(Closed) Would you get married on a parent's Birthday?

posted 5 years ago in Family
  • poll: Would you get married on a parent's birthday?
    Yes! : (14 votes)
    35 %
    No! : (17 votes)
    43 %
    Maybe? : (9 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    162 posts
    Blushing bee

    @dewingedpixie:  I think it’s a great idea if you want to honor your dad that day. I don’t think you should do it just to get him to come though. You should also check with him to see if it’s okay and anyone else in your family to make sure nothing will be planned for his milestone birthday. If he is okay with it and comes that day, I would say something during the wedding to celebrate his birthday (or maybe even present him with his own cake) to make it special.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    In your case I would not…this is a milestone birthday for him, you are talking as if he won’t have many more birthdays, between the marathon and your wedding there will really be no time to celebrate him, AND you’re asking him to fly when you know he isn’t comfortable with it. So in your situation I most definitely would not ask him to spend his birthday that way.

    It just kind of sounds like his birthday happens to fall when the marathon is, so you’re trying to make it out like this will be a special thing for him when really it’s just making it more convenient for you. If the man doesn’t like flying, why would you ask him to fly somewhere to celebrate his birthday? Sounds like two separate issues and I’d worked on getting him to even be willing to attend your wedding, including the plane trip, first.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I put Maybe, but I think I would. I think I would try to not, but if it’s my dream venue and it’s the only date available, then I would.

    My entire family is out of town, other than immediate, and to be able to celebrate your birthday and the wedding of your daughter with your whole family is awesome. Also, yes it’s a “milestone birthday” but do people really care that much? I don’t think so.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2012 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    my mum and dad got married on my mums dads birthday. it was also fathers day the same day.

    Post # 8
    Member
    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @dewingedpixie:  i would get married on my dad’s birthday but my dad wouldn’t really care. 

    i think your bigger concern should be whether or not your father will come to your wedding.  if he doesn’t want to get on a plane, don’t force him.  with his ailing health, i would make my wedding the most convenient for him to attend.  how far away is he?  where are you living in relation to him?  will this be a out of town wedding for most guests?

    i’d worry more about the logistics than his birthday.  yes, it’s your day but when planning a wedding you have to also have to consider your guests.

    Post # 11
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wouldn’t do it if I were you. I would want to celebrate my dad’s 60th. Plus, not to be morbid, but if that date ends up being a sad one in the future, I wouldn’t want my anniversary to fall on it. 

    I’ve had a couple weddings fall on my birthday now, and it sucks. It’s not a fun experience. I wouldn’t want that for my dad.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i think it’s a bad idea. until he’s dead, it will always be a debate of what to celebrate that day. his birthday or your anniversary.

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