Hi friends! Holiday weddings can be polarizing. But I’ve done weddings on Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, you name it. If you’re considering a wedding on any type of holiday (whether it’s Labor Day, Memorial Day or any of the winter holidays), do take a moment to think it through. I can’t make the decision for you (I’m a bit split on the issue myself!) but I can present you with a quick list of pros and cons:
- Friends and family don’t have to take extra time off work if your wedding falls on a long weekend. This also leaves you extra room for things like a post-wedding brunch.
- You can make things extra festive by elegantly incorporating the holiday into your wedding theme. An outdoor summer barbeque theme for the Fourth of July or a cozy winter wonderland for New Year’s Eve are just a few fun ideas.
- You’ll always remember your anniversary!
- Depending on the holiday, your guests may be a bit disgruntled if they prefer to celebrate the holiday in their own way.
- While you get the perk of extra time off, travel and hotel prices tend to be at their peak around holidays. Your out-of-town guests may need to pay a pretty penny to attend the festivities.
- Things can get expensive for you, too. Valentine’s Day, for example, is a popular wedding date which can cause vendor prices (especially flowers) to skyrocket.
If you do decide on a holiday wedding, be sure to begin the planning process and start informing your guests extra early! Vendors book up fast and you’ll want to catch your friends and family before they make alternate plans.
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