Lynnie
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Which came first? Venue or Wedding Date?

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

Posted in Planning 357

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

  • Madelyn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Madelyn ·
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    The venue because I knew I wanted to get married at my church! After that it was just finding which date we wanted!
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  • Ashley
    Beginner September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Venue came first. We had a couple dates in mind but they were all taken.

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  • Stefanie
    Devoted December 2019
    Stefanie ·
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    Venue! We just knew around what time and then pick something around that time that they had available
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    The date then the venue
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  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    We had a date in mind but it was ultimately up to whether the venue had it available. The date changed a few times in the process.

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  • Yoice
    VIP March 2019
    Yoice ·
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    Kind of together. We first decided Mexico as our destination place then the season, then month and finally date but was flexible to change it if the venue didn’t have it.
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
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    Venue. We picked our date based on what the venue we loved had available.

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  • Laura
    Devoted January 2020
    Laura ·
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    Venue. We didn’t have a specific date in mind, just a time of year and it worked out!
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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Wedding date! We wanted to get married on Leap Day, and any venue that didn't have it available, we skipped. I only ran into 2 venues being booked that day a year out, though.

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  • Sherri
    Devoted August 2020
    Sherri ·
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    Venue for me. I was late getting engaged into the summer of 2019 and we were at the availability of the venue because we knew we wanted to get married summer of 2020.
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  • A
    Devoted July 2020
    Ali ·
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    We chose the date first. Which was hard because as this is the second time around for both if us, there are kids in school and we have health issues that make us temperature sensitive. So working around the seasons and school breaks we decided on as soon as school is out and hopefully it's not super hot
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    Savvy October 2021
    Ashley ·
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    We picked our date first but would have changed it had our venue not been available on that day.
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  • Brianna
    Devoted April 2025
    Brianna ·
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    My fiancè and I were originally going to get married in December but we found this beautiful venue that would only make sense to have during the summer. So we changed it to August
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  • Jill
    Expert April 2020
    Jill ·
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    Wedding date.

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  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2021
    Crystal ·
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    We looked at venues that had openings in fall. Then picked our date
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  • Soni
    Dedicated February 2020
    Soni ·
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    Wedding Date came first for us.

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  • Vannesa
    Expert October 2021
    Vannesa ·
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    Date came first for me since it's two years out!

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  • Erin
    Expert May 2020
    Erin ·
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    We actually did our date based on when the venue was available, so the venue came first!

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  • Arkilia
    Super November 2021
    Arkilia ·
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    Wedding Date for us, and we were blessed enough that our venue had the same date available.
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  • Tayla
    Dedicated March 2020
    Tayla ·
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    The Date!!! Of course we wanted a beautiful venue but since we planned early we got the date we wanted.
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