Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bridal Talk Tuesday: Picking the date

Linking up today with Elizabeth
for Bridal Talk Tuesday!
So sorry that I missed last week
Tuesday & Wednesday are our days at 
the hospital this semester and I've found that I come
home, shower, get in my PJ's and am 
asleep on the couch by 9 o'clock. 
Which if you know me, you know 
that this is EXTREMELY not like me.
I have just been so tired lately. 
But I promise I have figured
out a solution. From now on
Tuesday and Wednesday's posts are
being written on Sunday! (like this one was!)

So today for bridal talk tuesday I'm going to
explain a little bit about what exactly
went in to picking our date:


Yes, I'm announcing my wedding date on 
my blog. I don't think any of my wonderful blog
friends are going to crash my wedding. But- the more 
the merrier right? 
Well I wanted to explain to you the thinking that went
into picking our date.

After we got engaged the plan was originally to wait until
2013. And then I got to thinking that I really hate the number 
13. Dont get me wrong. I'm a HUGE T.Swift fan and all
but I wasn't really feelin' it. And I think this is a day that 
the date is kinda important! 
So [KP] and I discussed it a little and he didn't really know
why we were waiting until 2013. So then we decided 
we would try to fit it into 2012. Even though we were too late
in my opinion to still plan a March/April 2012 wedding.

Then we started thinking about what we want in a wedding.
We both agreed that we want an outdoor ceremony. 
I am in no way a professional photographer but I still knew
that this would give us the optimal amount of light 
for outdoor pictures. SWOON.
 I love love love outdoor pictures.
So Summer 2012 was out because I didn't want to
have to use my nursing skills during the wedding ceremony
 to resuscitate anyone suffering from a heat stroke.
So that was out.
I hate October because then I think everyone assumes
there will be pumpkins and leaves at the wedding.
Uhm, no. I'm having a non-fall wedding in November.
Then I got to talking to some photographers who suggested that
November has the most gorgeous Florida sunsets pretty much ever.
Hmmm. So we got to thinking.
Could we plan a wedding for November 2012?

So I start looking at the calendar at the Saturdays
in November.
I love even numbers so I was immediately drawn
to the 10th and the 24th.
The 24th was instantly nixed because that's the
Saturday after Thanksgiving.
So then we have the 10th.
And it started to sound really good.. 11.10.12
No heat, No bugs, perfect sunset = amazing wedding.

And then everyone starts asking "What's the date?"
Every time we saw someone we hadn't seen in a while
this was the first thing out of their mouth.
So then I just started telling everyone that was our date..
And then it was!

Everything has pretty much fallen into place perfectly
for this date even though we have found that it is quite the
popular Saturday in November. I have already run into
a few vendors that were already booked for this date.
Which luckily was none of the ones we really wanted.
So that's how we picked our date!

Here are some cute Pinterest ideas I have found
for displaying your date numbers creatively
around the venue or around your home.

                                                                       Source: craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com via Shannon on Pinterest
                                                                                     Source: loft3pd.com via Jessica on Pinterest
                                                              Source: samanthaerinphotography.com via Amanda on Pinterest

                                                                       Source: annaandspencer.com via Alison on Pinterest

                                                        Source: blog.theweddingpartystudio.com via Scoots Lovely on Pinterest

                                                                            Source: None via Nicole Shafer on Pinterest
                                                                              Source: weddingbee.com via Kara on Pinterest

                                                                      Source: austinweddingblog.com via Jasmine on Pinterest
                                                                                 Source: etsy.com via Sinit on Pinterest

                                                                        Source: stylemepretty.com via miranda on Pinterest

                                                                   Source: blog.iplanitright.com via Mary Campbell on Pinterest

                                                                           Source: stylemepretty.com via Amanda on Pinterest

                        I have been loving Pinterest lately! And I 
                     have found so many great ideas I want to DIY.
                  Will update on those for the next Bridal Talk Tuesday.

                            For my brides and engaged girls-
                             what kind of thought went in to picking your date?

                    Little Miss Southern Love


~Katie said...

Love all of those 'date' pictures! Our date was based off of B coming home from his deployment...and football season. Wanted time for him to adjust before the wedding, and he requested it not be during football season, so we narrowed it down to August 6 or 13, and I have a thing with even numbers too! So that's how we ended up with 8/6/11. :)

Hailey said...

Sweet pictures!!

I've always wanted April or May. May is a very busy month for my fiancé's business so I knew I didn't want a month where he would be stressed because of work. I quickly picked April 22, because both of our parents were married on the 22 !!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on choosing a date! That's such a huge step in planning and so exciting! Love all your pinterest finds!

Thanks for linking up!

Claire said...

THIS IS JUST SO CUTE! I love those pictures- and I love the idea of doing a save the date with the numbers in it! aaaah cannot wait to wedding plan! Sounds like the PERFECT date! And I laughed out loud at your October pumpkins comment- it's so true!

♡ BSA said...

Can't wait for you to be KLP!!!!!!!!!! Yay!! November will be absolutely beautiful! XOXO Love you!

Amanda said...

REALLY cute ideas! YAY for the wedding date being chosen :) I might crash your wedding though, hope that's okay ;) I mean we're almost IRL friends, almost.

Amazing Fabulous Wedding said...

Love these ideas so cute!! I wish I was this creative :)

Lindsey said...

i think thats a great date! im all about even numbers too, so 13 would be OUT for me! congrats, im sure having a date makes it all much more exciting and real!

Ashley said...

I'm the same way about the number 13... too superstitious for me! The date on the hanger is a great idea though!

Ashley said...

I'm the same way about the number 13... too superstitious for me! The date on the hanger is a great idea though!

Emily said...

congratulations on choosing the date!! I can't wait to follow along with all of the wedding stuff!!