Holiday Weddings and Events…the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

So you’re planning your wedding and you’re trying to decide on a date.  You have the wonderful idea of planning your big celebration around a holiday.  Awesome, great or wait……you then begin to wonder is this really a good idea.  Will guests want to come to our wedding?  What will the cost be?

Last week I shared with you my beautiful wedding.  I know, I may be biased 🙂 .  I am still floating on air thinking about the post.  My husband and I chose to have our wedding during Labor Day weekend and it was the best choice I ever made.  Many often wonder what having a wedding during the holiday means for them.  When planning an event there are many decisions to make and with those decisions there are often pros and cons.

THE GOOD

EXTRA TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS is always a bonus.  Having an extra day added to your celebration due to the holiday will allow more of your out of town guest to attend the celebration because they won’t  have to worry about getting back to work the next day.

HAVING A THEME already created for you works for a lot of couples.  They simply determine their color scheme and begin to plan an event of a lifetime and depending on what type of event it is, your color scheme may already be developed.  Image having a Wintery Wedding around the Christmas Holidays, palettes of whites, or hues of blue or even green and gold all wonderful color schemes to choose from.

DECORATIONS, DECORATIONS AND MORE DECORATIONS.  Most venues lavishly decorate their facilities during the holidays which you would be able to incorporate into your celebration.  Often my clients find themselves only needing to focus on the centerpieces which gives them more bang for their floral arrangement buck!

Holiday Decor

Photo by Joe Hendricks Photography found on http://www.bridesmaid.com

NEVER FORGET YOUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.  Wouldn’t that be awesome if your hubby never forgot your anniversary.  Whoa, talking about cutting down on having to remind him of the happiest day of your life 🙂 that would be priceless in itself.

PRICING can be a pro or a con depending on which holiday you want to book an event.  At times, you’re able to get really good pricing because during the holidays people have planned celebrations with their families which leaves venues unoccupied and the Director’s willing to provide special pricing.

THE BAD

PRICING as stated can be a con, depending on which holiday you choose.  Valentine’s Day and even New Year’s Eve will always raise the pricing for you because of the popularity of those days.  In addition, many vendors charge and additional fee for working during the holiday and they are often in high demand.

SOME GUEST MAY OPT NOT TO COME to the big event because of previous plans.  From my experience, this isn’t one of the top cons.  Your closest family and friends are going to be so excited for you and want to share in the big celebration and wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world.  You guys will be surrounded by plenty of love.

DELIVERY DATES AND TIMES will require that you may have to work out a few more logistics but it is doable.  Being able to work with the rental companies and the venues is a must.  Delivery often has to be done a day or two prior to the event and picked up a few days after.  You will have to work with the venue to ensure someone is able to accept the delivery and pick-up, as well as, there is space to store the rental items.

WEATHER can be a factor when planning your event around the winter holidays such as Christmas and New Years or even the holidays during the rainy season if it will be outside.  Weddings and event during any season are doable, it just requires planning.  Work closely with your planner and rely on them to provide you with recommendations, solutions and risk plans if inclement weather occurs.

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Image from http://www.karmajello.com

LOSING SIGHT OF YOUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY because it gets lost amongst the holiday festivities.  But I say, as long as, you and your hubby-to-be know the date, everything will be okay.

THE BEAUTIFUL

With all of the pros and cons to consider when choosing our wedding date, the biggest factor in making our decision was the extra day we had to spend with our family and friends.  We have planned weddings and events around several holidays and love being able to use the holiday to incorporate in the design plan.  Planning a holiday event? We would love to assist you during the planning process.  Contact us today and let plan your event and sweat the details so that you can enjoy being a part of the celebration!

I look forward to connecting with you again, join us as we share a Crab Boil Themed birthday party we recently did.  It was yum! yum! good.

Take Care,

Erika

 

 

 

 

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