(Closed) How important was your wedding date?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Why did you pick the date that you did?
    It was a very special and specific date for me (give reasons) : (31 votes)
    33 %
    It was just what worked out with vendors : (54 votes)
    58 %
    I wanted a certain date but it didn't work out :( : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @shrubfish09:  I chose my wedding date for a number of reasons:

    1. It was close to xmas, my favourite holiday

    2. My company has a mandatory shutdown during xmas period for 3 weeks, so I could go on my honeymoon without having to put in an annual leave request

    3. I wanted a Saturday night and since I booked in March 2012, that was the only feasible date for that year.

    4. My venue gave me a massive discount because of that date. My menu per person would’ve cost $140pp but I negotiated it down to $115 and they threw in candlebra centerpieces for free.

    Post # 4
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    719 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

    We really wanted to get married on our anniversary, but it would Dayan a Sunday in June. plus, we didn’t trust the Vancouver weather enough… So we picked a Saturday mid August and are hoping it doesn’t rain.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My husband was on leave restriction at work for 2010.  He works 4 on 4 off, so we needed a wedding date that fell on his days off, preferably his second day off so we could have a rehearsal the day before and a couple days off together before he had to go back.  So, that left approximate 6 Saturdays that fit the bill that year.  None of them worked either with venue or other VIP commitments, so we ended up with a Friday wedding to stay on second day off.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We picked ours for certain reasons. We knew we wanted to get married in the month of October. The Saturdays were the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. The 13th was out bc of the number 13, and the 27th was a no go bc DH’s bday is October 28th. We were fine with the 6th and the 20th but according to the Asian superstition of marrying on certain austere dates, the 6th was considered a “better” date based on Darling Husband and I’s astrology. I think it’s all bogus but our parents believe in it so whatever. We were fine with either weeekend.

    Post # 7
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    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve always loved fall and wanted to get married in October. Darling Husband loves fall too. We chose October 12th, because it’s exactly one week in-between our birthdays. Darling Husband turned 23 on October 5th, we were married on the 12th, and I turned 23 on the 19th.

    Post # 8
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    60 posts
    Worker bee

    We have a date in mind but haven’t set it yet. I wanted to get married on our anniversary because it’s in the fall and that’s when we wanted a wedding anyway. BUT, my cousin got married on that day and we really didn’t want to feel like we had to compete with them for the rest of our lives.

    Post # 9
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    ours is 2.14.14 based on numberoligy it’s our infinity date and it will be our 14th anniversary as well. 

    Post # 10
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    !

    Post # 11
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    1024 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We picked our 5 year anniversary, so the date was important. We ended up booking a venue really early because we knew what day we wanted!

    Post # 12
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    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m a graduate student so I picked the Saturday right after spring semester classes end so I could have a week break for a honeymoon before summer semester started.  Pure logistics, lol.  I did want a spring wedding to incorporate my favorite color, yellow, and to be able to have Daffodils (a spring flower) so it all worked out perfectly!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We wanted to get married in either autumn or spring. So when we decided on autumn, we picked a saturday that fell in the school holidays for all the states we had people coming from, to make things a little easier on those with children, university, or our friends that are teachers.

    So, no, our date doesn’t have any “special” significance, though it will after the wedding!

    Post # 14
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    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My fiance is a teacher and since this is only his 2nd year teaching, he has very little vacation time. We wanted to be able to do a honeymoon so this pretty much meant a wedding either during december 2012 (christmas break), march 2013 (spring brea) or summer 2013 (summer break). I never wanted a winter wedding so we decieded against that really leaving it between spring and summer. I graduate with my master’s degree in May and am hoping to find a career in my field so we did not want to have the wedding interfere with me finding a job or us having to move so we decieded that March would make the most sense. Plus, we knew his brother and his Fiance were planning a wedding for that summer (although they hadn’t set a date yet, they have now its the end of August) and we didn’t want to risk the 2 weddings being back to back. And we are getting cheaper rates because March is still considered “off” wedding season here!

    Post # 15
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    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Our anniversary. And it’s NYE 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    our date doesn’t have any real significance (but i do really like that it’s on the eve of mexico’s independance day). one of the deciding factors for us was the weather. we wanted an outdoor reception, so we wanted a time of year that would have good weather. that left september and june (which i absolutely did not want). the 1st and 8th of the month are birthdays of close family members (incuding my mom’s), so we went for the 15th.

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