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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    So we provisionally decided on the 14th May 2016 as this gives us time to save and I like how the numbers work.
    But the more I think about it the more I want it to be on the 15th of a month as we met and got engaged both on the 15th (18 months apart). However the only 15th that would work for a variety of reasons would be the 15th August 2015, which gives us a lot less time to save!
    How did you decide on a date and were there any budget issues that meant you had to go with something else?

    Thanks
    Jenn

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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    Does the date really matter that much?? We picked one that was available and around about the time we wanted to get married. Haven't even thought about how the numbers go together haha. The date might not mean anything to you now, but it will mean everything to you after the wedding regardless of how nice the numbers sound together.

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    • Mrs M Wade
      CommentAuthorMrs M Wade
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    My h2b chose our date. We knew we wanted the year 2016 as it gives us time to save. His birthday is the 10th august so he chose the 6th august so he can be a married man for his birthday :) x

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    we just picked whatever and went with it lol. kinda wish we'd gone for 2015 now though hah, though I reckon we'd still be in the same position of not having saved enough because 'we have loads of time' *rolls eyes*

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    • GemmaR81
      CommentAuthorGemmaR81
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    We chose 16th October 2015 as it fits in when we have h2b's 3 children in school holidays xxx




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    • VickiD69
      CommentAuthorVickiD69
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    I chose 20th June because it would be our 8 year anniversary, that way he wont forget! and 2015 he chose as its far enough away to plan, but close enough, as we have family members we want to attend but might not make it any longer after that.
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    • RachelE118
      CommentAuthorRachelE118
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    We choose the end of June. It's not school holiday season so we figured most people would be able to make it, but more crucially given the ages of my 2 children (16 and 17) all their exams would be over. The actual date and configuration of numbers didn't cross my mind. And we have had only 2 decline for the day out of 60 and about 5 for the evening out of 140 so our thinking was right. Kinda wish we'd made it smack bang in the middle of August now lol as we wouldn't have to pay for as many as loads would be away!! My heart is in my mouth as I'm writing this it's far too close for comfort!!
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    • AlexN29
      CommentAuthorAlexN29
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    We firstly went for 2016 so we had time to save, then I realised that my dad's birthday was on a Saturday in 2015 so we decided to half the budget and go for 2015. The date meant more to me then the massive wedding as my dad passed away. I agree with the other ladies whatever date you choose will be special to you :)
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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    we just picked one that was in a month where it was least likely to rain
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    • clair
      CommentAuthorclair
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    This took ages for us to decide! I wanted a May wedding as I like the spring and love the idea of a May wedding. But my oh wanted a summer wedding he wanted June, July or August. When we found our dream venu we asked what dates they have, the only date that suited us both was 2nd August 2015. So that how we chose. Xx

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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    We knew our date before we even got engaged - it'll be our 10th anniversary. The date was a very contentious issue as it falls on a Thursday and isn't half term but we gave most people 2 years notice and so far out of 120 guests only 1 couple has said they can't make it because they've already allocated all their annual leave for the year (they're friends of OH's parents so didn't get the 2 year notice and we're not all that upset they won't be there). A lot of people (including my Mum and a BM) kept trying to convince me to move the date to the Saturday because the date doesn't matter and its more convenient for everyone else to which I basically told them the date means a lot to us now and will continue to mean a lot to us and if people find celebrating our love too inconvenient then they're welcome to decline the invitation and save us the cost of feeding them/supplying them with drinks for the day. Thankfully the budget was never an issue for us though.
    If it means something to you then go ahead and get married on the 15th - you'll have over a year from today to save/pay deposits/make things which is more than enough time to arrange a lovely day.
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    • LauraK7
      CommentAuthorLauraK7
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    I always wanted a July wedding and h2b was happy with that so we just booked a date as the summer holidays begin so can take the kids away for a few days after the wedding
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    • MrsLJDeaton
      CommentAuthorMrsLJDeaton
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    Originally was thinking maybe a June wedding but we have to much happening in June as it is with Birthdays add a wedding anniversary on top of that too much then decided to go with our Anniversary when we first got together was originally gonna go fro 2016 but I decided too long to wait bought it forward a year been engaged for 2 years in August on 23rd so i thinks long enough engagement also was thinking to save but have all the help i need coming to me soon so bought it forward Yaya Indeedy =D <3 X

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    • leasa
      CommentAuthorleasa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    Similar to Showgirl!

    It's our 10 year anniversary of meeting! Luckily it's a Saturday.

    I wanted to get married this year, but there are 3 other family weddings and I couldn't jinx it to be four, as then there would have to be a funeral. (Superstitious...who me).

