(Closed) Wedding in December?

posted 8 years ago in December 2010
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’m not getting married in december, but i do know that my family goes on vacation every year for christmas. my parents go visit my sister, and my brother goes to visit his wife’s family for the holidays. i feel like a lot of other people probably do the same thing. you might be able to keep people from going on their vacations or have them leave a little later if you send STD’s out early…. but i don’t know, christmas is a special time for people to spend with their families. are you set on having a big wedding where everyone is able to come? it sounds bad to say, but a that could be a good way to keep the guest list down.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My fiance and I are getting married December 18, 2010.  I love that I’m having a Dec. wedding.  BUT my family that lives in FL isn’t happy about this decision.  They’ve decided not to attend because of the cold weather.  It’s fine by me though. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i am also having a december wedding, december 30th and yes a smaller guest list was one of the reasons.  we live in louisiana though and the weather is usually 65 degrees or so so we aren’t worried about the weather unless we have another freak snow (rolling eyes)…

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think the concern with December is that people often have other plans. You’re planning so far in advance though that people will know and will probably enjoy the trip for the wedding.

We’re getting married on New Year’s Eve and plan to get people to travel by promising a rockin’ party after the ceremony. 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our wedding is December 11, two weeks exactly before Xmas. We mailed out our STD already just to let everyone know it is this December. Now they have a year to plan vacations. We are in PA.  My family is all in the MidWest.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We did a Dec 19th wedding, and there was a bit of backlash, but most people were able to come. We just figured that we were extending the holidays for everybody!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Our wedding was December 6, 2009, which was just over a week after Thanksgiving this year.  We did have a lower turnout than anticipated (invited 55, got 30), and I did hear from a couple of people that it was too much to travel in between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  That being said, we had our closest friends and family there, and it was a beautiful day.  I think it’s definitely reasonable to expect a lower turnout for a December wedding.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

You’re going to receive negative feedback from different people no matter what date you choose, whether it’s December or June so choose what you want!!!  The date was most important to us so it didn’t matter for us…we would have done it had it been Justice of the Peace or having an actual wedding.

By The Way, I really think keeping the date is very cute.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We got engaged Dec 4th 2009 and are having our ceremony Dec 4th 2010!  This really wasn’t planned this way, but i am happy it worked out like that!  Most of our family is in Chicago or Pennsylvania and our wedding will be in Key West.  We have had a lot of positive feed back on our December wedding because they are all looking forward to getting some sunshine that time of year.  We also found that the first 2 weeks in December are “off season” and we were able to get better rates between Thanksgiving and Christmas because most people don’t travel then!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We got married in December and like a PP said a lot of family (cousins) couldn’t come because that’s when they go on vacation.

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are also getting married Dec. 4th.  Both of our families are from GA and so turn out that time of year wasnt a big issues for us.  We are probably going to send out Save-The-Date Cards in March or April so our out of town guest can plan.  I wouldn’t worry about people coming or not for your Dec wedding.  It’s a beautiful time of year and weddings are a great time to see family and bonus that it’s around the holidays. Do what ever works best for you and your fiance.  It’s the only day that is truly about you two.  Thats what we decided when we picked our date.  The people you want to be there will find a way to make it work.

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