Getting married during a holiday can be exciting, but it may not be for everyone.
But just like any other time of the year, there are pros and cons to getting married on a holiday. If you've been considering a holiday wedding, read on to find out if it's right for you.
Pro: The theme is set
No matter which holiday you pick, the theme's been set! New Years? Gold, silver, and lots of metallics (and champagne). Valentine's Day? Pink and red with a trim of white. Not only are the colors simplified, but catering to the food and other small aspects of your wedding will go a lot more smoothly. For example, if you're going to be having a 4th of July wedding, you could incorporate sparklers in lieu of fireworks and serve spiked lemonade. Serve up some shamrock themed desserts and give out small bags of chocolate gold coins for your guests' ride home if you're dreaming of a Saint Patrick's Day wedding.
Con: Things may be pricier
Whether it's the venue, the caterer, or anything else that needs to arrive on the day of, chances are it'll be pricier during the holidays. This is understandable, especially when it comes to vendors. If you're willing to shell out a bit more in order to have your holiday wedding, we say go for it. Don't let the higher price point discourage you from changing the date, especially if it's that important to you.
Pro: More travel days for your guests
Holidays typically mean no work! If it's a nationally recognized holiday, your guests may have some extra free time in their schedule. Without needing to wait for their vacation requests to get approved, the chances of them having the time off to attend is higher. This also means you might get an extra 1 or 2 days off unrequested yourself! If the convenience factor appeals to you, a holiday wedding is a no brainer.
Con: Not all your invited guests may be able to make it
Depending on which holiday you're planning to get married on, you might actually find there's a decrease in guests. A Thanksgiving or Christmas wedding, for example, may not give you the turnout you were hoping for. Many people are spending time with their families, as this might be one of the few times a year they actually get to see them. During the last couple months of the year, people tend to be a bit more careful with their finances as well. After purchasing holiday gifts and travel expenses, they might not have extra money to attend your wedding.
Pro: Your big day will always be special and remembered!
Whatever holiday you choose, it'll be made much more special now that it shares the date with your anniversary. If you and your partner have a significant tie to this holiday, as the years go on the date will only grow in meaning. Despite the pros and cons, the sheer fact that you and your significant other picked this day is the only reason you need to get married on it.