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    We needed to our wedding to be in school holidays but I didn't want to wait until summer as if felt really far away, so chose to go for Easter and got the first Saturday (not the day after but in the first week) so we can have a minimoon and big honeymoon in summer as OH was adamant on having two weeks lol. So we get married Easter weekend! Now that it's mine it feels like a perfect date and I like that's it's 4/4/15 :)

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    • ErinV
      CommentAuthorErinV
      Got married 5 years ago
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    We both agreed that we wanted to get married in May as it was the beginning of summer and we got engaged in May last year. We weren't stuck to a specific date so when we found our venue we asked what Saturdays in May 2015 were free then contacted the church and booked the one that went together. We wanted to wait 2 years so that we had plenty of time to plan and save.
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    • leasa
      CommentAuthorleasa
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Erin you're my wedding date twin!

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    • ErinV
      CommentAuthorErinV
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Ooo yeah - I've been waiting to find you! ;) x
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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    We knew we wanted end of July or early August as we both work in schools and wanted our honeymoon not long after the wedding, we also wanted a Saturday (might have gone Friday or Sunday but the venue we've booked is the same price for Friday-Sunday weddings so didn't see the point) so just checked which dates were free and then booked one of them




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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    We went for 25th April 2015. Not really sure why, but we volunteer for a greyhound walking charity and their annual show is usually the last weekend in April, so that may be why we chose that date (thankfully they moved it to August a couple of years ago because of rubbish weather so it doesn't clash). We wanted to get married this year but H2B's sister got married at the beginning of April and we didn't want to rain on their parade. The weather can be a little unpredictable in April so we have everything crossed that it doesn't rain!

    A friend of mine has set her date for her and her H2B's 5th anniversary in May 2016 :o)
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    • GhilaL
      CommentAuthorGhilaL
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    We had to be careful of religious holidays so we chose end of April as Passover and Easter is beginning of April next year
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    • MrsCross2be
      CommentAuthorMrsCross2be
      Got married 6 years ago
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    We got engaged on 9/3/12, we wanted a summer wedding in the school holidays so that we could honeymoon straight after so opted for 9/8/14 - one year would not have been enough time for us to save and plan long distance - wedding is in Lancashire and we live in Sussex.
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    • JoD96
      CommentAuthorJoD96
      Got married 5 years ago
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    We wanted to leave ourselves approx 2 years to save for the wedding so decided on Septemebr as normally not too bad weather then also




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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 5 years ago
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    We chose 01/08/2015 exactly two years from the day we got engaged (01/08/2013) x
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    • MiriamF1
      CommentAuthorMiriamF1
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    we knew we wanted to get married before my 40th in November and wanted to avoid high season of the summer so thought October would work. Started looking at the calendar and as soon as we saw the 4th was a Saturday this year we knew that had to be our date. Oct 4th was my younger brother's birthday, he died 20 years ago so by having the wedding on his birthday its like he's part of the day
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    We have emailed our preferred venue to see if they have availability on the new date, I'm going to be hopping up and down every time my phone goes off this morning!
    Fingers crossed ladies :)

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    • RachelE118
      CommentAuthorRachelE118
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    good luck MrsKirby2b lets hope you get the answer you've been hoping for. I'm also hoping my phone will go off today to say my wedding dress has arrived...it's like the last final hurdle but I could so do without the stress!!
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    • Charlotte2BSherriff
      CommentAuthorCharlotte2BSherriff
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    Me and my hubby to be both love football so we chose our date after the football season but before the world cup :) x
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    • Nicky2988
      CommentAuthorNicky2988
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    We decided on our date because it's a weekday and will be quiet and a week before h2bs birthday.
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    The date we wanted already has a confirmed booking :( I don't know what to do now, I got so excited about it being sooner. The weekend before is available, but is it special enough? :(

    Update - h2b just called and wants to do it the weekend before so has asked me to reserve the 8th August! Eeeeee!

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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    Congratulations on setting a date, and yes the date will be special enough because from now until forever it will be your anniversary.
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    • RachelE118
      CommentAuthorRachelE118
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    That's brilliant news :) and I agree with showgirl that your date now. I'm a happy bunny my dress will be in the shop on Thursday.
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    love summer, decided on our aniversary, 12 July, then changed to 21st after find out my gran got married then and it was our date backwards anyway, but have now moved it to 28th so its during holidays so no worries for anyone with kids

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    Thanks for all your input ladies :) I feel much better that it is sooner!

