Deciding on the wedding date wasn't an easy job. Dele and I agreed that it would be better to get married in 2013 and not 2012, as he has to find a job closer to where I live and we have to save a lot of money.
Something else we agreed upon was having the reception somewhere where you can see the sea and our guests (especially the ones coming from abroad) could appreciate what we love the most about my town: its coast and natural splendour.
Even though Almería has a mild climate all year round, we thought a wedding outdoors would be gorgeous and most enjoyable during the summer. As summer 2013 seemed too far away, I suggested the 5th of May 2013. The weather would definitely be good and it is a UK bank holiday, which makes it easier for those coming from England.
When it seemed we had decided on the date, Dele had the interesting idea of checking the calendar to see what day of the week was our birthday in 2013 (yes, we share the same birthday, February 23rd, cute uh?). He saw it was a Saturday, which is perfect for our wedding!
However, February 23rd would change our "outdoors" wedding plans and everyone in Spain seemed to be against it: "it's gonna be cold!", "you won't find a place by the sea!", "it'll be hard to find nice clothes!", they said.
Nevertheless, the more they complained and Dele and I looked at the advantages and disadvantages of both dates, the more we leaned towards February. Our birthday has always been a very special day, so why not make it more special by starting the rest of our life together on that same day.
After two months of battling against those who wanted us to marry in May and our initial plans, we have finally decided to say "Sí quiero" ("I do") on February 23rd 2013.