Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
There are probably other posts that’ve been started about this, but I didn’t see anything recently…
The man and I are in a unique position that if we decide to get married at the city hall, we can just do it whenever – any weekday. We can choose any date that works well for us – be it a ‘cute’ sounding date, or a sentimental one, etc. Why’d you choose yours?
Did you just pick a weekend that worked well for everyone’s schedules?
Or, is it a sentimental day? (Grandparents’ wedding anniversary, anniversary of your first kiss, etc…)
Or, maybe the date is ‘cute’ or clever? (Ex: 01/02/2010 is a palindrome, 06/07/08 was sequential [when written in the USA date-writing style], same with 12/11/10…)
Post # 3
Yay! We’re an example! 🙂 01.02.2010 …. it’s a pallindrome (same forward and backward)!!
It’s not really why we chose it, but it’s still a fun date!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I did use you as an example! And I’ve considered ‘stealing’ your date, too, except that it’s a saturday, and I don’t think our courthouse does saturdays.
Post # 5
We chose July 24 as it will be the three year anniversary of when we first started dating, and we chose 2010 because a) it was when July 24 fell on a saturday, b) it gave us more time to save and c)we wanted a longer engagement since we had only dated for seven months before getting engaged.
Post # 6
We originally wanted to use the date that was already our anniversary 10/22/11. But the LSU-Auburn home game was that weekend. Then we wanted to use 10/8/11. But the LSU-Florida home game was that weekend. We ended up with 10/15/11 even though the LSU-TN game was that weekend (but at least it is an away weekend). And yes SEC football schedules are avaiable this far in advance and we did plan our wedding date around a football schedule.
Post # 7
We picked out date out because it is our 3rd anniversary and because of the timing of our wedding. Because of our work schedules, we knew that our date would work best as well. What can I say? Perfect Timing!
Post # 8
We picked 08/15/09 because I didn’t want to wait until the spring to get married and my Fiance insisted we couldn’t get married during football season. 🙂
Post # 9
There are ~9 weeks out of the year that I’m not in the middle of a semester. The 3 weeks at Christmas were out… too busy anyway. The month of August tends to already be a very busy time for my family, and HOT. So there were two weeks in May left over. We chose the middle weekend to have a week before the wedding and a week after (Jamaica!). May 2nd, 2009. Easy peasy.
Post # 10
@ laural: !!!!! I love you! We had to plan around hunting season AND Auburn football! People who don’t live in the SEC South just don’t get it, but people really do plan weddings around the big rivalries (FI would die if I even thought about suggesting getting married the weekend of the Auburn Alabama game!)
We picked ours for two reasons: one: hunting season does not happen during May. As funny (and redneck!) as it sounds, he had a good point. It’s not getting married during hunting season that’s the problem, but because hunting (and general outdoorsman stuff) is his passion, our anniversary would fall during hunting season every year from then on, and he refused to fight with me over celebrating our anniversary or going hunting.
two: his mom isn’t doing well (at all), and the sooner, the better in the sense that we both felt it was truly important to have his mom at our wedding.
we didn’t realize that 5/9/09 was the day before mother’s day when we picked it, but we feel like it’s an added bonus, because we’re recognizing our mothers during the ceremony.
Post # 11
We have a little of two of those. We needed the summer because I’m a teacher, and all of the June weekends were out for various reasons. So we came to 7/3/2010. As soon as we let our wedding party know the date, one of my BMs immediately pointed out that 7+3=10. Boy, a math geek, was quite pleased 🙂
Post # 12
@ laural- I thought about trying to plan my wedding around the SEC schedules too (die hard Gator here!) but I really wanted my wedding to be on Halloween and (eek!) it falls the same day as Florida-Georgia this year. The best part is is that all of my cousins are die hard Dawgs fans so it will be fun to see them all that day. There is a hotel bar right outside of our reception room so I would not be surprised at all if some of us snuck out for a few seconds here or there to check the score! 🙂
Post # 13
@august15bride- you picked a great day, that’s my birthday 🙂 and you’re in St. Pete! I’m in Wesley Chapel, small world!
Post # 14
Ours is September 5, 2010. My fiance is hiking the Appalachian Trail starting March 1 2010, and it takes about six months to complete the hike.
We’re getting married at the end of the trail (in Maine), and we picked the Sunday of Labor Day weekend because we figured it would be more convenient for our friends and family to get there and make a weekend of it. Neither of us (or any of our family members) have ever even been to Maine!
Post # 15
We chose our date in December because we wanted to get married the same year as the proposal for tax purposes, but summer is too hot in FL and Fall=Gator Football! There was no way we were wasting a perfectly good football Saturday for a wedding!
Post # 16
I kinda need multiple options on this one. We picked May because his dad’s getting married in March, and his twin sister’s getting married in August, so when we moved it up to this Spring, we needed a date that was far enough apart from those two that no one got their toes stepped on. Also wanted to make it easier for Out of Town guests by spreading out their travel as much as we could. And we really didn’t have a choice on the weekend, because it was the only weekend the church wasn’t booked.
But in the end, it’s totally the date I would have chosen because it’s all odd numbers, and two of them are prime, and that makes the nerdy OCD part of me happy.
It also turned out to be Memorial Day weekend, which we hadn’t realized, but it’s great because almost NO vendors were booked that Sat even tho we were trying to book so last minute.