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Lisa
Rockstar July 2022

Wedding Date Significance?

Lisa, on January 24, 2023 at 9:42 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 21
How did you all choose your wedding dates? Is there a special significance (such as, a dating anniversary)? Or did you know what season and venue you wanted, and determined the specific date based off of what the venue and/or desired vendors had available? Did cost play a factor in how you picked your wedding date?


My husband and I chose our original date of July 31, 2020, since it was exactly halfway in between our birthdays, and it happened to fall on a Friday (we specifically wanted a Friday wedding)! However, once we postponed due to COVID, we chose our new date of July 29, 2022 based on the Friday that was closest to July 31.


Share your wedding date and how you and your partner selected it!

21 Comments

Latest activity by Charlene, today at 3:56 PM
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    Dedicated November 2023
    Caryn ·
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    My partner finds repeating numbers very satisfying (hello spectrum!). He texts me at 11:11 and 1:11 every day. 11/11 is a Saturday this year so it just made sense!

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    That sounds like your wedding date was meant to be! And the date will be easy to remember.
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    Rockstar July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    We got married July 20, 2019. Our date was based around our siblings' weddings as all of them were engaged prior to us. My brother got married in April 2019, my sister was supposed to be getting married in October 2019 (ended up breaking off engagement), but she met someone else & eloped in December 2019, and my brother-in-law got married August 2019 (they tried booking for September 2019, but their venue didn't have any dates in September). We wanted to try not to have our wedding too close to others. I really wanted a fall wedding but at the time of scheduling my sister's was supposed to be October ad I didn't also want to get married in October since she was supposed to be. She actually ended her engagement to her ex-fiance days after we booked our venue and we didn't bother trying to move our date or anything.
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  • K
    Rockstar September 2023
    Kimberly ·
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    Wow your family had a true wedding season!
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    2019 was truly the year of weddings for your family! That's really cool!
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  • K
    Rockstar September 2023
    Kimberly ·
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    Our date was largely based on venue and cost, especially for our guests. It’s a Disney destination wedding, so we wanted to go at a slower time of year when the hotel and tickets cost less and there are lower crowds for our guests venturing into the parks. We’re also doing a Tuesday wedding because there’s a huge price difference in Disney’s venue fees and minimums between weekend and weekday. We figured if people are coming for a vacation, they’re already off work so it doesn’t really matter. Then we landed on the Tuesday after Labor Day weekend so at least people already have the Monday off. We haven’t received any guest pushback so far (at least not to our faces lol). After the fact, we found out 9/5 is my FH’s grandparents’ anniversary, so then we loved the date even more!
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  • Paige
    Rockstar October 2022
    Paige ·
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    Where we live, summer is unbearable, spring is pollen season (as in, the ground is literally blanketed in yellow, so definitely a no-go for wearing a white dress with a train), and winter is unpredictable at best, so fall made a lot of sense. October is the month where the weather is fairly decent across the board while still getting a lot of the fall foliage, so that was what we went with. We originally had 10/9/21 picked, but in early 2021 before COVID vaccines come out, we weren't sure how they'd be received, what things would be like, etc. so we pushed to 2022. We still wanted October, and there was one date that both our church and our reception venue was available, so that's what we ended up with.

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    Totally makes sense to pick a time when Disney isn't as crowded! It's also very considerate of you to also make sure to pick a time where ticket prices are cheaper, so your guests get to save some money. Out of total curiosity (since I'm not familiar with Disney's wedding policies), when you host your wedding at Disney, do guests need to buy a park ticket in order to attend the wedding? Or are the park tickets for if they choose to visit the parks separately from the wedding?
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    October sounds like the best option for a wedding where you live! Awesome that you were able to get a date that was available at both your ceremony and reception locations. Hopefully the fall colors were at their peak at the time of your wedding?
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    Rockstar July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    It was a very busy year.
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    Rockstar July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Yes it most definitely does. My husband and I got engaged two days after his brother in 2018. My husband made plans for our engagement and was then hanging out one day with his brother and found out his brother had already made plans to propose to his wife. It was based around when everyone would be in town for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday.
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    Rockstar September 2023
    Kimberly ·
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    Nope! Technically you don’t have to even do the parks at all since they also have a bunch of beautiful hotels on property with all kinds of unique venues sprinkled around everywhere. But any in park wedding events have to be before park open or after park close, so no need for tickets (but then the hours get crazy). We’re splitting the baby by doing an evening ceremony at a hotel venue we love and then doing an after hours reception at Epcot. But one nice perk is that if you’re doing something right at park close, they’ll let you pay extra for your guests to go on a ride. So that’s what we’re doing at our welcome party.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    Great minds think alike, lol! That's awesome that they coincidentally planned their proposals for within days of each other. I remember you said that you had family members nearby that witnessed your husband's proposal to you. Did his brother also propose in front of family members?
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    Oh wow, a ceremony before the park opens would be an early start for hair, makeup, photos, etc, but would be super pretty, especially if at sunrise. The evening ceremony also seems so beautiful, I don't think you could go wrong either way. The welcome party and the after hours reception both sound like SUCH fun and magical ideas for those events!! 😍 Let us know how everything turns out!
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  • Sunloved
    Beginner June 2023
    Sunloved ·
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    We made things simple; it's on our dating anniversary Smiley xd We lucked up by him happening to call me his girlfriend on the Summer Solstice. So now we have a wedding date that's also significant (and fitting as we're doing it on the beach!)

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    This sounds so sweet!! I also love that your wedding will be on your dating anniversary.
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    Rockstar July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Yes they did. So for his engagement, they went on a hike with their dog to the top of a mountain. My husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law's mother met them at the top. I was supposed to go too but a few weeks beforehand I had pulled a muscle in my leg so I couldn't go along.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    Bummer that you weren't able to be there too, but how sweet of him to organize a group to be waiting for them at the top of the mountain!
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    Beginner November 2024
    Charlene ·
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    Our date is the 70th anniversary of Godzilla and we are huge Godzilla fans

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    That's neat that you are incorporating your love for Godzilla into your wedding date! Were you both Godzilla fans before you met each other? Or was that an interest that you both found during the course of your relationship?
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