(Closed) How did you pick YOUR wedding date?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 92
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had already looked at rings and had been talking about getting engaged when my mom went from sick to really sick. That was March. After that, my now-fiance proposed. 

October felt like long enough to order a dress and do all of the planning without (over)straining ourselves, but it wasn’t too late in the year for it to be freezing in Ohio. We didn’t want to wait until it got warm again in the spring, because there was no guarantee my mother would be able to be there. We looked for ceremony and reception venues with open Saturdays in October, then picked where we wanted each, and October 13 was available for both the ceremony and reception venue we chose.

Post # 93
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We got engaged in Oct of last year, I knew I wanted a full year to plan. I’m a teacher and get Veteran’s Day off, so it would be a long weekend,(we are honeymooning over Thanksgiving). Also, we met on the 9th, got engaged on the 8th, so wedding is the 10th day of the 11th month in 2012. So the numbers 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are cool to us, thus November 10, 2012!

Post # 94
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wanted a May wedding. Got engaged August 19th 2011 (couldn’t plan a May 2012 wedding). Looked at the May 2013 dates and May 25th, 2013 sounded best (late in May wedding means it should be nice & green around here) ๐Ÿ™‚ Anddd it’s after a long weekend here in SK.

Post # 95
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We didn’t really get to choose a date that meant something to us because we’re getting married on such short notice resulting in us taking what we could get.


Post # 96
3354 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I consulted my mom, who consulted the Chinese calendar for auspicious dates. I knew I wanted it in May 2012. Choices were May 12 or May 15. The planner recommended doing the wedding on a weekday so the beach wouldn’t be crowded, so May 15 it was ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 97
3696 posts
Sugar bee

We knew we’d be getting married at our church, and I really wanted some musician friends of mine to be able to attend so that they could play for the ceremony (to me, the music is by far the most important aspect of the planning – even more important to me than the dress!). We wanted our engagement to be short because we are both impatient. Our parish required a minimum of 6 months lead time. As soon as we got engaged in late February, we contacted my musician friends to see which weekends around August or September might work, and contacted the church to see which dates were available. We chose the date that worked for both (and also happened not to be a home football weekend – that would have made it way more difficult for guests to get hotel rooms!)

Post # 98
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

easy! closest saturday to christmas ..

Post # 99
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I always wanted an October wedding and I chose the Columbus Day weekend thinking people would have the following Monday off. Turns out most people don’t, but it’s the thought that counts right?

Post # 100
4997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m finishing graduate school in May and wanted a few months after that to finish planning. I always wanted a summer wedding, but needed a little more time so we were looking at September. We convinced our venue to give us the off-season rate (which usually starts in late-October) on Sept 28th, so we snagged it. I absolutely did not want October, it just makes me think of Halloween!

Post # 101
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

We got married on 1/1/11

hopefully that’s good luck : )

I love that we will see fireworks on our anniversary every year!

Post # 102
867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We got engaged in September, and my husband wanted to get married the next month, in October!  I said April, but we ended up choosing thanksgiving because it was the sooner time that we could have all of our family members together in the same place!

Post # 103
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

This might sound horrible, but we got engaged January 2012 + knew we wanted to be married before the end of the year, so we shot for the October-December time frame + took the only Saturday available at the venue I loved. We were pretty flexible and lucky to not have any family obligations on either side.

Post # 104
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Easy its the only day available at the venue that was between semesters and allowed anough days after for a 10 day honeymoon before fall semester started… so sunday aug, the 5th 2012 it is!!!

Post # 105
3470 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I started with a list of each month, then listed all major events that we didn’t want to clash with: 

Jan: Duck Season


Mar: Sister’s (MOH) Birthday– drama queen & I wanted to avoid any conflicts

Apr: His Birthday, Abalone Season

May: Abalone Season

Jun: Abalone Season


Aug: Deer Season

Sep: Pheasant Season

Oct: Duck Season

Nov:My Birthday, Duck Season

Dec: Christmas/Holidays, Duck Season

So, that left us with February and July– I wasn’t wild about a Feb wedding because I HATE Valentine’s day and we knew we wanted to BBQ which could have been difficult to plan around, so that left July– and we picked the 21st because it was the date that worked best out of the available ones for our venue. 

Post # 106
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

9/28/13 is our wedding date

Wanted to get married in September because that’s my dad’s birthday month.  He passed away and I wanted to pay tribute to him in a subtle way. Although we got engaged in January 2012 and probably could have planned a wedding for September 2012, we felt it was too soon.  Besides, 13 is my dad and fiance’s favorite number.

We picked the 28th because the 7th and 21st didn’t work for our extended family.  In the end the 28th worked out perfect because our unofficial symbol is the inifinity. . .the infinity symbol right side up looks like an 8 and since they’ll be two of us, it’s 2 infinities = 28.  My fiance really likes playing with numbers and finding meaning in them so it was a pleasant surprise when our priest pointed this out to us.  ๐Ÿ™‚


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