Choosing a date for our wedding was hard. Not because we both had specific dates in mind, but because once we would figure out a date that worked, something would happen and we needed to change it.
Date #1 – May 30, 2015. I was 99% sure that this would be our wedding date. And it did have sentimental meaning to me, because that is the same day that my Mom Mom passed away, and I thought it would be nice to create a new, happy memory on that day. However, once we discovered the price difference between a Friday night and a Saturday things changed.
Date #2 – May 24, 2015. So after going through lots of different options, this date (which is a Sunday), seemed to be awesome. It would fall on the Sunday before Memorial Day, so we figured that we could still have a night wedding and people would be off work the next day. Done deal. We talked with our venue’s wedding coordinator and she told us we didn’t need to put a deposit down that day, but just to make sure we got her something that week. Okay, we could do that.
I get a phone call two days later saying someone had come in and booked the 24th. Are you freaking kidding me? I would honestly love to know what the odds are of that happening, because 1) she told us we didn’t have to put money down just yet to hold the date, and 2) who else would think to have their wedding on a Sunday night over a year from now? I thought I was the only crazy bride setting things up a year and a half in advance. So needless to say, the 24th wasn’t happening. And this whole experience led to my first cry of wedding planning. (Mainly because finding a venue was hard enough, and now Tony was all pissed and was saying we should go somewhere else, etc., etc. But it all worked out.)
Date #3 – May 29, 2015. Third time is a charm, right? We decided that it was definitely going to be a Friday night and it was between the 15th and the 29th – we chose the 29th because there was going to be a prom going on in the adjacent room on the 15th. And that’s how we got to the date of our wedding.
I guess it’s probably a good thing that the most stressful part of planning has been picking the date and then setting a reasonable budget. Now that those two things were settled months ago, I think we should have smooth sailing the rest of the way.