(Closed) How did you pick your wedding month?

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Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My parents were married in October, Fiance and I both love the fall, and I’ve always wanted an October wedding, ever since I was a kid. So it wasn’t much of a decision really.

To be honest, I don’t even remember discussing it, I was on the phone with my aunt telling her we got engaged and she asked when we were getting married. I just said October 2013, and when I got off the phone, I asked Fiance which Saturday in October he liked. Ruled out Columbus Day weekend, then went with 10.5, because 5 is half of 10. We also debated 10.19. Not sure why we ruled that out, but we did!

No other months were even talked about. 

Post # 63
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@Brokensound21:  Well when November of 2014 rolls around… at the end of my wedding I will think to myself, “It is now Brokensound21’s turn.  I hope she has an amazing day!”.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 64
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@GenericSpeak:  Aw! Our rehearsal is scheduled for the 7th. So, while we are getting ready for that – I shall be sending you some good vibes for an awesome time ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 65
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Bumble bee

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@MrsBeck:  Well, we are in Florida! lol It’s insane here!

Post # 66
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We’re getting married three weeks after I graduate college! After a three-and-a-half year engagement, we don’t want to wait any longer to get married! We were considering July, but June has always been my favorite month. Not only that, but I start graduate school that August, so I wanted to have an extra month to enjoy being a newlywed before going back to school. 

Post # 67
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Sugar bee

We were going to get married in December but then decided not to because we thought it would be too close to Christmas so we changed it to summer. We chose summer because we’ll both be in school when we get married.

Post # 68
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Bumble bee

@wouldyoukindlyy:  I took a different route. I’m Hindu by religion and our pandit tells us the best date and time to get married according to astrology.

Luckily, it also happens to be the least rainy month of the year ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 69
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I originally wanted to get married in April or May, but after my Fiance and I announced our engagement, we found out my cousin (who had gotten engaged a couple months earlier) had just set their date. My aunts were encouraging us to get married the same week, but I felt that was going to be too tacky. However, my sister and brother (who both live out of state) are invited to both weddings, so after discussing it with my cousin and his fiancee, my Fiance and I decided to get married 5 days later on August 1. That way the Out of Town family who are invited to both weddings can attend both and won’t have to choose due to cost and time off work. Most of the family were already planning on time off around that week anyway for my cousin’s wedding (even if his wedding is on a Saturday). Bonus: it also happens to be my SO’s birthday, and we’re both excited about getting married on his birthday. He gets a lot of teasing that he has no excuse not to remember our anniversary moving forward. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 70
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My first preference was April, but I really didn’t want to wait until 2014.  Summer months are too hot and we have too much going on in Sept.  October won by default.  Many of our family are out of town and we wanted a Saturday to make it convenient.  The only Oct dates available at the venue were the 19th and 26th.  So Oct 19th it will be.

Post # 71
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - Ceremony: St Patrick\'s Basilica Reception: Southern Cross Ballroom, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

We chose August 23rd because Fiance and i met at my belated birthday in 2008, by the day we marry we will have met 6 years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

We originally planned on having a 2015 wedding date.

I wanted June 2015 because it would be late autumn, but FI wanted the wedding to be on our anniversary date Feb 5th. In australia that is peak summer and there was no way we were having it then lol, so we jumped to november 2014 but somehow realised it wouldn’t work.

So then we decided on August 23rd 2014 which is my birth month, and it’s the end of winter. It’s also the date that we met on for the first time and also out of peak wedding season. Win/Win situation for us in the end! We got our date, was able to go with the winter wedding package, and being a new zealander i don’t have to suffer in the heat now :D.

I also get to wear the dress i want without worrying about over heating :), and now we get to have our wedding anniversary on the date we met <3
 

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Peonies!  I love peonies and they come into my mom’s garden right around the last day of school.  So we chose Memorial Day weekend.  Bonus that everyone had an extra day to relax/travel, etc.  Even bigger bonus to have a Sunday wedding where we could extend time with the family AND get 10% off the bottom line.

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We didn’t want a summer wedding. Our ideal month would have been October but since we got engaged in April it didn’t give us enough time to plan. We both didn’t want a winter wedding (although they are beautiful…just too cold for me), so we looked at the spring. Our venue would only let us book in May, as they have events going on in the summer. So, May it was! 

Post # 74
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I love fall, but have the same situation where his birthday is August, my dad’s is September, mine is October, and my mom’s is December. And November to me is just miserable, not really fall anymore. I wanted to get married in April and have all my life, but my best friend and Maid/Matron of Honor is in grad school, so it just wasn’t practical if I wanted any involvment from her. So, I picked the very first weekend after her final exams, which is May 18th. I look horrible and red faced in hot weather, so I knew I didn’t want to wait until the summer.

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We got engaged mid-March and wanted a fairly short engagement (or what we would consider short) due to a terminal illness in the family.

We decided waiting until the next year, this year, would have been too long and we knew we didn’t want a winter wedding. Winters in Ohio are gray, cold, and miserable. No winter wonderland here, nor did we want to compete with any winter holidays or make guest travel difficult with winter weather. A summer wedding would have been too short an engagement to plan the wedding we wanted or to order a dress. October is as late as we could go before it got too cold, it’s not particularly rainy, and both our birthdays are already taking up September. So October it was. 

It was perfect, because we really wanted photos like this:

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

We definitely did not want a winter wedding. Our dating anniversary is in December, along with Christmas and his birthday. I don’t like being cold, and I would rather be able to go sleeveless than have to wear something over my shoulders. 

 

We have nothing going on in the summer. Our “6 month” is June, and we wanted to pick June 4, but that’s on a Tuesday this year… so we went with June 1. It sounds pretty, too.

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