(Closed) Picking your wedding date?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

we decided on a season first: winter, because Fiance requested that he not sweat to death on our wedding day

then looked at calendars, and asked close family if any dates were taken (my siblings are prone to european travel in the winters)

from there, we picked two basic dates: weekend of November 13 and weekend of December 18.

Finally, once we picked our venue, we asked about available dates.  both of ours were available, but it was a few grand cheaper to choose December over November.  so, our wedding is december 18!

Post # 17
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Our date also had no meaning. I wanted a fall/winter wedding because we live in the south and wanted an outdoor wedding. I had always thought it would be in October or November but DH proposed in September and said he didn’t want to wait a whole year. We got married in February on a day that happened to be my “half birthday”. DH is not good with birthdays so it actually helped him remember my birthday this year. 

Post # 18
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

No meaning, it was during a pre-planned family vacation. I did pick it partially because it was a nice even number (odd numbers are the devil) ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
3026 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I knew I wanted it to be on a day that’s the 20th. My fiancé’s bday is feb 20th and my bday is july 20th. So I wanted to keep the tradition lol.

I love winter and fall. I really like November so I ultimately came to November 20th 2016.


Do what’s best for you and what will make you both the happiest. If waiting another year is what it takes then no problem! Take the time to save extra and take a nice trip if you aren’t planning to already. Or if you just want to go with it and still do it soon then I don’t think that’s bad either.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by  soymilk.
Post # 20
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Whatever day you choose will be meanginful and you will celebrate for the rest of your lives! I am excited to have a dating anniversary and also a wedding anniversary! We decided bc we wanted a May wedding, and the honeymoon we picked (cruise), left on a sunday, so we picked the Friday before! It will certainly have meaning!

Post # 21
1093 posts
Bumble bee

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mrskitty5:  666 is an even number … just saying

Post # 22
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

I know friends who wanted a certain day, but I think it would have really limited us if we had a specific date in mind, since we didn’t want to be engaged much more than a year. We just knew we wanted it to be in August or September, and not on a holiday weekend. There were enough limiting factors with just those parameters. I can’t wait to celebrate our new anniversary every year!

If you’re eloping, though, you have a lot more flexibility. My parents celebrate both their first date AND their wedding anniversary every year, why not pick a new date that will be great for long weekend getaways?

Post # 23
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Before our date had no special meaning, now it’s by far the most important date. We’re getting married in 3 months!! We will no longer celebrate our dating anniversary, we’re getting married a month after our 2 year dating anniversary and I doubt we’ll do anything for it this year. Wedding date blows all previous “meaningful” dates out of the water in my opinion!

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by  lkknight.
Post # 24
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Your date will become special once it becomes yours!  8-6-16 was the only available date in the summer that didn’t interfere with Fiance studying for the Bar exam and our venue was available.  We like to think that we didn’t choose the date, the date chose us ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 25
1011 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Our date has no significance whatsoever and was completely planned based on when the weather will be best at our honeymoon location! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Post # 26
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We choose summer solstice (June 21st of this year) bacause we wanted an outdoor garden wedding and thought it would be cool to get married on the day with the longest light of the year. It helped that it was a Sunday so we got a better price on our venue too. We also considered Summer Solstice for NEXT year, since we got engaded in January, but neither of us wanted the stress of plannng a wedding for a year and a half and it fell on a weekday.

Our other option was Fall Equinox, but it was a Wednesday, and was way too close to a giant event that help plan and vend at foro my business every year. 

So we were also logical about the planning. 

Post # 27
2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We basically narrowed it down to a season (autumn), checked the local university’s football schedule to avoid home games, and then coordinated with our venue to see what dates were available. Before our wedding, the date had zero significance to us, so now we have a new date to celebrate. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 28
9071 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We chose a date that worked best for our families (both times, for our JoP marriage and our big white wedding), but they both had no pre-existing meaning.

Post # 29
1930 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I wanted a late summer wedding and it HAD to be before my 30th birthday, lol. If my birthday wasn’t in summer, I would have preferred a winter wedding.

Post # 30
4263 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

Our date will likely be picked out of convenvience… Finances are a huge part of that, too lol 

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