(Closed) How did you pick YOUR wedding date?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 122
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We wanted to get married between the end of April and the middle June, so that we could both finish school and have a little leeway before starting work/grad school etc. All of our parents are teachers, and we’re both the oldest, so we wanted to avoid times when school was in session for our families. FI’s sister was on a mission trip out of the country, so we wanted to have it after she returned, and his brother graduated from high school, so we also wanted to avoid that.

Most people want weekends, but FI’s cousin is a photographer and offered to do our pictures, but is very busy that time of year (he had a wedding on 6/7 days the week of our wedding) so we opted for a week day.

As we were looking at dates I learned that FI’s grandparents, the grandfaterh he is named after, were married on May 30th, and so we decided that getting married on their 67th anniversary would be a good way to honor them and a good way to start our marriage.

Post # 123
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690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I never wanted to get married in the summer, but it was the easiest way to do it.  June was easy to pick because cousin was getting married at the end of July and august would be too hot in the Caribbean.  After looking at the 1st week we liked this date the best:

6/6/12….6+6=12

Also, DH is bad about dates so the fact that it is DDay should help him remember!

Post # 124
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are getting married on the 27th to honor my Grandmother who was born on the 27th of January. We both definitely couldn’t do winter weddings and it just happened that the only 27th on a Saturday was in July πŸ™‚

Post # 125
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Bumble bee

It’s a day that all my family can make the trip down for, since it’s summer, and I will be out of classes then.

There isn’t any ‘special’ meaning, hah.

Post # 126
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BellaDee:  Same as you! Our date is Friday, June 21st, 2013 which is the summer solstice next year and we get to save a ton of money! win win!

Post # 127
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have 21st July 2012 as our date. Fiance proposed on 21st July 2011 (a random Thursday) and by lucky coincidence of the leap year it falls on a Saturday this year πŸ™‚ before the proposal the date had no significance πŸ™‚

I also really like the date because it is a palindrome the way we write dates here in Australia – 21-7-12 πŸ™‚

Post # 128
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Busy bee

Conversation with us 

Me “Uhm I like late April or May”

Him – “Yeah probs leaning more towards May”

Venue was cheaper in May. 

 

Win. 

Post # 129
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well when we got engaged we decided September of the following year – no specific date, we would see what the venues had available. We wanted September as it’s right at the end of summer, so not too hot (I am terrible in the heat) but still nice enough weather before it started turning cold.

When I joined weddingbee shortly after getting engaged I randomly picked September 9th as my date. Not because I planned to have it that day, but because I knew it would be September and the 9th was an important day to me for other reasons (will explain).

When booking the venue we had initially wanted a Saturday or second choice Friday but they had none available. We even considered changing to late August or Early October but there wasn’t any available then either. There was only Sundays available or one Thursday. I agreed to a Sunday and got presented with the options (all Sundays were available).

One of those options was September 9th and I knew instantly it was meant to be. It had been my friends birthday who was tragically murdered in 2007. The venue is close to where her headstone is. It would almost feel like she was there with me.

I have since realised something else. The number 9 has been extremely lucky for us thoughout our relationship.  We will be getting married on the 9th of the 9th. We met on the 29th August 2009. My engagement ring has stones in it.

I guess some things really are just meant to be πŸ™‚

Post # 130
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well we absolutely wanted a spring wedding and my Fiance has the most horrible memory so I was told I could either change the day of our anniversary or the month but not both or he would never remember lol. Since our anniversary is October 22 which is obviously not spring I opted for changing the month. March is my son’s birthday and May is his mom’s and Mother’s day, June would be too hot and so we landed on April. Which is exactly 6 months after our original anniversary date.

Post # 131
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When we first got engaged, My fiance requested a wedding date “that will be easy to remember” lol. At first I took that as a date that sounded nice like you said. When we looked at different dates on the calendar,  the ones we liked landed in the middle of the week or were too soon or too far away. Then I realized that 10/12/2013 fell on our five year anniversary and BAM! we had a date. Its in the fall, which is great because I wanted a fall wedding, its a date that Fiance should be able to remember since we celebrate it as an anniversary anyway, and even though IMO 2013 is just a weird number, October 12, 2013 just sounds nice to say.

Post # 132
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We just chose the fifth anniversary of our first date. Easy to remember, and special to us. 11-4-12.

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