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Yeah, that's a hard process. We had an idea of certain must-haves and the budget. We then went and toured multiple venues until we found one we really liked. We ended up only touring 5, but I think that's on the low end.
Lol we had 2/3 options. We did some calculations then I told him I wanted a certain date. I smiled at him and began planning. Lol but seriously I said Jan would be great and gave him list of reasons why and his list of April didn’t match mine so I won lmao. Every venue we spoke with had our availability so we chose our date based off what we wanted
I Originally wanted a July wedding its our dating anniversary. But I didn't want to be to hot in my dress or the guys in suits to be sweating. So I asked the venues we toured what they had open and we choose June 6 2020 hoping for nice weather but not to hot and I liked the sound of the date haha
We wanted an October wedding but my sisters couldn’t come cause it was such late notice. One of them (my moh) told me she could get off of work in February, so that’s where we started. Then deciding a date in February was tough. I didn’t want Valentine’s Day/week cause everything will be surcharged. The week after was my dads birthday so we decided on the last week of February. My sisters can only take off 2 days so it was between having a Saturday wedding (they fly out Friday and go back Monday) or a Friday wedding (fly out Thursday and go back Sunday). The Thursday/Friday off seemed more reasonable so we are having it on a Friday.
Once we decided to do a destination wedding, we considered the weather in the area and narrowed down the seasons that we preferred. Then we looked at all of the Saturdays in those months and eliminated any holiday weekends. Ultimately, we selected 10/10/20 only because it had a fun ring to it and was easy to remember.
We through around a couple different dates and landed on May because our 7 year anniversary is coming up in May and it is off-season here in VT. We also loved the idea of a spring wedding. At the time we didn't mind which day but we knew we wanted Saturday which left us with 5 options. We wanted to avoid holiday's so we ruled out Mother's day weekend and Memorial day weekend and decided on May 16th which is right in the middle of the month.
October is our favorite time of the year so we knew we would pick a day in October. We are Halloween freaks but also in Texas the weather is a little bit more forgiving in October so we chose it for that reason as well. We figured sometime in the middle would work out for everyone and just picked October 19th because it was in the middle of the month and also Michael Myers' birthday, our favorite slasher movie. So it was basically a decision based on comfort for everyone and so we wouldn't be burning to death in our wedding attire sprinkled with our own personal touch.
It may be easier to pick a date based on what type of venue you want. We knew we wanted to get married outside in nature so we chose the season that provided a balance of cool temperatures but sunny skies. Then it was easier to narrow down a date.
We're getting married outside with a reception under a tent so we figured that summer would be the best season to go with. We picked the first Saturday in June hoping that it won't be brutally hot yet.
We had the luxury of not having to worry about a venue, because we are getting married in my parents backyard. I also knew I wanted to get married in the fall, so after that we just tried to pick a date that would give us the best foliage colors. I think the first step would be deciding the season you want, then narrowing down the best month based on if you're doing indoor or outdoor and go from there.
Best of luck to you and your fiancé! and congratulations!!!!