Post # 1
Don’t know about y’all, but I keep getting asked why I’d want to get married in February. I guess because it’s not common?
Then people give me a funny look when I tell them: Summers, and even springs, are hot in TX, so I wanted fall or winter. My FI and I are big football fans, so we’re not about to plan it for a college football weekend, or superbowl weekend. So Febuary 9th it is! It’s also kinda neat that we met in the month of February, too.
Let’s hear it, February brides! Why February?
Post # 3
@littlemisst08: i’ve never been a fan of summer weddings…I’m a person that’s always hot anyway, lol so my big fear is sweating the whole time at my wedding (not pretty). We actually wanted to do it on a mini-holiday weekend to make it easier for out of town guests to attend. February is also definitely off wedding season here in the NW, so it can make some things possibly cheaper. I know our venue is $1000 cheaper because it’s before May (when the “wedding season” starts.)
Post # 4
awesome day!… i’m getting married on the 9th as well
Post # 5
@mrsvelezzz: I didn’t want to sweat either! Haha. It’s actually great timing too because I’ll be doing my bridal portraits in January and won’t be sweating through those!
Post # 6
@littlemisst08: Nice! My portraits are going to be in November (yes, weird) but I’m looking forward to some fall colors hopefully.
There is nothing wrong with summer weddings, but it is a very popular time, and I also didn’t want to inadvertedly have my wedding on someone else’s anniversary, and make my day not as special (if that makes sense). My parents’ anniversary is in June, and numerous other people I know were married in July, so I think February is fun and different!
Post # 7
When I tell people our wedding date they tell us we picked the perfect time of year and that the weather will be great. February is summer here!
We didn’t choose our date because of the season, we chose the 9th of February because that will 5 years (and one day, but saturday was better for us than friday) since we met. The fact that it is the best part of summer with the most settled weather of the year is just a bonus 🙂
I guess that’s not the answer you were looking for though, right?
Post # 8
@PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock: No, I love it! Especially because of the special meaning. FI and I met on valentine’s day, so I really like that we’re getting married around the same time.
Post # 9
While mine is in summer in Australia, the date was 100% chosen because it’s our anniversary. We’ve always marked the day with something, so we really wanted to do it that day, even though it is a Friday this year.
The next year would be better, because we’d have been dating for 10 years and it would be a Saturday, but we’ll have moved cities by then (much more inconvenient), and I don’t want to keep putting it off!
Post # 10
It just worked out with our vacation time.
Plus, I love winter weddings but don’t like overly-themed holiday weddings. Also, my family is from all over we didn’t want to do too close to Christmas or New Year’s.
Post # 11
I’m also getting married on the 9th, and it is the 5 year anniversary of our first date!
I never wanted to get married in the summer. I may have picked early spring if it didn’t rain so much. But I think a winter wedding is romantic and elegant.
Post # 12
Our anniversary is in early December, but we didn’t want to get married in the middle of the holiday season, and there are at least 3 couples in our families with anniversaries in January, so next logical month was February! I’m looking forward to lovely wedding pictures in the snow! With my white fur cloak XD
Post # 13
We decided on the 23rd by process of elimination…We didn’t want it close to the holidays, and I’ve been married before in April, and then you get the summer months and it’s more expensive,We also didn’t want to wait until next fall…so Feb it was, and it’s not really close to Valentines either. I’m loving the date, and a lot of people are excited for something to break up the winter!
Post # 14
@ginnwitt: Feb. 23rd was my ideal date, but our catholic church doesn’t do weddings during lent.
Post # 15
My fiance works on the road during the majority of the year so I choose winter so he could be home during the final weeks (instead of just a few days before).
Post # 16
My fiance is in the Army and he may possibly be going to the Falklands in April 🙂 As soon as we got engaged we def wanted to be married as soon as we could, February just seemed ideal!