(Closed) December or January Wedding- which is better?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Im having a Sunday wedding and a Decemember wedding! =) And I wouldn’t change it for the world! Though we dont get snow, I love the “Wintery feel”, the cooler weather and the “Holiday Spirit” of the time! =) On top of having an off-season Sunday wedding, we are having an evening wedding! YAY for those twinkly lights! 

I say go with what works best for YOU both and what YOU both want. People honestly are going to bitch and complain about your date whether its closer to Turkey Day or Christmas Day…trust me, I think we’ve heard it ALL. But it doesnt change anything; we’re still getting married on OUR day of choice! 

Best of Luck!!! xo

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you have a Destination Wedding I dont think the day of the week matters.  I’m doing a dec Destination Wedding so I see nothing wrong with it. 

I do think that before the holidays is probably better than after.  Not sure why,  but I think the cost and excitment and strss that comes with all the holiday madness Jan might not work for some people.  Either way its whatever you want.  Those who love you and want to be with you will go no matter what.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would probably go with the December date. People are generally in great spirits during the time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it seems like it would be a great time to have your wedding.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I’m going to go against the grain and vote for the January date.  Especially since it’s a Destination Wedding, I would rather travel after the hectiness of the holiday season, not in between Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I vote for January too.  Checkbooks and schedules are already stretched thin in December so to add a big event like a wedding would push the envelope.  Book for January.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Go with your heart. The people who matter most will make it no matter what month its in.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

think of all the lovely photos you could have with christmas decorations and trees  etc….a really lovely winter wonderland wedding,  how gorgeous that would be. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m an early December so I see where you’re coming from on feeling like it’s already a busy season, but we haven’t had any complaints and almost everyone is coming. I think December is a great month in which to be married 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like the January day just because I have a numbers thing.  12 + 1 = 13.  My date is 6/9/12. 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well I’m a bit biased, but if your heart says December, go with it! It’s a great month, people are excited about the holidays, and we lucked out that our venue does Christmas decorations around that time of year so we have some built in gorgeous decorations in the foyers and on the outside…should make for some great pictures!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I say January. People’s vacation time usually restarts then, so if they needed to take time off it likely wouldn’t be as big of an issue. Plus I know for me, there is no way I have time with work and family stuff during November/December.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are getting married the week before Christmas. It did affect our out of town guests since the price of flights is ridiculous. But we were surprised at how many out of town guests are attending. For us we wanted to get married on our anniversary so that’s how we picked December though.

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