Why did you pick your wedding date?

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Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

hobbitses :  may the fourth be with you on your big day!

Ours was 27/02/16 (or 02/27/16 in American) and we picked it because the reception was cheaper in the winter, which runs Oct-Mar. We got engaged in November 2014 so we wanted more than 4 months to save so we were looking at winter 2015/16. Darling Husband had exams at the beginning of November so that month was out, December was too close to Christmas, January we would be too broke from Christmas. So we had Feb or Mar. My birthday is in Feb and his is in March and we didn’t want to get married on our birthdays. The 27th was a Saturday (we started dating in the 27th April), it was between our two birthdays and then my grandparents also had their anniversary the next day. So it wasn’t intentional but the more we looked at the date the more it felt right to us.

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

the season was chosen according to when the weather is best in the Bay Area. the specific date was chosen based on numerology and lunar cycles and several other gloriously woowoo details. It was perfect.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Sept 26th. We got engaged in February, and had either 6 months to plan an autumn wedding or a year to plan a spring wedding. I was impatient and weather is nicer September than April so we went with what the venue had available in September! 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

September 4th, 2015. We eloped. So we kind of just amde up our mind to elope the week before and hubby is a HUGE Star Wars fan and it was Force Friday. So we picked that date 😀

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We chose 10/21/16 because 10/14/16 was taken, the weekend before that was too early in October, and the weekend after our wedding was Halloween weekend and for some reason I felt our wedding wouldn’t “go” on that weekend? We originally planned for spring 2017 but we didn’t want to wait so we decided on October 2016 because we had a few weddings to attend in September (or else we would have chosen then).

Post # 38
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550 posts
Busy bee
  1. When is your wedding date? 3.30.18
  2. Why did you choose it? Based on my Spring Break for next year (I work for the school system), but also we preferred Spring Time after we did a pro/con list of each season
Post # 39
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864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

1)  July 9, 2011 (7-9-11!  Which we didn’t realize until later was pretty cool)

2)  We wanted as soon as possible, and preferred summer for ease of people traveling.  We got engaged in March 2011.  The specific date worked for my dad (who’s out of the country a lot) and my sister (who had a baby June 14 of that year!).

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

10/21/17

We picked it for such a silly reason. I wanted the wedding to be late in October (we live in SC, so it’s hot until then), but the weekend of the 28th is reserved for us to see the annual Dracula ballet. Yep. We planned our wedding around a rock-horror ballet that I’ve already seen three times. But we go every year! 😂

Post # 41
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Sugar bee

August 26 2017

We got engaged in November 2016 and wanted a summer wedding. Fiancé wanted to get married asap and really didn’t want to wait another year til summer 2018, but I was anxious about having enough time and being stressed – so we chose the last weekend of summer that we could haha. 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

We know we want to get married by end of year 2018. Saturday will likely be a must in our situation.

After that, we will decide based on a combination of logistics, time off work, venue availability/cost, weather, when family can make it, and avoiding ‘inauspicious’ dates (Indian custom). Unfortunately taking all that into consideration, that doesn’t leave much room for picking something based on personal significance. We are aiming for about a 1 year engagement period.

Post # 43
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Sept 19 2015. Originally we wanted Dec 01 2014, our 8th anniversary but ended up deciding we wanted an outdoor wedding so push it to 2015.

We wanted October 4th but my Maid/Matron of Honor was a bm in another wedding already that date and so went with September.

My parents anniversary was Sept 21 but they are divorced so that seemed bad and my grandpa passed away on Sept 15 (many years before) so also seemed odd..so we did the 19th by default as it wasnt associated with anything lol

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We had originally planned for our nine year anniversary (7/29/17) but as my FFIL’s health is declining we have expedited the wedding and switched the date to the last Saturday in May (5/27/17). Far enough away to still give guests 8 weeks notice, close enough to hope my Future Father-In-Law is still healthy enough to join us. 

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We got engaged Nov 23 but didn’t really do any planning until after Christmas. At that point we knew we wanted an August, September, maybe October wedding… Strangely enough, we kind of picked our date, Sunday September 24, based on the availability of vendors we didn’t end up going with. But it is the day before our dating anniversary, so it works out well.

Post # 46
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602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We love halloween and wanted to get married as close to it as possible, so we got married the saturday before. Our date was 10/29/16.

Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

7/28/2017. It’s exactly 4 years after we first met each other in person, so it’s already a meaningful day for us. Also, I’m a teacher, so a late summer wedding is ideal for me, and it happens to be a Friday, which is a good day for weddings.

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