Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard
(Sorry for cross posting – I hit return too early!)
We are trying to settle on a date for the wedding. FI is not too particular and none of his “essential people” have any scheduling conflicts. Two of my “essential people/families” do have a number of scheduling of conflicts.
Plus – FI’s sister is also getting married this summer! She and I are cool about if the dates are close – no worries who gets married first, etc. THANK GOODNESS.
I am swinging between the weekend of July 4 and the weekend immediately before future SIL’s wedding. (She kind of likes that idea as she lives across the country and this makes it easer for them to make the wedding. We are both getting married in the parent’s backyard.)
July 4 – three day weekend! More time for everyone to hangout! Might make traveling easier and less vacation time! Fireworks with the nieces and nephews!
Other weekend – a little later in the summer, the corn will be higher (it creates a lovely “fence” on the property), the fishing will be better, and future SIL and BIL will be able to make it.
Thoughts? I suppose there is no “right” date and I should just pick one and move on.
Did you have a hard time picking a date?
Post # 3
@engagedsagebrush: I should be biased since I was married on July 6, but honestly I’d go with the second date since it makes more sense for your guests so they can make both weddings.
We had some conflicts with our wedding because we wanted it in JUne, but everyone was busy in June. We chose July 6 becuase it was the only date left out of the summer for our venue and church. We didn’t care that it ended up being close to the 4th of July because we figured those that want to come will make it and the others oh well. A wedding is more important than 4th of July festivities in my opinion, and we had a terrific turnout for our wedding. Only one couple declined because of something else 4th of July related going on.
Post # 4
We definitely had problems picking a date! We picked August 10th, but our friend who piped for us couldn’t come and neither could my best friend. So we moved it to August 3rd, but FIL (a pastor) had another wedding to do on the 4th and didn’t like the idea of 2 in a row. We couldn’t do it any later because DH was starting school, so we ended up going with the 3rd. And I’m glad we did, because now our anniversary will always be on/close to a long weekend!
Post # 5
@engagedsagebrush: Honestly, find a venue thaat you love and pick a date that they have available. It is what we did and there wasn’t any sweating over picking a date!
Post # 6
@engagedsagebrush: I wouldn’t do a holiday weekend. A lot of the times people have annual plans they might not want to miss.
Post # 7
Our date picked itself, lol! We wanted April 19th but the venue we wanted was booked for most of 2014 with May 10th and June 28th left so we picked the 28th. Fiance’s bday is May 13th and dear son is the 25th….no more May dates so….Done and done!
Post # 8
If you do July 6, I’d commit and send save the dates ASAP. On long holiday weekends like that, people book up fast with other plans! But I’d say if your future BIL/SIL can’t make it that date (did I read that right?) definitely choose the other one.