(Closed) How did you choose your wedding date?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How did you choose your wedding date?

    It was totally random (i.e. when the venue was available)

    It was our dating anniversary

    It was a significant date for our relationship (but not an anniversary)

    Other

  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I had a lot of dates that I wanted, and then I just had to dump all those reasons and be practical. I wanted a spring wedding and for it to be outdoors and the weather in May is beautiful but not too hot and our anniversary is in May. Our anniversary was going to be on a Sunday of a 3 day weekend- perfect (and less expensive bc its a Sunday but still time to travel!) Then… it took longer than we planned to select and pay for the e-ring and my sister got engaged first. She selected May 2014. My parents asked for a 6 month buffer for our family flying in from all over the country. That meant November. Thank goodness we live in SoCal where even November has a 10% chance of rain and our venue starts an off-season discount November 1. The earliest date they had available over a year out was Saturday, the 15th. And that was that! And I love celebrations so I am excited to celebrate our dating anniversary, the anniversary of our engagement, and our wedding anniversary. Our wedding anniversary will be kinda close to my half birthday, but I’m sure it will be fine. So yeah, our wedding date is meaningless (at the moment) and it was a completely practical decision. 

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee

    We wanted to do it while sunflowers are in bloom, so we knew somewhere between February and March, and the 21st of March is a public holiday in South Africa, so we will always have a anniversary on a holiday.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Ours is mid-March, i’d always pictured a March wedding as its beautiful weather where we live at that time of year. The specific date isn’t of any significance, we actually wanted the week prior as its a long-weekend however that was booked so we went with the date we have now!

    The only frustrating thing about our date is that we’ve been engaged for almost a year now and its still 10 months away! i’m getting impatient already haha

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    somethingblue04:  I wanted an October wedding out of state. Our date was the one that didn’t have a home college football game. Most of our guests have season tickets and I wanted them to all show. 🙂

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We picked out our honeymoon first (and thus when we would want our anniversary for travel purposes) and so we are getting married the Sat before we fly away 🙂

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We wanted our dating anniversary, which was unavailable at our venue. So we picked a date two weeks earlier.

    Post # 22
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Easton\'s Beach Rotunda Ballroom

    Ours just kind of happened. We knew what time of year we wanted to get married (Fall) and kind of went from there. The venue we wanted went off-season as of October 1st and the prices dropped by almost 40% so we then looked at available dates and cost. Sunday was significantly lower in price so we narrowed it down to two open Sundays in October. One was mid-month and I was afraid it would get too cold (it was also my aunt’s bday) and the other date was earlier in the month. And that was that lol!

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    August 1st, 2016. My birthday is Sep 1, his is Apr 1, and our anniversary is Dec 1. Also I believe Aug 1st is a Civic Holiday in Canada, and a Monday, so it’ll be cheap for our venue if we decide not to have it in the backyard and everyone can come!

    We may push it up a year earlier so it’ll be on a Saturday but then we’ll backyard it. 

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I chose my wedding date because I wanted an autumn wedding and that was the only available date.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    somethingblue04:  it wasnt that random or significant date for us. we wanted a fall wedding in the mountains when all the leaves have turned, so we picked mid autumn when we were quite sure it would be already be colourful and weather still holds up for us.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I knew I wanted a winter wedding. I wanted to stay away from March, since my birthday is at the end of March and FI’s birthday is a couple weeks later. I wanted to avoid having three events too close together. I also wanted to avoid Feb.14. I originally chose the beginning of February, the only dates available at our venue were either in January or the end of March, so our date is January 10, 2015!

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I voted “other.”  Our October date was chosen to assure that DHs family could travel to the US during a long weekend, so we went with Canadian Thanksgiving.  Our actual date (April 24, 2014) was chosen on 4/21/14; we were tired of waiting, and I had appointments that week for my six-month dental cleaning one day, an eye doctors appointment the next day, and finally, a hair appointment on Thursday.  I asked my stylist to do a little more than she usually does for the style.  So I had clean teeth and nice hair.  And we are really glad we decided not to wait.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We are having a small (28 people) wedding with 4 overseas guests so we made our date the week before Christmas so that our overseas guests can spend christmas with their families in Australia and have 2 reasons to travel long distance.

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I wanted an outdoor wedding in Florida, so that really only leaves a few months out of the year that there isn’t a 100% chance of being too hot and raining. Fall 2014 was too soon and Fall 2015 too late, so I wanted winter/early Spring 2015, and the venue only had one Saturday left in all of Feb/March, so we took it.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Our date is October 11th because I knew I wanted an outdoor ceremony, and I love Fall weather and foliage. The actual date just happened to be when our venue was available, but we were pretty adamant about it being in October.  

    It was logistically the best choice since September can still be unpredictably rainy and humid, and MOH’s birthday is towards the end of that month.  Daylight savings ends November 2nd this year and I still wanted there to be light out for the ceremony and photographs.  We’re also having a lot of out of town guests coming in, so I didn’t want them to travel so close to Thanksgiving either.

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