(Closed) Which wedding date should we choose?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which wedding date?
    February 11 : (12 votes)
    21 %
    April 15 : (10 votes)
    17 %
    April 29 : (36 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 16
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    313 posts
    Helper bee

    Something else to consider is April 17 is tax day in 2017. Not a big deal but when my Fiance and I were discussing dates in April people brought this up a lot more than I thought they would.

    Post # 18
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    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I would not choose easter and depending on flowers that you want the cost of red roses near valentine’s day can increase substantially

     

    Post # 19
    Member
    516 posts
    Busy bee

    Idk… This has always how I thought about setting a wedding date: pick a date that falls during a “down” or “boring” time of year, because it gives you another calendar day to celebrate annually!

    So, for me, 2/11 would be out bc it’s too close to V-day. Why put 2 romantic dates so close together? You might tend to blend them- one gift for both, a weekend getaway for both, etc. Lol I’d want to max out my anniversary and Valentine’s privileges separately.

    So, to April: I don’t really think of dates as “pretty” or anything, so the 29th wouldn’t bother me… BUT I also don’t think Easter is such a major holiday that you should try to avoid it. Your anniversary will be about you and your husband- as long as you two plan to spend Easters together from now on, who cares about what others say?

    It would only matter on your actual wedding day, because guests would have to change their… Annual Easter Celebration?! Lol I’ve never heard of such, and I’m a Christian raised by Southerners!

    The way I see it- if you mean that much to your guests, they can forgo their Easter plans for ONE year to be present at your wedding. If not, oh well!

    I actually feel that way about all holiday weddings- what a fun way to spend (insert holiday here) (insert year here)! So my opinion might be overall unpopular.

    But you know what I do hate? When people plan their weddings close to, but not on a holiday- if travel is involved. Because if I do have to travel to see family for Easter (I don’t), I’m almost guaranteed NOT to buy another plane ticket for the weekend immediately before or after. This affects my vacation days too.

    Not sure if my rant helps or not, lol. Just another way to think about it I guess.

    Bottom line: pick a date that will work for bride and groom for years to come- it only affects the guests one time! If they love you enough, they’ll show up.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  LALaw.
    Post # 20
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    4229 posts
    Honey bee

    Meglin:  Given your choices:

    -I would not pick Feb 11th because it’s too close Valentines *PLUS* according to my florist, flower prices are increased around Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day

    -I would not pick April 15th just because some people go somewhere the whole week of Springbreak (unless having less guests is not an issue for you)

    -Your best bet is April 29th. Yes, it can get quite warm. Are you really set on having an outdoor ceremony? For some reason, I like having a wedding date towards the end of the month more. 

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  socalgirl1689.
    Post # 21
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    2108 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I would probably do April 29th. The temperature is better, and just seems like it would work better overall. I didn’t really like our date originally either (September 18th just didn’t sound nice, I always wanted an October wedding, but it just wasn’t going to work this year), but ultimately it’s the day I got to marry an amazing guy, so the date itself doesn’t matter so much. I would definitely avoid the one by Easter for reasons listed previously. 

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