a long time coming. I really wasn’t interested in long engagement), but we also wanted to have enough time to properly plan and leave room for any thing that might go wrong, without us being rushed last miute. We then thought about weather. Not too hot, not too cold and no crazy New England storms to interfere with travel for out of towners. September seemed a good fit. Then, I chose the weekend based around my menstrual cycle. Voila! September 8, 2012.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We originally wanted a fall wedding, but our venue was booked up. Its outdoors and there is no A/C in the reception space, so we didnt want to go too far into the summer (though its in the mountains and a bit cooler there overall.) June 9 was available! I’m really happy we did June now because we visited our venue in early September and it was 44 degrees and raining. Lets hope for seasonal weather on our turn!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I knew I wanted a fall wedding, but when I got engaged in April 2010 fall was too soon so we chose fall of 2011.  I did not want it to rain on my wedding day as I could not afford a back up plan with our venue so I decided on September or early October.  Then I looked at the weather history for weekends in late September and early October and chose the weekend of the 23/24/25 of September with that information.  Finally, I chose the 25th because our venue was half price on a Sunday. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

MIne was dictated by school. I didn’t want to wait until after this August when I graduate to get married, so we had to get married last August while I was in between semesters. It was a really hot day and I would have preferred to get married in the spring, but that’s just the way it worked out. Plus, we didn’t want to marry and delay our Honeymoon.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We knew that we wanted a Fall wedding. Originally we wanted to have it in October, but our best friends’ got married in the middle of October this past year and they will be taking a One Year Anniversary vacation during that time this year. We also didn’t want to get married on the last weekend of October, because we knew everyone would want to go out for Halloween. SO we chose the first weekend of November – Saturday, November 3rd ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I will be the 3rd generation woman on my mother’s side to get married on Labor Day weekend, following in my grandmother’s and mother’s footsteps.

That and the fact that FH and I will always have a long weekend for our anniversary. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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