Post # 1
My fiance and I plan to get married on June 15, 2014. We started dating on October 15, 2010 but want to get married during the summer. We still wanted to get married on the 15th. We decided on June 15th and then shortly after, realized that’s Father’s Day. Do you think it would be wrong for us to get married on Father’s Day? Should we just honor our fathers and the fathers who attend? Should we choose a different date? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
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
@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
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
- 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
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
@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.