(Closed) Is your date significant practical or both?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Is (will) your wedding date based on a special day? or was it practical/ logical?
    Practical based on when we were free/ venue/ schedule (tell me more!) : (44 votes)
    63 %
    Special, either special numbers or an anniversary etc... (tell me more!) : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Both, it just worked out! and I'll tell you how... : (18 votes)
    26 %
    I'm still waiting but if I had my pick it would be...... : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    it was the weekend before they raised the rates for the venue and the rooms for high season.  We missed the price hike by a day! Plus, it was the last available slot in 2009.  Prac-ti-cal!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Practical for us.  None of the dates that would have held special meaning for us worked, due to our school/work schedules.  I like the idea of having a new meaningful date, though 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Eh, mine’s not special at all.  We wanted summer, it needed to be after college graduation time, needed to be not the weekend of h.s. graduation in my hometown, and but needed to be after FI’s school let out for the summer.   So June 12 it was.

    Post # 7
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Ours was practical. We wanted a certain photographer, and even 14 months in advance, she only had one weekend during the month we wanted, so we took it. We scheduled everything based on her availability, and it was worth it.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Ours was practical…we got engaged at the end of February and knew we wanted to get married by the end of 2009 – so we consulted with family (both our sisters are in grad school situations) and our work schedules. 

    Plus, we live in FL – our families are in Iowa, Washington State and Japan!  So it was a series of practical compromises.

     

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    We wanted it to be special – our five year dating anniversary falls on a Saturday in January, but it was too late in the month (FI will be back in school by then) and Saturdays are like twice as expensive. So we’re doing a more practical date a few weeks earlier.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Ours is practical; we didn’t want to wait until summer and any earlier was too close to the holidays! Plus city hall only does weekday ceremonies so a Friday was the best option.

    Post # 11
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We chose our date because… Nov 28 2009

    -date was during a holiday so it is not popular for weddings… so means it was cheaper! yay!

    -DH loves Thanksgiving and Christmas and so he would always remember the date.

    -We don’t have much vacation so we did our wedding and visited family and friends for the holidays all at the same time.

    -Thanksgiving dinner was awesome this year.  It was a family reunion for both of us.  We both had about 25 people for thanksgiving.

     

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Definitely practical, between the church schedule and the city park for the reception, my school schedule, and my fiance’s work schedule (he’s a full time artist and will be slamming in the National Poetry Slam in St. Paul this year, woo). I didn’t want to have an August wedding, because I don’t want to melt in the summer heat, but you never can tell with Minnesota summers. It might also be freezing cold and raining!

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We are getting married in a garden where we had our first date on the 6th year anniversary of our 1st date.  I’m very excited about that.  It is also practical.  I’m an accounting grad student.  I graduate May 2010 and I did not want the wedding to overshadow graduation.  We live in FL so I did not want to get married in the hot months of July/August.  We are HUGE Gator football fans , so we did not want to get married during football season.  Then you have the holidays and my birthday (Dec 23rd).  Then I am a tax accountant so we can definitely not get married before April 15th.  So May is the first available date.  It just also happens to be incredibly romantic 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We’re having 2 weddings – a special date followed by a practical one. 

    We really wanted to do January 14th, but it’s a Thursday, so we’re having a “little wedding” on 1/14 – getting married @ city hall with our immediate families and then doing a luncheon after.  Then, the following night, we’re having what we’re calling the “big wedding” with another more personalized ceremony followed by a reception. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    Ours is a little of both.  Fiance wanted it as close to our dating anniversary as possible, so we just took the closet Saturday (because Saturday is more practical for our guests).

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Ours is both. It is significant because it falls directly in the middle of the date of our birthdays and I am big into numbers. The date is 33111, so it is a full house, and it adds up to nine and is divisiable by 3; all lucky numbers. It is practical because it is the last day before the rates go up.

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