Post # 1
We want to get away from the usual May-Oct peak wedding season, so, we are looking at either December 2, 2012 (12-02-12) or January 12, 2013 (01-12-13).
My personal preference is December 2, but I worry that since it in December it will be too busy (right after Thanksgiving).
Which would you pick – early December or January? Also, the December one would be on Sunday – do you think this matters much as we want a destination wedding anyway???
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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 # 8
Thank you all for your comments.
I really do like the idea of being amidst the holiday season and having the happy feelings carry over into the wedding. I worry about the cost being higher because places are already booked for Christmas events. However we might be able to save money on little things before the wedding from black friday sales the week before.
But if we do the January date then it is something to look forward to AFTER Christmas so it makes the post-holiday doldrums a bit better.
I’m so undecisive, and my guy will go with whatever I choose, so he isn’t much help to me right now. Right now each date has equal pros and cons, but my heart leans towards December and my head leans towards January.
Post # 9
Go with your heart. The people who matter most will make it no matter what month its in.
Post # 10
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
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
I like the January day just because I have a numbers thing. 12 + 1 = 13. My date is 6/9/12. 🙂
Post # 13
@MrsCoachBtoBee: I’m so glad to hear you have a numbers thing too and it’s not just me. Fiance says, as long as the day is OURS it doesn’t matter what the number is, but I still like the idea of a nice looking number – I’m an accountant 🙂
Post # 14
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
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
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.