Post # 1
So I’m about to get engaged. I say “about” becuase he’s been asking me for over a year, we just haven’t been in a position to get a ring until now. We’ve been playing around with ideas for wedding dates for a very, and I mean VERY small wedding. At some point in my life I had developed this crazy idea that I had to get married in March or October. Of course now that I’m older and employed and in a long distance relationship, suddenly it become really difficult coordinating schedules and I’m finding that it’s going to be a pain in the a** to schedule anything outside of the days I get off for work (I work in university administration so we get a big chunk of march and december off). So I’ve started to play with the idea of January 1, 2015 date…or March 2016. But the winter aspect is a bit scary for me (I’m originally from Southern Florida) since we’re going to be getting married in either Scotland or Denmark. And I know that it would take me years to accrue enough time off at work otherwise.
So Bees – did any of you have a New Years Day wedding? Or a winter wedding? And I mean a frigid cold, snowy winter wedding? How was the experience?
So for starters, do any of you Bees have a New Years Day wedding date?
And also, why did you choose the day you did? Were you pressured into it by work constraints? And if so do you wish that you changed.
Post # 3
noms…cake: I haven’t or know anyone that’s have, but what a fantastic idea. What day will it then fall on in 2016?
Post # 4
My original day was Jan 1, 2016 (and in Ireland!) but since my FI and I are Catholic, it made things difficult. You can’t have a matrimony (or it must be part of the normal service) because it’s a holy day… or something like that. So we nixed it and are doing a summer wedding in the desert. <br /><br />But I think it’s a fantastic idea and both our families loved it (since they had off too). But sorry, no more input than that :/
Post # 5
CatyLady: January 1, 2016 will be a Friday.
lorakath: haha it sounds like you went from one extreme to the other! How fun though! Luckily SO and I will just have a basic civil ceremony so that’s not a concern, but that’s only if we can get all the visa issues sorted out!
Post # 6
noms…cake: My BIL’s cousin is having her wedding on New Year’s Eve and BIL and his gf are quite bitter to be going (obviously they ARE going so they got over it) I’ve heard similar complaints from friends who get invites to holiday/day after weddings. If it’s a very small wedding maybe you can get an outside opinion from someone you would want to be there and gauge it by what they say. Maybe weather will dictate more than anything, what is the average weather for those locations during Jan and March?
Post # 7
MstoMrsH: yea I think we’ll be inviting about 10 people. I checked the average weather for that time of year and its just above freezing for both locations. I do know that Edinburgh has a huge new years event, Hogmanay, every year, so that may factor in (or maybe people will be more inclined to come up early to experience it) – my concern is not that people will not want to come, its more that they’ll be hungover from the night before!
Post # 8
noms…cake: Perfect then!! Such a great idea!