There are so many decisions to make as you begin to plan your wedding and one of the main first decisions is the date of the wedding. Knowing the date and the type of wedding you hope for are big steps in the beginning of your planning. Are you planning a wedding with family and friends present, or do you expect to plan a romantic elopement? If you are considering a holiday date there are many things to consider we would like to share with you.
There will always be differing school of thoughts about planning a wedding date on a Holiday. Your situation may defy the “rules” that we read about and talk about because you are the one who knows your family and friends and will understand whether a holiday date is good or not for you.
Although there are naysayers, the advantage to planning for a Holiday can be that your family is already gathered. Does your family gather for Thanksgiving and Christmas, or possibly a summer holiday? Then, it may be a very special way to enjoy the gathering that is already happening and folks will appreciate the consideration. Take advantage of the fact that everyone already has this date on their calendar and will not have to plan another weekend.
If you are planning to have family members with children in activities, holiday times can be good because their sports and music activities are on hold due to the holiday. Important games and performances do not have to be juggled with an important wedding date.
Holiday themes can make for a great planning experience. Many venues and resorts, communities and even homes are decorated for the season so your decorating budget may be less. Often holiday themed decorations are less due to the supply of them at the time.
It is important to consider that some family members will not attend on a holiday weekend. More and more we find families with very tight schedules and precious family time. Be sure to look at all you hope to include to see what might work best for those you hope to have in attendance.
One thing to consider is to give as much notice as possible if planning a holiday date. If you are planning a family and friends wedding then the Save the Date note would be to them as soon as possible as those are dates your guests will keeping as special dates. If you are planning an elopement or any type of wedding you will want to check with your wedding venue to be sure that they are indeed offering weddings those days. In the Smokies, we find that 3 day weekends and Holidays are popular dates for weddings and we suggest you reserve those dates as far in advance as possible.
USA Today published these holiday dates as the Most Rude and Least Rude Dates! What do you think?
New Years Eve
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
4th of July
Memorial Day hangs in the balance of their survey!
Contact Sampson’s Hollow as to how we might be your holiday wedding venue.