We got engaged the 10th of October, 2008 (my birthday) and decided about a year was long enough for the engagement.
We didn't want a winter wedding (footy season - half my family wouldn't turn up)
and I said no to summer wedding, i don't like the hot.
So we aimed for October - November.
October 10 was available at the venue we loved, and i liked the idea of being married on my birthday so we picked it