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May 2013 Weddings

Need date input

So I have been going back and forth on settign a date. So our dating anniversary is 05/27/07. We just had our 5 year, YEA! We are planning our wedding for next year 2013. Ideally I would want to do it on 05/27/13, but that is a Monday and it is Memorial Day. I originally wanted a Saturday wedding, just because weddings are usually on Saturdays. I liked the idea of doing it on the 26th because typically it is cheaper on Sundays and it was our "date" day before we made it official. Then I liked the idea of doing it on 05/24/13 because the date has the #s 0,1,2,3,4,5 and it is our 6th year together (cheesy i know), plus a Friday is typically cheaper than Saturday. So the place I'm looking at has only one price and it doesn't matter the day of the week. So now I'm stuck. The issue I have is that on Friday, it would have to be an evening ceremony because people will work, the problem with 05/26/12 is that the next day is Memorial Day so travel will be extra crazy and some people may have to work. So now I'm thinking of doing it 05/25/13 at 4 pm so that the numbers are all still there. What are your thoughts?

I realize that having a wedding on Memorial Day weekend will be tough for some guest, but that weekend really means a lot to us and if it doesn't work for guest we understand, plus we will save money if they can come (mean I know).

Re: Need date input

  • Since the prices are all the same, I'd go with the Saturday wedding. Personally, I like Saturday weddings because the rehearsal dinner can be on Friday night and most people don't have to work on Sundays. I don't think it's a bad idea to have it on Memorial Day weekend- in fact, it might make traveling easier for guests.
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  • I'd go with Saturday.  That's when my FI and I are getting married.  It'll be a year and 5 months after he proposed on 5-25-2013, so it worked out.  Mostly that was also the closest date to graduation we could find.  
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  • I would pick the date you two want. Knowing costs are the same I'd go with Saturday but thats me. Our date is 2 yrs from when he proposed. I wanted to stay away from Memorial day due to travel and costs of OOT. I also wanted avoid mothers day weekend for same reason. We only had 2 options and based on our friends schedule of graduating from officer school this was best and works for us.
  • We are having ours on Sat 5/25/2013 and there was no price difference. I agree with PP I like Saturday wedding and esp, bcause it is a holiday weekend guest still have Sunday and Monday to do stuff or travel!
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    [QUOTE]We are having ours on Sat 5/25/2013 and there was no price difference. I agree with PP I like Saturday wedding and esp, bcause it is a holiday weekend guest still have Sunday and Monday to do stuff or travel!
    Posted by pittpoint1119[/QUOTE]

    This! Our wedding date is on the 25th as well and we felt that this date gave our OOT guests some bumper room in travelling back home.
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    I prefer Saturday weddings.
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    I prefer Saturday weddings by far but since it's MDW, I'd be fine with a Sunday wedding also if I were a guest. I'm currently very bitter about Friday weddings because I have FOUR of them throughout the rest of the year & have to beg to leave work early all of those days so that I can get ready & arrive on time (they're all also 2+ hours away, sigh).



  • 5/25/13 is my date too so naturally I'm a little biased :-P

    I'd run it by close family and friends to see what they think and go from there :-) Like PPs, I'd avoid friday since other people would be going on MDW vacations and I'd bet traffic would be horrible as it is. 
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  • Good luck with your decision
  • Thanks ladies! I am leaning towards 05/25/12 because it is a Saturday and because Sundays is a routine church day in his family.

    What have you 2013 completed so far? I have my dress and planner. I have a lot of ideas running through my head and have been doing a lot of pinning on pinterest, so I need to get to work on my DIY's. We have been looking at venues and have narrowed it down so the next step is putting the deposit to hold the date.
  • In Response to Re: Need date input:
    [QUOTE] What have you 2013 completed so far? I have my dress and planner. I have a lot of ideas running through my head and have been doing a lot of pinning on pinterest, so I need to get to work on my DIY's. We have been looking at venues and have narrowed it down so the next step is putting the deposit to hold the date.
    Posted by ssidney[/QUOTE]
    Most of us are planners and have A LOT done already, myself included :-P
    I just need to put deposits down on the beverage provider, caterer and hair & makeup. I hope to get started on some of my DIY projects in June. I've already ordered and received my STDs, will order my invites and RSVP cards soon since my Vistaprint groupons expire in August.
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