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Which is more important to you: your date or your venue?

Lynnie, on July 22, 2019 at 10:05 AM Posted in Planning 7 506
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When you made those first big wedding decisions, which was more important to you? Were you set on choosing a specific date for your wedding? Or did you find the venue of your dreams first and let everything else follow?

Which was more important to you? The ‘when’ or the ‘where’?


Which is more important to you: your date or your venue? 1

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
    The where is definitely more important to me!
  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·

    Both are equally important. the date would have been my late grandma's 100th birthday, and the venue is the place my FH and I actually met at back in 1985 at a dance

  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·

    The date was our non-negotiable! We wanted to get married on Leap Day because it's such a cool day so if a venue wasn't available on our date (we only ran into this twice), we automatically skipped them. I LOVE the venue we ended up booking, though!

  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    I wanted to have a fun date so we couldn't forget! But I also really like the venue. ,😆
  • Liz
    Dedicated June 2020
    Liz ·
    We chose the venue first... As long as we got a date in June...
  • O
    Dedicated October 2020
    Osha ·
    To me it was the date. My FHs daughter was killed in a car accident in 2012 and her birthday was October 10 and that day happened to fall on a Saturday in 2020 so it was perfect for us.
  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    Venue, we didn’t care about the date as long as it wasn’t hot.
  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
    Btbride ·

    The venue was more important to us. We settled on a Sunday the day after our preferred Saturday because the Saturday wasn't available at the venue we fell in love with.

  • Brooke
    Expert November 2019
    Brooke ·

    Both were relatively important, BUT we went to the courthouse and got married on Nov 9, 2018 so we knew we wanted our "wedding" to be on the same date the year following (Nov 9, 2019). Luckily we found the perfect venue that still had that date available, but if they didn't then I'm sure we could have found another venue that would be just as gorgeous. So I guess to answer your question, the date was most important for us

  • Erin
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Erin ·
    They were both equally important. I picked two dates that I be okau with and then went on a venue search. Having the two dates ensured that I would both get the date and venue I really wanted!
  • Karen
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Karen ·
    I chose the date based on my dream date rather than the venue. My fiancé and I chose to have it around Halloween and where we have it hasn't really been an issue for us.
  • A
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Ambria ·
    We Chose our Venue first and Luckily they had the date we wanted which is my Parents anniversary also. My whole family got married in June and so will we .! ☺️
  • Ashley
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Ashley ·
    Definitely the where rather than the date. My fiance and I got engaged when I was finishing college so we have been engaged for 1 year and our wedding is next year. Giving us 2 years of planning time. We got our venue first and with planning 2 years in advance I was able to have the place and the date.
  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    We had to choose our date based on when we both could get time off work! When we finally found a beautiful venue in our budget they only had one day open for the week we needed, so that was it.
  • Sirneika
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Sirneika ·
    The date is most important.....I have family from around the world so I needed a time where we can all be at the same place to celebrate my special day.
  • Jessica
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Jessica ·
    Venue definitely! Date was fine as long as it was in a 3 month period.
  • J
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Jochebed ·
    The where was more important! I definitely had a specific vision in mind for our big day and we had to make sure the scenery and experience were perfect.



    fter determining the Where, we then chose to center the When based on when most could travel. It was important that my nieces and nephews be in my wedding so we chose a date in June after school is out for the summer.
  • Kristal
    Devoted February 2020
    Kristal ·

    The date was more important than the venue. Week before is valentines day so its crazy busy everywhere. Week after, FH's mother wouldn't be able to come due to working the primary election (she runs it). We were limited in time of year by officiant's schedule so the date had to be right.

    For the where, I wanted and got by the water though my first choice didn't have the date available and was therefore not an option.

  • Stephanie
    Super August 2019
    Stephanie ·

    Our Venue! We weren't set on any date or place in particular, but when we saw our location, we knew that we had to have it, so the venue availability determined our exact date!

  • Alexis
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Alexis ·
    We wanted the fall, so we were pretty open with dates. Venue was definitely more important for me!

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