How did you pick your anniversary date? Did you ever think of it that way? I mean, it is right? Sure, it’s your wedding date too. But really, you won’t be celebrating your wedding each year. You’ll be celebrating your anniversary or marriage age so to speak. This is how Mr. Fiance (FI) wanted to think about it at least.
At first, I thought it would be fun to have our be married and always celebrate our anniversary on New Years Eve. FI even has an uncle and aunt who did that and he always talked about it being the best of times. So of course I thought that would be a winner. We’re both academics. We always get a long winter break. It’s the perfect time for a vacation. But oh no. FI wouldn’t even give the idea the time of day. He just despised the idea of celebrating our anniversary in the cold winter.
So our next biggest break is summer break. Future In Laws (FILs) requested we not get married in June because they would be celebrating their 30 year anniversary. FI and I teach in July. So then there was August. We knew we wanted to be married in San Diego. I already have an academic conference where I am a co-chair on the conference planning committee that will be held in San Diego. So it was done. We would be married the week after the conference to avoid needing to fly back and forth. August 21st, 2010. I looked it up on the internet to check out the lunar calendar. August 21st is also the most auspicious day of August 2010! Score! Not that it would change our minds, but it would help with the Parents. FI loves the idea of getting to celebrate in the summer time when the weather is always likely to be nice. Is it too practical? Does it lack sentiment and romance? Maybe that’s just how we roll… dorky academics who want to play in the sun.
What do you think? Did you pick your wedding/anniversary date out of sentiment or practicality?