(Closed) What is your wedding date and how did you and your FI pick it?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: What is your wedding date and how did you and your FI pick it?
    It is a day that is meaningful to you : (17 votes)
    17 %
    The venue is free on that date : (42 votes)
    43 %
    Because of cultural superstitions : (2 votes)
    2 %
    We wanted to do it ASAP! : (9 votes)
    9 %
    None of the above (please explain) : (28 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We met on 08/08/08, got engaged on 08/04/09 (8 month anniversary) and planned a wedding on 08/08/09 but had to cancel due to immigration issues. We still haven’t set another date but I would love if it was on 08/08/10 which is a Sunday.

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We picked out our venue and told them we were interested in a summer or fall wedding and asked what they had available? Well a bunch of dates! Two days later, after mulling it over, we decided on May 30. That had suddenly been snapped up! The next dates were June 13 and June 20. June 13 was when a sorority sister of mine was getting married and we had a good chunk of friends overlapping (i decided against going to hers…we weren’t close or anything) so we rolled with June 20.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We are getting married on 10/9/10 which will be the 6 year anniversary of when he first asked me to  be his girlfriend. 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We just kind of picked a random date. We knew we wanted our wedding during a “nice weather” month. Ohio can be very unpredictable so it didn’t really matter if it was May-Sept because we were taking a gamble anyway. His birthday is early June, his mom’s is late May, we didnt’ want it to conflict with Mother’s day, and we didn’t want it to be too hot. So May 22 was what we came up with. Also, we’re having a 22 month engagement so we didn’t have to worry about venues getting snatched up or anything like that.

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We picked July 24th, 2010 because it will be our three anniversary of when we started dating/ first met.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ours was pretty random also!

    We wanted a early September wedding but I didn’t want a long-weekend wedding and the next Saturday was 9/11/10 – ummm no thanks! and the following weekend was the 19th and now this is getting sketchy weather wise here in Canada because we wanted an outdoor ceremony.

    So we moved backwards – one of his friends is getting married on Aug 28th and so we chose Aug 21st and luckily it worked with the venues that we chose!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    We picked our date around other people’s pregnancies and venue availability! LOL! The first date we wanted was too close to someone’s due date, so we talked to our venue & there was only one date left in the room we wanted. So voila, our date was born!!!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    The church we are using for our ceremony is the church where I went to college and it gets booked up 16 months in advance. So we had to give the wedding coordinator a few dates and she runs a lottery for people who want the same date, and we ended up with June 18, 2010. It kinda sucks because there is a lot going on in June (my birthday is the 19th, Father’s Day is that weekend, my brother’s anniversary is the 14th and my parents’ anniversary is the 21st). Oh well, I wanted to have the ceremony at my college chapel so that is what we are stuck with.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I voted that the venue was free on that date but that’s not entirely accurate.  We originally wanted Sept 26th because it would be near the end of harvest but not so late that there wouldn’t be any peaches.  However, it’s also my youngest sister’s 21st birthday so she vetoed that.  Then Wine Fest is the weekend before that (this one!) so that was out since it would have been a royal pain to get rooms or anything else – It completely takes over the town so September 12th it was!  It ended up working out pretty well, even if we did forget about the peaches.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i really wanted a spring wedding, and since 95% of our guests will be coming from out of town we decided to pick a the may long weekend (in canada)!! it was a very fast and easy decision ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    09.09.09………………I always wanted a September wedding and when we realized that it was the ninth month of 2009, it pretty much stuck.  It was a somewhat destination wedding and ironically, 9 guests came.  Our lucky number is now 9!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We picked 9-5-2010 because it is the day before Labor Day and so this helped for a couple of reasons:

    1.) It’s a Sunday. Almost everything is cheaper on Sunday.

    2.) For our family/friends from out of town, they don’t have to travel all night to get home for work next day (it’s a federal holiday and most of our family/friends will be off).

    3.) Our Family/Friends from out of town can also come in Saturday and not have to take off work on Friday to be at our wedding.

    4.) Because it’s the day before a federal holiday, even our local friends and family will be off so they can party like it’s a Saturday night. ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Side note: I came up with all of that and the date because Mr. Luna ‘doesn’t care, it’s whatever you want dear.’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we started dating 7/4/08, got engaged on 7/11/09 and are getting hitched on 10/10/10. we chose it because it was a memorable date, and gave us a little over a year to plan and pay for the big day!

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