(Closed) How did you pick your wedding month?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

I wanted to do spring! Can’t do summer, really, in SC. Well, you can, but it is HOT. Since we wanted outdoors, we nixed summer. We were going to do March, nice weather still off season, but then had some unexpected issues come up, so instead of getting married next March, it will be October. 

As for too much going on…my grandma’s birthday, parents’ anniversary, mom’s birthday, nephew’s birthday and my sister’s birthday are ALL in October. If we celebrated our anniversary, it would be November, his birthday December…you get the idea. It makes life interesting πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had to pick a date that worked for people who were still in college, but as soon as possible πŸ™‚ So May.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@wouldyoukindlyy:  My date is strictly because it is the most super duper nerdiest date in the world.  It just so happens that it is also a Saturday and will be in ‘Spring’ but the way weather has been lately (patterns over a few years), it will still be cool so while it will be Spring, it won’t be HOT and SWEATY.  In Florida, you do not want that. It ends up being the perfect date for me! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We worked backwards. we started talking about what wouldn’t work for us and it went kinda like this

1) work schedules 

-summer was out for us because in my profession  it’s impossible to take vacation then

that removed June, July, August

2) out of town guests

-I have family that freaks about snow. In the Midwest it can snow Nov-April 

that removed  Nov-April leaving us May Sept Oct

3) Venue

-the options for 2013 were Saturdays in March, July and fall Or Fridays in May. We didn’t want to wait till fall. So a Friday in May it was! His birthday is 1 month before the wedding.  (My bday is in the same week as valentines day) 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

@Booknerd:  I have a friend who got married on that date in 2011. Give you a hint, she didn’t serve cake πŸ˜€

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@HeyJude72:  We were pretty similar – winter, as a wedding time didn’t work for either of us. Summer in Australia is so hot, so that was out, too.

We knew we wanted it during school holidays to make it easier for family and friends to travel, so it was either going to be April or late September. April 13th is the Saturday that fell in school holidays for all the states we’ve got family coming from (Vic, NSW, Tas and QLD), so that’s the date we went with!

Personally, I don’t think it’s really worth taking other “celebrations” into consideration, though. My dad’s birthday is in late March, then Easter, then my niece’s birthday on the 7th of April, my mum’s birthday and my brother’s anniversary within a few days of each other in May (not to mention Mother’s day!), so if we were to try and work in around all those things, we would never have gotten married!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@wouldyoukindlyy:  We picked June because of holidays too!! lol nothing happens from may-june and my FH is a teacher so he will be close Enough to the end of the year to get a substitute. Yay. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Booknerd:  Haha I love that you chose 3.14 as your date!  Smile

 

@wouldyoukindlyy:  My fiance and I picked November for a few reasons:

– He proposed in November, so that gave us about a year to plan, book, etc.  He underestimated how long it would take to do everything, but we’re still chipping away at booking some of the major things!

– Fall is a beautiful time of year with (in my opinion) perfect weather.  Unfortunately, it’s not as gorgeous in Nebraska as it was where I grew up (on the East Coast) and the weather can sometimes be a bit unpredictable … But we’re going to hope for the best.

– It was much easier to book things for a November wedding date.  Purely from a practical point of view, more couples in this area seem to pick spring, summer, or early fall for their weddings.  When we inquire about availability we are often met with, “Oh, November is wide open!  If you were getting married between May and October, though, it would be a different story.”

– My cousin is getting married in September.  I’m a bridesmaid in her wedding, and will be flying back to my hometown to attend.  We wanted to give at least a bit of time between the two weddings, since she’ll be a bridesmaid in my wedding and will also have to fly out for it.  She had a longer engagement (it will be close to 2 years by the time her wedding date rolls around), and she’d already set a date before my fiance and I were even engaged.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My family lives 600 miles away and my mom works at a school. I wanted to do it when they were out of school. BUT it’s crazy hot in Texas (all the time, I can’t wait to move…haha) so we didn’t want it too late in the summer. Therefore June it was. My birthday is the end of June, so the beginning it was. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I always wanted a September wedding, but since my fiance is in the hockey business then that was out. So I worked backwards… Didn’t want May because thats when his first wedding was. Didn’t want august because it is my birthday then. And then June sounded much better in my head than July did. πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@lizzieb:  Yeah, and I’m not a big cake fan so I’m eventually going to convince Nerd we don’t need cake, either. lol

@wouldyoukindlyy:  I just hope that it does happen on that date!

@angelinthesnowxo:  Haha – thanks!

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

29th septmber is just before peak summer season starts in New Zealand and just before everyone starts charging summer prices for accomodation and all associated with weddings :). It is also a Sunday so cheaper vineyard rates..

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