How did you pick your date?

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younglove922 Posts : 33 Registered: 2/4/09
How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 8, 2009 3:34 PM

I'm just wondering how everyone picked their dates? We have not chosen ours yet(we have plenty of time)
I'd just like to know what you have done

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DoesntPlayNice Posts : 809 Registered: 12/17/08
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 8, 2009 5:16 PM Go to message in response to: younglove922

Our original wedding day was November 11th 2006 I don't remember why I picked that but it fell on Veterans day and I knew it was perfect because I was military....BUT...when I found out i was getting deployed We got married in our pastors office after church on Sunday May 7th 2006. so we are doing our vow renewal on May 9th because it was closest to may 7th.

Sometimes you may have to shift your date around when trying to get a certain Venue if it is booked on the day you choose.

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Junebride616 Posts : 1 Registered: 4/8/09
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 8, 2009 7:30 PM Go to message in response to: younglove922

We first started dating on 6/16/05. So we picked 6/18/10 which would 5 years that we had been together. The 16th didnt fall on weekend and it was cheaper to have a friday. You do it that way or pick another significant date to you and announce it at the wedding. You could also pick a certain season you like. Hope this helps.

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2009ToBeMrsV Posts : 256 Registered: 12/30/07
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 8, 2009 8:57 PM Go to message in response to: Junebride616

We thought of season and a good month for that season and then looked at what dates the Saturdays were on, and chose which one we felt was best and we came up with 9/19/09 :o)

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MrsWilliams2008 Posts : 1,431 Registered: 7/19/07
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 8, 2009 9:15 PM Go to message in response to: 2009ToBeMrsV

June 20th is our dating anniversary but that day did not fall on a Saturday in 2008. Friday, June 20th was not a good day for us and we didn't want to wait until it fell on a Saturday....THIS year (2009).

That would've been pretty cool though!

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brownegirl Posts : 523 Registered: 10/14/08
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 8, 2009 9:50 PM Go to message in response to: younglove922

Our dating anniversary is in December and I always wanted to get married in December but when it came time to set the date I realized that I could not deal with a wedding over the short christmas break. So I chose to have a summer wedding. July 25th was the best date I could come up with. It was a totally practicall decision. Work ends at the end of June and I wanted a couple of weeks to finish up the planning as well as a couple of weeks before going back to school. I'll always cherish our dating anniversary though.

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TRACYJOHNSONBRA... Posts : 42 Registered: 2/8/09
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 9, 2009 6:15 AM Go to message in response to: younglove922

my DH and I decided that a Sunday wedding would allow us to have a longer honeymoon and only have to take 6 days (my DH) and 8 days (me) off of work. We originally wanted March 1, 2009 but my sister and Matron of Honor would not let us get married on her 1st anniversary. We compromised and chose March 21, 2009. It gave us pletty of time to meet with the pastor of our church for premarital counselling and about 3 months to plan the wedding in.

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CheetahAngel Posts : 2,017 Registered: 11/29/08
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 9, 2009 4:10 PM Go to message in response to: younglove922

We wanted a fall wedding and this year, 2009 would be too soon to save up money and stuff. Soooo we figured sometime in the fall of 2010 would be perfect. That way we would have plently of time to plan things and not rush. I don't like to feel stress and under pressure. Then I realized that wouldn't it be cool to get married on 10-10-10?! I checked the calendar and it's on a Sunday! Perfect! We love how the numbers look and it's in the fall right when the peak season is for the leaves to change colors. Plus we fell in love during the fall so what a better time to get married <3
                              

 

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Destiny123 Posts : 519 Registered: 5/5/08
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 11:30 AM Go to message in response to: CheetahAngel

I always wanted a summer wedding. I'm not a fan of spring weddings, and I don't like fall colors. I hate winter. So summer it was. I went through the calendar and marked every weekend that we have FH's daughter. And also marked what weeks I'd be on my period. lol. I break out the week before my period, and I didn't wanna be ON my period, so I had to work around all that. 3 is my favorite number, my bday is sept 30, fh's is sept 1st, his daughter's is june 1st, so 1 and 3 are special numbers to us. June 13th is the week after my period, a weekend we have FH's daughter, and not a holiday (we originally wanted July 4th, but my mom threw a fit and said we couldn't expect people to come on their holiday weekend....). So. That's that. I didn't want a long engagment but my mom said she needed at least a year. That's why we were focusing on 09 (we got engaged in feb of 08).

