Post # 1
I’m sure there has been a thread like this before, but I thought I’d start another one up! What made you choose your wedding date? Is there any significance to it for you and your SO/FI, or did you just choose it?
For my Fiance and I, our only options were either this May or August, January 2011 or May 2011 due to those being the only breaks in between semesters at school. I really wanted August, but my Fiance thought we should choose January so we could save up plenty of money, have time to find a house and for him to find a better job (which he did a few weeks ago, thankfully!) Technically May 2011 would’ve been the most practical option since that’s when I’ll be done with school for good, but I just couldn’t wait that long! But it worked out well because I’m really liking the whole winter wedding thing, but hating the long engagement!
As far as significance goes, we found out after choosing our date we were getting married on Elvis’s birthday! January 8th. My Fiance and I are big dorks and love music from that decade, so we thought that was pretty awesome. Our first dance will be to “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” We’re cheesy! lol
So, share with me your stories!
Post # 3
We choose 11-11-11 because thats the day my Fiance thought of and i wanted a winter wedding. i wanted dark colors. plus i thought 11-11-11 was kinda cool it falls on a friday
Post # 4
Well, I am a teacher so I knew summer was the season for us. I wanted to get married at the end of June, because both of our families have a TON of July birthdays. 2 days after I got engaged one of my best friends (and a bridesmaid) called me and said she had been keeping a secret…she was pregnant and due on July 4th! I said no prob! I wouldn’t want her to miss my wedding! We hadn’t booked anything yet, so we decided we would do it at the end of July or beginning of August. We were very happy to book July 24 (lucky no ones birthday!) and we are actually sharing our anniversary with one of the Groomsmen and and his wife (they have been married 5 years).
Post # 5
it was the latest weekend we could go at our venue without having to pay spring prices (25% markup) 🙂 the last weekend in feb 2011 was taken, so we went with presidents day. it’s in texas, so we’re hoping for sun and 55 degrees!
Post # 6
we chose our date because we had to work around everyone’s college graduation schedules! that was definitely not easy lol
Post # 7
We chose 11/11/11
1-because both of our lucky numbers are 11
2-we both wanted a fall wedding
3- because its a friday wedding we SAVE OVER 7000$$$
Post # 8
We chose ours based around grad school calendar and our top choice venue’s availability. We actually got the very last summer Saturday our venue had! It turns out that our date is almost the same as FIL’s and FBIL/FSIL’s anniversaries. Kind of cool!
Post # 9
Oh boy we had a hard time picking our date. We were engaged in 10/09 and I had always really wanted a fall wedding, so my first thought was fall 2010. Well then my brother set his date for august 2010, and we realized my fi’s mom had already set her date for october 2010, and we wanted to give some clearance between those. doing it early enough before august seemed impractical because we were planning to buy a house, so we started looking at december 2010…. but found out its just as expensive as summer bc of holiday parties! Then we thought january 2011 until my fiance realized he wouldn’t be able to take ANY time off in january due to work stuff. So then we thought feb.
first weekend in feb is superbowl (fi’s ONLY request when i asked him about date was not superbowl weekend lol)
second weekend is v-day ($$)
third weekend is his bday
so, fourth weekend it was! literally the first weekend we felt we were able to get married haha.
Post # 10
We wanted either a summer wedding or a winter wedding. If it was in the summer, it needed to be on Memorial Day weekend so our Out of Town guests would have an extra travel day, and also because May is the most beautiful time of the year here. It’s not too hot and dry yet! If we held it in the winter, we wanted a New Year’s Eve wedding….and New Year’s Eve wont be falling on a Saturday for a few more years, which was totally out of the question. We didn’t want to wait that long! So we opted for Memorial Day weekend with a 10 month engagement 🙂
Post # 11
We picked a weekend between the end of the school year in Ohio and the start of finals in California. We wanted as many of our family members to attend as possible and we didn’t want it to screw up anyone’s school year. My mom’s a teacher, so it had to be in the summer, but not during summer school.
June 5 was going to work out perfectly, but then they had a bazillion snow days this year. Hopefully, my junior bm will be able to take her last finals early.
Plus, we wanted to schedule it before my FI’s brother’s wedding, which is in September. Otherwise, we would’ve had to wait until after their wedding and I’m not getting any younger.
Post # 12
I’m an encore twice over, plus we’re already married. I don’t like the 20 somethings of any month. They seem to be bad luck for me. I wanted an even number and really I wanted a spring wedding but fall is just SO gorgeous so we went with 10/2/08 when we tied the knot and our ceremony/vow renewal/reception will be 10/02/10
Post # 13
Teddy proposed 4/16/10…we are getting married 4/16/11 🙂 I really wanted a spring wedding and once I told Teddy that he may miss a Clemson football game if we have our wedding in the fall…he gladly said that he wanted to get married in the spring also 😉
Post # 14
We chose 11/11/11 because 1 is the number for forever. The perfect day for us to become one!
Post # 15
We’re grad students, so we have a summer break, but it’s much shorter than a typical college summer break. So we had about a 3 week window we could fit the ceremony in and still have a honeymoon 😉 The venue only had one of these three weeks open. Done and done.
Post # 16
Lets see… We wanted to get married on the beach in Florida so June – Oct were out because of the heat/hurricane season. He works in tax so Jan – April were out. Mothers Day weekend was out, the next weekend was my BMs med school graduation so it was May 21 or nothing (waiting to hear if the date was available at our venue was STRESSFUL)