(Closed) picking a date any advice or tips?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We picked September because we wanted the weather to be nice but not too hot. Of course, so far it hasn’t been super hot so I’m thinking it might still hot come September. We got engaged in February and we also wanted to get married by the end of 2009 but still have enough time to plan.

Post # 4
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We picked the time of year that would be most convenient for us, then found the venue to accommodate the date (which was easy, since we booked it 16 months in advance! 🙂 Had we planned on a shorter engagement, we probably would have done it the same way.

The weather wasn’t really much of a factor in our decision since we live in Southern California and it’s usually pretty nice here (and the rainy season is actually not all that predictable!), but we wanted to avoid super hot heat (July-September, usually). If it does rain on our March wedding, we have a beautiful indoor space for the ceremony (reception is already indoors).

Good luck choosing your date! I don’t know much about NJ weather, but it might be wise to avoid the hottest time of year to keep guests comfortable (September might be safer than August?). I’m sure you won’t have to worry about cold in these months, though!

Post # 5
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I struggled with setting a date for 2 months and of course thats the second question asked after you explain how he popped the question. We picked June for several reasons. Its the least hot month of the summer. My mom and most of my bridesmaid are affected by school sessions for one reason or another so I knew we would pretty much have to have a summer wedding. I would definitely not say August unless you know you want to go with the outdoor wedding. September would be absolutely beautiful for an outdoor wedding I think. Talk to your fiance and decide for yourselves. Its yalls day and you dont want to try to cater to everyone’s preferences. If you have loved ones that you cannot imagine getting married and not having them there, ask them their preference on dates so you know they can share the happiness of the day!

Post # 6
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Look up the average temperature for you wedding month!  I knew I wanted a fall wedding, but that November would be too cold for me because I wanted an outdoor venue.  I also couldn’t let it be September because it’s my "birthday month" and I wanted to keep it that way!  Haha, weird I know.  Anyway, October won by default but it worked out that the weather is still warm enough at the beginning!  

Post # 7
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We picked the year (2012) by deciding to wait until we had graduated from university to tie the knot and move in together. We then decided on late August/early September because I wanted an outdoor wedding, and where we live, outdoor in Spring is not feasible, and I didn’t want a summer wedding…the final straw as it were is when we decided we wanted to cut down on the guest list and have a sunset ceremony. Thus, we needed to decide on a time of year when sunset wasn’t too late (right now we’re looking at it being around 8:00-8:30pm) and when people might feel a little less entitled to bring their munchkins.

We haven’t decided on a day, yet…I’m trying to come up with one that has a sentimental meaning (ex. our initials, the word "love", etc.), but so far I’m coming up blank. Sigh.

Post # 8
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Well I have found that once you look at the calendar and avoid holidays and other personal conflicts that it narrows down the date choices for you.  Also, if you have another vendor you just have to have like a photographer, bakery or flowershop then you might find out their open dates and coordinate with them.  That is how we ended up with our date.  Also if there is a certain look you want that can help too.  I.e. you want tulips for the wedding. They aren’t in season all year round.

Post # 9
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is how we chose! Ok, we got engaged the day after Valentines Day, which is springtime. We new right away that we didn’t want to wait that long … I didn’t want winter weather, I didn’t want to wait over a year for summer … So the next logical choice was to ask around and see what was available.

It turns out that 2 of our favorite choices both had the same dates available … and they were the only 2 dates left.

We picked October 24th … I actually looove the ring of it. I love how it sounds. I love that it will be fall and everyone that I tell my date to just goes on and on about how fall is the best to get married in. 

I’m actually learning that I would hate to get married in the summer. I love the sun, usually I am by the pool as soon as the sun comes out, and I just wouldn’t want to have that "summer beach bum" look on my wedding day … with like really tanned skin or even peeling or a sunburn. 

So fall gives me enough time to prepare my skin etc. after playing all summer. 

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