(Closed) How did you decide your wedding date?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 31
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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cyan :  We did the same thing. We knew we wanted our honeymoon in September because that’s a good time of year for the location we picked so we set our date for the end of August.

Post # 32
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We decided our date before looking at venues, and then just made sure we booked the venue far enough in advance that we got the date we wanted.  Our dating anniversary is Sept 27th and we love September as a wedding month.  So it just made sense to go with the closest Saturday to that date.  So our wedding will be Sept 29th.

Post # 33
15 posts
  • Wedding: September 2019

We picked our dating anniversary month.  It happens to be September so perfect for weather in my opinion!

Post # 34
1197 posts
Bumble bee

i wanted our wedding anniversary to fall pretty much equally between other gift giving holidays and be on a day that is otherwise memorable but not so important that it takes the focus away from our anniversary/getting divorced would ruin an otherwise exciting holiday. i always worry about people who choose to get married on valentines day or the like. goodness forbid things go south, that day would always be a downer. 

we got married 3.14.17 added bonus: anniversary pie. 🙂 

Post # 35
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Here’s what we did:

1. What year? Since we both have graduations in 2019, and then will be moving and stepping into our careers, we chose 2020.

2. What time of year? Where I live, theres a lot of snow during winter, and can get very humid during summer. That left us with fall or early summer. We chose early summer.

3. What dates will not conflict with schools? My cousins are teachers and my brother is in high school, so we nixed any weekends that would interfere with that.

4. What dates does our desired venue(s) have open? Haven’t gotten there yet, but this will be our final deciding factor in setting a date.

Other little things that contributed to picking a date – what flowers are in season, will it be muddy outside, how bad are the mosquitoes at that time of year, and what’s the landscape going to look like for photos.

Post # 36
237 posts
Helper bee

We really didn’t put much thought into our date. I didn’t really care if it fell on a “special” day, like an anniversary, because the day would be special anyway.  We knew we wanted a fall wedding because where we live, Spring is torando season and the summer is way too hot and humid. So once we found a venue, we looked at the dates available and just picked the one we liked best. So romantic, I know lol.

I live in small-town America, so we don’t really have as big of a problem as people in larger cities of not being able to find venues/vendors on certain dates.

Post # 37
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Fiance picked it.  I know this is going to sound odd, but he picked it because  something sad happened to him on that day and he said he wanted to replace it with something wonderful.  I still smile when I think of it.

Post # 38
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Our date pretty much came down to what our chosen venue had open. I had originally planned on an earlier August date but our venue only had the last Saturday of the month open, which gave me a few extra weeks of planning. We wanted to avoid major holiday weekends, winter months and my birthday (which falls on a Saturday this year in September). Spring/early summer 2018 felt a little rushed to me, so I think we got the perfect date for us!

Post # 39
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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cjm18 :  date twins!

Post # 40
1030 posts
Bumble bee

We picked ours in an odd fashion, I suppose. Fiance and I had been talking about getting married. He had hinted to me that he wanted to get married on/near the water and he had said that he wanted to marry me in 2018 – that gave me a window. His daughter will be leaving for college in fall 2018 and his son is already away at college, so, looking at the calendar, it just made sense to get married when his son would have to be back in town anyways – the weekend his sister (FI’s daughter) is graduating. That’s a weekend I have my kids, too – so all of our kids would be with us. It also happens to be my bday weekend. I suggested that date to Fiance and he loved that thought – and then he proposed to me. So basically, we picked a date before he actually proposed to me. We both researched venues later that day and had a deposit down three days later on it.

Post # 41
34 posts

Haven’t officially picked our date yet, but here was the process:

Year? We wanted a longer but not too long engagement. 2019 it is.

Month? He wanted September, I wanted June, we compared the pros of each month, June it is (Happy wife, happy life! 😛 )

Day? Five saturdays in June. June 1 has a birthday, June 8th is FI’s annual golf weekend, and June 29 is getting too close to the 4th of July.

So, June 15 or June 22 it is! Checked with the church and the reception venue that we both wanted, both are open, just have to pick one when we meet with the church next week! Can’t decide which day I like better, I swear I change my mind every five minutes on it. 

Post # 42
515 posts
Busy bee

I live in Southern Hemisphere. We got engaged late June so all venues for February summer wedding would be booked. Dec is taken over by Christmas, January is when most people are away so out of the question. March was an option but my sister’s birthday is one Saturday in March, then Ed Sheeran concert is last weekend of march (that was already booked). So had to be after that. Then there’s Easter & the church doesnt allow weddings just before Easter. So Mid April it is. 12 weeks & counting. So damn excited. 

Post # 43
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We’re military so we got married based on what our schedules allowed. Only 4 key family members were present. Super small and simple wedding

Post # 44
130 posts
Blushing bee

Totally based it around the venues available dates- I had really wanted a May wedding and the venue only had one Saturday left for the month! 

Post # 45
763 posts
Busy bee


When is the degree ceremony which I can graduate in next academic year? Jan, April, May, July..

When is the nearest Saturday after the graduation? There’s one in May.. owh! Our anniversary is on that day!!

Is it an auspicious date? (To please the Asian side of family) Yes.

Season? Summer too hot and expensive. Winter too cold and expensive. Spring and autumn then. Spring has tulips. Katze loves tulips. Spring then.

So.. our dating anniversary falls on the Saturday after the graduation weekend! And it’s an auspicious date to get married!

So the date in May next year decided.

Then proceed with:

Is our priest free? Yes.

Is the chapel in venue #1 free? Exam term, no weddings in college. A real No? Ok, is chapel #2 free? Yes.

Wedding photographer? Yes.

Makeup artist? Yep

Hair stylist? Yep

Done with decision making.

Have you decided yours?

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