Lynnie
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Which came first? Venue or Wedding Date?

Lynnie, on November 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 3 226
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The first two big decisions you need to make for your wedding are when and where! But which decision was more important to you?? Did you fall in love with a venue and take whatever date they had open? Or are you set on a specific date to tie the knot, and willing to find a venue that works?

Which came first for you? Your wedding venue, or your wedding date?


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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Venue came first
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Venue came first, then we based our date off what they had available.

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  • J
    Super April 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Wedding date! We had over two years to plan when we got engaged, so finding a venue that was available for our date was no problem!

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We kind of chose them at the same time. We actually fell in love with our venue, so when we officially decided that we wanted to make a deposit we obviously had to choose a date. Luckily for us our venue just opened this year so basically any date we would have wanted was available, so we chose our date and then signed the contract.

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  • Shelby
    Devoted November 2020
    Shelby ·
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    We technically chose them at the same time. But I liked the venue and then we told them when we wanted and they actually had the whole month open.
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  • Ashley
    Beginner January 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Our date came first but we had a few picked out incase the venue we chose wasn’t available for the first one!
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  • K
    Dedicated April 2020
    Krystal ·
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    Wedding date, then venue until we found out that apple blossom was the same weekend as our wedding. Then we changed our wedding date in order to keep our venue (and my mind)
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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber Online ·
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    Venue came first, then wedding date. Then second wedding date when we had to move our date Smiley xd Thankfully our venue was more than accommodating.

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  • Taylor
    Beginner October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    Venue came first. Our wedding date was based on when we could get our venue.

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  • Sye
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Sye ·
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    The date was the first thing chosen!
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  • Kaylynn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kaylynn ·
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    Date came first because our venue is my in laws house so it was available any day 💗
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  • Chrysta
    Expert November 2020
    Chrysta ·
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    We chose our wedding date first. That was an easy choice though, because we wanted to keep the same anniversary date.
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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Hmm..it's tricky to say cuz we had idea of date we'd like before the venue I think, but then we had to change it to fit the venue. So the date we actually ended up with came after the venue.

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  • Reena
    Dedicated July 2020
    Reena ·
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    The venue. It was important for us to have the priest that we wanted. We were flexible with the date.
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  • Kasyah
    Dedicated March 2020
    Kasyah ·
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    Wedding date and then venue. But we did change the date so we could get the venue for a much better rate. It was only by a week though.
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  • Blair
    Devoted October 2020
    Blair Online ·
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    We chose our wedding date first 10/10/20

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  • Megan
    Super November 2020
    Megan ·
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    Venue! We both wanted an autumn wedding and got engaged in July, so finding a venue we liked for our timeframe was actually slightly difficult. All Saturdays in fall had been booked up 2 years in advance. We finally found the perfect venue for our Nov 21st wedding.
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Date came first and limited venue options down to 2; made the venue search so much easier

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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Venue! We knew we wanted to get married in Sept/Oct so not having a set date worked in our favor there. If a venue was already booked we didn’t even look at it as not to settle on the date.
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  • Aimee
    Dedicated July 2020
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    The date! I wanted a date in July close to milestones
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