Our wedding date – 22nd July 2017 (22/07/2017).
Number 7 – The 7 Colours of the Rainbow, The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, 7 Days of the Week, 7 Virtues, Angel Number 7. Number 7 is the number of perfection, security, safety and rest. Number 7 contains the number three of the heavens and soul with the number four of the earth and body. But most of all, Number 7 is our lucky number. So its no surprise that I wanted it in our special date.
I should mention that we are quite fortunate with selecting our date because…
- We do not have an anniversary date. Most couples would usually pick a date that is on the anniversary that they got together as a couple. Shine and myself don’t have such a date. We got to know each other by chance, became friends, started going out and sort of got together when we realised we couldn’t be without each other. I wasn’t looking at the calendar and I honestly cannot remember him asking me to be his girlfriend (sounds a bit too cliché when you’re in your late 20s). I didn’t feel I was missing out anyways, I knew I would end up marrying him someday and that our wedding date will be the special date that we’ll celebrate for the rest of our lives.
- Our parents were cool with it. I think we are really fortunate in this department. Both sets of parents let us decide on our date. I’ve heard of parents who tried to fix the date for the couple which I personally don’t see as a problem but they’ve been very accommodating to our plans and decisions.
- We were able to plan around our vendors’ availability. Since we did not have a specific date, we decided to look at our desired vendors and check for their availability in advance. Dates are particularly crucial when deciding on a venue. It took us quite awhile to source for a reception venue that we both absolutely love and could afford before deciding to put in the deposit for the Fullerton Straits Room for the day after our ceremony held at Shine’s church.
So since we literally could hold our wedding on any date, we both decided that getting married in 2017 would be ideal as we would both be 32 then, which also gives us ample time to save and can plan for a family right after. I did my research on weddings held on each month of the year in Singapore and thought July would be a good month for us mainly because Shine prefers to have it on the second half of the year and I wanted a low season for weddings so that it can help us financially. I picked July to match Shine’s favourite number 7 which also goes well with 2017. And I also found out that July and August (before/after National Day) would be the best months for a quiet lazy summer honeymoon for good weather without the crowd! But, honeymoon plans for another entry.
The downside about having our wedding in July is that it might clash with the National Day Preview which also means road blocks that will affect our guests’ arrival to the reception since its held right smack in the middle of the occasion. But as mentioned by Violette, our wedding co-ordinator for the reception, we would also be able to see the fireworks from our suite.
Now that we have our wedding date set, it makes our direction and plans much clearer. We can also go on to design our ceremony invites and engrave our wedding bands. I’m just really over the moon because we finally have a special date to seal in our hearts for eternity.