(Closed) Dec wedding? bad idea?

posted 6 years ago in December 2012
Post # 3
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3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t see anything wrong with a wedding in December other than it’s respectful of your guests to hold it earlier in the month, rather than later, to make travel and gift-giving easier.  I’d be really reluctant to do anything for THIS December, though, as 90 days or so really is not a lot of time to plan a wedding, especially if quite a few people will travel.  If you’ve not got a dress yet, having a wedding so quickly will seriously limit your options unless it will be a very casual wedding; it’s too late to order from many designers through a boutique, so you’d be stuck with preowned, off-the-rack/samples, or the designer knock-offs (mainly from China), none of which are bad options, but definitely not as desirable for some brides (limited selection in your size, and you don’t get to try on the Chinese ones).  Also your choices of venue might be quite limited, depending on where you want to hold it and how large it would be.

I’m not saying it can’t be done, only that when you’re planning a wedding, it’s a lot smoother if you have plenty of time.  You get more options, better pricing and better choices.  You also get plenty of time to do any DIY/crafts/decorations you’d like to do. Your out-of-town guests get more of a chance to shop around for airfare, and you have more options when looking for a hotel block of rooms. But if you’re thinking about a more casual, intimate wedding and reception, perhaps hosted at a restaurant that already has a menu and all the equipment and doesn’t need a lot of decor, and everyone on the guest list is local, then you can make it work.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

If you are getting married in December- you need to start planning now— which could be A LOT of stress, especially if you don’t have all of the money together.

Post # 5
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1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There’s no reason you can’t have a wedding in early December. (I’d love to have a December wedding. 🙂

The first thing you need to figure out is what kind of budget you have.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m biased of course, but December is perfectly fine for weddings. But with only a little over 3 months to go, do you have a set idea of exactly what you want? It can definitely be done, but you’ll have to make a lot of quick decisions.

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