(Closed) How did you pick YOUR wedding date?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 32
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We picked ours based off of weather history. We knew we wanted outdoor wedding. THere were 2 weeks out of the year where it’s only rained like 2 times in the past 100 years. Our first choice was Aug 4th, but couldn’t find a photographer for that day. So then we settled on July 28th. Turns out that is also the day that FI’s sister got married again last year (in the courthouse on a Thursday, so we didn’t go). Now she doesn’t want to come because it’s her anniversary. Whatever. I’m still getting married on that day. Our guest list just went from like 23 down to 16. It’ll be small for sure.

Post # 33
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well, we wanted a month all to ourselves. We only took immediate family into consideration, since I have SO much extended family it would be impossible. So, February is my dad’s and his sister’s birthday, April is my birthday and my daughter’s birthday, May is my parent’s anniversary, June is FI’s birthday, July is his dad’s birthday, August is his parent’s anniversary, October is his mom’s birthday, and November is my mom’s birthday [whew]. That left us January, March, September, or December. Neither of us like cold or christmas, so December and January were out. Since my daughter’s birthday is in April, we wanted to leave March open to save for her presents and such. That left September! Now the date. I liked this song:

And it’s on a Saturday next year. Sold!

Also, you better believe we’re playing that song at the wedding, haha.

Post # 34
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It is a long story, but I will give the short version:

I am really close to my grandparents and so fiance asked both my parents and grandparents for permission to marry me. After saying yes, my grandmother gave him her mother’s wedding ring to propose to me with.

We are honoring my great grandmother and my great grandfather by getting married on June 29th, their wedding date, in 2013.

2013 worked out because it was a Saturday and it will be almost 2 months after he and I complete our Masters degrees…so it worked out perfectly.


Post # 35
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We wanted a fall wedding, but not too late that there would be more of a chance of it being too cold for our outdoor ceremony. Our venue kept trying to push the end of September on us, but I didn’t like the sound of September 29th, and September 22nd reminded me of September 11th for some reason..and I didn’t think the leaves would be changing yet..so we ended up with October 6th.

Afterwards, I found out that my grandma and grandpa got married the first weekend of October as well (on the 8th)! It will also be easy for him to remember because our dating anniversary is 5/10 and our wedding anniversary will be 10/6 🙂


Post # 36
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My Fiance & I weren’t sure at first if we wanted a late 2012 wedding or summer 2013. I have always pictured having a summer wedding, but then my Fiance suggested our anniversary and I thought that was a brilliant idea (even though it’s not summer). So our wedding date is our 8th year anniversary ❤

Post # 37
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We wanted a summer wedding because we wanted it outdoors and the chance to be hot. Now I know in Ohio we are taking a gamble asking it not to rain and to be a decent temp. So that narrowed it down to June, July, August since those are typically the hottest months here. I would have loved a wedding this summer but since we just got engaged in April, it didn’t give us enough time to save money for it. So next summer it is.

THen I started looking at dates and I kept looking at July. I emailed my large family to ask my brothers and sisters what they had going on next summer. My one brother said August was a bad month for him. So august was out. When I looked at the calendar for next July, I saw the perfect date, July 27. It will be exactly one month before our three year dating anniversary. So hopefully when we look for a venue it has it open. If not it’ll be sometime in July because I really don’t want to wait any longer. Haha

Post # 38
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I met Fiance on the 20th of November, we were engaged 3 years later on the 18th of November, so we knew we wanted a date in November for our wedding. As we are having a Destination Wedding in Thailand I researched the Buddhist auspicious days for weddings in November and the 11.11.12 was the most auspicious day closest to our other special days. Plus 2012 is the Chinese year of the Water Dragon which is particularl auspicious for weddings!

Post # 39
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My Fiance originally wanted 12-12-12 (just cause it looked cool). This date was great to me because I did not want a summer wedding – I hate the heat.

But then we discovered that 12-12-12 was a Wednesday. So, we chose to move it to the Friday after, 12-14-12 which is also our 3.5 year anniversary.

Post # 40
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really wanted a fall wedding, but we had to accommodate the teachers and students on our guest list. June is busy, July is hot, so August was really our only choice, especially because FI’s little brother goes off to college in September. We’re hoping that that isn’t their move-in weekend.

Post # 41
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

This is a great thread! I’m getting married on my nanas wedding anniversary. My Papa was a WW2 war hero and the 29 march was their special day. They’re both in heaven now so i thought this was a nice way to remember them and include them and they would have loved Fiance…

Post # 42
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We both wanted a summer wedding because then my mom and siblings would be able to fly from my home country as they would be on summer vacation.  June would be too early, and I didn’t want our anniversary and my birth month shared – August.  Turns out only one weekend in July was free at our desired venue – July 28th!

Post # 43
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We got engaged in December 2011 and are Catholic.  So it had to be a year.  I never wanted a spring wedding.  Spring here is rainy and yucky.  Summer was out b/c 1) my mother would kill me and 2) we own a seasonal resort business that is entirely family run so it wasn’t feasible (which is prob why mom would have killed me).  I love the fall but fall of 2013 was really far off (I’m 32 he is 36).  So winter won.  We started dating in January so it made sense. I really liked 1-12-13.  It seemed fun number-wise then my mom pointed out that 1-19-13 was MLK weekend and would give a lot of our guests an extra day for travel or to recover.  I was sold.

Post # 44
13889 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We wanted to be married before I finished grad school (same last name on our grad degrees from the same school), and March is spring break time.  We picked the end of spring break week for me so I could have less stress and not miss class! 

Post # 45
2721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It was the only time I had off! This summer are my last 10 weeks of grad school and I knew if we did it after, a new employer would not be happy giving a bunch of time off. 

Our anniversary is right after tax season so now it gives us an excuse for a trip each year. Coincidentally it’s the same as William and Kate. 

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