(Closed) How long from engagement did you set a date???

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 77
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We got engaged in May, and started looking at venues in June.  It was strange when people would ask if we’d set a date, and we were always like, don’t we have to pick a place first?  We booked our venue in July, deciding on a date based on availability, and what the weather is usually like that time of year.  We decided on September of the following year, when the weather cools down a little, and slim chance of rain.  This was important to us since our ceremony and reception is going to be completely outdoors, and we’re renting a ferris wheel, so we’re counting on good weather!

Post # 78
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Two weeks for us. The week after we got engaged, we looked at venues. Once we talked to the church, we made sure that our date was available and went for it. So, it turned out to be two weeks total.

Post # 79
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We actually set a date before he presented a ring. We knew we where getting married and set a date about a month before.

Post # 80
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well we really like the idea of an outdoor ceremony so in this region that narrows down the months. We won’t be ready for 2012 so summer 2013 it is!

We’re not officially engaged yet but I know that’s one of the questions we’re get asked repeatedly so I’m glad to have an approximate to satisfy people. I have no idea when we’ll have a specific date… I imagine our families will have plenty of “suggestions”, especially since his family is farmers and part of mine run a landscaping business so there will be plenty of black out dates.

Post # 81
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Newbee

Congrats& happy planning! I think date setting should be a joint effort. When we do get engaged (whenever that may be!), we will have to set a date pretty quickly because both our brothers are planning to move to Oz and may not be back for a while. They haven’t decided for definite when they will go so it’s a tad frustrating knowing we will have to plan around their pie-in-the-sky (for the moment) plans!

Post # 82
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well first off Congrats!!!

We got engaged in the September and by the November we had selected our ceremony and reception places and had booked it all in before our engagement party and Dad announced it there.

Post # 83
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Busy bee

We’ve been engaged 6 months and haven’t set a date yet. We will be booking our venue/setting our date within the next 2 months or so. We just tell people, “We hope for October 2013”. 

Post # 84
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d say we officially set our date a couple of weeks after we got engaged. 

Post # 85
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We set our date today since we officially booked the church and reception venue.

We got engaged on December 24th, so just over 3 weeks from the time we got engaged to the day we officially had the date saved. June 22, 2013 will be our wedding day. 🙂

Post # 86
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We set our date about a month after we got engaged. Don’t let people make you feel rushedThe there is so much to take into consideration!

Post # 87
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Congratulations on your engagement!

We were engaged a couple of months before we actually set our date in stone. I just knew that I wanted the wedding in June and I wanted to make sure I was almost finished with Graduate School.

Don’t let others cause stress and anxiety over “When’s the date?”. Because it depends on the couple and what you want. 🙂

 

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I set the date after one week! On the day we were engaged we agreed on the date we wanted, and one week later we were able to book it.

Post # 89
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We set it the day we got engaged.

After we got home from the comic convention we had a talk and decided it.

Post # 90
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve been engaged since May 2011, the day after I graduated with my bachelor’s degree.  We have yet to set a date because, honestly, we don’t know where the money is coming from.  I’m still looking for a job in my field and we both don’t have great jobs.  In fact, neither of them pay enough for rent in NJ so how can we even talk about being to fund a wedding?  We’re leaning toward July 2013 but haven’t put anything in stone because we don’t even have a venue yet.

Post # 91
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We met Oct. 2006. We got engaged in Oct. 2007. We moved in together in Sept. 2010. We decided to get married in Feb/March 2013 in June 2011ish. Haha, I guess it is not exactly standard but we are young, in no rush, and grateful to have the time to save. I actually began calling my fiance my partner just so i could avoid the question, ‘when is the big day?’, and the confused (and sometimes judgemental) looks I would get afterwards. Take time and have fun!

P.s. I found that not picking a date too quickly allowed me to not feel rushed, pressured or disappointed when looking at venues and asking about availability.

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