Amy
Dedicated May 2020

Why did you pick the date?

Amy, on September 26, 2019 at 9:19 AM Posted in Planning 2 155
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What is the reasoning for your actual wedding date?

We chose May 2, 2020. We have multiple factors involved. The 2nd came from our original anniversary of December 2nd. We are getting married outside in Wisconsin so we couldn't keep it in December. The month was all driven by work. We have very big decisions to make in July so we have to have all paperwork filed before then. 2020 was between deployments for one or both of us.

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  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    We wanted a fall wedding and knew it needed to be a Saturday. 11/23 was the only fall Saturday our venue had open so we went with it!

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  • Ivy ORP
    Rockstar October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    We will be legally married 10/10/19. October 10 is the anniversary of our first kiss. We were friends for a long time before she kissed me and that moment changed our lives in so many ways. I originally thought we would wait for 10/10/20 but she didn't want to wait a year, and really neither do I. This way our first wedding anniversary will be 10/10/20.

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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
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    We're getting married on Leap Day next year! I originally wanted to get married this year in the fall since it's my favorite season, but when I saw Leap Day was on a Saturday next year, I thought it'd be a unique day to get married! FH agreed, and we decided to push the wedding til then. We're planning to go on a big vacation every time we have a "real" anniversary! The other years, we'll celebrate on 2/28.

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    We got married on our anniversary!

    1.26.19 was our wedding day and on 1.26.16 is when we started dating.

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  • Futuremrsmccormack
    Super February 2020
    Futuremrsmccormack ·
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    Same here! Only I think we'll celebrate 3/1
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  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea ·
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    I feel like we chose April 4th because it won't be too hot or too cold. We either wanted a fall or early spring!! We were going to be flexible with the date regardless. The 4th doesn't really have major significance, we just were content with the date!

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  • Misty
    Super October 2019
    Misty ·
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    Friday in October was first priority

    Then we chose from options of those dates...

    And 10.04.19 is pretty easy to remember (10-4 good buddy)
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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber Online ·
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    I just knew I wanted a spring wedding. I would've done fall also, but I didn't want to wait over a year. March is a crazy busy month in our family (birthdays left and right), April weekends that were available at our venue would have had to been on my sisters wedding anniversary or my FSIL's birthday, neither were an option. So we went with the first Sunday in May (Saturday was booked, but we've saved hundreds!), to stay a spring wedding before it gets too hot. May 3, 2020!

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  • M
    Expert September 2020
    Marcia ·
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    We wanted a fall wedding. We just selected the date we liked best. No real significance
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  • K
    Dedicated October 2020
    Katie ·
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    We chose 10-10-2020. We wanted that date before we were even engaged. It is such a cool date and easy to remember. My FH turns 40 Sox days prior so I always say 10+10=20 20+20=40
    I also knew I wanted fall because we have so much in our family going on from April to August. All 7 of my parents grandchildren birthdays are between June and August. It just all was in our favor.
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  • Brooke
    Expert November 2019
    Brooke ·
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    We actually eloped and got married at the courthouse with our parents there on 11/9/18, so we decided to save and have our wedding on the same date the year following (so its the same date for our anniversary). So we will be getting married in about 43 days, 11/9/19 Smiley heart

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  • Cheryl
    Devoted April 2020
    Cheryl ·
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    We started dating April 5 2016, got engaged April 23 2018, and are getting married April 4 2020. I orginally wanted to get married this fall but we decided to push it out a few more months. Once I was done pouting I got tho thinking that keeping it in April would be cute and easy to remember for the most part. Everything has been 2 years apart and I think it's just a fun thing to keep up with. My FH also liked the idea so we just ran with April 4th.
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  • Cheryl
    Devoted April 2020
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    April 4th is our wedding date too!! The hotbcold thing was another thing we tried to work out. My mom has major breathing problems and too hot or to cold causes issues. We are getting married in Gatlinburg so not quite sure how the weather will be.
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  • Erica
    Devoted October 2020
    Erica ·
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    We originally wanted October 31st for our halloween wedding, but our family has a lot of kids to we figured not a lot would show to take their kids trick or treating. So then we decided on the 26th, but the venue we liked didnt have it available. We ended up with the 17th, and it turns our that's my grandmom and poppops anniversary! So I think it worked out for the best
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  • Arkilia
    Super October 2020
    Arkilia ·
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    He told he like me and we became bf and gf on 10.10.1998, we were 15 and 16. We moved our date several times and when we saw 10.10.2020 we knew we had to go with that.
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  • Christine
    Dedicated October 2020
    Christine ·
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    My FH picked 10/10/2020. He said that he wanted our date to sound cool. His words were "because 10 + 10=20".

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  • Vivian
    Devoted August 2021
    Vivian ·
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    We choose 08.22.2021 I choose that date because I wanted a LONG engagement. The 2nd reason was to give us time to pay for everything since this will be out of our own pocket. Also my son's birthday is in March / my birthday is in May/ FH husband birthday is in June. I wanted us to get married after all our birthdays. We live in Arizona and we are flying back home to get married (Chicago). Chicago weather in march is freezing cold / May & June is technically what I call the "Raining Season" lol. Also I wanted to be married before our mother's birthday's as well.... my mother's birthday is Aug 26th n his mother's birthday is Sept. 2nd.
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  • Annie
    Dedicated October 2020
    Annie ·
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    We are having like a few week long engagement and eloping in 9 days!!! My FH husband picked our date because he thought it was hilarious... 10-4
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  • Kate
    Devoted November 2019
    Kate ·
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    We knew we wanted to get married in 2019, but it needed to be later in the year since 1) FH planned to propose in February and 2) we wanted a full Catholic mass, and I was finishing up RCIA. We had decided any time between August and November would work, because we wanted to avoid any winter weather (I've been to two weddings in December/January that had ice storms or snowstorms the weekend of the wedding!). I was originally trying for an October wedding, but quickly found out that October is *very* popular in the Midwest. We shifted to November 2nd, and everything fell into place. Without realizing it, I picked the inverse of our dating anniversary (February 11th). Smiley smile
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  • Chrysta
    Expert November 2020
    Chrysta ·
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    We chose 11-11-2020 for several reasons. First, it is the anniversary of our first date. We liked the idea of keeping our anniversary the same, that way we didn’t have to celebrate two separate days a year, or stop celebrating our original anniversary. Secondly, I am superstitious. 11-11 is a notoriously lucky number, and FH and I text each other daily as a reminder to make a wish at 11:11. We both even have matching 11’s tattoos. Repeating numbers are also lucky, so it was pure luck that the year we are getting married is 2020. So our wedding date will be all repeating numbers! Third, there was absolutely no question that we were going to have a fall wedding. It is my most favorite time of the year! And, as luck would have it, it falls on a Wednesday next year (which is totally fine, because we are having a destination wedding anyway) So, our venue and hotel are significantly cheaper now!
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