Is it wrong to get married on mother's day?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it wrong to get married on mother's day?
    Yes, pick a different day : (82 votes)
    53 %
    No, I don't think it's a problem : (66 votes)
    43 %
    Not sure : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
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    808 posts
    Busy bee

    There are like a million stupid hallmark holidays – if people avoided all of them no one would ever get married.

    Post # 3
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    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Depends on the people.  I dont think its wrong but maybe inconveniant.  I usually just take my mom out to lunch and then spend time with my kids.  I would just feel like the day would be jammed packed and then I have work the next day so its more like “ughhhh”.  But if its all close family attending then I dont think anyone would mind. 

    Post # 4
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    2364 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    laschai:  Not at all, and you’ll probaby get some kind of discount for it.  I had friends get married on Father’s Day, and it couldn’t have been more perfect!  Do what’s best for you!  

    Post # 5
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    1062 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Do what is best for you, but don’t hold it against people who can’t attend. I personally would not be upset if I attended a wedding on Mother’s Day as it’s not an important holiday to me. I usually celebrate with my mom a day or two before Mother’s Day though (to avoid crowds and what-not).

    Post # 6
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    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’m a first time mother now and I wouldn’t be offended if you got married on mother’s day. I say do it. 

    Post # 7
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    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    laschai:  I almost did mine on mother’s day as well, so I see no problem in having it then. I think it is a nice little celebration for moms to get out of the house, enjoy good company and what woman doesn’t like going to a wedding?? Do what you want, it is your day.

    Post # 8
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    2353 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    laschai: Well, I definitely make a point to spend time with my mom on Mother’s Day (take her out to lunch or dinner and get her a gift), but if I was close to you that wouldn’t stop me from attending your wedding. I’d do something with my mom the day before or the day after. 

    Post # 9
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    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    you might get some weird comments from people but i don’t see any problem with it. my family celebrates “whenever works” so not always that specific day. we’d just work around it if we had plans like that.

    Post # 10
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    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I don’t see a problem with it.  As PP stated, if people would try to avoid every holiday, there would be virtually no one getting married.

    Post # 11
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    1609 posts
    Bumble bee

    laschai:  No, but I think it would be nice if you found a way to honor mothers at your wedding. A toast, special prayer or giving mothers in attendance a flower (my church gives every mother a carnation on Mother’s Day).

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  molokoa.
    Post # 12
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    laschai:  I don’t think it’s a big deal. Mother’s Day isn’t a real holiday per se. It’s doubtful that your guests will feel terribly inconvenienced if they have to spend time with Mom on Saturday instead of Sunday. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    Seeing as how the wedding will be 5 years away, I think you have plenty of time to poll the actual people you will be inviting.

    I would not be offended though and would attend a wedding on Mother’s Day.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    our wedding was the day before father’s day, and we didn’t think twice. i think it would actually be nice for the moms to all be around family/friends, and other guests who are moms might see it as a great celebration. 

    Post # 15
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    6859 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think you will get a lot of people who won’t come. People don’t only spend the day with their spouses, but also with their mothers and grandmothers. I would pick a different day. 

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