Post # 1
I was just recently engaged last month and starting to plan the wedding! My original plan was a Christmas wedding 2 weekends before Christmas with silky black bridesmaids dresses and red and green accents everywhere with lights and a big tree. But now I’m looking and a pretty spring wedding with jasper colored bridesmaid dresses and an outside ceremony sound so nice too! Any thoughts or even pictures would help. Thank you all!!!
Post # 3
Go for the Christmas wedding. It seems to me you like that more as you mentioned it first. I think a Christmas wedding would be lovely. Dark red bm dresses with silver diamanté accents on the neckline of long satin dresses. Pine cones sprayed with silver glitter and cranberries would be stunning.
Post # 4
While I think a Christmas wedding would be truly gorgeous, consider your guests (if you’re planning to host more than just your very immediate family). Many people have annual plans in the weeks leading up to Christmas/New Year, like hosting or attending holiday parties. Also, and this might be irrelevant if all of your guests are close by, but it’s an expensive time of year for most people. Your guests might be flying somewhere for the holidays a two weeks later, and an extra few hundred dollars for another crowded flight, on top of property taxes and holiday gifts (and any wedding present they feel so inclined to share with you) might be tough. Are you okay with some of your guests declining the invite?
Ultimately, get married when it makes the most sense for you and your FI and what you want for yourselves! If part of what you want includes hosting all of your loved ones, April might be a better time.
Post # 5
Your wedding is only one day but your anniversary is every year. I would personally rather celebrate my anniversay in April when not much else is going on and tax money is coming back!
Post # 6
Both sound like they will be perfect no matter what! personally tho, i do not like winter, and hate traveling in snow/ice and would not want to make my guests travel in it either.
Post # 7
@SarahAnn381: I ALWAYS wanted a Christmas wedding, just wasn’t in the cards for me though. That would be my vote! Or I always thought New Year’s Eve would be a blast too!
Post # 8
@SarahAnn381: I would just adore to have a christmas or attend a christmas wedding! 2 weekends before is very good timing, even 3 weekends before would be fine as well I think.
Post # 9
I vote for April.
Christmas is already a pretty busy time of year, for many people it os super stressful and the weekends before and after are already packed with activities.
If you pick April, you wil have all winter to plan and do DIY if you wish, and research, and I think it would be fun and really make the winter fly by (a good thing, eh.)
Plus, not sure where you live but around here a Chrsitmas wedding might be snowed out, but that would rarely happen in April!
Post # 10
If you want to have an outdoor wedding, just think that outdoor weddings add stress. I don’t know where you live, but I live in the Northeast and April is unpredictable weather wise. It depends if you’re a gambler! My wedding was in June and the weather was such a nailbiter. It turned out to be really really hot and humid that day and also it rained during our pictures. If I had to do it over, I would maybe do a winter wedding so that it just took weather off the table.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone for your opinions they are all great and have me thinking ALOT! We are looking at a venue by the water on Sunday and that will make my decision if it’s as good as it looks then we will book it and have an April wedding. I live in New Jersey so I’m thinking the end of April should be good weather minus the whole rain thing. But if this venue doesnt excite me then we will probably go with our first choice of a Christmas wedding.
Post # 12
I was originally going to have my wedding in November, the Sat after Thanksgiving while fam will still be down for the holidays but that ended up not working out. Some vendors were not even open on that day for business so they can spend time with their family so keep that in mind too (be considerate of the vendors and their times). I vote for the April wedding.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
April. I have a birthday 9 days before Christmas and my parties are always lightly attended due to the holidays. People have other plans, office parties, family in town, going out of town to visit family, etc… Plus, having an anniversay in April means you won’t have to celebrate an important annual event at Christmastime.
Post # 14
@SarahAnn381: I would saw winter but have you thought about the type of dress you want that may help. A huge silk ballgown would be more suited to winter than a warm summer day. If you have one in mine or a type that could narrow it down not saying it cant have a ballgown in summer but the comfort factor could affect the date choice