Getting married on Father's Day?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How should we go about getting married on Father's Day?
    Get married on Father's Day and honor the fathers : (11 votes)
    33 %
    Choose a different wedding date : (22 votes)
    67 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It may be different where you live but to be honest, over here many people treat Father’s Day as yet another opportunity for the greeting card industry to drain wallets! So I can’t imagine anyone actually postponing a wedding on 15th June for that purpose.

    Post # 4
    Member
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Steampunkbride:  Around here people usually have plans for father’s day (BBQs, going out on the lake, etc.). Cards are not really given, and it really is an excuse to go spend your time with your dad, or at least for dad to get a day off and go have some fun.

    OP: There will be people who get offended that you’re having it on Father’s day (just as there are people who get offended when people have their weddings on ANY holiday/event weekend). Personally I would not have a wedding on that day for the SOLE PURPOSE of it being a SUNDAY wedding. I’d consider making it the 14th… I know 15th means something to you…. but your WEDDING anniversary is more important than your dating one. FI and I were both born on the 25th of our months and started dating on the 25th of another month…. so we WANTED to have our wedding on the 25th… however that didn’t work for us due to work conflicts, so we picked a new date. Now the 20th AND the 25th will be signficant for us!

    Post # 5
    Member
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Get married on a different day.  People go nuts over Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, and it’s also a Sunday.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    Honestly, I’d be bummed if I had to miss my family’s father’s day bbq to go to a wedding. My family doesn’t get together all that often. My sister is “in” a wedding- she’s an acqaintance of the bride and is dressing up as their school mascot to be the flower girl- and we’re really bummed she’s going to miss out.

    Post # 7
    Member
    677 posts
    Busy bee

    I know in my family, when it comes to Father’s Day/Mother’s Day/any holiday without designated time off, we usually just change when we celebrate if it doesn’t work for us (ex. we took my dad out for dinner last night because he, my SO, and I all work ridiculously early on Mondays). So, if we chose Father’s Day, we would just take my dad out Saturday evening or Friday evening. But, if your family or most of the people you know are adament about celebrating on the day, it would probably annoy them, or you would have a low turn out. Doing something special for the fathers would be nice, though.

    FWIW, we’re planning a Sunday wedding for religious reasons.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    10891 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @RyansFutureWife: We did two years ago. I had no idea it was Fathers Day until really close to the day. I didn’t see it as a problem and neither did the guests. I now see it as an honour to my Grandad who I looked upon as my Dad but had passed away 13 years previous. 

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