It has been a little while since I made an update about how planning our wedding has been coming along. One thing I mentioned in an earlier post was how we set our date the day we got engaged. That was one of the easiest parts of wedding planning, even though it took us a little while to select a date.
In the years we have been together, I originally thought that if we got married it would be in my hometown in October. I grew up in Athens, Ohio, which is filled with bricks and tree-lined streets and in October is gorgeous with colors and the smell of crisp autumn leaves. I always get homesick in autumn because it is my favorite season - in part because of where I grew up. As The Boy and I got closer and closer to engagement and marriage, a few reasons to not wed in a cooler month came up, and thus, the idea of getting married in July or August developed.
Eventually we expanded that date range, because July and August in Ohio are incredibly hot months, and we wanted to be comfortable on our wedding day, and try to ensure our guests would be comfortable, too. That led to The Boy and I brainstorming dates between May 1 and September 30 - in 2013. There were a few minutes where - jokingly, I must say - we used random number generator, which was very attached to Labor Day weekend next year. We didn't want to get married over Labor Day, so we started combing through our iPhone calendars for dates and ideas, before getting into an involved conversation about getting married next may. That was when I piped up "I was really hoping to get married on our seventh anniversary, but it's mid-week. I don't know how that would work for our families."
You see, our anniversary is May 21st, which falls on a weekday in 2013. We debated and hemmed and hawed about dates, about times, and narrowed our dates down to two, one a few days after our anniversary, one a few days before. After much deliberation, we settled on the first Saturday after our seventh dating anniversary. On May 25th, 2013, we will be starting our lives together as Husband and Wife. I can't wait.