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tessandnate09 Posts : 136 Registered: 4/21/08
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 12:56 PM Go to message in response to: Destiny123

Well honestly I always wanted to get married in the winter but FH insisted on an outdoor wedding, which was fine by me. We have a lot of people coming from out of town and a lot of working people who have kids so we wanted to pick a time where it would be easy for people to come so we chose the 5th of september, its labor day weekend so most people have 3 days and the kids aren't back in school but most people are home from vacation. We were originally thinking the weekend of july 4th but we just couldn't do it that soon with him finishing paramedic school in august and such we just figured that waiting would be better. Plus the weekend that we are getting married has a less that 5% chance for rain, and in Oregon those are pretty good odds.

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jfrankpinell Posts : 59 Registered: 4/7/09
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 6:58 PM Go to message in response to: tessandnate09

Ours was easy...seeing as how she really didn't care when, I asked her about September...my parents' is the 8th, and my sister and brother in laws' is the 10th. So I figured we'd start a tradition. :)
We're still deciding on an exact date...we have to see what rooms are available in the hall we picked. We're debating between the 4th, 11th or 25th.

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Tofu Posts : 66 Registered: 4/2/09
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 11:24 PM Go to message in response to: younglove922

Do any of you happen to know if the spring is more expensive because of the high volume of weddings?

Also, did you make sure you saw your venue in the season that you would be married (if outdoors)?

Thanks!


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Soon2BMrsPorkChop Posts : 73 Registered: 1/1/09
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 14, 2009 12:58 AM Go to message in response to: Tofu

I was personally open to all seasons, but NJ can be pretty pricey for venues. With that in mind, we wanted to avoid the peak season. We visited 4 venues, and got prices on a 5th, and decided that April (right before the peak season which runs from May through October) would be our best bet. We were shooting for April 2010 at one venue which was about 140 pp, but then found a fantastic deal on a venue that's normally way out of our price range. Because the economy is so bad, we were able to book this venue at the same price but for October which is a nicer time of year IMO and this would also give us much more time to save up. The cathedral we want for our ceremony was open for 10/08/10 so we went with it. I like the 10 in the month and year, and the 8 for the day, which reminds me of the infinity symbol. Cheesy, I know, but we're happy!

Anyway, to save money, many couples do a Friday night or Sunday afternoon event. Also avoid the peak season! Some places even have a lower rate for Saturday afternoon, which would be lovely for an outdoor event. Good luck in planning!

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jfrankpinell Posts : 59 Registered: 4/7/09
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 14, 2009 8:09 AM Go to message in response to: Tofu

<Do any of you happen to know if the spring is more expensive because of the high volume of weddings? >

Tofu;
There ARE different prices for weddings depending on times of the year in many areas of the country...the most popular months are June, Aug. and Sept. Least popular are Jan.-Apr., and November, by statistics. You can also save $ by having the wedding on like a Friday instead of Saturday.
I suggest you look for a copy of "How to have a big wedding on a small budget" by Diane Warner. (4th edition is what I have) Cost was $15. This book has been a wonder for us so far! Little tricks on how to save big money on basically every part of the wedding.

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SoonToBeMrsDodge Posts : 70 Registered: 2/7/09
Re: How did you pick your date?
Posted: Apr 14, 2009 8:55 AM Go to message in response to: younglove922

Our dating anniversary is August 2nd and I LOVE summer so we decided to try for a date in August. We went with a Friday since everyone gives you a bit of a discount for Friday events (including our venue). And we wanted to keep it close to the 2nd so we decided on 8-7-09...so easy for FH to remember!!! lol. And another cool thing I like about our date is that we will have been together for 7 years and we're getting married on the 7th :)


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