(Closed) What made you choose your wedding date?

posted 11 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had initially picked 11/11/11 but then I realized the next year that my parents anniversary falls on a friday so we will be getting married on June 1, 2012! I think its so cool that we will be able to honor my parents in that way. They have a great marriage.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We picked the latest date we could in November because my Brother-In-Law (and GM) is in Afghanistan until November, and we wanted to make sure he was home…. but we didn’t want to get into high season at the resorts either  🙂

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i actually chose my colors (sapphire blue and silver) and it made me think of a winter wedding.  i didn’t want to compete with the holiday season or valentine’s day so i thought that the colors would also go well with january.  i had been thinking of a late january wedding but we had several family members mention that martin luther king jr weekend would work better so we went with that.  i’m actually kinda glad we did because we’ll sometimes get a 3 day weekend for our anniversary now!  (depending on jobs and such)

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

January-My birthday, so the only date we would have considered was 1-1-11 because of the cool number. However, we didn’t want a holiday anniversary.

February-Valentine’s day and too much snow, no thanks.

March-When we picked our date, my best friend of 11 years had just gotten engaged, and decided on March of 2011, so the weddings would have been too close.

April-Generally crappy weather around here, didn’t want Easter weekend, my mom and step-dad’s anniversary is April and I wanted my OWN month (I’m crazy, I know!)

May-PERFECT….Not 5-14 because it’s Mother’s day weekend. Not 5-28 because it’s Memorial day weekend. Not 5-7 because I don’t like the number 7, and the few extra weeks will help ensure better weather sooooo…..5/21/2011 it is!

June No go because of FI’s job in the boating industry

July  No go because of FI’s job in the boating industry

August No go because of FI’s job in the boating industry

September Too many family/friend anniversaries/birthdays. 

October Too many family birthdays

November Too many family birthdays. Would have loved 11-11-11 but FI’s birthday is 11-10!

December Christmas, no thanks.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Fiance and I agreed the wedding would take place back in my homestate or nearby, but FI’s family is from the Southwest and many of our friends are located all over the country, so we decided it would have to be a 3-day weekend date (travel day on saturday, wedding on sunday, holiday/travel day on monday to minimize guests having to take anytime off).  Right now we’re looking at July 3rd 2011; however, I’ve already emailed a few places and they are BOOKED!!!!  Incredible!  The same 2 places are also booked on the labor day weekend. 

 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

its our 6 year anniversary TO THE DATE!!!!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are both teachers so we needed a date that was in the middle of our summer vacation to have time to prepare for the wedding and for the honeymoon. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Fiance just got into the State Dept, so we needed enough time to plan the wedding, but the latest time possible so he could still start with them in January next year. 

Since we’re getting married in Brazil, I didn’t want to get married there in the winter (people need to enjoy the beaches!), so a spring or summer wedding there would work.  We chose November because it’s not yet too hot, but it’s already pretty nice.  (Plus, we’re running a marathon in October!)

The 27th was picked because it’s Thanksgiving weekend, so it would make people’s time off easier (including ours!), since they would have to travel from the US to Brazil for the wedding, and they automatically got a 4 day weekend (and for most people Thanksgiving is not as much of a big deal as Christmas).

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Once we decdied to get married in Oklahoma, we knew that summer was out (I have nothing but unpleasant memories of hot and humid summers in OK), May was out because of tornado season, winter was out because of ice storms, and fall was out because of football season (yes, I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true.  Hub2b has nieces in San Antonio, and there spring break is the week before our date, so we figured that would make for easier traveling for them.

 

Not really a romantic tale, and I’m sure it will backfire on us and March 19th of next year will be 110 degrees in the morning with a tornado at noon and 10 feet of snow in the evening….

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We were engaged on new years eve, we love the winter, December is down season for work and we get to start our new life, in the new year, surrounded by everyone we love. Just couldn’t pass up the symbolism of that time of year. So NYE it is!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

um, it was the only day available at the only non-church venue(ceremony and reception), so.. that’s that… lol

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

the weather here is best in october (no rain and low humidity). it will be the week before half term break for the kiddies so i won’t have to take too much time off work. we originally wanted 10-10-10, but can’t do it then because where we are getting married is an uber private country club (for financial reasons- doing it there was the cheapest option as we’re paying ourselves) and private functions are not allowed on weekends as members are using the club. so we went with october 11 2010 which is a monday- which is also ok with us because all our close friends and family are coming in from overseas anyway… might get legally wed on 10-10-10 though! will see =) 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours wasn’t really anything important. Late July and August in Montana are about the only two months you don’t have to worry about rain or extreme weather. July was booked at our venue, so we took the first saturday in August which happened to be the 7th. Well that and I guess we wanted it as far away from my birthday as possible which is August 20th (even though I don’t care, the Fiance was adament about it).

Actually booking the date has turned into a complete nightmare. We booked in February of 2009. In November of 2009 I get a call from a random crying girl that she needed our wedding date because that is her and her SO’s anniversary for when they started dating. She said she had April of 2010 and demanded I switch with her. I told her I was sorry, but Save the Dates had already been sent out (and it still snows here in April so I really didn’t want the date). She cursed me out and I thought that was the end. Since then I have gotten about fifty calls from her calling me every name in the book and she even went so far as to write a letter to the venue saying I had changed my mind (they called me to confirm and I was VERY unhappy to learn what she pulled). Finally I told her off and filed a police report for harrassment against her. Luckily I haven’t heard from her since. I assume they went ahead with their wedding or chose a different venue.

I swear I was trapped in my own version of Bride Wars for awhile there.

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We wanted 6-26-10, but the venue double booked on that day! So I was asked to move my date to the 19th, or a different month since the other bride had “put down a larger deposit.”

I wasn’t happy about it, but we were pretty flexible, and in the long run it ended up working out because the weekend of the 26th is when most HS graduations occur in NY and about 20 of our guests would not have been able to attend!

We really wanted a spring/early summer wedding… it’s beautiful here in the Fingerlakes this time of year!

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