(Closed) I have my heart set on an Oct date but is it not worth it?

posted 6 years ago in October 2013
  • poll: Should I switch to November to save money?
    Yes, it won't be that different outside a month later. : (7 votes)
    30 %
    No, keep October. : (16 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    How much money would you be saving?  Who is paying for the wedding?

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    hmmm weather is pretty hit or miss,  but the reason the price drops is b/c november is less desirable weather wise.  also if you want an outdoor ceremony you also have to deal with daylight… in november it starts getting dark fairly early.  I dont know if you have thought things through to that end but if you want pictures after the ceremony going earlier in the year is a much safer bet.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @ShutterbugCait:  I would get married in October. If you were thinking on late October then the weather wouldn’t be that different, but I think a whole month will make it a lot colder and darker a lot sooner. Unless money is tight. If its the difference between being able to afford the wedding and not, then go November. The perfect date isn’t worth going into debt.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    After getting your response – I have to agree with asscherlover.  That’s a pretty huge chunk of change.  It’s really up to you and what you think you can afford.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @ShutterbugCait:  We were set on Oct. too!  But then the venue was $1700 cheaper to move to Nov (hence the Nov 3rd date!).  Not only that, but room rates also went down about half as much for us .  It seemed like a no-brainer for us. 🙂 

    Our friends got married 11.12.11, and it was like 60 degrees and sunny–perfect day!  There were still beautifull leaves on the trees, even better colors than Oct.  Keep in mind, I’m in WI and it was long summer for us (hit or miss weather), but even if it snows and is 30 degrees on our wedding  which could easily happen, it is worth saving all that money for us!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Either way, I bet your day will be beautiful and memorable. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    If your heart is set on October, keep it in October. It’s your day and it should be as perfect as you imagine it to be. Also, depending on where you are there can be a huge change in weather between October and November.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    As you know, you can never count on the weather in Chicago. Just think about some of those folks who got married on St. Patrick’s Day! They probably weren’t expecting to have a beautiful, warm, sunny day in the middle of March! If the venue really is what you’ve been looking for and they cut you such a good break for moving it a week or two, I’d go for it and grab the good deal on 11/3. Good luck!

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