Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Setting the Date

I love that Miss OBX knew her wedding date before her engagement date! Reading her post got me to thinking about how we set our wedding date. There are obviously a lot of factors that go into selecting a wedding date. For us, the most important one turned out to be orthodontia. In other words, my braces!

When we first told Mr. 16th's parents that we were getting married, we thought we may wait until late 2010 or even 2011. We wanted time to save money so that we wouldn't deplete our house fund with wedding expenses. Well, we are fortunate to have families who love and support us, and want to see us hitched as soon as possible! Both his mom and dad immediately said "2011? No, no, no!" I called my mom to discuss dates and got the exact same response.

OK, so we'll move the wedding up a bit. When should we do it? "September?" Mr. 16th suggested. "Sure!" I replied. A 9 month engagement sounded doable, and we really didn't see any reason to wait at that point. But then, something hit me. My braces! Ugh!

I had braces put on in December, just a few weeks before we got engaged. After I had my widsom teeth out a few years ago, all kinds of weird things happened in there and I had finally decided it was time to correct things. The bad news was that I didn't qualify for fancy invisible braces. The good news was that they would only have to be on for a year.

But one year meant that they would be on in September. Now, I feel a little bit silly about this, but I just don't want to be a bride in braces if I don't have to be. I decided it was worth waiting a few months until they came off. So we started looking at early 2010. And pretty soon a date became clear. Late enough to hopefully be warm and spring-like, early enough that we wouldn't have to make our families wait too long. It also worked out perfectly for a great honeymoon (which I'll tell you all about soon - but here's a little preview) and falls at the start of spring break for our student and teacher relatives.

So we are set for March 27, 2010! When we first selected the date it seemed so far away but time is really flying by already.

{Love that pretty letterpress calendar? Make it yours!}


Anonymous Anonymous said...

March weddings are wonderful AND cheaper since it's not one of the HUGE wedding months. congrats on setting the date!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:54:00 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Yaay! Congratulations on setting the date! That's so exciting!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to have a long engagement due to braces, too! I thought I was the only one with that issue! It was the second time for me, the first being 10 years ago. Now they're off and the wedding is 2.5 months away!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

YAY! Date twin! Great minds think alike :-D

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 10:36:00 PM  

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