(Closed) How did you decide your wedding date?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I originally wanted fall, but with no fall dates available in September or October (I’m a deer hunter and with that, thanksgiving and nephew’s birthday…along with work…in November, it left no time). We knew the venue already…..so we went with 12/2/17 and it was absolutely beautiful! I wanted either snow, or no snow and warmer weather. It was high 40s/low 50s and perfect with great lighting. I couldn’t have asked for a better day! 

Post # 17
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Blushing bee

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favflamingo :  we are going to Vegas (we live in Uk) so we started by chekxing out cheapest times to fly, etc and then looking at the weather for those months. 

This helped us narrow it down to May 2019, as for the actual date, that will depend on what is available when we make further enquiries.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

We wanted October because it’s our favourite month. 

We didn’t want it to be on our birthday weekends so the 1st and 2nd week were out. So it was either the 14 or 21 and we chose the 21st. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

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laura1206 :  this was our decision process when we picked Vegas as well. We’re doing February 2019.😁

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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favflamingo :  Decision making process:

1) VIP – Can all important family and friends make it?

2) Cost – Is this the most economical time for our wedding and / or honeymoon?

3) Weather 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Where do we want to get married? When is the off-season rate? Then we chose a Saturday.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

Our selection was pretty logistical!

We knew our schedule and when we were graduating from our doctorate program, and when we were taking certification exams.

We knew we wanted to get married in Spring/Summer… just because waiting til Fall seemed too far away, especially since we wanted to wait to live together haha.

We asked parents, siblings, and those who we knew we would ask to be in our bridal party if they had anything going on within those couple months we were looking at. Some of them had preferences which helped guide our selection.

We knew when his cousin was getting married (in mid May) so we tried to be courteous to his side of the family and not make it too close to that.

All the venues (selected based on budget & what size party they could accomodate) we looked at had availability during that timeframe, so once we picked the venue, we selected one of the available dates!

Not super romantic – but it worked for us. 🙂 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

We picked based on our honeymoon. We had actually decided that we wanted to go to Italy prior to getting engaged, then decided that since we were planning on getting married at some point, we might as well just get married first and do the trip as our honeymoon. Since we wanted to do the trip in September, we planned the wedding for August.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We knew we wanted our engagement to be less than a year and didn’t want to get married in the summer.  We got engaged 12.23.16.  We chose 9.23.17 bc it was was after it cooled down a bit (we are in Texas), 23 is my favorite number, and it was 9 months to the day from when we got engaged.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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favflamingo :  I wanted to get married at harvest (end of Septemeber) for a few reasons but mainly because it’s the closest thing we Brits have to thanksgiving.  The idea is to give thanks for the harvest and welcome in the new season.  And I just love that metaphor.  

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

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laura1206 :  You as well, I’m seriosuly loving how easy it is to plan a wedding in Vegas.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I chose the season(s) Fall or Winter and he chose the actual date. He decided on 11/18/18 becasue and I quote “It rolls off the tongue easily”… so there we go lol 

Post # 29
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Busy bee

I am an older bee and Fiance and I want to have children.  We got engaged in September.  We chose March because he didn’t want to throw together a wedding too quickly, whereas I would have totally been willing to put together a wedding in 3 months. 

I knocked out January and February because of an increased chance of snow.  By pushing back to later in March, the chance of snow is far decreased. 

The Saturdays in the latter half of March of 2018 are the 17th (St. Paddy’s Day), the 24th, and the 31st (Easter weekend).  So we decided on the 24th and the venues we looked at all had it available.

Post # 30
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Did want to marry too close to his bros spring wedding, so that season was out. Summer is too hot (outdoor wedding in the south), September is a lovely month, okay Sept it is. Between two dates, couldn’t decide…. so I kid you not I looked up the moon chart and picked the full moon weekend. Turned out it was the “Super Harvest moon” and it was GIANT as it rose in the sky and was beautiful over the tent. I also thought 26 was just a nicer kinder number than 19. 

 

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