(Closed) DW: is December acceptable?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Would you be willing to travel to Orlando (from DC) for a December wedding?
    Unfortunately no. I would want to if it were another time of year! : (7 votes)
    18 %
    No, nor would I be interested at another time of year. : (9 votes)
    23 %
    Yes! A December trip to Disney would be awesome! : (16 votes)
    40 %
    I might go, but wouldn't be happy about the time of year. : (5 votes)
    13 %
    other - please explain below! : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I would be prepared for a lot of declines as with any Destination Wedding, but I think if people know well ahead of time they could prepare just as if they would prepare to go to a destination wedding any other time of the year. I don’t think January would necessarily be any better. 

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    it should be fine. Double check the weather, it can be unpredictable that time. Also, people may already have PTO and money saved for the holidays so it might be a bit more challenging 

    Post # 4
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    5121 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    If it’s that short of a flight for most people and you’re getting married on Saturday (ie, normal M-F working people wouldn’t need to take a day off and could arrive Fri night and leave Sun) then I think it’ll be ok. 

    Post # 5
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    1310 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I don’t think it’s any worse than any other time of year for a destination wedding. 

    Post # 6
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    319 posts
    Helper bee

    The only challenge would be that people save vacation for end of year and its sometimes hard to take off twice in one month. But if it’s that close of flight then many will be able to go for an extended weekend which for me wouldn’t be that big of an issue Nor for most people I know. 😊

    Post # 9
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    4691 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    December is a pretty tight month for a lot of people because of the holidays and year end work deadlines. I would be ready for a lot of no’s.

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would not attend a Destination Wedding in December.  It’s too close to Thanksgiving and Christmas, which is (a) an expensive time of year for us and (b) already full of travel and time off.  Talk to your guests who you really want there and see if they can make it work, though.  Just prepare yourself for a lot of declines.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    cantwaittobeemarried:  It depends on who’s wedding it was. Close family/very close friend, for sure. Anyone else, probably not. I had a NYE wedding and went in understanding it was an expensive.time of year and hard night for ppl with kids,  so I knew we would have a fair share of regrets.

    Post # 11
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    1149 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have no problems with December weddings! They’re another reason why family and friends can get together. I would suggest though you mail out your save the dates very very early so they don’t make plans and could budget out money to go to your wedding. December is an expensive time of year to be buying decorations/food for feasts/presents and giving your guests even more time to prep is ideal. Also they would need to save/plan about a day or two off from their work.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    It is cold where I am in Decemeber, so a reason to head anywhere warmer for a few days would be fine by me!  Some people are busy in December though, and cannot take any holidays that month, so just be prpared some people will not be able to get time off then.

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