How did you pick your wedding date?

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Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

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pinkflamingos :  We picked November 28th, too! We needed the best man to be in town. That’s the long and short of it! 

Post # 32
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - New Orleans, Louisiana

My fiance and I had picked our wedding date probably a year before we even got engaged.  We both really love Halloween so when we realized October 31st landed on a Saturday in 2020, we immediately were set on that date.  My parents more so than his were hesitant as my mom didn’t want it to be a costume wedding. Ultimately, we decided on making the rehearsal/welcome party more spooky and Halloween oriented and having our wedding on Oct 31 as a formal masquerade theme with lots of candles, dark flowers, etc. P.S. we also decided on New Orleans as our wedding destination.  Definitely adds to the ambiance! Good luck!

Post # 33
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Bumble Beekeeper

We knew we wanted fall for some pretty foliage and so we took the Saturday that was available at our preferred venue. It had no meaning whatsoever before we picked it. 

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

We wanted it as close to our first date as possible, on a Saturday.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I wanted to get married on our anniversary, but that was on a tuesday, so we picked the next closest saturday (8/18/18).  We liked that it was the same forwards, backwards, and upside down, so there was no excuse to forget it

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

 

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diamondbeez :  Our 5 year anniversary fell on a Saturday so it was a no brainer for me. We were engaged 9 months before our anniversary.

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

– I’m a teacher so summer was a given for us. I wanted to have a few weeks before the wedding to relax and focus on last minute things, so that pushed us out to early July. 

– Our birthdays are also in July so we figured we could combine our birthdays with our anniversary and take a longer vacation during that time. 

– Lastly, I’m horrible with dates! We got married on 7-6-19, two days before my b-day. So we joke that there’s no way I could forget it. 

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2020

No matter what, for us it had to be after October 1st of this year so as to not interefere with my fiance’s FAFSA money, so we went with October 15th, which is our “anniversary” anyways.

Post # 39
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Helper bee

We got married at the basilica of the university where I received my undergrad degree. The basilica is gorgeous, and only alumnus can get married there. This was back in the dark ages (more than a decade ago!) and the university would have a morning in the spring where they would reserve all of the dates for the following year. You had to call in like a radio contest and hope to get through–my boyfriend (we weren’t even technically engaged yet), my mom, my best friend, and I were all calling the line trying to get through. I told them if they got through to pick any fall date (complicated by no weddings on football home game weekends).

I ended up getting through and snatching up an early October Saturday. It ended up being the most perfect weather ever, which was never a guarantee for the region. We still laugh about how inconvenient things were before everything became so automated.

My other fun story is going with my best friend to meet with her priest to schedule her wedding day. Her fiancé at the time was always busy and she just decided we should head on over and get on the schedule. Priest definitely gave us a side eye.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee

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diamondbeez :  we chose my favorite holiday. It’s typically a night that my family is all together anyway, so this year we are having our holiday in a fancier venue and adding another family and some friends! We are getting married St Patrick’s Day. Fiancé was thrilled because he was worried he would forget his anniversary and this is a day he would easily remember. It falls on a Tuesday this year and about half the cost as a weekend event.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee

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tiffany.fernandez3 :  Do you think you will have a good amount of people? I would expect that holiday to not be one that guests are available. I know I wouldn’t be able to attend a Halloween wedding as I have a child that still wants to trick or treat. 

Post # 42
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Newbee

We wanted the 17 or 18 as those dates are special to us and Friday. I also wanted it to be in the dry season ( we only have wet or dry seasons). We ended up with a date right af the beginning of the wet/ hurricane season but hopefully it won’t rain.

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2021

We haven’t officially booked our wedding venue yet, but we have chosen October 23rd, 2021. Hopefully the date is available. I always wanted a fall wedding. The following weekend is Halloween and I want my wedding to be dark and moody without having to fall on a holiday so it works out perfect!

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

The venue is the one that gave us our day. It was one of their last open Saturdays for 2020 so they had a great price. We took it! 

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