Post # 1
I’ve been engaged about a month. My FH was hoping for a quick wedding – 1 year. Due to me doing the vast majority of the planning and working 70-80 hours a week, I’ve said 2 years.
SO then we tried to sort out a date… we’re both spiritual/of pagan persuasion and love May Day for its symbolic meaning, May 1. Looking ahead to 2013, the nearest weekends are April 28/29 and May 5/6.
Our inital thought was to aim for May 5, 2013. Because its the Saturday evening closest to the wedding. Then we told our parents..
Cinco de mayo? you want to be married on Cinco de Mayo?
Now I have visions of drunks stumbling over margaritas. Neither of us drink much or have ever celebrated. his family is latino, but not mexican.
Does it matter? Do you think its just a date that screams for party, for other reasons?
Post # 3
It’s not like it’s an official holiday here in the States. I’d go with May 5, I think it would be fun!
Post # 4
My only concern with such a date would be the greater potential for more drunk drivers on the road due to such a party day, so I would be extra cautious for guests’ safety traveling to and from the wedding.
Post # 5
My cousin is getting married on September 11, 2011. It wouldn’t be my choice, but honestly, once we’re all at the wedding, it’s not going to make a big difference.
If you want May 5th, go for it! The people who are likely to overdo it don’t need the holiday as an excuse. You’ll probably need to keep an eye on them either way. Likewise, people who can control themselves will be fine at your wedding. They’re not going to get ridiculous just because it’s Cinco de Mayo.
Post # 6
@CornFlakeGirl – Good Point. We have a lot of people flying in, but I’m sure after that we’ll be carpooling on a large scale as 75% of the invite list is from out of state (We’re in NY, groom’s immediate family is split due to divorce between PA and FL, friends are mostly in MA, CT areas).
@babylou: Yikes!. That’s the 10 year anniversary. There is going to be so many memorials, more than probably any year since the immediate year following.
Post # 7
I think that date is fine!! go for it. I actually know someone getting married cinco de mayo of 2012 🙂
Post # 8
I think you’ll be fine. It’s not even an important Mexican holiday (many are surprised by the celebrations in the US) since their independence day is Sept 16. Of course, your husband’s family is Latino, so that doesn’t matter either.
Post # 9
Your guests will only get drunk on margaritas if you have margaritas there for them to get drunk on… limit the kinds of beverages available if you really think it will be a problem for people.
Post # 10
Unless you actually planned a Cinco de Mayo theme, I doubt your guests will even think about it!