(Closed) How did you decide your wedding date?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
540 posts
Busy bee

We did this:

Is it in the season we want (not too hot or cold). Tick

Is it a public holiday (we dont want it to be as its more $$$)

Is it in school holidays? (we wanted to marry while kids were in school as our location is popular for school holiday family trips)

Is it on a date that doesnt conflict with someones birthday/death etc? (if yes then good)

Is it free with the vendor we want?

After this, we got our date. 🙂

Post # 3
1695 posts
Bumble bee

Our decision process was:

– where do we want to get married? 

– when is the right weather and is it affordable to travel there at that time? 

Proceed to fall in love with a photographers work and then ask what days he’s free for the time of year we wanted. (It’s over a year away and this is deposit paid) 

– chapel is wide open no problem, joys of Vegas lol.

– make sure the dates we want line up with school breaks. We want our daughter there and my parents have offered to watch her the week after our wedding for a honeymoon. It’s not fair on them to expect them to do the run around and crazy we do. 

– the rest will all fall in line as I pick and choose as we go. 

Post # 4
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We checked with our family and close friends, then the venue we wanted… when we found a date that worked for all parties involved, we booked.

Post # 5
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I wanted September. The venue and the church only had 3 dates in common that were open in 2017. One at the end of October and two in December. I picked the October date. 

Post # 6
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We knew we wanted to get married outside in the Rocky Mountains. We knew we wanted the wedding to be in the summer with no chance of it snowing, so this narrowed it down to mid June through August. My cousins are in high school and college, and it’s important to me that they’re able to come. They go back in school in August, so that eliminated that month. We fell in love with a venue that had a July date free, so we committed to that date. 

Post # 7
1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We put very little thought into it, it was a case of “how long do we feel like waiting?” Plus a sister hinted that flights  were cheaper in April and May.

So we got together just over a week after we got engaged and settled on May 4 with the reception on May 5. A 4.5 month engagement seems so long, idk how bees manage to be engaged for years. The friends who got engaged Christmas Day are already married!

Still, I’m so excited for wedding season, this is going to be a busy one in our families with wedding every month from April to August. I was just told that a cousin is getting married the week before us and it’s so exciting, we’ve been messaging about wedding prep and dress stuff lol. Another cousin’s wedding is in July and we’ve been messaging about stuff.

And I found out today that a good friend of mine’s daughter has just set the date for June, so we’ve been messaging about stuff too. Weddings can really take over conversation lol. Sometimes I just tell people I’m wedding’d out and need to talk about something else.

Post # 8
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We picked a season. My husband started his PhD program in the fall, winter or spring felt like not enough time so we picked summer.

We went to visit venues and told them we were looking for dates within a 3-4 month window.

Picked our favorite venue. I would not have passed up our venue for a specific date. Venue was way more important than a date to us.

Talked to VIPs.

Picked the date our venue had open (with the times and ceremony site we wanted as they had multiple options) and worked for all our VIPs.

Post # 9
30 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

We wanted to get married in May (not too hot or too cold) checked out the venue, they had 3 saturdays available, my brothers birthday is at the start of may, so end of may it was. Done. Everything else just fit in with that.

Post # 10
2818 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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favflamingo :  Our process went as follows:

– Picked season (Autumn) 

– Found beautiful venue with an amazing price that was indoors (Indiana weather is completely unpredictable) 

– Venue only had one Saturday left in all of 2018 so we took it lol. 

We originally wanted October but decent venues in our area are very few and far between. The date they had available was mid-November but it checked out with all of our other requirements so November it is! 

Post # 11
167 posts
Blushing bee

Found the venue/s we liked. Chose a season then picked a date in which they were both available!

Post # 12
3149 posts
Sugar bee

We picked it because we liked how the numbers flowed and how they sounded. Luckily, even though we planned the wedding in 5.5 months, all of our vendors had availability. 

Post # 13
8 posts
  • Wedding: December 2018

We checked with the venue a year ago and they let us to choose 5 days. We just picked up the most meaningful day for us. Even though it is not the first day we met or kissed or…, well, it is his mother’s birthday. He said it’s a gift to his mom. tongue-out

Post # 14
999 posts
Busy bee

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favflamingo :  We picked the anniversary we started dating 

Post # 15
71 posts
Worker bee

Mine involved finding the venue we wanted in Feb 2017, they told us all Saturday dates in 2018 had been booked but 2 were provisionally booked and were being held for 2 weeks. One was May the other July. The July date, the other couple put a deposit down so we lost out on that date and the May one became free. We took the May date as a result.

(I wanted September but it was just how things worked out)

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