Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a problem with the planning–the date! We don’t know when exactly to have the wedding. We have a lot of his family coming from Illinois to Texas for the wedding that we both want to be there (his aunts, uncles, brother & his wife and their two kids, his cousins, grandparents). A lot of them are still in school, and I know that a summer wedding would be smart, but I absolutely hate summer and the heat (we want an outdoor wedding).
Our anniversary of dating is 24 May, but it’s on a Friday in 2013.
also, I love the idea of a winter/Christmas themed wedding, but that’s so hectic!
Really, we just want those family members to be there and we don’t want anything to get in their way, really.
Post # 3
Can you pick a few potential dates (maybe late May, mid-June, early September, and mid-December) and contact the most important people and ask if they would work? If getting family there is your major goal, then working with the key players early will likely be your best bet.
Post # 4
Pick a few potential dates, then pick your flowers. Go to your florist and see when your flowers are in season. Sounds crazy, but my wedding is 8-12 weeks too late for the all the flowers (plus 3 backups) that I had my heart set on. I’m kicking myself. Good Luck
Post # 5
@STBMrsEJT: We got married over Thanksgiving weekend, not our 1st choice-but it is what it is! I sure wish we would have done a Christmas Theme. Maybe most family can travel then? I’m guessing it would be good weather in Texas-could you still do it outside then? It could nicely kick off the Holiday season without being in the middle of it.
Post # 6
If you want an outdoor wedding, but hate the heat then how about early fall? Maybe you can get married Columbus day weekend, which will give everyone an extra day for travel. I went to a Sunday wedding of Columbus day weekend and the bride said that she got an amazing price on the venue because it was a Sunday, even though everyone was off the next day.