(Closed) Would you rather get married a week before or a week after your Birthday?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which would you prefer?
    Week before my birthday : (82 votes)
    49 %
    Week after my birthday : (87 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We got married two weeks before my husband’s birthday.  I don’t think he particularly cared either way, but I think right in between would be kind of cool.

    Post # 4
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If the date were close to only my birthday, I’d say the week before. But since your partner’s birthday is just a couple of weeks later, I’d do it the week in between! It can just be a big, long celebration. My fiance’s birthday is September, our wedding is October, and my birthday is November. It wasn’t intentional, but I think it’s kind of cool the way it worked out.

    Post # 5
    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I voted for in-between, because while I think it would be nice the first year to celebrate both birthdays after your anniversary, I think in subsequent years it might be nicer to have celebrations 3 weeks running.

    That said, if I’m being totally honest I wouldn’t care much either way if it were us, as we don’t really ‘do’ birthdays any more; it’s all very low-key and I wouldn’t be fussed either way. I’d also be concentrating too much on the wedding to think about birthdays lol.

    Post # 6
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Honestly I don’t think I’d care that much since birthdays aren’t a huge deal to me. But I do think the week in between would be kinda cute 🙂

    Post # 8
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @CurlyTop24:  +1. Normally I’d say a week before, but I think in your case, the week in between would be fun down the road to celebrate for 3 weeks straight! 


    Post # 10
    21 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted the week before, because I’d rather it flow anniversary, birthday, birthday not birthday, anniversary, birthday. Not sure why, but I guess it is just a personal preference.


    Post # 12
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t think it makes a difference either way. I chose the second one just because weather will probably be better mid may!

    Post # 13
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Haha- I had to add to this thread because we got married a week after my husband’s birthday. His theory is this:

    “if you don’t give me something awesome for my birthday, then I don’t have to get you something awesome for our anniversary”


    It made me laugh! Laughing

    Post # 14
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted wrong…I would want to have my birthday AFTER the wedding…which I am.  My birthday is exactly 2 weeks after we will wed…and we’ll be on our honeymoon.  So on top of getting to be on the trip of a lifetime with my most fav person…I’ll get to celebrate my birthday!!!  Woot!


    ETA: I see now this is about back to back birthdays!  Fiance and I also have very close birthdays…we’re 2 months apart…so his birthday is May 5th and mine is July 5th…and our June 22nd wedding seems like a fun way to transition.  You can either go big for birthdays and low key anniversaries…or low key birthdays and all out anniversary…but either way it’s all happy times! 


    Post # 15
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @icetea:  My bday will be on our honeymoon too!


    Our wedding is in between our bdays, which are a month apart – but that had more to do with daylight savings (so we’ll have an hour of extra light for photos) and weather. 

    Post # 16
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We’re getting married RIGHT in between our two birthdays. Actually, my birthday is the next Saturday, which I didn’t want to do. I think it will be nice to just have one big celebration every year! With any luck, I’ll be on my honeymoon for my birthday!

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