Hello Our Beautiful Readers!
Since we just celebrated the 4th of July and many of you may have gotten engaged, we thought we would touch on tips of having a holiday wedding. Holidays are such a fun and magical time it may seem like a good idea to pick a holiday for your wedding date but sharing your wedding date with a notable holiday such as Valentine's Day, 4th of July, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and Day definitely comes with it's own set of pros & cons. Although we absolutely love the idea of a wedding on New Year's Eve where you kiss at midnight, we personally believe your wedding day should have its own special day which is not shared with any other important event. But here are a few tips to keep in mind if you really have your heart set on having your wedding on a holiday!
- Having your wedding on a holiday will make your anniversary easy to remember. However, it may also make it difficult for the two of you to get away to celebrate.
- Make sure to send Save-the-Dates as early as possible.
- Don’t be surprised if you have a larger percentage of declines in RSVPs since many people plan their vacations during the holidays.
- Include fun and theme-driven elements such as a great signature cocktail.
- Play normal wedding reception music not seasonal holiday music.
- Costs for vendors could be higher than on a non-holiday. Flowers always cost more in winter months and during holidays such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
- Hotels and airfare are costlier during holiday times, too. Which could keep guests from attending.
- If you plan to have your celebration on a holiday, remember it's important to let your wedding be about your style, color and you as a couple not about the holiday because the reason your guests are there is to celebrate the two of you. To keep it personal, make sure the elements reflect you and your husband-to-be's style and personality and not the holiday. For example, if you decide to have a Christmas wedding, this doesn't mean everything has to be decked out in red, green and white. Instead, use an all white theme or use purple and gold elements to create a very beautiful, elegant soiree. If you have your heart set on using the colors of the holiday, use the colors sparingly.
We would love to hear if you are planning a holiday wedding and how you plan to make it unique and memorable!