(Closed) Picking your wedding date?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

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ads2016:  we wanted May or June. my bff had a lot of weddings already booked into some of her may and june weekends, so i talked to her about her free days and coordinated it with the venue. I knew everyone else (family) didn’t have anything planned out 9 months prior. SO Friday June 19th it was!!

Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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ads2016:  What was your first date, the date you met, the date you first said i love you, the day he proposed? These are all special milestones to consider.

Post # 33
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Blushing bee

Our wedding date was the same date I asked her to be my Girlfriend when we were in college 🙂

Post # 34
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Newbee

Date we picked had no meaning that we were aware of when we picked it. We later found out that it’s also one of his grandparents’ anniversary, which is kind of cool. I knew I wanted a date that was slightly easier to remember, like the first or last of a month, and we managed to get one of those. 

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Our wedding date is Valentine’s Day but we didn’t pick it for the significance of that day.  I don’t love Valentine’s Day that much actually! It was a process of elimination.  We didn’t want to get married in the summer.  We decided to get married in the winter instead.  We narrowed it down to February.  We knew we wanted to do a brunch wedding and we could only do it on a Sunday at the venue we wanted.  We looked at which weekend was the long weekend as we have people travelling and boom!  Valentine’s Day was the day.

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Our wedding date is actually considered the “sweetest day” which is October 21st. Has something to do with candy and also has something to do with romantic antics lol that’s all I remember, but it’s cute and Fiance likes it as well so we went with it. I’m super excited. 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I originally wanted a September 2016 wedding but we decided to push it to 2017 to save up. I didn’t want to wait until September 2017, so we chose June 3 2017 because 3 is my favorite number and we figured early June wouldn’t be too hot yet since our wedding ceremony will (weather permitting!) be outdoors. Other than 3 being my favorite number it has no significance.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee

We wanted an autumn wedding and picked a date near my late mum’s birthday but, really, it’s just a date. We would have gone another date just as easily. 

Post # 39
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Newbee

We are picking dates based on availabilities of venues we like. No meanings at all! The date you pick for your wedding will become the special one anyways. 

Glad to hear your kitty is doing better now!

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We knew we wanted to get married in August because June is too busy with family birthdays and July there are usually summer vacations and the Stampede is in town. So went met with venues and asked them what dates they had available. By this time, we have been told by 2 family members that they were attending other weddings on 2 of the Saturdays in August so we only had the other 2 Saturdays to chose from. We picked the 20th because we didn’t want to get married on the 13th lol.

Post # 41
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Sugar Beekeeper

This thread makes me realise  how utterly unromantic me and  h. are . Putting  off a wedding in order to make it be  on a birhday or  anniversary of first  date or something is unfathomable to me …

I can see if you are  of a cultural   tradiition  that values auspicious dates etc or even not wanting a Friday 13th , but as for the rest …  Nope, missing the romance gene obviously !

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We are still in the midst of picking our official date, but we are both teachers, so we are planning for a summer wedding. Personally I am hoping for July 15. My birthday is May 15 and we got engaged in 2015, so I feel like 15 is a lucky number for me. But, as we just got engaged and have not started booking vendors, I have some backup dates in mind. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee

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soontobewilson:  that will also be my wedding date, I also liked how it reads! Wedding date twins! 

Post # 44
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I knew I wanted to be an Autumn bride since I was a kid. I didn’t want my wedding to be Labour Day weekend (Stat holiday in Canada), Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend, or too close to Halloween. I also knew I wanted a Saturday. DH and kept the remaining Saturdays that fit the criteria in mind when we looked at venues, and when we found the ‘perfect’ venue we picked from the Saturdays they had available that fit in our ‘window’. We settled on the 26th because I liked the way September 26th sounded, and we could go on our honeymoon right after and still be back in time for Thanksgiving.

Early on a SMALL part of me thought about keeping our original anniversay (April 5th) because DH also proposed on it, but DH vitoed because his birthday is April 3rd, and (his words) he “wanted his birthday weekend back”.

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - City, State

We knew we wanted to get married in April. We were supposed to get married in 2015 and just kind of randomly chose a date, but then we decided to push it back until 2016, but still wanted April. So we chose April 23 randomly. Then we chose our venue, and they had an event that day and we couldn’t use the place. The only other day our photographer had open was April 2, so that’s our date. 🙂

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