Maggie
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How did you pick your wedding date?

Maggie, on October 14, 2018 at 5:05 PM Posted in Planning 0 182
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There are so many factors to consider when deciding on your wedding date - anniversaries, potential weather, sports seasons, and of course - giving yourself enough time to plan! So how did you decide on your wedding date? Did you have a date in mind and have to change it for your dream venue?

How did you pick your wedding date? 1

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Set yourself for some more wedding date talk in these discussions: Does your wedding date have a special meaning?, Who did you check in with before setting your wedding date?, and Which came first: your wedding date or your venue?


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Latest activity by Sabrina, on January 6, 2020 at 1:48 PM
  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I wanted a year long or less engagement, but my fiancé just wanted it to be in 2019. He wanted the Sunday before thanksgiving because it wouldn’t be hot, we’d have the week off already, and it would be plenty of time to plan and everyone could get time off. I’m still sad that it’s such a long engagement but just counting down the days now.
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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
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    We didn't want summer (hot & Chicago sticky) and we didn't want winter or the "season Chicago refers to as spring" so we wanted fall. From there it was "well, which date do both venues we like best have open?" They both had the same friday open so BAM. Date chosen.

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  • Michelle
    Expert March 2020
    Michelle ·
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    My fiance & I weren't attached to any particular time of the year - our dating anniversary is January 1st actually but that's too close to the holidays. We also wanted to have some time to save so we found the most beautiful venue & got a nice little discount since we're getting married in the off season. March 20, 2020 will be here before we know it!! Only 1 yes 5months to go!!!!
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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
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    Originally we were getting married in August 2020.

    Then we pushed the date up to June 2019.
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  • N
    Devoted October 2018
    Nicole ·
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    I always wanted to get married in October. Originally we wanted to get married in October 2019 but FH wanted to get married in 2018. Engagement is about 12 months. We wanted to get married the weekend of Columbus Day weekend but most vendors booked out two years in advance for that weekend. So chose two weeks later. One more week left!
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  • K
    Expert September 2019
    K.glass ·
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    Our original daate was sept 30, 2018, which wld evenly space the time from our anniv to his bday to mine. But had some issies and had to push it back a yr and decided to just keep it sept, but wanted weekends so went the 28. Ao we will have our anniv, his bday, my bday, thanksgiving, chriatmas, daughters baday, then sona dn daughter bday all between sept and jan.
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  • Shannon
    Expert October 2017
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    We wanted an outdoor wedding and didn't want extreme got or cold. So narrowed it down to spring or fall. Then we decided that we wanted an anniversary that stood on its own and both of our birthdays are in the spring. So fall it was. We picked the date based on the officiant's availability. October 21, 2017. Our one year anniversary is just a week away.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Yay, I'm so happy for you both, Michelle!!! What's your venue like? Are you getting married outside?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Aww, that's so sweet, Shannon!!! And happy early year anniversary!!! Smiley ring How is married life treating you?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Ahhh, so exciting, Nicole!!! You're in the final countdown!!! Smiley star How are you feeling? Are there any other little things you've got to get done?

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  • Nicole
    Dedicated October 2024
    Nicole ·
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    We wanted to get married once I graduate and I love the fall so we are getting married on Oct 12, 2019. After picking that date I realized the numbers had meaning for us. 10, February 10 is our dating anniversary, 12, February 12 is my birthday, and 19, April 19 is FH birthday.
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  • Wendy
    Super August 2021
    Wendy ·
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    We started dating in August 8 of ****).. so I always knew it had to be in August 8 because I love that date and I’d want to keep the same anniversary date..Smiley smile
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  • Lisa
    Devoted October 2018
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    We wanted a fall wedding and wanted a year to plan our wedding. So worked perfectly in oct. I also wanted as close to a full moon as possible. Our original plan was to get married on the beach so we picked oct 20th. We change our mind and all the venues we looked at were already booked oct 20th so we choose oct 19th. 5 days left!!!! 😁😍
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  • Larisa
    Devoted July 2019
    Larisa ·
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    We wanted summer because we have so much going on in the winter with birthdays and anniversary that we wanted something during the opposite time of year. The 13th came a bit later as its my favorite number but we didn’t really have a specific date we were dead set on.
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  • Ingrid
    Super September 2018
    Ingrid ·
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    Living in Alabama and wanting a fall wedding meant the Auburn and Alabama football schedules determined my date! I picked one where they were both playing teams that no one cared about 😂
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  • Lacy
    Super December 2018
    Lacy ·
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    We wanted a December wedding because we both love winter and something about the time of year is so romantic. We immediately decided on a venue but it's very popular in our area so even booking in February, there were no dates left for the rest of the year. So we decided to wait until the next year. We initially wanted the 15th but it was already taken so the coordinator proposed the 22nd. I was initially nervous about it being close to Christmas but can't imagine it any other way now. We're having a small, intimate wedding, it's going to be a full moon, and our venue decorates beautifully for the holidays. So excited!
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  • Across The Stars
    Devoted October 2019
    Across The Stars ·
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    We wanted to get married in 2019 and October has always been my favorite month. Our exact date was picked based on which Saturdays were free at the chapel we chose.
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    We had picked may 18th originally bc it was cute that it aligned with our dating anniversary (the 6 month mark!) But the venue we wanted got booked and we didn't want to do it memorial day weekend (it would have been our engagement anniversary if we did may 25th!!) But we opted to bump it up a week instead. So may 11th it is!
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  • EMILY
    Dedicated May 2019
    EMILY ·
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    We wanted about a year from when we announced our engagement and we wanted to pick a long weekend that our family doesn't do much with. Memorial day weekend made the most sense, and we loved the idea of the 25th because May 25th was when the first Star Wars was initially released in theaters.
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  • SummerBrideInAutumn
    VIP October 2019
    SummerBrideInAutumn ·
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    I was avoiding mid-June through mid-Sept like the plague because it’s just too hot and sticky in Atlanta. I wouldn’t have minded a winter wedding, but a large number of our guests have to travel from cold, snowy northern states and I didn’t want to have to worry about weather. So that left spring or fall. We got engaged in Sept and we’re going to try to scramble for May, but we decided we didn’t want to be that rushed, so we chose October. The specific date was based on the venue’s availability and a volleyball tournament that half of FH’s friends compete in.
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