(Closed) Date of Wedding – Need Advice!

posted 6 years ago in December 2013
  • poll: Which date should I have my wedding on?
    December 6th, 2013 : (28 votes)
    65 %
    December 20th, 2013 : (15 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it all depends on how many people you are inviting and who they are. If it’s a small family wedding and you know your family won’t care then I would do the 20th but if you are having a big wedding with a bunch of different friends and family then I would do it the 6th.

    Post # 4
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    @chrissyb464:  Also consider your anniversary. If you get older and have kids, doing Christmas and things might make it harder to celebrate your anniversary. Or other family gatherings, if you’re generally close to your family and/or celebrate Christmas

    Post # 5
    11419 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @chrissyb464:  Unless choosing your preferred date of 12/20 would preclude any “must have” guests (parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.) from being able to attend, I would choose the date that you and your Fiance really want and let the chips fall where they may with regard to additional guests.  I’m sure you will still have a large number of family and friends choose to attend your wedding regardless of the fact that the date is only five days before Christmas.

    Post # 6
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    How many out of town guests do you plan to invite?  That would influence my decision a lot, I think.

    Post # 7
    36 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would do the 6th! I was going to have my wedding July 6th, but decided to go with the 13th because I knew people would be busy and going out of town for the 4th of July. Good Luck!

    Post # 8
    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Traveling for a wedding on 12/20 is going to be cost-prohibitive for many people. I’d do the 6th, or the 13th (I was born on a friday the 13th and can promise you that it is not an unlucky day).

    Post # 9
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    If it is small or mostly local, then do the 20th. If it’s larger and/or you have quite a few Out of Town guests, then do the 6th.

    Post # 11
    899 posts
    Busy bee

    were going with the 21st for the same reasons! my fiance has a large family that are a little scattered around the country but they all come home for the holidays so its actually more convenient.


    Post # 12
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    6th. 20th is way too close to the holidays

    Post # 13
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d go with the 6th… but heck, FH and I are waiting six months for our honeymoon haha.

    Post # 14
    7680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @chrissyb464:  In that case I say the 20th. For most guests, a wedding is just one day, so I don’t think it would significantly impact the “Christmas rush”. Here in Australia December is summer so I’ve been to quite a few mid-to-late December weddings and it’s never been a problem for us as guests.

    Post # 15
    12 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I would go with the 20th! All of my Out of Town guests always come in town for Christmas so it was convenient for them to only make one trip. That’s why we did ours 12/29. About 95% of our guests attended. 

    Post # 16
    2286 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    Unless it was a very, very good friend or an immediate family member I wouldn’t go to a wedding right before Christmas. Flights will be insanely expensive, the highways will be jam packed, and the cost is just too much with Christmas just a few days later. I think you should be considerate to your guests and do it earlier. It’s easy for you to delay your honemoon by 2-3 weeks, it’s harder for others to give the time/money to an event so close to the biggest holiday of the year for most Americans.

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