On one hand, a holiday with a 3-day weekend allows you extra time to celebrate, plus most venues already have some decor of their own up. On the other hand, a lot of people look at holidays as family time, and working someone else's wedding into those plans may not be their idea of fun. We've come up with a few tips for any brides and grooms that may want to host a holiday wedding that will help everyone to enjoy themselves.
Definitely Send Save-The-Dates
Most people make special plans when a holiday rolls around. If you want them to make your wedding a part of those plans, you will need to give them plenty of advance notice. These may require a little more information than simply the date. Hotels, airlines, and car rental businesses get busier during holidays, so you will want to let your guests know where the wedding will take place so that they can make arrangements to get there.
Block Hotel Rooms Early
As we mentioned, hotels get busy during holidays and many tend to sell out of rooms. Make sure that you have enough rooms set aside for your guests early on so that they don't risk not having a place to stay. Hopefully, if you are booking enough rooms, you can work out a discount on them, because hotel rates generally go up during holidays.
Incorporate Holiday Traditions
A complaint from guests is that they have to miss out on their holiday traditions if they have to go to a wedding. One way to keep them happy is to somehow work those traditions into your wedding. If you get married on the 4th of July, plan to have a big fireworks display during the reception. If your wedding is on Thanksgiving weekend, incorporate turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and the like into your menu. Don't go overboard, because the main focus should be the wedding, but try to bring in that holiday feel in a tasteful and fun way.
Expect That Some Won't Be Able To Come
Prepare yourself for quite a few "no" RSVPs if you will get married around a big holiday, like Christmas or Thanksgiving. These are generally spent with family, and while your own family may be able to make the adjustment, some of your friends may not be able to be away from their own families.
Things To Keep In Mind
Travel expenses will most likely cost more for your guests over holidays, making it harder for some to attend. If you will be getting married in a busy area, there is a good chance that there will be lots of traffic and more people than usual in town. Your own budget may see the strain too. Venues often charge a bit more to use a reception room on New Year's Eve, and flower prices tend to go up around Valentine's Day.
Do What Makes You Happy
If there is a holiday that is special to you as a couple, then that may be the best date for the two of you to choose. On the other hand, picking a day with no particular meaning to anyone else makes your wedding anniversary a holiday all its own.
As with most wedding decisions, if it makes you happy, then go ahead and do it. It's your special day. Venus Bridal realizes the importance of this day, and we do our best to help make it extra special through the exquisite bridal gowns that we offer. No matter what your style, personality, wedding date or venue, you will find something perfectly made just for you within our fabulous wedding dress collections.
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