(Closed) Picking a date

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like the Option two. It’s a very sweet idea behind it. Wednesday wedding would be difficult. Did you consider doing it that weekend in October? You can still do basically the same idea just have it on that following Saturday. The colors you want will work too 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

June 28 for sure. The inconvenience of a Wednesday hugely outweighs the sharing an anniversary thing. There are many, many other ways you can honour his great grandfather.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I would do a saturday because on a wednesday any out of town guests would probably have to take tuesday and thursday off as well. I would say do it at a time when your family can be there. In a lot of ways it will be nice to have an anniversary that is all your own.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would do a Saturday wedding. Like a PP you can always do something else to honor his great grandfather.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Chrysoberyl:  But presumably many guests are local? Any idea of (roughly) how many local and how many OTT guests there are?

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@Chrysoberyl:   No not at all if its the date thats so important to you. You could have the best of both worlds. People would be more apt to come celebrate on a saturday and you wouldn’t have your local guests levaing right after dinner because they have to work the next day.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Chrysoberyl:  You say “”The people that REALLY care ARE going to be there”. Yes, but what about those less close? We invited 120 people, of whom 100 came. Of those, about 20 were immediate family and grandparents, who would have been there no matter what. The rest were more distant relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins and their spouses) and friends; and I’m guessing that instead of getting 80/100 attending it would have been more like 40-50/100 if it had been on a weekday. Did they care about our wedding? Yes. Did they care enough to take a day off work? Probably not.

You will probably get different opinions on the getting legally married on a different day. If Saturday is the day you said your vows before God, isn’t that your “real” anniversary anyway? And what day will your parents think of as your anniversary? Just some thoughts.

p.s. In your first post you asked about colours. I always think any colour can work in any season. How boring would it be if every single autumn wedding was orange and brown!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

June 28 …you should have a poll.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I say Saturday June 28.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

To be honest – if you go with a wednesday date, I wouldn’t excpect the guest list to be as big as the Saturday date.  People go to weddings to celebrate the love of the couple and their joining, but they also like to drink/party/celebrate so people might not want to stay as long because of it. Don’t get me wrong, love the idea behind the Wednesday date but I think more people would be able to get a Saturday to Sunday off instead of a Wednesday- Thursday off. I could be wrong!  

To Honor his papa, you could have a nice table set up with his pictures/candles around it and have a placecard saying something nice about the fact that he is here with you in spirit on that day.  

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