When opening up wedding invitations, most people expect to see wedding dates set between early spring and late summer. However, some couples can decide to be different and schedule their wedding dates for the holidays. If you are planning your wedding and want to set it for a holiday, here are four reasons why the holidays are the best time to get hitched.
Holiday Free Time
When planning your dream wedding, there is always a chance that a good number of the guests you wish to invite may have commitments for work that clash with your dates. This is especially likely if your date is on a weekday. During the holidays, it is almost guaranteed that your friends and family will be free of most commitments and will have the time to attend your wedding. If there were going to be a lot of children at your wedding, setting it up over the holidays ensures that they will not be tied down with their academic responsibilities.
It Could Be a Chance For a Family Reunion
If you have a large family in different parts of the world, they probably do not get the chance to see each other regularly, planning your big day over the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday gives everyone a chance to not only attend your wedding but also to come together for a family reunion while only spending money on transportation costs once.
This is also important if some of your loved ones are too old to travel regularly as even they will not be left out of the chance to celebrate with you. Remember that transportation during the holidays can be more expensive than normal, so give the families enough time to plan and save for trip costs.
Decorating is Easier During The Holidays
After choosing the right venue for your wedding, choosing how to decorate it is another big decision that needs to be made. Having a holiday wedding makes this an easy problem to solve as you can simply go with the theme of the season. At Easter, you can use Easter eggs, daffodils, and lots of yellow, while Christmas would involve lots of candy canes, holly, and mistletoe.
With all the holiday decorations at your disposal, you do not have to worry about picking the right flowers, choosing harsh colours or any other decoration challenge that a neutral time of the year might present.
Get Married out of “Wedding Season”
Typically, most weddings are held between Spring and Summer. Planning a wedding during this period where there are few holidays but a high demand for weddings, service providers usually means dealing with higher prices.
However, if you set your wedding for a holiday period, you go for a lower demand season and will have more options available to you for service providers while also reducing your expenses. Getting the balance right will help you to have a truly unforgettable day without unnecessarily shouldering yourself with large amounts of debt.