Post # 1
My fiance and I have been engaged since December 2016 and we fully anticipated to get married in October of 2018. That would give us time to plan and save up money. We have however hit a snag to where we are feeling pressured to get married this month and not in October when we originally wanted. If we did end up getting married this month (going to the courthouse to be legally married) and then having a ceremony in October which date would we pick as anniversary? If we did that we would have been married almost 2 years by the time the ceremony comes around. Im conflicted as to which date we would pick.
Post # 2
I’d say pick whichever one you want to pick! I think most people probably go with the day they legally got married, as opposed to the one they celebrated on, but it’s your wedding, your rules!
Post # 3
Why would you have another ceremony 1.5 years from now? Why don’t you just invite your family to the courthouse this month, go for dinner after, and enjoy being married?
Post # 4
You could celebrate both dates. Personally, if I had to choose one then I’d choose the date I was legally married.
Post # 5
I’d celebrate your wedding day! That day is the day you get married, at the courthouse. It’d be a bit odd to celebrate the day you decide to have a party. Sort of like celebrating the day you buy a house versus the day you have the housewarming party.
Post # 6
I agree with @scissorgirl
on this one. But if you choose to have two celebrations I’d acknowledge the day I legally became married.
Post # 7
This is why we married on our dating anniversary, it is just easier to count!
Post # 8
Whichever one has more emotional significance for you. For many people, that’s the ceremony, and for others, it’s the day they legally became married.
Post # 9
Kind of in a similar situation. Culturally, we have 2 wedding ceremonies, a traditional one and a church one. These would usually be done in the same week/weekend, but we’re having our church ceremony in the States. If we lived in Nigeria, there’s actually be 3, the traditional wedding, church wedding, and the day you go sign the paperwork (you can’t do the paperwork at the ceremony like you can here). We probably will celebrate both dates since they’re both important to us for different reasons.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
I think yu guys should pick whichever you prefer. I personally would go with the date of the legal ceremony, but that is just me.