Kelsie
Featured July 2020 Ontario

“Saving” Your Date! Let’s hear all of the details!

Kelsie, on July 8, 2019 at 15:37 Posted in Plan a wedding
Hello fellow brides (and grooms!)!

I'm quickly approaching our one year to go mark and I love reflecting back on all of the details surrounding choosing (or “saving”) our date!

We knew we wanted a summer wedding, ruled out June due to the school year (lots of guests are teachers) and August as the weather can be sometimes unpredictable!

We wanted a saturday wedding which gave us a few dates in July! The end of July is close to my grandfathers 97th (and will be 98th next year!) birthday and the beginning of July is too close to the holiday weekends when we are away at the family cottage with the rest of most of our guest list! So we picked July 18, 2020!

Id love to hear how everyone picked their dates and all the details!

How did you pick your date? Was it a special season? A special anniversary?

With your date in mind, was it widely available for your vendors? Or did you have issues with your date being unavailable?

Have you had any “countdown” celebrations to your big day?!

Cant wait to hear from everyone!
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  • Chelsea
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    June 20, 2020 was one of my choices too because it looked nice written down!! i ended up choosing June 6, 2020 so it would be 06/06/2020
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  • Amanda
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    October 19, 2019.

    I liked the way it sounded, and future hubby liked the idea of a cool fall wedding. We were back and forth between October 19, 2019 or June 20, 2020. I just like the way the numbers looked.

    We talked about if it was something we'd be able to do (plan in a year), we agreed, so I figured let's ask my dream vendors if they're available and we can decide from there.

    My dream photo and video team were both available for 19/10/19 so we booked them asap! And that's how we picked our day.

    Turns out his parents got married on October 13 and his grandparents got married October 24! So we are nice middle date. Keeping an October wedding in the family!
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  • Kelsie
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    That’s so cute! Love that! We are getting married 3 days after my parents anniversary!
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  • Kelsie
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    8 days before our wedding!! I’m a little biased so I love your date!! 😂
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  • Kelsie
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    It’s great you found a date that compromised your FHs schooling but is also a date you love!
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  • Kelsie
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    Lots of our guests are in the teaching/school field as well so we took that into consideration!!

    Love the “8”’s in your date - so cute! Not cheesy at all!!
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  • Vanny
    Frequent user August 2020 Ontario
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    We really wanted a summer wedding and my fiancé was very keen on having a 2020 wedding but June was out of the picture because I'm an ECE and follow the school calendar where I work so there's no way June would've been an option. I was even contemplating to have our wedding in September because his dad passed away and his birthday is in Sept so I wanted to honour him that way, but again, it would've been hard to plan because of school starting and I didn't want that added stress of booking anything off. We preferred later on in the summer so we chose August over July. This may sound kinda cheesy but we chose to get married on the 8th because 8 can also symbolize the infinite sign which stands for eternity and everlasting love Smiley smile so there's meaning behind our numbered day! I'm so so so so thrilled we got our date! August 8 2020 Smiley smile
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  • Kelsie
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    That’s so awesome! 10 years wow! Congratulationsn
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  • Rebecca
    Devoted November 2019 Quebec
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    I've been with my FH for 9.5 years now. When things got serious and we started talking about marriage it was around the 7-8 year mark (we're highschool sweethearts) and I always said id love to do it on our 10 year anniversary which was a saturday (Nov 9 2019). So when we got engaged in march we decided to do it on our 11th to give us time to save/plan. But my FH caved and said lets do it this year!
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  • Monique
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    We really wanted a significant date so at first we started with September 26th 2020 because we started dating December 26 2015. But then we realized that my FH would be starting university midterms and we wouldn't be able to go on a honeymoon until later. So then we decided on August 21 2020 because it'll be 18 months after we get engaged with enough time for our honeymoon and for things to settle before he returns to uni.
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  • Sadia
    Curious July 2020 Ontario
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    So FH and I are both south-Asian Muslims, and while May would’ve been my ideal wedding month, it falls right in the middle of Ramadan. We then decided on the second week of June but it was too close to the end of Ramadan and we would have been scrambling to get things ready, and my FSIL would still be finishing up her high school exams.
    I definitely did NOT want a wedding on July 1st — I don’t like the idea of having guests blow off their long weekend plans to come to a wedding. Ultimately, we decided on july 10, 2020. That’s our reception. Our ceremony will be the Friday before that, July 3, 2020. So we kind of get to have two dates for ourselves!
    After all the hustle and bustle of struggling to pick dates, I’m really happy with the ones we chose!
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    Thanks!! I love how it looks too!

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  • Michelle
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    My FH and I had settled on Fall 2020 as soon as we got engaged and my birthday is in September so we decided on early October since the weather won't be too cold yet.

    My mom suggested October 10th since it's the anniversary of when she and my dad met and we really loved that

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  • Seleena
    Super September 2019 British Columbia
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    Yea, it was much cheaper! The venue, and room costs were literally almost half price from summer prices.
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  • Kelsie
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    Almost date twins! We’re July 18 and you’re in January! 😂 so funny!
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  • Kelsie
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    The summer holidays make it hard for sure. It’s hit or miss with guests I find!

    I’m sure you’re going to have a fantastic turn out though!!! You’re so so close!
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