(Closed) Picking your wedding date?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Our date had zero meaning other than it is a quirky/fun day (leap day).  i think you will be fine because the day WILL have meaning adter you are married ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 3
599 posts
Busy bee

Our wedding date had no prior meaning to us, we fell in love with the venue and there was one Saturday in July with an opening so that was the date ๐Ÿ˜Š. At first I wished we had chosen a date with significance but now we have one more day to celebrate in the year! 

Post # 4
2065 posts
Buzzing bee

Well whatever date you choose will end up being meaningful because it will be the day you got married.  So why not just pick a date that works well for you and your Fiance and not worry about if it has any prior meaning.

H and I picked our date because we said to our venue “hey we are thinking about getting married in July, what dates do you have available?”  They told us, so we picked the 9th.  Then we got a call a week later saying that she didn’t notice that they had a monster truck ralley (we got married in a football stadium) on the 9th so would we mind moving to the 16th.  We said “sure.”  And that is how we picked our date.  July 16th wasn’t a special date before, but it is now.

Post # 5
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Our date has no meaning- it’s the only summer date that our venue was available. 

Post # 6
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Our date doesn’t have a special meaning, but I like that it’s the first Saturday of June!

We wanted to get married earlier in June, to help aviod a *little* of the cazy southern heat/humidity.

I think you should just pick a date in a month that you like, that is convenient for you!  It won’t make your anniversary any less speical – in fact, it’ll give you 2 excuses to celebrate every year!

Post # 7
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am always confused by people who want to get married on some date with prior meaning.  The marriage date becomes the important date.  I picked my date because it fit the best.  Kids and teachers out of school and not peak hurricane season.  I looked at a calendar and said these are the Saturdays next year.  These weeks won’t work since there are major events in town.  This narrowed down available dates, and then between church and reception availability the date was set.  Dh did not want to wait too long, we were engaged about 14 months.  

Post # 8
2443 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ours didn’t have any significance, but it’s the last day of May which is easy to remember! And May is somewhat of a special month with my birthday. Don’t stress about it! It’s not that important in the end. This is coming from someone who was very adamant on picking a date that had special meaning too.

Post # 9
4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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ads2016:  After calling around to reception venues and seeing their availability for the Fall and the following spring (we got engaged in February 2014), a couple of our favorite hotels had openings in the Fall. So, we looked at other calendars (like college alum football games, time off with schools, etc) and knew it was going to be a Friday. The date wasn’t anything special, and that worked great for us.

Post # 10
1092 posts
Bumble bee

Our wedding date had no significant meaning… when we get married it will have significant meaning

Post # 11
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We didn’t pick our date with a special meaning. We picked it because we knew his mom would be out of school during the summer and we didn’t want the same month as our friends (silly but true). So we picked a random saturday and that was that! It’ll always have meaning to us though because it’s the day of our wedding. I think that’s enough.

Post # 12
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Our date had no meaning. It was worked best with our schedule and the price of our venue. I had certain things I didn’t want as a date (i’m weird about numbers) and I wanted to get married before I turned 29. Made it by 10 days on that one ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Well I started by picking a month we both loved (October) and then it was actually my FI’s idea to do 10/17. His birthday is April 10 and mine is May 17. So 10/17 has 2 special numbers in it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 14
2454 posts
Buzzing bee

We wanted to get married close to our anniversary and we like fall, but in the Midwest fall can be very unpredictable with the weather, so we picked sept a d as close to our anniversary date as we could, which ended up being the 16th. Overall, it wouldn’t have mattered that much. 

Post # 15
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Vineyard & Winery

Our date is a palindrome, a sequence of numbers that reads the same forward and backward: 6-11-16

We thought that was pretty unique so booked it! Other than that, the date has no “special” meaning.


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