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VuAnne
Beginner November 2022 Ontario

Did i pick the right date for our Wedding? November 5, 2022

VuAnne, on December 6, 2021 at 21:19 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 21

I have less than a month until my venue locks in my wedding date. I have already put down the deposit BUT they allow you to change it within 30 days.

Please help if you have any advise or experience to share. Thank you in advance.

Here's a little back story.

I live in Edmonton, Alberta and my fiancé is from Toronto, Ontario. He moved, and we both now live in Alberta.

He has a LARGE family and I don't, so we decided to have our wedding in Ontario. We picked a venue in Vaughan.

Our summers in Edmonton is particularly dry. I love Edmonton summers and falls. Ontario on the other hand is way TOO HUMID for me. I would feel really uncomfortable having our wedding in the summer. I was thinking more of having our wedding during the fall season just to avoid most of the heat. Hoping it'll simmer down at this time.

The original date I wanted was October 22, 2022, but it was already booked. We were left with the option to pick the Saturday before (15th) or after (29th). The Venue Event Consultant also offered November 5th, since it is an attractive month for being priced less as it is considered off season. She mentioned that another couple was looking into it because of this reason. Of course I was in panic mode thinking that maybe it is a good idea to lock in this date.

I spoke to my fiancé and a few friends the live in Ontario. They all mentioned that its still a little chilly around this time but not bad. The leaves are still intact and its perfect for fall.

I'm not looking for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception BUT, I was hoping to take nice photos outside with my bridal party and family. I don't want them to feel soo cold and feel like I didn't consider them when I selected this date.


Would anyone be able to share with me their thoughts about having outdoor wedding/bridal photos on the first Saturday of November? Will it be too cold? High chance of rain? Maybe snow?


My fiancé and a very few friends gave me their thoughts but I'm afraid they might just be tying to make me feel better so that I wont stress out. I'd rather have an honest opinion. I still have time to change the date so I want to take take the opportunity if I have to and ONLY if I have to.


Again, thanks in advance!


Anne

21 Comments

Latest activity by VuAnne, on December 13, 2021 at 20:19
  • VuAnne
    Beginner November 2022 Ontario
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    Thank you so much for that in put!! I'm so excited to have my wedding in November next year !! Smiley smile

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  • Vinod
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    November wedding isn't bad for a wedding date to book. The season would still be in transition from fall to winter and the temperatures would be chilly, yet not cold enough depending on the time of year. You will have beautiful pictures to enjoy outdoors with your wedding party as you party on indoors to keep your guests warm too. Its a compromise fair to make if you are getting a good deal for the discounted out of season price.

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  • Stephanie
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    I actually looked at the “Real Weddings” section of wedding wire and just filtered for season! I also looked at potential venues instagrams around the time of year too! Pinterest may be helpful but I haven’t taken a good look there!
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  • VuAnne
    Beginner November 2022 Ontario
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    Oh wow!! Thanks for the insightful tips! I definitely should have a backup plan incase it does rain. I'm visiting Casa Loma end of December. I will definitely ask and look around for good spots for indoor photos. I know they have other spaces in the castle that we can take pictures but with the limited time they give you for the ceremony for a heft price, I wanna make sure we make every second count! Yes! You're right Paradise has some nice outdoor garden set up. It was going to be my last resort photo op if all else fails that day but if it rains then its not a good back up!

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  • VuAnne
    Beginner November 2022 Ontario
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    OH WOW !! Fellow November 2022 wedding Smiley heart Congrats girl!

    That's a great idea!! I didn't even think of that! Did you just google it? I'm curious now lol I find its a little hard to trust when these pictures were actually taken!! If you have any tips for me please share! Smiley smile and yes, AMEN to the savings!!

