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We wanted to know:
How did you decide where and when to get married?
Your answers below!
Our reception hall was sentimental to us, and the ceremony was at my church. Location was an easy decision.
I always wanted a fall/winter wedding, and we both wanted a date that did not fall during football season since we are huge college football fans. February was an ideal month, but my church would not marry us during Lent. This left two weekends in February. One of them worked better for the friend who did our catering, and February 9th became our date!
We got married in Scotland. DH is from there and his parents are still there. They are older and not able to travel, so if we wanted them to attend the wedding, we had to have the wedding in Scotland.
We decided WHEN totally based on my schedule. I’m a teacher so we had July and August. I teach summer school for extra money, and that didn’t end until August 5th. So we had a three-week window. We decided on a Monday because everyone attending (with the exception of about eight people who are retired) all had to travel and take off work. With the wedding on a Monday, they could work though Friday and then fly over. They could leave Tuesday if need be and only miss two days of work. Most took off more time and made a vacation out of it. So we picked August 12th—after summer school ended, it gave us a few days in Scotland to do last minute stuff and gave us time afterward for a honeymoon before school started again.