(Closed) Who did you consult before setting a date?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 32
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh but make sure you check the calendar. My date was right around Easter this year, and after booking I had a panic that it would be the same for next year when we’re getting married. It’s not. If you’re doing a friday wedding during lent, make sure you have a non-meat option. We have a number of Catholic guests.

Post # 33
2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We checked with my mom and dad (his parents are deceased) and my sister.  We only had 4 months, and my dad travels a LOT, so we needed to run it by him especially.  My sister was pregnant, so we made sure to schedule it late enough that she definitely would have had the baby (who was our “flower girl!”).  I also scheduled it around my bridesman somewhat, because he was in another wedding out of state the following weekend.

Post # 34
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The only people we consulted were the venue management. We set our date far enough out that there’s no way many people can have something more important to spend their time at!

Post # 35
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ditto what’s been said above about consulting with parents and any other family members who you absolutely must have in attendance.  But also check with your officiant if you have a particular person that you want to marry you!  And if you have a specific venue in mind, check their availability first.  We had both of those limitations.  So we found out available dates from our venue and our rabbi, then we checked with our parents and siblings, and then we booked the venue and rabbi for the date we’d all selected.  Mission accomplished!   

Post # 36
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just the two of us, but the date was flexible if the photographer and reception venue we wanted weren’t available.

Post # 37
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We checked with our parents and then were informed (by his, not mine) that we had to find out our ‘lucky wedding dates’ from someone in Hong Kong. Since the guy kept traveling and his parents take forever in getting things sorted out it took us 2 months before we had a list of dates of choose from. The things we stipulated as ‘musts’ were that it had to be on a Saturday and mid to late June (hockey playoffs don’t end until then!). Thankfully there was ONE Saturday that is ‘lucky’ for us and it happened to be June 29th! Also thankfully is because the hockey season was delayed this year, the playoffs end on June 28th so it’ll all be over before our wedding! Hockey is big over here!

We’ve had some friends who have had to consult on ‘lucky’ dates, but also ‘lucky’ times to do the Ceremony, Reception etc. Again thankfully we didn’t need to adhere to those things!

Post # 38
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We didn’t consult anyone either, but we did set the date well over a year in advance, which gave everyone plenty of notice.

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