(Closed) Picking The Perfect Wedding Date: Why Did You Choose Yours?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What made you choose your wedding date?

    It had a significant meaning/reason.

    We picked it based on season/weather.

    Venues were booked, we picked what was available.

    We picked based on budget/low season.

    We chose it because it fell on a holiday.

    We wanted an eye pleasing number like 11/12/13 or 12/12/12.

  • Post # 48
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We wanted to get married as soon as possible, while still having enough time to plan our wedding without having to stress or rush. We figured a year would be a good timeframe which put us in November. My husband wanted a Saturday. I wanted to be back from our 2 week honeymoon before Thanksgiving and to not get married on my sister’s birthday (it was a Saturday in November). So that left us with the 2nd or the 9th of November. It would’ve been nice if we’d been able to align it with some other meaningful event in our lives. But it’s now the day we got married so it’s meaningful all on it’s own.

    Post # 49
    2925 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I don’t really fit into any of the categories in the poll.

    I graduated in December, and we wanted to get married as soon as we could after that so that I could get my visa and move to his country. We didn’t want to get married over the holidays though, so we looked to January. The 4th was too close to the New Year, so we went with the 11th.

    It’s a pretty random date I guess. It doesn’t bother me that it doesn’t have any previous significance because our wedding is significant enough itself, and I like it having its own anniversary.

    Post # 50
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We picked our date because when we went to our venue and asked what dates they had in August, it was either August 9 or 16. And… because I’m weird and have a thing about odd numbers (even ones just make me feel better) we picked August 16, hahah. This is also a small part of why we delayed the wedding from 2013 to 2014.

    Post # 51
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We picked ours mostly because of weather and flowers. Also, FH is a very warm-blooded person so a summer wedding was out. We also didn’t want to wait 2 years to get married so fall was out. My allergies get HORRIBLE late May/early June and FHs birthday is May 10th, so May 3rd was perfect. Nice weather most of the time and no allergies 🙂

    Post # 52
    770 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    colorofmyheart: Date twins! and reason twins. I love October, and I hate odd numbers. I loved the symmetry of 10-12-14!!

    Post # 53
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We picked a venue THEN we picked a date the venue was available.

    Post # 54
    19 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Honestly, the date will be meaningful no matter what, because it’s your wedding date!


    We looked at our venue. Then we decided we liked it and wanted about a year to plan. We didn’t want to do a June Wedding because EVERYONE in this area does that, or they do October. If we had waited until October it would have been over a year and a half since our engagement which we felt was too long [for us personally]

    So we looked at average weather in the area, and also didn’t want to do January since everyone JUST had the holidays. Then February is Valentines Day so we didn’t really want that month either.

    March was alright, or April, so we emailed the venue to see what they had available in April because the weather is usually nicer that month. They happened to have two dates left, one of which was easter weekend which we almost picked by accident. Thankfully the boy made sure we double checked the calendar for holidays and so we went with the other non-easter April date.

    I don’t really care what the numbers are in the date AT ALL. For me it was more important to work out all the other factors first and whatever date it ended up was how it ended up.

    Post # 55
    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We picked based on the season, then family comittments, and then after those were narrowed down we picked a meaningful date in the range.

    We wanted to get married in the summar after we graduated from college in April, but not too far after so that we could come back and start job hunting. All of our parents are teachers, and our siblings are younger, so they had the summer off as well.

    My ILs had a trip planned in June and I didn’t want to interfere with my BILs graduation from high school. My SIL was out of the country and we wanted to wait until she got back, so we ended up in a couple week range. My husband’s cousin is a professional photographer and offered to take our photos for free, so we wanted to pick a week day since spring and summer are the busy season for weddings, especially in Hawaii. Our reception was a casual, open house, come, eat, chat, leave when you want sort of thing so I hoped that a weeknight wouldn’t be too big of an inconvence. Also, we had only in-town guests except for those who flew in sepcifically for the wedding, so no day-of traveling.

    My husband’s grandparents anniversary was on a weekday during our range, and I had sort of had my eye on it all along and was really happy that it worked out. He is named after his grandfather (who has passed away) and they have had a really inspiring life and relationship that I was happy to honor. Their family seemed really happy about it, his grandmother wrote us a poem and I put it on a charm with a picture of them on my bouquet that his mother made. She showed it off to all of her friends at the reception and seemed really pleased.

    I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time picking a date. I don’t think there is anything wrong with picking a “random date”, because your wedding anniversary is enough to make it special 🙂

    Post # 56
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @petalpetal:  I picked our date because it sounded cute.  

    Post # 57
    18 posts
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I originally wanted to get married on our dating anniversary which is 5/28. However my mom insisted that we choose an auspicious day instead since my mom is supersious and Chinese. I settled for September 6 since I think the weather will be nice and my mom said that it was a good day. I think its like the eve of the autumn moon festival or something to do with the full moon but I don’t remember.

    Post # 58
    6397 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We just kind of pointed to a Saturday and said “that’ll work!”

    Post # 59
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @MrsBeck:  totally agree. We picked a random date too based on the venue owner’s recommendations as to when the weather is good and the flowers are in full bloom, but that date is special to us now!

    Post # 60
    2029 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It’s my deceased father’s birthday, and luckily a Saturday 🙂

    Post # 61
    7225 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We chose our marriage date around my husband’s deployments (December 9th), we chose our wedding date (June 15th) because it was the only date at that time that all our families had off.

    Post # 62
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We picked ours due to weather because we’re having an outdoor reception!  And to avoid Memorial Day weekend because we aren’t jerks who monopolize other people’s holiday weekends.

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