Why did you pick your wedding date?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 48
454 posts
Helper bee

He proposed on 3/20. We wanted a spring/summer/fall wedding, not winter, and didn’t want to wait a year! So we went with 9/24/16, which happens to be the day after my half-birthday and exactly 6 months 4 days since the ring went on my finger! We started with an August-September-October window, then crossed off days that venues weren’t available and close friends/family couldn’t come. The 17th or 24th were the only two left and (silly me) I just like the number 24 better than 17. tongue-out
It was a beautiful fall day, with the trees juuuust starting to change. It rained off and on the entire day before, but barely a cloud in the sky day-of!

Post # 49
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

August 19th. We had originally wanted a May 27 wedding (1 year and 1 day after we got engaged), but I was accepted into a 10-month school program that runs through June and knew having our  wedding in the middle of it would be insanity. July would be too hot, and the rest of the year was out of the question (my birthday is in September, Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November, Christmas in December… I wanted to spread out the celebrations!) So August it was!

I originally wanted August 12th, but our venue didn’t have it open. It’s cool though because I’m quite fond of prime numbers (:

Post # 50
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We live in the Seattle area and wanted an outdoor wedding so we were (are) pretty paranoid about rain. For that reason we chose to get married in July or August and ended up googling what the least rainy days in Seattle are historically. Two of the dates ended up being Saturday’s so we chose the earlier of the two (July 22). Apparently, it’s only rained a handful of times in the last hundred years on July 22 in Seattle. Funny enough, it rained on July 22nd here last summer.. hopefully that means we’re in the clear this year! Haha.

Post # 51
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

6/24. I chose it because it was the only Saturday available at the venue we like. It was initially 6/10 because I like even numbers. That venue didn’t work out so we were flexible. 

Post # 52
93 posts
Worker bee

Sunday 25/3/18, we first met 23/3/14 but a Friday wouldn’t have worked for guests, the Saturday was booked at the venue we wanted (and a bit out of budget per head), so we went with the Sunday, which makes it 4 years to the Sunday we met. Still tempted for 18/3/18 because it sounds cool and is also my parents’ anniversary, but happy with our date ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 53
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Weeelllll, our wedding date is April 14th of 2018, which actually happens to be my birthday.  We initially wanted a fall wedding, but wanted more time to plan than we would have to get married this fall, and eventually decided that the color of the leaves wasn’t really worth waiting 6 extra months to actually get married, so we picked the spring (our venue’s prices vary by month, so the spring and fall were most affordable for us).  We had initially booked March 31st of 2018, but because I’m an idiot, I hadn’t realized that March 31st of that year is the day before Easter.  So by the time we realized that and came around to deciding we didn’t want to have to worry about that (our venue is juuuuuust far enough away that people could stay the night, and we would like for them to be able to, rather than have to worry about being back in time for church in the morning), the Saturday before the 31st was already booked, and we didn’t want to book any farther into march.  As I said, our venue changes their pricing by month, so we decided that if we were going to pay the price for an April wedding there, we should book the latest April date available so that we have the greatest chance for good weather (we’re in Ohio), and that date was, for better or for worse, April 14th.  My birthday.  (For what it’s worth, I thought a lot about this, asked my fiance if he was okay sharing his anniversary with his wife’s birthday, and we both decided we were okay with it.  I’ll just get to be a tyrant on my birthday this year, as it’s the last one I won’t have to share. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) 

So, long story short, picking our date was a pain in the butt. lol 

Post # 54
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

socalgirl1689 :  

Our wedding date was 19th June and we picked it because I wanted a day with plenty of light, rather than if get dark early on.

Post # 55
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

We originally wanted October 23rd 2016 because that was our current anniversary date of when we got together, but it fell on a Sunday so we went for October 1st 2016 which was a Saturday and the first day of the month that we got together 

Post # 56
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

October 6th, 2018. We really wanted May, but a close first cousin of mine got a date in there first. Fall was our next choice after spring, so we picked early October hoping it will still be warm. It’s also two days before our dating anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 57
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Our wedding date, 5/12/18 will be our 3rd dating anniversary. 

Post # 58
1898 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

10/7/17. We wanted a fall wedding, with peak fall colors for beautiful pictures. Our venue only had 2 saturdays in the fall open (mind you we were almost 1.5 years in advance!), and we scooped up our date! We then realized after booking the date that it will be 5 years to the day of our first hunt together, which is when my Fiance said he knew I was the one.

Post # 59
2628 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Sep. 24, 2016

We chose it because we got engaged Sep 2015, and we wanted about a year long engagement.  We also thought the fall was nice for weddings.  We ended up with that exact weekend, because it was open at the venue.

Post # 60
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

June 14, 2014


Because it was the only weekend left open at the venue I wanted.

It ended up being the day before Father’s Day so the morning after we went to breakfast with most of the guests to celebrate Father’s Day.

Post # 61
454 posts
Helper bee

lahela017 :  Twins! ๐Ÿ™‚ In my opinion, that’s a very good date to get married on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 62
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Friday October 20th 2017

We chose this date because it’s cheaper on a Friday and it’s our 5 year anniversary. 

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