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Finding a venue and setting the date for your wedding is one of the very first things you decide on after getting engaged. Even though setting a date may seem simple at first, there are many things to consider, such as when your family is most available and the season in which you want to get married. Many couples who have a special connection to a holiday, such as Valentine’s Day, the Fourth of July, or Christmas, feel that the day is a huge part of their story as a couple and therefore choose to celebrate their marriage on the same date. When deciding whether or not to have your wedding on a holiday, here are a few things to consider before finalizing your plans.


You’ll never forget your anniversary.


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It can be upsetting when your loved ones forget a significant date in your life. A lot of couples assume that they could never forget such an important date, but as life gets busy and the years pass, it can be easy for the day to sneak up on you or completely slip your mind. If you have your wedding on a holiday, it will be a lot easier to remember the date. After all, we all have that one friend who’s birthday is on a holiday that we never forget.

You know that people are already off from school and work.

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With holidays come vacation time. With time off and holiday traditions, many of your family members were already planning to get together in the first place. If your family lives out of town and were planning to visit anyway, having your wedding is a great way to visit with them for the holidays as well as include them in your wedding. Even more so, it’s an easy way to cut your family’s costs and let them know that you care about their budgets!

It’s an easy way to find a theme.  


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Many holidays have a standard, recognizable color palette that you can easily incorporate into your wedding. When tying the holidays into your wedding, you want to do so with small touches. An overwhelming presence of a holiday can easily overpower your wedding and be mistaken for a holiday party as well. This can be done through wedding favors, flowers, and other decor.


A lot of venues may already be booked for holiday celebrations.

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It may be difficult to find a place for your wedding as a lot of the venues may be booked up for other celebrations. If you have your heart set on a certain venue, it may prove to be extremely difficult to book on a holiday. A venue may be something you don’t want to settle on, so if you are set on a holiday wedding, be sure to book far in advance.

Guests may be unavailable.


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The holidays are always a hectic time of the year, especially around Christmastime. Due to this, guests may already have long-standing traditions with relatives they only see once a year. Because of this, many people may choose to not attend your wedding. If you want to be surrounded by your loved ones, be sure to send your invites out early.

Being overshadowed by the holiday.

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When deciding to have your wedding on a holiday, you run the risk of being overshadowed on your special day. With holiday celebrations going on all around you, it can be difficult to capture the attention of your guests. No bride wants to vy for the attention of their guests on their own wedding day.


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