(Closed) Why’d you choose your date?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How'd you come up with your wedding date?
    We picked a convenient saturday in our chosen month/season. : (99 votes)
    44 %
    It corresponds with a sentimental event or special date in our lives. : (30 votes)
    13 %
    The date-numbers are clever/cute/easy to remember. : (28 votes)
    12 %
    Other? : (70 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Yay! We’re an example! ๐Ÿ™‚   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 # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    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
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    Bumble bee

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
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    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
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    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @ 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
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    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @august15bride- you picked a great day, that’s my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚  and you’re in St. Pete! I’m in Wesley Chapel, small world!

    Post # 14
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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.

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