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October 16, 2010

We picked a date.

So much thought went into picking this date. I mean. We decided in about an hour. But there were three choices…and I’m an indecisive  girl for sure. The lovely Lauren of I Love You Much (If you haven’t checked out her blog, you’re missin’ out) helped out on Twitter as well.

My mom (who is unusually badass) entered us for this contest a little while ago for a free eight-hour photography package from the fantastic Hanle Productions in Chicago and free day-of-coordination from SH Weddings! We won’t know for a while who won, and I think we may have exceeded our lucky-streak’s capabilities with some recent wins…but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking night-and-day about winning this contest.

We got an email yesterday telling us that we had to get back to them with a concrete wedding date within the day. Of course I took this far too hopefully…I tend to be overly optimistic in life. I might end up just a crushed bag-of-bones by the day they announce it…but we hadn’t a clue when our wedding date was going to be.

We had three choices off the top of my head. September 2, November 25, November 11, 2011. I liked September 2 and November 25 because people would be off work…it’s really important to me that my family from out of town be able to come without too much of a hassle if they want to. November 11th called to me, however, as – apparently – my subconscious has been insanely jealous of 10.10.10 brides. So yeah, it’s more than a year away, but that will give us some time to lock down some trabajos, save some money, bargain-hunt for a while longer…

And…I’ll just say it. I am pumped to get married to Isaiah, but we are both really enjoying this engaged phase. I feel like my tendency is to automatically jump to the next stage…My mind is definitely not on school right now because I have one semester left…etc. The fact that we’re actually enjoying this transitional phase, soaking up every day that we’re engaged has been unusually great.

We both officially decided: If we have forever together, what’s the rush?

We refuse to put it off any longer (hypocritical) than November of 2011 though.

So how do we feel about 11.11.11? Is it a winner?

18 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2010 9:45 am

    Congratulations! Picking a date is so huge. And what a cute date you picked!

  2. October 17, 2010 11:06 am

    I think it’s gonna be a real popular date! Pls book everything you need early!

  3. October 17, 2010 12:08 pm

    I love the date! Our’s is 9-10-11. And I agree with HEARTTYPAT, “BOOK EARLY!” We booked our venue and photographer about 18 months in advance and I’m so glad we did. (Being engaged for 3 1/2 years has its advantages!)

  4. October 17, 2010 3:31 pm

    Ooo my fingers are tightly crossed for that giveaway! I love the date, I partially liked out date because 18 is a multiple of 6. Math nerd alert.

    • October 17, 2010 6:27 pm

      yay! me too…i’m SO pumped to find out…needing to know soon or else i just won’t be getting anything done this week either way, haha. too much tension!

  5. October 17, 2010 11:18 pm

    i was totally crushing on the 10-10-10 date too. also, i just realized that 11-11-11 will be our 11th anniversary of being together. congrats on picking a date! it’s a good one!

    • October 18, 2010 2:17 pm

      dude. jealousy. I was all…but 10.10.10, honey…we can get married in two months, right?

  6. October 18, 2010 10:21 am

    Uhhh seriously LOVE your date!!! 🙂

  7. October 18, 2010 12:24 pm

    a definite winner! you must feel good having a date set 9and such an awesome one at that!)

  8. October 18, 2010 12:25 pm

    oops, ignore that 9

  9. October 18, 2010 12:27 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love your date! It is so cute, and with all of the buzz around the “11:11 make a wish” thing, I think it’s perfect. Maybe you should start the wedding at 11:11 am? Just a thought. Best of luck to you both. ♥ Jessica.

  10. October 18, 2010 2:18 pm

    @nicole Thanks!

    @lisa We are definitely super excited to have a date picked out…although looks like it might be a little more malleable now. 😦

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  12. October 24, 2010 1:23 pm

    I thought You might find this interesting. Great date 🙂 The best of luck to You two!


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