Sometimes organizing a wedding during the holiday season seems like a good option, especially if you are looking for a destination wedding or one where most of the guests are traveling from overseas. To make your decision, here are the pros and cons of hosting a holiday weekend wedding.
The pros for a holiday wedding
You will have a lot of time with your loved ones and it provides time for guests who are traveling from overseas.
Holiday weddings are also a good option if you’re considering having your wedding over a full weekend of festivities. If this is the case, it is important that you have an itinerary planned that includes enough activities.
Hosting a wedding over the holidays also means that you can incorporate holiday themes into your wedding. For example, a before Christmas wedding could have fragrant garlands, twinkling lights, eggnog, and chrysanthemums.
Having a non-holiday wedding
It is easier to coordinate a holiday wedding because your family and friends will be available to attend your wedding.
Hotel and airfare rates will be much cheaper than religious holidays.
This will also affect hotel venue rates, as they would be more willing to offer discounts on off-season periods.
You should also consider the fact that your anniversary will always overlap a holiday every year.
If you do choose a holiday, choose one, which leans towards a non-religious weekend, like Memorial Day or Labor Day Weekend.