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    Ooooo 8th August, we're wedding twins now then MrsKirby2b :D




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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    *sigh* So many people seem to have wedding twins... I want one too!
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    Awesome! 08/08 :D

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Ohhhh, shame you didn't stick with your original 15th August date as then you could have been my wedding date but Donna's not a bad lass ;)

    When we were talking about weddings... We jokingly said if we got to 40 then we'd get married, then we got together and provisionally said 2019.. Then several dates in 2017.. Then several in 2016 and then we finally settled on 15th August 2015 as I'm a bit persnickety about numbers (a bit OCD about it actually!) so it had to be just so but the reason we had so was that we just couldn't wait that long. We want to be married and planning for a wedding years in advance would kill hence the indecisiveness!! ;) xx

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    • CharlieBe-Cool
      CommentAuthorCharlieBe-Cool
      Posted: May 14th 2014
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    Hubby is 40 in 2015 and I'm 30 a week later. I asked him a couple of years ago if he would want a big party for the occasion and he said no. So we decided to have our wedding in the middle of our birthdays and treat it as a triple celebration of wedding/30th/40th.

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    • casbride87
      CommentAuthorcasbride87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 14th 2014
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    We are getting married on the 22nd october 2015 as this is the day my mum and dad got married and they were married 30 years until my dad passed away.

    xxxx




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    • RachelW22
      CommentAuthorRachelW22
      Posted: May 14th 2014
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    we are getting married on the 24th july 2015 as its the date we became a couple (6 years to the day) it also gives us plenty of time to save and its in the school summer holidays so its easier for the children attending the wedding and for the adults attending whos children wont be to get a babysitter, but it doesnt matter what the date is or if it means nothing because once your married that date will mean something.
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    • Pinky Pie
      CommentAuthorPinky Pie
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    I'm wanting to get married on the date he proposed but in 2018 but since we've been engaged he hasn't said anything else about anything to do with getting married I'm the one itching to get something going!!

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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
      Got married 4 years ago
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    We were at a family engagement party the month before he proposed and I was talking to OH's mum about when we were likely to get married. I always liked the idea of getting married in May and OH's parents anniversary is 28th May. Just so happened that 28th May 2016 was a Saturday so that is the date we're getting married! It is also OH's parents 28th wedding anniversary and 28 is their family "lucky number" xx
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    That's uncanny Sam,

    We decided we wanted October s we both love the autumn months but that was as far as we had got.
    We went to the church to speak about the formalities of what we would need to do etc and while we were waiting said shall we book it so whipped out my phone to look at a calendar and decided we wanted beg Oct as is away from Halloween so picked 7th. Pretty boring really..

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    We got together on 14th March and really wanted our wedding to be on our anniversary, but the only year that 14th March was a Saturday was 2015, which wouldn't have given us enough time to save, plus March would probably be cold lol! So we decided on 14th as a date and had a look which month the 14th was a Saturday in 2016, which was May and we thought a spring wedding would be lovely :) Not much to it really haha!

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    We knew we'd like to have a summer wedding but were prepared to compromise on this as we didn't think it would be affordable, so we were fully expecting to have an early autumn/late spring wedding. We were pleasantly surprised to find the cost of having a summer wedding wasn't that much more compared to other times of the year so we just went for it (this was before we knew my parents wanted to split the venue cost between them). We weren't fussed what date we had really... we decided June would be nice and knew we definitely wanted to get married on a Saturday if able (although would have considered a Friday). They still had all the Saturdays in June free at the time so we just went with the 18th as it had the nicest ring to it!

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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    We decided as we wanted an autumn wedding for the colours and we love the autumn months too we picked out all the weekends in October and the narrowed it down to the 7th or 9th and went with the 7th xx

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    • Mrs M Wade
      CommentAuthorMrs M Wade
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    OH chose out date. His birthday is the 10th august so he said he wanted to be my husbsnd for his birthday and get married on a Saturday so we get married on the Saturday and his birthday is on the tuesday

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    I wanted a winter wedding in early December but got vetoed by hubby, mum, dad, my sister and my best mate, so basically everyone who means something to me so that put an end to my ideas of a cosy romantic winter wedding with roaring log fires etc.

    So everyone thought though that May was a good time to get married and the only Saturday the church had left available in 2013 when we were booking in February 2012 was the 11th so that decided it for us.

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    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsW
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    I am one of those brides that wanted some sort of pattern for the date, both to make it memorable, and because I've always liked dates with patterns in. OH eagerly agreed since, as a mathematician, he likes patterns too.

    We decided on 2017 as my sister is getting married in August next year and we didn't want to shoehorn in before her.

    Were originally thinking 17/6/17 but there was something about the date that niggled me, and then I realised it was my ex's birthday! >_>' Wasn't keen on that after so had a look at other dates for Saturdays in 2017 and decided on 1/7/17.

    Fingers crossed we can book the church (once we finally track down the vicar!). Dunno what we'd do if we had to change it.




 
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