As you may have guessed, selecting our wedding date would be influenced by the military.
Currently my future father -in-law is deployed overseas with the Army and you already know my FI had been deployed last year. That being said, since both men are integral parts of the wedding party, we had to pick a date that allowed both to be present. FFIL is not due back til Oct. so Summer 2009 was out. We also had to deal with upcoming holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas) and a lot of our guests coming from out of town. Not wanting to run into snow storms and other unforseens, we were hoping for a late fall wedding.
Now I guess I should tell you one of contributing factor that was important in selecting a wedding date...football season! FI and I are huge Buckeye fans and did not want to get married on a Buckeye game (our friends would prob kill us too!)
We ended up selecting November 14th as the date we would get married. While it was on an OSU game, it fit in the time frame of before the holidays.
Fast forward to selecting the hall and they gave us some bad news. They were booked on November 14th! Ughhhhh. I looked at FI and gave him a worrisome glance. With a quick prayer I asked, "What Saturdays do you have available between October and December?" "We have October 31st and December 26th" she replied.
A Halloween wedding?
A Christmas wedding?
What's a bride to do....
Coming up...the date we picked!
Did you run into any problems that were unique to your situation in picking a wedding date? What were they? How did you end up picking your date?