(Closed) Late December wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well I got married in December so I’m biased. :p Our date was 2 weeks after Thanksgiving and 2 weeks before Christmas, so right smack dab in the middle of the holidays and we still had a great turnout. Like you said, there will always be times that don’t work for people. I’ve gone to new years eve weddings and other major holiday weddings because I wanted to be a part of their day. It wasn’t always super convenient, but in the end it didn’t really matter!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Encore Bride here…

Hubby-2-B and I are to be married Christmas Eve as part of an Elopement / Destination Wedding.

We distinctly picked the date because we want to be alone… having both done big Weddings previously.

Knowingly we picked Christmas because most people will have plans to spend the Holidays with THEIR Families.

I’ve had GFs who married between Christmas & New Years, and certainly some folks made it, while others were still out of town etc.

On a positive note, their Wedding Pics were stunning because of all the decorations that show up in them (Church was filled with Flowers… Red Poinsettas, White Carnations and Evergreen Boughs / Wreaths etc, and the Bride & Groom didn’t have to pay for them)

It is what it is IMO… for us there are advantages like yourselves, means we can sneak in some more time off for a Honeymoon.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I agree with your Fiance. There is no way I’d be able to make it to a wedding on that date, unless it was for a family member in my home state since I’d be home for the holidays. I think it depends on whether your friends/family travel out of state for the holidays or not.  Plus, if you have people coming in from out of state, you should definitely take weather into account. I had plans a few years ago to fly to visit my boyfriend’s family right after christmas and we had a blizzard and it was literally impossible for me to travel. However, as long as you can accept that these things might happen and you are ok with it, go for December if thats what you want.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We were married on December 28th and had great turnout!  It wasn’t even a weekend night.

Many of our friends who live away were home for Christmas and folks were mostly off work between Christmas and NY.  Family stuff had died down and people were ready to get out and party!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If that is what you want, do it.  Just be prepared for a lot of no’s and also it’s a tough time financially for a lot of people.  But if you all don’t care about that, go for it.  I would check with VIPs (people you would be really upset if they don’t make it) before booking.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We almost had a New Year’s Eve wedding because we both were in grad school.  I don’t remember the exact reason why we pushed it to the following summer, but it worked out in our favor because there was a HUGE snowstorm on New Year’s Eve.

You don’t just have weather concerns.  Now that I’ve been married for a while and am a guest, it would be tough for us around the holidays because of Christmas and all that financially entails, espcially with kids.

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