Why did you pick your wedding date?

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Post # 78
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

June 21 which is Midsummer – in traditional/ancient Scandinavian culture it’s considered good luck for the marriage to begin on Midsummer.

Post # 80
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

babykae :  We really wanted to do the same thing!

We’re getting married 7/23/17 because we wanted a summer wedding, are having a short engagement, and it was the only weekend that worked for everyone we wanted to have attend. We chose the Sunday so we wouldn’t have to take Friday off of work to set up and because one of our most important guests would have significant difficulty doing any other day of the week. 


Post # 81
136 posts
Blushing bee

10th June- last week. We saw cool photos from where we were married with a full moon, so we looked up the moon calender and the venue was free that date. The date has no special meaning. 

Post # 82
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Our wedding date is scheduled for September 7th, 2018. It’s kinda funny how we chose it… my birthday is on the 5th, our anniversary of dating is the 6th and we had a laugh and said “if September 7th next year, falls on a Friday, that’s our date”… Lo and behold, it’s a Friday :’D

Post # 83
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

15th September.

I’ts not specail to us at all, we wanted a September wedding and it was the only date that both the venue and the registrar were available that didn’t clash with another wedding (H2B’s BFF) or his honeymoon.

Post # 84
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Sansa85 :  This is so funny, because some of the venues I looked at did not have our date (10/14), so they tried to get us to choose Friday the thirteenth! I didn’t want that as my anniversary, but it’s so cool that you’re embracing it. 

For the OP:

1. October 14, 2017

2. The only time I’m allowed PTO later this year is October. The last week of October (28) would put our honeymoon in November, when I can’t get PTO. The 21st was my original choice, but my aunt has another niece who had already chosen that date. The 7th is my FSIL’s birthday, and the cruise for our honeymoon leaves October 15. That left us with October 14. 

Post # 85
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

When is your wedding date? December 2018

Why did you choose it? It was a compromise between my wanting 1 year engagement and his wanting 4 years. It’s in December specifically because we wanted off-season. Once we picked the venue and saw that they start decorating for Christmas in October-November we decided closer to Christmas would fit.

Post # 86
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

09/03/2017 – we originally wanted September of 2016 (we got engaged 7/25/2015) but my Fiance cousin who got engaged 3 days before us “called” September 2016 so we waited the extra year. We wanted September because it was still warm out and we liked the time of year that transitions from Fall to Summer. We ended up picking the Sunday of Labor Day weekend so that we could accomodate guests who wanted to come from other countries and because I am greek orthodox and our Church said it was best to get married on a Sunday!

Post # 87
2514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

September 29th, 2018

No huge specific reason behind it, besides the fact that I have always wanted to get married in September/fall. I liked the later part of the month, and the weekend before was booked, and the weekend before that is my sisters birthday. So – here we are! Couldn’t be happier with the date. 

Post # 88
2 posts

We selected October 8th a couple years ago taking into account weather, other holidays and what our venue had available. We knew we wanted to get married in October as we both love fall. We feared September would be too warm, and my mom was pushing for November hoping it would be cooler and outside of hurricane season (we live in the South) but I wanted our anniversary to fall ahead of all the Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas festivities. We took a peek at our calendar and October was nicely spaced around other major holidays and all of our family’s summer birthdays, in the season we both loved. Once we decided on a month, the day was dictated by our venue as they only had a couple spots left (we had a shorter engagement.)

The only thing I wish I had thought more about was the flowers…I completely failed to take into account that all of the flowers I had been envisioning were spring blooms so our final selections were not my first choices. (Still pretty, just not what I’d initially pictured!) However now that the wedding itself is over, we really like the timing of when our anniversary falls within the year. My advice for future brides is not only to think of how the date works for you this year, but how it will work for every year thereafter; some people avoid August/September because of summer vacations and kids restarting school, others avoid December because they don’t want their anniversary to fold into the winter holidays. I also think it’s best to avoid setting it around family bdays, so you’re not torn between celebrating mom’s birthday or going away for your anniversary. I love making as many days of the year as festive as possible so we chose a month that didn’t have much going on.

Post # 90
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

We are getting married 06/24/18.  I wanted a June wedding and Fiance didn’t care when.  It happens to be the only garanteed weekend my mom will have off that month that doesn’t also fall during the finally school weeks of our nieces and nephews.  Once we choose it we also realized it was my grandfather’s birthday, I lost both of my grandfather’s months apart my freshman year of high school.  So it is just kinda perfect day.  Unfortunatly we just found out it is one of his sister’s birthday, my fiance is not close to her, she ran away from home when he was 10 so a whole can of worms just opened.

Post # 91
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

6/24/18 as well! it will be our 7th anniversary 🙂

Post # 92
84 posts
Worker bee


I always wanted October, I would have preferred 10/28 because the 28 has significance to our relationship, but my venue only offers the package I want mon-thursday. so of all the Thursdays in october I liked the 18th the best – and the way it looked written out. 

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