Wedding the Saturday before Father's Day?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
  • poll:
    Change the Date : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Don't Change the Date : (27 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
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    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    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 # 5
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    2882 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

    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
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    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
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    191 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
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    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
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    11 posts
    Newbee

    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
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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 # 13
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    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
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    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Closertofine:  i got married the weekend of mothers day and no one complained. everyone had fun! dont worry about it. 😉

    Post # 15
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    101 posts
    Blushing bee

    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

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