Maggie
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Which came first: your wedding date or your venue?

Maggie, on December 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM

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When you first start planning your wedding, there are two major questions to answer: when and where are you going to tie the knot? For some people the wedding date is the most important decision (whether it’s a date with special significance or the only date everyone is available), other couples...

When you first start planning your wedding, there are two major questions to answer: when and where are you going to tie the knot? For some people the wedding date is the most important decision (whether it’s a date with special significance or the only date everyone is available), other couples wait to see their dream venue’s availability and then set the date!

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

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129 Comments

  • Ana
    Dedicated October 2019
    Ana ·
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    We chose the venue and then picked one of the dates that they were offering a special price for!

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  • Kendra
    Devoted September 2019
    Kendra ·
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    Our wedding date! Then a few days later we started trying to figure out the time of it and where it was going to take place.
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  • Ellie
    Devoted January 2020
    Ellie ·
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    Our date came first and we're thrilled we were able to get the venue we wanted on that date!

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  • Sarah Eliza
    Dedicated May 2022
    Sarah Eliza ·
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    We chose the venue and they only had one date in May 2020 available!
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  • Karen
    Dedicated October 2023
    Karen ·
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    Wedding date, we had an unofficial wedding ceremony last year on Halloween (it's a pagan tradition) so we knew it was only fitting to have our official wedding on that date but next year instead of this year.
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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    We chose the month first, followed by Saturday or Friday, we decided on Friday, and now we are looking at venues for next year!

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  • Lydia
    Savvy September 2020
    Lydia ·
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    Venue then date once we knew their availability

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  • Amber
    Dedicated September 2020
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    Wedding date! I’d never go looking at venues if I don’t even know when I’m getting married
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  • Sweetness
    Devoted October 2022
    Sweetness ·
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    The venue before the date.
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