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How to pick a wedding date?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lintu, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Lintu

    Lintu Active Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    So everyone keeps asking if we've set a date, and we haven't yet. But now that we both have jobs, I really want to. I'm thinking late April or early May of 2006. How do you figure out what to pick? Just pick one out of a hat of options?
  2. Rex

    Rex Founder
    It's My Birthday!

    Mar 15, 2004
    I won't tell
    I would pick weekends. During the warm season.
  3. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
    Staff Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    I can't tell you how to pick a wedding date, but perhapsI can help you avoid a pitfall.
    Marie and I had planned an April wedding; we were looking hard for a house to buy towards the end of the year before our intended date, and happened to fall upon the ideal one in September.
    Being cautious with money, and having decided that the house was ideal for us, we bought it straight away. We then realized that we would be paying a mortgage and keep (at home) for at least 7 months, and so decided to move the wedding date forward.
    Marie, in a flash of well meaning inspiration said "Why don't we set the date as the 6th November - that's my mother's birthday; it will be such a happy day for her".
    Well, our wedding aniversaries have since been focussed on My mother in Law's birthday - not that it really matters, because we just celebrate our anniversary a day or two late.
    On reflection, we both wish we hadn't chosen that day!:)
  4. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

    Sep 29, 2004
    Well Lintu since your heading down the Jewish path remember....
    You can't get married during a High Holy day, so avoid that time of the year
    And of course not on Shabbat....
    Other than that just pick a day that works best for ya'lls schedule
  5. mrscardero

    mrscardero Kal-El's Mama

    Nov 7, 2004
    No weddings around the Holidays. If you like summer, have a summer wedding. If you like winter where you like everything white, pick a winter wedding. My first wedding was July 5. It was hot, it was the holiday weekend and everyone really wanted to get drunk and they did. Let's just say that I wish I had a video camera and I would have been able to win $10k from America's Funniest Home Video [​IMG].
    My second wedding was in February, 2 years ago. The ground hog informed us that we had another 6 months of Winter left. It was not that cold but it was some what windy. It was the right date for us. Some get married on the date that they first met. Some get married on the date that they got engaged. Some get married on the weather that they preffer. What ever you will feel comfortable with. For some people they choose to get married on Sundays because it's cheaper. Good luck!
  6. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

    Aug 27, 2004
    I'd completely missed that you're getting married! Congratulations!

    I say, pick up some darts and hurl 'em at a calendar!
  7. Dr. Nosophoros

    Dr. Nosophoros Active Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    When me and my wife got married (our own ceremony), we did it outdoors in the spring because it is generally warmer at that time, but not too warm- and we felt the newly blooming flowers and life was symbolic of our marriage being a new beginning. We wanted it outside and wanted it to be comfortable for our guests as well as utilizing a symbolism aspect, so that's how we chose it.