(Closed) Please help us choose a Christmas Wedding date!!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What Christmas wedding date is best?
    Thursday 5th December (my birthday as well) : (9 votes)
    12 %
    Friday 20th December : (19 votes)
    24 %
    Saturday 21st December : (50 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I much prefer Saturday weddings over any other day so my first choice would be the 21st.  I personally don’t think that’s too close to Christmas.  Friday weddings are especially hard for people having to come from out of town.

    Post # 4
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    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i would prefer a saturday wedding as well.   the 21st would be my choice.  what a nice way to start the holiday festivities. 

    question: do your friends and family go away for the xmas break?  will they be available? 

    Post # 5
    Member
    412 posts
    Helper bee

    It’s REALLY pricey to fly over the holidays. This year, anything after the 18th was double. If they book far enough in advance it will be cheaper but will they be able to confirm exact time off/flight dates over 4 months in advance? Or if they stay for the festivities instead of flying back on the 22nd, is someone willing to host them? Whenever my European relatives came over around Christmas, they were here from ~the 15th to the 7th (this year flights dropped again about the 8th of january). For one or two people, it’s not a huge deal, but since you said they also have kids… 

    Post # 6
    Member
    6210 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I say the saturday, but send out your Save-The-Date Cards tomorrow.

    Post # 7
    Member
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Me_and_MrJones:  13 is actually a very lucky number…and the flights will be cheaper for people if you choose that date.

    Post # 8
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    2078 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    A Friday or Saturday wedding is much better logistically for your guests than a Thursday wedding. I voted the 21st; don’t worry about it being close to a holiday. I was married a few days after the 4th of July, our Independence Day and now I get to associate that holiday with my wedding and each anniversary with the love of my life. Almost makes the holiday season a little more sweet and special each year! Plus our family was around for the holiday and stayed for the wedding, so 2 birds one stone if you will. (2 events, one trip!) I say go for it! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    9209 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I think Saturday weddings are definitely the most convenient for everyone involved.  But if you choose to do it that close to Christmas, just don’t be offended if a number of folks can’t make it!  A LOT of people go out of town or country for the holidays, at least the folks I know.  Even getting a STD early probably wouldn’t change that for me, unless you were close family or a super good friend  :/

    Post # 10
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    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    To be honest, if I was a invited to your wedding, I wouldn’t attend any of those dates. I think it’s a bit rude personally to have a wedding that close to Christmas, because that it the only time of year I get to go visit my own family, so I will not give that up for anyone’s wedding except maybe my sister or my very best friend. Not to mention the cost and hassle to travel that week.

    And I would not be able to attend a Thursday wedding that time in December either. As someone who works at a University, that is finals season here, and I will likely have work obligations (proctoring exams, grading, etc).

     

    Post # 11
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    1304 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would just pick a date in January instead.  Don’t co-opt people’s holiday season.  December is busy enough as it is.

    Post # 12
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    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would go with the Saturday date.  By the end of the year many people will have already used up their time off, or they are already taking stuff off for the holidays so a weekday would be hard.  If you send the Save-The-Date Cards very far in advance you should be fine. 

    Some people probably won’t attend because of holiday conflicts, but no matter what day you pick you’ll have people that can’t make it.

    Post # 16
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    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the idea of  a Friday evening wedding!  I’m picturing trees with white fairy lights and evergreen boughs as decor, and a beautiful candle-lit ceremony!

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