Picking the Date - July 3, 2010
I wanted to get married in spring if only for the flowers - peonies, tulips, ranunculus, anemones...but spring 2009 just seemed too soon. My older sister (a UVA grad) was married last June and we figured that my parents would probably appreciate a little time to recoup. Mr. UVA would just be finishing his first year, and planning a wedding during that would be way too much stress and pressure. And one of the groomsmen (the friend who introduced us and secretly warned Mr. UVA against getting too serious with troublemaker little me) was scheduled to be overseas with the PeaceCorps until this winter and we wanted to wait until he came back. We had a lot going against us getting married in the spring of 2009...so we figured, "why not wait another year?".
Problem solved - spring of 2010....but my little sister graduates from high school next spring. So, without knowing the date of her graduation, spring was out...so we moved into summer. Conveniently enough, the rates for the venue that we chose go down quite a bit between June and July (*tip for all you other soon-to-be's: check out other months than the peak spring months for venue discounts).
While I'm a little sad about the lack of spring flowers on our big day we are really happy with our date. So save it - July 3, 2010.
Talk to you soon!
<3 miss uva