Set in Stone

Selecting the date of our “big day” was another challenging part of this process. So many to choose from but which one is the right one? We got engaged in the fall, so a Spring 2013 wedding would have been super fast, but Spring of 2014 felt so far away…. so we started looking at Fall of 2013 but I didn’t really want a “Fall” wedding. Yes, the colors would be pretty and it would be a little cooler (apologizing now for the date we did choose – there will be water and fans)… but in my head, I’ve always dreamt of a warm weather wedding with short bridesmaid dresses, tan suits for the guys and a strapless dress for me with no need for a cover-up. So I couldn’t do Fall…

We considered Labor Day weekend as well…which is still technically Summer. Sunday (and Friday) weddings are cheaper than your traditional Saturday wedding, and with Labor Day providing a day off work for our guests, it seemed as though it might work to have a Sunday celebration and Monday to recover. But hey, we’re in the South and a football loving couple (Go Hokies!), so we couldn’t make people choose between kick-off games and our wedding… Although, since we have been dating, we have been to weddings on Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day… so those holiday weekends that we long for at work were consumed by (amazing) weddings for our friends. But we’re not going to do that to you…

So when is it? When is our anniversary going to be every year from 2013 on? Well, you can start saving the date now (even though we fully intend on sending out some gorgeous cards for you to display on your refridgerators)… We are getting married on:

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Got the groom, got the venue, got the date… next up: Save the Dates & Invitations!