Choosing the Wedding Date

I’ll be honest, for a long time I’ve wanted to get married on July 19th because that day is also my grandparents anniversary. I love my grandparents with my whole heart and thought that it would be a beautiful way to honor them, and to also start a married life.

But now that I’m actually in the situation, I’m not sure the month of July works for me. One reason is that Wolverine’s birthday is in July, and I don’t want to overshadow him (or overbook us). It can also be extremely hot during the day, and mosquito-filled at night. Also, with Wolverine being out of school for the summer, it’s like we’ll be away from him for even more time (because of the honeymoon), and I don’t like that. Plus, I want to enjoy my weekends off on the summer, and once the wedding is over, the summer will soon be over.

So, that moves us to the months of May and June. Here is what I’ve come to learn about planning a wedding in under nine months. The specific date you are looking for is almost never available. So if you have your heart set on a specific date, then just plan a longer engagement. I don’t want a long engagement; I’m simply looking forward to becoming Mrs. O as soon as possible, so the date is simply going to be whatever day is available at whichever venue we chose.

How did you all choose your wedding date? If you aren’t married yet, are there any dates you specifically like?





  1. Katelin Bannan (@katelin) says:

    We picked our wedding date (Aug 28) because it was far enough away from our close birthdays (April & May) and actually ended up being right around when we first met. It was sort of a gamble to get married in August but the weather actually behaved and was awesome.

    It’s never easy to settle on the date but whatever you choose and whatever the weather is, you’ll make it awesome 🙂

  2. erin says:

    I agree! One thing I keep coming back to in this whole planning process it that the whole reason we are doing this is simply because want to be married. That’s it! So as long as that is the outcome of the day, I will be very happy!

    I think we’ve narrowed it down to a June, date, but I’ll be sure to write more about it soon.

  3. Holly says:

    We picked August 2nd because it was the Saturday of a long weekend, making it easier for my family to attend (they were all coming from the other side of the country!). And it was available at the chapel we wanted. You’ve got the right attitude: the point is to get married, the date doesn’t *really* matter!

    • erin says:

      We just picked our date (though we don’t sign the contract until Friday so I’m a bit shy to announce it!) and honestly, we just picked based off the days the venue had available. I expected the date choosing to be a bit more romantic, but it was pretty simple. I’m really happy with our choice, and even more happy to move past the venue decision-making stage!

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