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Traci
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Change the date.

Traci, on July 24, 2022 at 7:15 AM Posted in Planning 4 15
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I set the date of our wedding for 5/25/2025 I did not know it would be a Sunday. The issue I'm having is.....we will get married in a chruch the wedding is at 3 p.m. we will not have access to the chruch until after service may be bout 1 b4 we could get in to start to Dec and set up. One of the reception venues I'm looking at are not open Sundays....what the heck right. To avoid a bigger headache on the day of I asked FH if he wanna change the date to Saturday May 24 2025. He wants to be stubborn and difficult what would you guys do?馃挏

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Latest activity by Traci, on July 29, 2022 at 1:34 PM
  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Are you able to look into a different venue? If you do decide to change it to a Saturday it is likely you鈥檇 pay more as Fridays and Saturdays tend to be the most popular days. We actually changed our date from a Saturday to Sunday and we saved a lot of money.
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    Wow....really. the reception venue is whatever to me I guess. But I don't wanna be rushing trying to decorate the chruch makeup hair. Etc. I think it will be a lot. I am a planner. I want to decorate the chruch earlier but I won't be able to, and that will drive me crazy.
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
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    You sound just like me. Everyone is telling me that I cannot help decorate or anything for that matter. Will anyone in your wedding party be able to decorate while you get ready?
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    Everyone will be getting ready like me. I can pass on reception....cause they have a team for that. But I want to decorate the chruch. I want to me me me lol. And u know can't nobody do it like me. That will be the day I turn into Bride zilla.
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Lol SAME. Literally same! Because I am more than positive I will be helping setup the day of. So I understand!
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    Well next year when we start looking and booking our venues this problem will be the first to get worked out. I'm also trying to build a team of friends that can decorate and listen to direction if I am unable to do it myself.
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
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    If May 25 is important to you can you move it up one year to 2024 as then it would fall on a Saturday?
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    Yes I did think about that, but I need all the time I can get to plan and save. 馃挏
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  • Samantha
    Expert April 2022
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    Our church recommend that we book a Saturday wedding, in case a Sunday service went over or had decorations that needed to be moved. But, with that being said, if you hire a decorator and/or day of wedding coordinator they could handle the decor in that time frame, if it isn鈥檛 super elaborate. Or, if it鈥檚 just flowers on the pews and at the altar with minimal decor items, then your florist may be able to set up. As we didn鈥檛 hire a decorator or day of coordinator (and only used real flowers for our bouquets, corsages, boutonni猫res, and reception centerpieces), our church allowed us to decorate on Friday before/after our rehearsal (as they didn鈥檛 have any Saturday morning services). So, when we arrived on Saturday afternoon, we didn鈥檛 feel rushed and could focus on getting ready, photos, etc.
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    That worked out great for you guys, and that's how I would like it as well. Since I have time I'll figure something out. Thanks 馃挏
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  • Ebony
    Dedicated May 2023
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    Hey!!

    What an awesome date you picked, ours is May 25, 2023 Smiley smile I would say maybe look into a different venue. If you need to have it at a church maybe look into a different church, but I'm sure it will be difficult especially since church is on Sundays. But you're getting married in 2025 I understand venues book fast but I feel you are getting way ahead of yourself..get a timeline of things or even look up a wedding timeline so you can know when you should start doing certain things. But I do feel setting your mind on one venue already may not be a good idea.

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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    Thanks and I have. I'm not ahead of myself I'm right on time. All mostly all the venues I'm reaching out to for information is saying. I would have to book Jan 23. We wanted to book between May and Dec 2023. I'm not a last min person. The venue will be for the reception will be fine. I need to find a church with multiple sanctuaries
    Again I'm looking calling around getting information the only thing I have my mind set on is marrying my partner.
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  • Ebony
    Dedicated May 2023
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    I understand I鈥檓 far from a last minute person as well. But good luck
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  • Kay
    Beginner June 2024
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    Change the date to the 24th it鈥檒l be less of a hassle and at least guaranteed good timing
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  • Traci
    Devoted May 2025
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    That's what I am open to. My FH is not, I'm still looking for a church I have until Jan and may of next year.
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