Post # 1
I’ve just realized our wedding is planned for the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. Many of our guests will be traveling from out of town (we are inviting out of town kids to the wedding). I’ve asked those closest to me and only one said the date might be an issue (but this was unrelated to it being Father’s Day). And for reasons I’m kind of unsure of (inertia maybe?) I’m kinda dragging my feet on the idea of changing the date. Fiancee also thinks changing the date is silly (but he doesn’t have any real reason other than june 20 “sounds” like a better anniversary). As of a week ago, the weekend prior was open. So, do I change it if its still available?
Post # 2
I don’t think I understand why it would be necessary to change your date?
if you are worried about out of town guests, they are still Fathers outside of their zipcode and can celebrate anywhere 🙂
Post # 3
Closertofine: I would keep the date the same. They can still celebrate the next day, and if they’re in a new town that would be fun!
Post # 4
That’s true. I guess I was wondering about the Dads who wouldn’t be around their kids (these would be the dads with adult kids who are not invited). Or friends who might want to celebrate with their own dads but would not be in town. I guess I don’t really think of Father’s Day as being a particularly big deal or one that people need to celebrate in person. Perhaps I am just crossing the bridge into crazy town and getting anxious about everything? That’s totally possible 🙂
Post # 5
Closertofine: There is always a conflict for every day you pick for your wedding date. As long as it’s not Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving, I wouldn’t worry about it. Father’s day celbrations are fairly low key, and I know plenty of families who don’t get together to celbrate it.
Post # 6
We just attended an out-of-town wedding on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. We celebrated with our moms when we got back, and they weren’t at all upset. I think you’ll be fine!
Post # 7
Closertofine: I’m not recommending you go ahead and change the date at this point, but I will say that we purposefully chose to do the weekend before because of father’s day – so I understand your concern.
That being said, I think if you’ve already set it and have vendors set, etc – you shouldn’t worry about it and just leave the date as is.
Post # 8
It’s Father’s Day, Mother’s Day might be a slight issue but I doubt anyone will care.
I agree with your FI- I’m 6/13 and I wanted 6/20 because it DOES sound better, haha
Post # 9
I chose another date because the only date left in June was Father’s Day weekend. Everyone around me said it wasnt a big deal, but those are the people closest to me. I know they would be there no matter what. I felt more comfortable with a date that didn’t conflict with a holiday. I would change it, personally, but do what is best for you. I wouldn’t not change it because a certain date ‘sounds’ better. That seems silly.
Post # 10
My wedding is 6/20 of next year. I scheduled it thinking it’s the weekend AFTER fathers day (boy was i dumb for not double checking). But no I am not changing the date. No one has said it will be a problem and I kept thinking we will have a great photographer to take all these awesome multi-generational photos that people will probably want because they are all in the same place at the same time and dressed nice. 🙂
Post # 11
I think the better question to contemplate is, do you care that your wedding anniversary will be right around fathers day every year? Not sure if you plan on havng kids but an anniversary weekend getaway could conflict with fathers day…
Post # 12
@stargurl: Not an issue. Neither us are too into Father’s or Mother’s day as a holiday (FI is especially not that into father’s day). That could change I guess once we have kids.
Post # 13
My wedding was the day before Mother’s Day. No one had an issue.
My only thing is that if or when your FI becomes a father, it might be tricky celebrating both your anniversary and Fathers Day.
It wasn’t a big deal for me so I had no problem getting married before Mother’s Day.
Do what you want 🙂
Post # 14
Closertofine: i got married the weekend of mothers day and no one complained. everyone had fun! dont worry about it. 😉
Post # 15
My sister just had her wedding this past “saturday before father’s day” and it really had no impact whatsoever on her wedding. In fact, we had some FB posters that enjoyed “getting to sleep in with a hangover while kids brought me breakfast in bed… best of both worlds” LOL