Post # 1
Hi bees! I am in the process of planning my Christmas Eve 2015 wedding! I am getting a bit stressed out though, as I need to decide on the venue I want to we can get on to the other things. My wedding will be pretty small, 30-40 people, mostly family, close friends, and a few coworkers. The thing that is a bit worrying to me is that A.) I may not be able to find someone to marry us on a holiday like that. And B.) I might not be able to find a venue to use for the same reason. I would like to have it at a church but I’m not sure how that would work with the date. I’m set on this date, I’m just not sure where to go from here. Anyone dealt with something like this? How did it go? Any suggestions welcome!! Thanks in advance ladies:)
Post # 2
SoonToBeeMartinez: Is it important to you to have a church ceremony?
If not, do you live where ordinary people can conduct a civil ceremony? e.g a friend, family member, or even yourselves.
Post # 3
julies1949: I live in Texas, so I don’t believe that they do them here. I have never heard of one, but I’ll certainly look into it more. It isn’t necessary for us to have a church ceremony, that is just the first venue I thought of and since it would mean a preacher marrying us it would be like in one so to speak Haha:) I suppose I could always get married at the JoP and then have a formal ceremony from there but again, I’m not quite sure how that would work.
Post # 5
You do not need to be registered with the state to perform a marriage in Texas, you just need to be ordained, which can be done online for free. So you could have anyone you want officiate.
Post # 6
I don’t think you should have any issues finding a place to get married. A lot of vendors offer non-Saturday discounts but that may be negated by the fact that it’s a holiday.
Post # 7
SoonToBeeMartinez: I think there has been some good advice in here so far, concerning possibly having a friend or family member officiate the wedding.
Your best bet now might be to establish a budget and start calling venues. Find out who is in your budget and if they do weddings on December 24. Don’t forget that you also might need to find other vendors like florist, DJ, lighting, transportation, catering, etc. It’s important to figure out the logistics of all of this to see if they are also able to work on your date.
Post # 8
savannahb: thank you so much!! This is a great idea, and thank you for linking the page!
lydlouoku: that’s kinds what I’m worried about, but I’m feeling hopeful 🙂
crackktheskyy: thank you! That’s definitely important as well Haha. Looks like I’ll be busy calling around pretty soon, wish me luck 🙂