Post # 1
So, Fiance and I have pretty much had our date “set” for the last 2 months or so. We had chosen December 29th, because the stress of Christmas would be over and with so many out of town guests, we figured since they’d be on holiday anyways it would be the perfect time! Our venue is his place of work (a golf club) so we weren’t too worried about getting it booked right away. We know that they don’t hold many events after October so we weren’t stressed about signing the contract and putting down the deposit asap. Well, Fiance had a meeting with the General Manager today, and apparently the club officially shuts down as of the 2nd week of December. Meaning, if we want it on the 29th, we’ll have to pay a premium. And believe it or not, this premium will cost us….wait for it….DOUBLE!!! Averaging at $125/head regulary this will send our budget through the roof! So clearly we’re either going to have to change our date, or our venue. We don’t really want to change our venue, because the club holds so much meaning to us..and it really is beautiful! Also, the price for what you get is a steal compared to similar venues in our area. There is already another event booked for December the 1st, so that leaves us December the 8th. Or we can do it in October or November. I’m sort of torn…I feel like December 8th is a little too close to Christmas. People are stressed, making preparations, going on other vacations, etc….it’s just too hairy! November in Quebec can be either rainy or snowy, you’re taking a gamble. But more often than not it’s just a rainy mess the whole month. October is either rainy or sunny and beautiful. But that would leave us only 4-5 months to plan the wedding! Which, honestly I think I could do. But Fiance is a golf pro, and October can still be a busy month for him. Luckily I already have my dress (I got a sample gown, so I don’t need to worry about when it will be ready).
So bees…what’s your take on my situation? October? November? December?
Post # 3
I dont know much about the weather in Montreal but here in Toronto the weather is still quite plesant in October so I voted October! Plus November and December get pretty busy for most people so October is a good downtime month before all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season
Post # 4
I voted for October, unless you’re talking very early November. I think anything within 3 weeks of Thanksgiving or within 3 weeks after Christmas is too close to the holidays for me. Some people might not mind, but I’d struggle to be able to attend a wedding in November or December.
Post # 5
I voted October. As a guest, I wouldn’t want them hassle of attending a wedding on top of the holiday season, even if it were after the fact by a few days.
Post # 6
I voted October because I think it is a lovely month and a start of all the autumnal festivities!! Your wedding could be the big event that kicks it all off x
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
October got my vote- it was my ideal month, followed by April.
Since you already have your dress and venue, you’re fine with that time frame. We’re having a 6-month engagement, and had most of the planning done in 3 months. I guess the club has an in-house caterer, which would save you even more planning time- totally doable!!
Post # 9
What about after December? Maybe Janurary? You can get the winter weather without the holidays? You could even go for a MLK day weekend?
Post # 10
I would worry more about your schedule and your FI’s schedule that the weather. My friend wanted a winter wonderland wedding and it ended up being 60 degrees in the middle of a NE weather. Weather is just unpredictable. So based on your schedules I think the best time for your wedding would be November. I know everyone is voting October, but if it conflicts with your FI’s schedule it may not be ideal.
Post # 11
Thanks for all of your input and help! Fiance and I talked it over this evening and we decided to go with December the 8th. October is just going to be way too busy for him, even though it’s beautiful month to get married in. We really want the chance to have a winter wonderland wedding and December is our best bet!