(Closed) What was your first wedding related decision

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: What was your first decision
    Date! : (27 votes)
    48 %
    Reception Location! : (19 votes)
    34 %
    Church! : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Dress! : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Other (I'll explain in the post) : (4 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I guess we decided to book the reception hall.  We visited several and then we checked the dates against the church where I grew up.  In the same day I booked the church and the reception hall, but only after first choosing which reception hall I wanted. 

    I think a date is important, we knew we wanted early spring.  Budget is also important as it helps when picking out the reception location.

    Congratulations on your engagement!

    Post # 4
    119 posts
    Blushing bee

    I voted for date, but in reality it was date and location together. We didn’t know the exact physical location. But we picked the location for our Destination Wedding and decided on the date on the same day.

    Post # 5
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    Church AND reception hall. It was important that we get married in our church. It’s a small parish so I didn’t have to worry about the calendar filling up quickly. They gave me all the open dates in a 4 month range and I kept that in mind when looking for the hall. We booked both on the same day once we made a decision on the hall.

    Keep in mind the date wasn’t really important to us so that’s why we were able to handle it that way. We knew we didn’t want a engagement longer than a year but we ended up with 14 mos b/c the of the hall’s availability. Good luck!

    Post # 6
    997 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

    Our first wedding decision was the venue!  That also helped us determine our date.

    Post # 7
    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Nailing down the date was most important…we really wanted an October wedding but my cousin is getting married in October and I didn’t want to upset her by having it in the same month. The only overlap in guests are our grandparents and an uncle (and his wife), and I wanted them to not feel rushed seeing as how her wedding is overseas. We thought about getting married on my grandparents anniversary but unfortunately that wasn’t an option either. So we decided to go with November and fortunately we found a really great venue.

    Post # 8
    4479 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    Date. We had a location we really wanted, but we would have changed it to get the date (the only one that works with my school/break/bar exam schedule + enough time to plan + time for a honeymoon afterwards longer than a weekend only!).

    Post # 9
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We had to decide where we wanted it – the city we lived in, the area my Fiance grew up in, or an area in northern MN that we love.  Really really hard choice, so it was pretty important that it was decided before anything else!  After that, we picked the church and reception location, since we were pretty open on the date. 

    Post # 10
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We chose the date after being engaged for about 5 months.  We didn’t actually start planning until… maybe 6 months after that?  But we got married on a Sunday in the "off season" for our area, and it was a holiday, so we pretty much had our pick of venues.

    Post # 11
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    well I picked reception, but I guess we DID pick the date first. well kinda, we were in the process of confirming a date but it didn’t have anything to do with my reception choice.

    Oh well we had to hustle to find a reception as we were booking in prime wedding season (the summer) and only had less than 6 months to plan/book so thats why it was a main thing for us!

    We ended up getting more than we would have ever asked for!  I LOVE our reception location!

    Post # 12
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our date was the first decision we made – 6/26/10. 

    Post # 13
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My Fiance and I didn’t really have a date set. All we knew was that we wanted to get married in September. The first and only hall that we spoke to had 9/5/09 open so we took it immediately. So really the hall came first then the date.

    Post # 14
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our venue! Fiance and I knew the month we wanted to get married in, but it wasn’t until we spoke with the venue office that we decided June 4th was our official date- because that was the only one open!

    I actually haven’t even been to the venue yet- scary huh? Fiance is from the state we’re getting married in, and he was visiting his parents and told me I’d love it- so we booked it 🙂 I go see it in a few weeks I couldn’t be more excited!

    Post # 15
    3124 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Date and Reception venue went hand in hand – they only have 20 weddings a year, and this was an available date that fell outside of hurricane and rainy season.  Just so happens that the date is 12/12, which looks kind of cool.  I’ll definitely play the lotto that week! 

    Post # 16
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Ralston Hall Mansion

    Our venue was the first thing we picked. But we did have a rough idea of when we wanted to get married–luckily the venue had an open date that worked for us!

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