If there is one question brides constantly get tripped up about, it’s whether or not they are “allowed“ to hold their wedding on a holiday. There is a lot of back-and-forth and mixed opinion when it comes to the actual answer of this question, but we’re going to give you our take on it to hopefully help you make an easier choice when it comes to picking your wedding date. wedding-on-a-holiday-loved-ones

What is considered a holiday?

This is the first thing you need to answer, because, even though it’s marked down on the calendar, certain days don’t apply as holidays when it comes to answering this question. Often, you can consider any day that you would have off from work as a holiday. These can include:

  • New Year’s
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Pros Of Having Your Wedding on a Holiday

Even if you may think it seems taboo, there are a few benefits of having your wedding on holiday weekend.

It May Be Cheaper

Since other brides may not want to have their wedding during holiday weekend, your venue may give you a discounted rate on yours just so they can fill the space.

Everyone Usually Already Has Off

Especially if the holiday lands on a Monday, you can turn your wedding into a long weekend affair since many of your guests will probably already have off from work or school due to the federal holiday. That means you won’t have to worry about some of your favorite people potentially missing out on the event.

It Gives Your Guest Plans

Everyone knows wedding are typically a great time, so if you invite someone who had already been trying to figure out something fun to do for the holiday, you just gave them plans, and they’ll be all the more excited for your big day.

Cons Of Having Your Wedding on a Holiday

You May Pay More

While there is the chance that you can pay less for a wedding on a holiday, if the venue and vendors realize the supply and demand for that weekend, you may actually end up paying more. If your budget is on the smaller side, you may want to consider a different day.

Your Guests May Be Upset

While it’s true that any guest who truly loves you and your fiancé won’t feel genuinely upset, they may initially get a bit disgruntled if they have to cancel already made plans or pay more for a hotel in order to attend your big day.

It may also be uncomfortable for guests who only know the bride and no one else to spend a holiday with people who are essentially strangers to them.

When picking your wedding date, weigh the pros and cons of having it on a holiday, but ultimately, it’s your day, so choose whatever your heart desires.

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