Lynnie
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Which came first? Venue or Wedding Date?

Lynnie, on November 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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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...

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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357 Comments

  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    Wedding date, definitely. We had too many obstacles in between and had to decide on a date before we could come close to deciding on a location or venue

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  • Jasmine
    Beginner October 2020
    Jasmine ·
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    We originally picked the date 10/10/20 because we loved it. Recently had problems with the venue and everything along with it so we had to change the date and venue to 10/31/20!
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  • Sara
    Savvy May 2022
    Sara ·
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    We started touring venues in August of 2018 and thought we had a date picked out but after seeing that prices went up from May to June we decided to go with what is the 5 monthaversary of when we started dating. We luckily were early enough (1 year and 9 months) to get whatever date we wanted (especially since it will be on a Thursday).

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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna ·
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    We had a preference for wedding date, but were still tentative about it until we locked in the venue. The first venue I wanted was completely booked for all of October and we felt that going September or November would miss the colors, so we chose another venue that had the exact date I wanted available, and after choosing it, it makes more sense, and I think it's more cost effective as well. The first choice was out of town and would've been harder for some of my favorite people to make.

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  • MeetTheRobinsons
    Devoted June 2020
    MeetTheRobinsons ·
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    We chose our wedding date first and then the city. We could not get the vender we wanted because they were already booked but we got what we thought was 2nd best.
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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
    Mrs.a ·
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    Wedding Date!

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  • Laura
    Devoted July 2020
    Laura ·
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    Our date definitely came first. It is the anniversary of the first day we met! We knew two months after we started dating that we were going to be together forever. We started saying "July 25, 2020" way back in October 2018. It became an inside joke because we would say it all the time. When we got engaged, we knew it had to be that date.
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  • Riley
    Expert September 2020
    Riley ·
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    We decided both at the same time.

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  • Jeanette
    Expert July 2022
    Jeanette ·
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    Month came first, then venue, then exact date. 😊
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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    Date came first! We knew we waned to have our reception on Halloween, especially since in 2020 it's on a Saturday. However, we also knew that we wanted our legal court wedding to be on September 21st, since that is our anniversary date.

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    The date came for us. It is our goalbut with covid we know it can be moved.
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  • Llcool_Kay
    Expert July 2021
    Llcool_Kay ·
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    Wedding date came first. I wanted a summer wedding but not the same month as parents and in laws anniversaries. So i went with July and i was not budging
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  • Ashley
    Super November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We picked our wedding date first and luckily our dream venue was available!

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  • MaryElena
    Dedicated July 2021
    MaryElena ·
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    We picked our wedding date first
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  • Soon2Bemarried
    Devoted September 2022
    Soon2Bemarried ·
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    Weddding date
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  • D
    Dedicated October 2021
    Dizzy ·
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    Venue- they were super duper booked, and mostly out of our budget. We basically picked the one day this year that wasn't crazy weather season that was available at the one place that was realistic for us, and our budget

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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Date came first ! Then we were looking for the venues free at that moment.

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