Holding your wedding on the 4th of July might help you incorporate a free display of fireworks for your guests, but before you start planning your wedding on holiday,be sure to consider a few things:
Guest count can be bitter-sweet on a holiday weekend. On holiday weekends that have 3 or more days off, your RSVPs may be different because people will have a better chance of getting enough time off to attend your event, or it would do the opposite, your RSVP count could decrease do to prior commitments, traditions or engagements around the holiday itself.
Holiday Travel Cost
Over the course of a holiday weekend – the cost of flights, hotel rates and other travel expenses tend to increase. For your guests sake, be aware and considerate of your guests, and understand that their travel expenses may increase to attend your big day.
Be ready to embrace the rituals
From parades and Memorial Day family reunions to Easter egg hunts, turkey dinners and christmas carols, families love their rituals and traditions. If you are having a holiday wedding, consider embracing the ritual. Think of a fun way to incorporate a champagne toast at midnight for a New Years Eve wedding, or a pumpkin spiced drink for a halloween affair. Whatever the holiday, whatever the ritual, let your guests enjoy your day and embrace the holiday.
Before planning the festivities, be sure to discuss your wedding plans and date with your close family and friends to be sure that everyone that is an important part of your big day could be there to celebrate with you.