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  • VuAnne
    Beginner November 2022 Ontario
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    Thanks for the response! Smiley smile I'm feeling really good about early November now thanks to all of you who's given feedback ! And of course enjoying the savings we made for sure! Smiley heart

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  • VuAnne
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    Oh wow ! I would have expected snow later in November for sure! I'm surprised and GLAD it didn't on their wedding day. Thank you so much for sharing Smiley smile

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  • Carleigh
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    I just recently attended a wedding in Toronto, on Nov 27th. It was a bit chilly because of the wind but the temperature was mild compared to past cold Novembers. We were prepared to dress with more layers but didn't need it. It did snow the following day, however.
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  • S
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    This November was not bad at all! It can be October and stil rainy, right?? If you save a good amount, I’d day go with November. If not, I’d prefer Sep to Oct.
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  • Stephanie
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    I’ve set my date for November 12 next year and really struggled with this too. I’ve always pictured a nice spring/summer wedding but due to other circumstances it’s not possible for my fiancé and I but we still want to get married next year!
    What I found helpful was looking at wedding pictures from similar times of the year and being encouraged by that. Alsooo, there’s a lot of cost savings, in addition to the venue, having a wedding in the off season!
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  • Hank
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    November 6 is also when daylight savings end, so you get an extra hour of sleep after the wedding.

    It's good that all your events are indoors so you don't have to worry about the elements for your ceremony. That being said, early November does tend to rain. It's not super heavy rainfall but it does tend to spit. I used to work a publicity event every year during that time where we have an outdoor red carpet walk and it always rained. Definitely get some indoor locations for photos in mind. If you're having your ceremony at Casa Loma, I would just do everything there. There are a few spots at Paradise (I've attended weddings there) but nothing so unique about it that would trump what you can get at Casa Loma and the surrounding neighbourhood (there are a lot of churches and old buildings around there).

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  • VuAnne
    Beginner November 2022 Ontario
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    Thank you! I'm sure yours will be too! I'm so glad I got into this and you're the first person I've interacted with! I actually didn't know you can talk to people here and add them too! I also didn't know you can look at people's profile! This is really quite the wedding site stop that you'll ever need! I've only been on WeddingWire for a short time so I'm learning from you! Thanks!

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  • VuAnne
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    OMG I literally just private messaged you about that and commented WOW to your wedding journey! and plus you're an Edmontonian! LOL hello!

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    That's awesome! $1000 dollars is a lot!! And yes deposits add up so quick!

    My fiance and I also saved $1000 for picking a Sunday for our wedding in August since we've had to postpone twice now

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  • VuAnne
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    Right?! I saved $1000 for having our wedding in November instead of October. Might not seem much to some people but to me that's worth a lot! Especially in a long run, that will help pay for something else. I just started my wedding planning so costs and deposits $$$ quickly adds up!!

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  • Laura
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    So glad I could help! Your wedding will be beautiful Smiley smile

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    Saving money on a wedding is always great!

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  • VuAnne
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    Thanks!!! I feel really confident with my decision now. I also saved money at the same time! Can't go wrong with that!

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  • Amanda
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    I think November 5th is a great date for you and your fiance! I totally agree with Laura has mentioned

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  • VuAnne
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    OH MY GOODNESS! I knew it was the right decision to put this up! Someone brilliant like you with a kind heart will reply!!

    I actually sat on this dilemma for a week now and it just dawned on me today. Why not ask on WeddingWire!?!? This is my first post!

    I am glad so you mentioned those 2 very good points (Thanksgiving and Halloween). Thanksgiving weekend seemed like a great idea at first but I was worried about how flight and hotel costs might be pricey for my side of the wedding that will have to travel. I was also having problems with having my Wedding Ceremony at Casa Loma because for the whole month of October they have the whole castle decorated for Halloween!! I actually forgot about those two very good points - why October might not be such a great idea for my situation.

    Your response really really helped !! Thank you!! If only I can give you a "like" or a thumbs up! LOL

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  • Laura
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    Hi Anne,

    I'm from the Toronto area - early November is a nice time, not yet too chilly but you will have a cool evening. Rain isn't common but there is a chance of snow that would melt within a day (rare, but could happen). This year early November was actually unseasonably warm and there were some days in the high teens/low 20s. It's definitely not a bad day for a wedding! October 15th is Thanksgiving weekend, and the 29th is Halloween weekend. If I were you, I would also opt for Nov 5 out of those three options.

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