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

  • Katelyn
    Expert October 2020
    Katelyn ·
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    The date, because the 4th of October is important to us. We picked out the date and venue the same day though, but we had a change because my fiancé’s parents offered their house for no cost!
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  • Danica
    Dedicated October 2019
    Danica ·
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    We picked our date first. But our date has special meaning to us... He proposed October 6, 2018. We knew we wanted a fall wedding which meant waiting at least another year. We originally met & began talking on October 25, 2010... So we decided we wanted our wedding date to be Saturday, October 26, 2019. 9 years & 1 day to the day we met ❤
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    Venue, we had a range of dates, and we went with the open one at our venue.

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  • G
    Dedicated August 2020
    Gean ·
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    The venue!

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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja ·
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    Venue! We knew the month in which we wanted to get married but we had no specific date, so we just looked at the avaibility of the venue!

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  • Tiffany
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    For us, it was the date first. We want a winter wedding so that was our biggest priority. Next came venue.
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  • Philippe's & Racheal
    Dedicated August 2020
    Philippe's & Racheal ·
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    The wedding date first then my dress and them the theme of the wedding and then the venue
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  • Marissa
    Beginner July 2020
    Marissa ·
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    Wedding date
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  • Ashlyn
    Dedicated December 2019
    Ashlyn ·
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    Venue and photographer came first.

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  • Andrea
    Master January 2021
    Andrea ·
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    For us, we sort of chose the date first or at least a range of dates and then the venue followed, and we hoped they had our dates available!

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  • Nodyia
    Expert October 2020
    Nodyia ·
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    Our wedding date came first then the venue

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    We picked our venue first. Then selected the last Saturday they had available in October!

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  • Ashley
    Super October 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Wedding date. We did not have a specific venue in mind (well I did, but not a dealbreaker) but we specifically wanted October.

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  • Marquita
    Dedicated January 2020
    Marquita ·
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    Date for sure! We almost changed our date because our original venue screwed us over and we were going to go with another date they’d had but ultimately chose not too because that just wasn’t cool so since our wedding is in the winter it wasn’t too hard finding another venue. Good thing too, we saved over half the amount of money!
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  • Lacy
    Dedicated October 2020
    Lacy ·
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    Our wedding date came first. Luckily, the venue that I fell in love with was still available for that date.

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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    Date. All our planning depended on that because we weren't budging on our date.

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  • Brittany
    Dedicated October 2020
    Brittany ·
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    Funny with us we did not have a date set when we looked at the venue. We adjusted our date as it was cheaper in the fall.
    anything to save a little. We want our wedding to be beautiful but also not to go in to debt with it as well.
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  • Suzie
    Super October 2021
    Suzie ·
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    Date first, which switched once we found the venue. Luckily by only one day!

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  • Jess
    Savvy August 2021
    Jess ·
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    My FH and I were set on getting married on our 10th dating anniversary in 2021 so our date came first. We lucked out and got our preferred venue for that date!
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  • Katie
    Dedicated December 2020
    Katie ·
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    Wedding date then venue
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