Anzac Day wedding

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: Is it okay to get married on Anzac Day?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    40 %
    No : (6 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1201 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: A very pretty church.

    I think a lot of things that happen around the heritage and history of ANZAC day can be less than appropriate (those wierd party cruises etc). You could have a lovely wedding,  even take a moment before the ceremony starts for some silent remembrance? 

    Post # 3
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    rosie89:  I personally wouldn’t do it, but I wouldn’t find it offensive or anything if someone else did. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    It would be hard for those who go to dawn service to go to a wedding after. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I think it’s okay, we looked at many venues available on Anzac Day. Anzac Day only goes til 1pm butyou may have to pay more with caterers etc because it’s a public holiday

    Post # 6
    Member
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think it’s fine, maybe just let the Dawn Service-ers have a nap between and don’t start too early 🙂

    I see nothing disrespectful about adding a special memory to a historical day, as long as you don’t have unrealistic expectations of the morning.

    My mother arrived in Australia on ANZAC Day so I think it’s special for more than one reason anyway. 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee

    I probably wouldn’t go to a wedding on Anzac Day. I don’t know if it’s disrespectful necessarily (although I do feel like that day is set aside for remembrance). However, a lot of people have their own traditions and routine for Anzac Day. It’s already a special day. 

    My parents (and some grandparents, aunts/uncles/cousins) and lots of friends are in the military, so maybe my perspective is skewed. 

    Post # 8
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    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    There is no way I would ever have my wedding on Anzac Day and I would be pretty pissed off if I was invited to one on that day. Would likely only attend if it was close family. 

    I I think it’s fairly disrespectful, but my views could be coloured by the fact that my fiancé was in the army, served in and lost a best mate in Afghanistan and most of our friends are army or ex-army. 

    Anzac day is a very important day in our circle but I guess if it doesn’t mean much to you or those closest to you then go ahead. 

    Keep in mind that next year is the 100 year anniversary so it is even more important. 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  monique_w.
    Post # 10
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    6740 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Just wanted to say- thanks for helping me to learn something new today. As an American I had no idea what this was until I googled it. I love learning new things!

    Post # 11
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    1236 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

     

    eeniebeans:  Ha, right there with you 🙂 Interesting!

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