(Closed) How did you pick your wedding date?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We both love the fall in MI… Sept is the perfect mix of end of summer/early fall weather πŸ™‚ We lucked out weatherwise… a morning shower, then sun for the rest of the day!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I picked August 17 because it is the anniversary of our first date (and we use it as our yearly anniversary just because), and 2013 because 8/17 will be a Saturday πŸ™‚  I had this planned way too far ahead, don’t even ask when LoL.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We wanted to get married as soon as I got my degree this spring and I was going to do it the very last saturday weekend in May after graduation, but then I realized that was memorial day weekend. So I pushed it a week and now I’m a June Bride!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

My mother and her mother (my grandmother) were both married on Labor Day weekend.  I will be the 3rd generation to do so.  =)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a whole process, if anyone’s having trouble deciding…

I made a list of every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of a long weekend during the year that we wanted to be married.

I narrowed it down pretty quickly because we want an outdoor ceremony, so that left about five potential months based on the weather.

I then went through those dates and marked whether or not they were a holiday — like the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

I also looked up the major sporting events like the Opening Games of the Olympics or the NCAA Final Four. I really don’t want people at my wedding wishing that they were somewhere else or feeling like they were missing out on something.

Then I considered local events — St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is huge and there wouldn’t be any hotels available for my guests.

Then it was really a case of when the venue was available and when they were offering discounted rates and how that lined up with the days that I had left on my list.

 

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

August 16 is our anniversary, and 2012 happens to be our 5th anniversary together.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Fiance proposed to me on our 13month anniversary, which fell on a Friday the 13th. So I wanted to be married on the 13th. October of 2012 was Saturday the 13th, but because I want an outdoor ceremony in Washington State, it is too cold by then. So July 13th is a Friday (like our engagment), but my dream venue books in weekend blocks, so it was not available. We settled it by getting the weekend after (wedding date on July 21st), at the location I really wanted. Plus, summer is just gorgeous there.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Anniversary of our first date πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I picked July 20. I first started with the month of July because I knew the weather would be nice (*fingers crossed*). Then, I called the venue I wanted to ask what days they had available. July 6 I will be on my period (I know, Too Much Information, sorry), July 13 was taken, so July 20 was the next date so I took it. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our anniversary date just happened to be on a Saturday the following year. July 8th was our original date (our anniversary) but the venue we fell in love with wasn’t available until July 28th so that became our new wedding day. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We first met on March 4, so I thought it would be nice to have our wedding anniversary be the same date that we already celebrate our anniversary on now. However it was a Sunday and the location we chose for our reception was booked that weekend. So, we chose the next weekend which was close enough.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We met in August so we wanted to get married in the same month.  Also I work in a school and he is finishing his degree so any other time of the year wouldnt work.lol. Also i like the way 8.11.12 looks. πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Mrs.LaFountain:  my birthday! πŸ˜€ Happy wedding day!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

12-1-12… first off we wanted a xmas themed wedding but not TOO close to xmas time, we always throw a big party in hte middle of dec and decided instead of a xmas party to have a wedding!!

.. also we wanted a easy date to remember and one that the #s flowed since im a big # person ..my bday is 11-11 and his bday os 5-12. We debated on 12-15-12 but liked 12-1-12 better.

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