Beware Of These Holiday Weekends And Sporting Events For Your Wedding Date
After you have got engaged, your first thoughts are to go shopping for your wedding dress, but you have a lot more planning and decisions to make. When you begin to plan for your wedding take out the calendar for the year you are planning to marry, and make a note of the long weekend holidays, and the sporting events, that are planned. There are many different holidays for different cultures and religions, which makes it hard to avoid all of them. Christmas is one of the most popular holidays and it can be romantic and fun to have your wedding around this time of the year.
With the beautiful decorations, colors, music and sometimes depending on your location, there could be snow. There are a few things to keep in mind about this time of year, most people are planning parties over the Christmas period, there are lots of family reunions and get-togethers for gift exchanges, and the big Christmas dinner. This is an expensive time of the year for traveling and staying at a hotel, air travel and the hotel industry have been known to increase rates.
Easter weekend means lots of people with religious beliefs, especially many Christians, are attending church services from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, so I think it would make it difficult for family and guests to decide on whether to attend a wedding versus attending Easter church service. Don’t forget, family with children are busy planning Easter egg hunts. Ramadan is also a religious holy period that lasts a month of fasting, so this surely is a holiday to be taken into consideration. The Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, also is in December for 8 days, and Yom Kippur is a very important day usually is celebrated in September, followed by Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, and of course Thanksgiving.
Sports events such as the Superbowl weekend could be a difficult time for most die-hard football fans, having to choose between your wedding and the big game could put friends and family in an awkward position. If you are deciding on a destination wedding, first check that their annual music festivals are not coinciding with your wedding date, some of the festivals, like a Mardi Gras, have tens of thousands flock to visit for these occasions, this will be a time when travel expenses are high.
One of the best times to save money on a wedding venue is on a holiday weekend, this seems to be a quiet time, so not only a good time to save, but a bigger availability of wedding venues to choose from. Pairing your wedding with a holiday weekend gives you the option to include the celebrations into your theme, like the 4th of July you could arrange to set off fireworks, Christmas has a Santa pass out the party favors, also it ’s a time for your guests to have an extra day to recuperate. If your wedding will occur around the Halloween holiday, make sure you let your guests know if it will be a costume affair, otherwise, you will have some funny characters attending your wedding.
I hope you have found this article to be interesting, for more interesting articles please check out our fall wedding guide.