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

  • Eri
    Super October 2020
    Eri ·
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    Date! We booked two years out, so we had a lot of venue flexibility while sticking to our date.
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  • Jamie
    Dedicated June 2021
    Jamie ·
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    Venue! 💗 We were very flexible with the date
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  • Bryanna
    Dedicated March 2021
    Bryanna ·
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    We originally picked a date, then the venue but ended up changing the date a few months later. 🤷🏽‍♀️
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  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae ·
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    Wedding date came first
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  • Jennifer
    Super October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Wedding date! I would have been a little flexible had we needed to though.
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  • Katherine
    Savvy November 2019
    Katherine ·
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    We chose a wedding date - it’s the date that we actually met and had our first date 11-1. However, when I found the PERFECT venue, they were already booked. So, we were just married this past weekend 11-9. ❤️ It’s important to have a couple dates that you’ll be okay with because great venues book quickly
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  • Mrs. Ariza
    Devoted October 2020
    Mrs. Ariza ·
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    Our date came first. I was very particular in it lol
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  • Shaunte
    Expert December 2020
    Shaunte ·
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    Wedding Date! We've had 26 months to plan our wedding so we could really choose any date.

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  • Chinara
    Beginner January 2020
    Chinara ·
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    Venue came first.
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  • Jamie
    Expert May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    Venue. We didn't have our hearts set on any specific date, so we figured finding a venue we loved and being open with the date would be much easier than being dead-set on a date and not being able to find a venue available for our date
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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
    Erin ·
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    The wedding date came first. We can't book the location until 1 year in advance, so we decided what date we want, and will submit our permit application on the 1 year mark

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  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Wedding date. I knew I wanted a Saturday in early July 2020 and didn’t want a holiday, so 7/11 it was. Luckily, every venue we visited had it available since we were looking 2 years out.
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  • Kelli
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Kelli ·
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    WEDDING DATE

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  • Amanda
    VIP December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Wedding date! We were planning on booking our date but if our venue didn't have it available we were somewhat flexible.

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  • Amanda
    Savvy December 2019
    Amanda ·
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    For us it was date, venue, date.

    We had a date picked, went and talked to the venue, then they didn't have the date we picked but did have availability 2 weeks after, so we went with that.

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  • Gabriella
    Dedicated November 2021
    Gabriella ·
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    I really wanted an October Saturday night but the venue we went to didn’t have any available dates, so we ended up moving to a Friday night in November! And I’m still just as excited 🥰
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  • K
    Dedicated 0000
    K ·
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    We did the same thing! :-)

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  • Jennifer
    VIP August 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    Woohoo!!!! Smiley smile

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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    Venue. We had a date in mind, but we would have changed it if the venue didn't have it open.

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  • Meghan
    Beginner June 2021
    Meghan ·
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    I've had my wedding venue decided since I was a child, then my fiance decided on the date he has loved the venue since he was young toom
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