We began planning pre-engagement for a number of reasons, but mostly because we both understand how stressful wedding planning can be and we picked a "quirky" date.
With Big Spoon's help, I developed a spreadsheet of dates ranging from April
2010 to August 2011. We each highlighted dates we favored, but nothing
seemed to be matching up. Due to Big Spoon's career and scheduling
conflicts, it first appeared that we would have to have a summer wedding. I
had been seriously considering October 10, 2010 already. When I mentioned
how cool 10/10/10 would look typeset on invitations and that it is in fact
binary code 101010 ... Big Spoon was sold. We found out several weeks later
that his conference is two weeks prior to this date and that was that.
We also realized such a unique date would be popular. Octobers, although an
off-season for weddings, are becoming increasingly popular. Our wedding will
take place on a Sunday, but mostly because we were set on the date. We're
also hoping that it cuts down on some vendor costs.
Big Spoon + Little Spoon