I wanted October from before we even discussed getting married - the colours, the trees, the fall, the weather - it's my favourite season. To make it fair, I told him he could pick the day, 11th is his favourite number but a Thursday this year, so he changed it to the 12th to make it before the weekend and for family/friends' convenience.
It also depended a lot in venue availability as we're having such a short engagement - we got engaged three weeks ago - but it worked out that where we wanted to have the wedding was available on that day as well.
We originally talked about getting married in 2018 (got engaged end of 2016) but then my husband convinced me that we could get married in fall (my favourite season) 2017. We picked a mid-September date as that would give time for people with kids to get back into the routine of things a bit and would probably still guarantee some nice weather. We originally chose the 23rd but all the hotels in the area were booked for a hockey tournament so we pushed it to the 30th.
We wanted a day that family from Ontario would absolutely be able to attend. And in Vancouver, June's weather is a tad unpredictable. July however is pretty good, there were a few dates that wouldn't work (birthdays) and we chose the 28th because there is a fireworks celebration that night... Might as well take advantage 😋
The month of October holds a lot of significance for us: started dating October 13, 2015, he proposed October 26, 2017, and we went on our first tropical vacation in October 2017 so we knew we wanted that month. Our year was chosen for practicality reasons: 2019 is less "busy" than 2018 in our families and we are planning from 18 hours away (Ontario is huge!) so having more time is in our favour. The 19th is kinda in between our dating anniversary and our engagement anniversary so we chose that day!
I am from Montréal but live in Nb so I have family members and friends who are still in Mtl. Because of that, I wanted a long weekend To get married. I always enjoyed the weather on labour day weekend so my choice was easy.
We both love Fall. My FH chose September 22nd because it’s the first day of Fall. Our wedding is going to be rustic Now he thinks he’s the big shot cause he chose the date Gotta let him have something lol
We decided to do a minimoon roadtrip, and the date we decided on gives us enough time to get there on time even if there are road closures (Winter wedding in Banff). We are also getting married out in the snow, so we did not want a busy time with tourists around. We chose the Tuesday.
We debated between Sept or Oct. Based on Calgary weather we chose Sept, from there we picked a random date haha we knew we wanted middle to end of Sept as Sept 4 is his b-day. Our venue suggested a date for us and we chose that date.
We knew we wanted September because that's the month we met. We originally wanted Sept 29th 2018 (no clue why). But venue was booked, & only had 15th open so right away we contacted the church to put our wedding the 15th which was meant to be since Sept 16th is our anniversary as bf/gf. Also we didn't know why we didn't picked 15th or 16th in the first place lol
We both knew we wanted a fall break wedding. I absolutely love thanksgiving but didn’t want to have our wedding the same weekend. We talked about having it the following weekend! It lands on Saturday, October 13. And 13 happens to be our #. We started dating on a Friday 13 in May and our engagement photos will be happening on Friday the 13th this year in April! It’s our good luck number not bad.
I really liked the idea of a fall wedding, so mid September popped out. We are both out doorsey and like hiking, the best time for hikes are the fall! Although, he has recently suggested a date in August but we have been bickering about it. My reason for not wanting to do it in August is more personal, as it was my grandparents wedding anniversary and their passings were difficult on our family.. picking a date is more difficult for some couples than other, some couples can pick it at first try but others need some time to convince or talk about pros and cons.
Honestly, we got engaged over Christmas holidays (Dec 28, 2017), so I knew this summer was too soon, and I felt like next summer was too far away, so we talked about how January would be the slowest month of the year, it would be unique, and probably less expensive...
Then I found a cruise that left on Monday January 21st... So we knew that was what we wanted to do for our honeymoon, so now we are getting married January 19th, 2019! Haha.
When everyone asks with bewildered looks "Why January?"... I say, "because of the tone of voice you just used"... Who else gets married in January? We get to escape rainy Vancouver winters for our honeymoon/anniversaries. And now we are having a beautiful, formal, adults-only, evening winter wedding.
I always wanted to get married in September (love fall), I narrowed it down to two weekends and my fiancé chose the date because he liked the sound of September 21st better than September 14th, lol. I think you just need to figure out what season you want it in and go from there. I'm a teacher so a lot of people think I'm crazy for getting married in September, but I'm very organized and that's what I want. Go with what you want and stick to that. Don't let others influence your decisions!
Hi Brittany, we kind of narrowed it down to season and colours. I always loved blush and navy so figured it would have to be warmer weather. Since we are both teachers we had to get married in the summer so we had some time off for finalized planning and our honeymoon. So we figured July because August may be cutting it too close to the new school year after the honeymoon. Then we figured our which number we liked best. To be honest, I wanted June BUT it is pretty hard to finalize details when you are at the end of school.
Hey Brittany! We thought about what season we wanted to get married in (spring or fall for better weather), and how long I needed to plan the wedding (at least a year)!
From there we started narrowing in on an ideal timeframe with both of our schedules and started looking for venues that were available in September 2016. Our dream venue was already totally full for that month so we ended up with our October wedding date!
We wanted an outdoor wedding. So we have to find the month where the chances of rain would be the least. We picked August 2019. Originally, I was thinking bout 08/18/2019. Very easy to remember date. But 18th fell on Sunday and we don't want the guests to party late and have to wake up early on the next morning to go to work. so we decided to have it on Saturday, 08/17/2019 instead. Moreover, my fiance told me Aug 17th was his late mother's birthday. That's how the date was decided.
We knew we wanted October or November 2018 on a Friday, and used that to find a venue that offered a date in that time frame I know a lot of people are specific about the dates and having special meaning, but for us it was about timing it with the rest of our life plans.
We had a general idea of when we wanted to get married (end of August, beginning of September and avoiding long weekends), then we looked at potential venues. Finally, upon selecting the venue, we picked out a date that worked for us.
We found our venue first and then asked for a list of their available dates for this summer. It's really strange but I hate odd numbers so I knew it had to be an even date and I had it in my head that I wanted something aesthetically pleasing (cue the straightjackets, I know).
There were only two Saturdays with even numbers available - August 4th and 18th. My best friend got married on August 4th last year so the choice was easy (plus we didn't want it on a long weekend). We will be getting married 08/18/18 - not going to lie I was pretty excited at what a pretty number it was.
We started by looking for a venue that we liked. Our venue was booking two years in advance so we had a couple available dates that would have worked. we decided no to June as it could be rainy, no to July because it was stampede, and settled on early September because it will be nice to have a long weekend anniversary to celebrate every year.