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Should You Have Your Wedding Over a Holiday?

How about having your wedding ceremony over the holidays? Well, people might try to discourage you, even some guest will tell you they’ve got many commitments with family and friends. Do not worry its time to bring both of your families together and plan your big day…

Meaning that you can have your wedding on Thanksgiving weekend or the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Note that choosing a holiday period to get married also has its downsides, but there are more advantages and reasons for saying your vow on a major holiday. Read on:

1.    It is easier to remember your anniversary

Tying the knot on a significant holiday makes it easier to commemorate your anniversary especially for men. You can quickly forget other dates like April 18th, but if it’s a major holiday like Dec 25th, it becomes easy for you to remember the date. This is even more beneficial if you will love to surprise your spouse on your anniversary or also go on a vacation during this time.

2.    Avoiding wedding season

Most people prefer to get married during the fall or spring season and if you decide to plan your wedding during this period as well, then get ready to spend more. But, during the holiday, there will be vast options to choose from helping you to save and reduce cost. All you have to do is to research for a wedding planners, caterers, Deejays, florists, bridal boutiques and bridal shops to make the right choice. You will also be able to skip high price tags if you have a holiday wedding, as most wedding professionals will be available at a cheaper rate.

3.    Loved ones may think that your plans are more important than theirs.

You might set your wedding dates months before the day, and some of your guests might assure you that they don’t have plans for that day, but that doesn't mean you should take that day for your own in advance. The reason is that you are asking your guest to forgone their plans and forgo spending that time with relatives – in favor of you and your beloved. Whatever choice you make, be it a big affair or small one you will be taking someone away from their family or making them make a difficult decision.

4.    Your guest will merry

This is a holiday season, with celebration and decoration all around, your wedding will find everyone in their best mood, making your special day more fun. Having a holiday wedding is one of the reasons why your wedding will be unforgettable.

5 Things to Keep in Mind If You're Planning a Holiday Wedding

December is no doubt one of the most popular month to tight the knot with your soul mate. However, it’s no brainier that having a holiday wedding isn't nearly as common because fall is the most common season many couples decide to walk down the aisle.

What many couples do not understand is that planning a wedding for December and January may be an opportune time, as this period is around school breaks or work schedules. The only downside to holiday weddings is that your guest might not have time to attend the event due to the overlap of other events.

However, we have listed below things to keep in mind if you are committed to hosting your wedding around the holiday season. Read on:

1.    Consider a Smaller Guest List

The first thing you should keep in mind is that, even if you have been your holiday wedding for more than a year, there are chances that some guest will not be coming due to the choosing date as they will have their family celebrations to attend or due to other reasons like the high cost of travel during the holiday period. So, it is advisable that you consider making your wedding a more intimate if you're worried that you'll have a lot fewer guests in attendance.

2.    Family Comes First

Just as we stated earlier on it is advisable that you turn your wedding into a family-friendly affair if you're planning on inviting guests beyond families and your close friends. That will significantly increase the chance of your guests showing up as they won't have to choice than to attend your beautiful day.

3.    Shortlist Your Ideas

When you are having choosing what and what to add or remove from your plans, sit yourself down with your partner and pick your way through it. Set aside a time for this and keep an open mind as you discuss on the ideas – you can easily shortlist of destinations and venues naturally.

4.    Pick A Hue

Once you are done deciding on the bigger plans like your destination, venue, how to get your guest there, now it’s time to work on the more beautiful details. To get a starting point with the design, dress-up, and décor. You can as well follow the season trend – log fire flames ambers, snowy whites and red wines are winter hues for weddings. 

5.    Be Prepared for Higher Prices

Well, people might not tell you this, but because your wedding is booked for the holiday period where other people and vendors are wanting to spend time with their own families, the price of things like photography, catering, and others might be higher than it should be. So, be prepared to pay more for a wedding during the holiday period. This higher prices also applies to flights and hotel rooms. It is advisable that you book your hotel and flight in time before the price skyrocket, especially if you are having your wedding at a winter destination.

 

Donuts and Weddings Go Hand-in-Hand This Time of Year

Donuts and Weddings Go Hand-in-Hand This Time of Year

We've done blogs on donut themed weddings before, but there's just something about this time of year that makes us want sugar and warmth. So, why not combine that with your Gilbert wedding?

You'd be surprised how many people questions, "Does it get cold in Arizona?" I'll admit it, before I moved here, personally, I didn't think Arizona got chilly, or snow. But as the kids bundled up this morning for school, we definitely feel the chill in the air this time of year, and we LOVE it. 

Really Great Fall Wedding Trends

Really Great Fall Wedding Trends

We've covered Fall wedding trends quite a few times, but you really can never have enough ideas when the weather is so beautiful here in Gilbert, Arizona. 

We went through some of the top wedding blogs this morning to find some additional autumn wedding trends that are worth taking a look at...

Happy Halloween Wedding

Happy Halloween Wedding

Happy Halloween!! We have been on the topic of Halloween for the past week, and because of the great response, we're going to keep on the topic of Halloween themed weddings all week!!

So, let's dive into Halloween wedding ideas with some of the most random and interesting that we could find on Pinterest.

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Wedding Theme Ideas

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Wedding Theme Ideas

Who isn't a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas? The artistry. The music. It's turned in to a cult culture over the past few years, and one that has been brought into the world of weddings. 

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to take a look at this popular Halloween tale to see how it translates into a wedding theme:

Halloween Wedding Theme: Dia De Los Muertos

Halloween Wedding Theme: Dia De Los Muertos

I love the idea of a Day of the Dead Wedding theme for Halloween, don't you? The beautiful colors! The fantastic artistry! The makeup! If you're interested in Halloween wedding themes that just haven't been done enough, and you want to do something different for your Halloween wedding, you have to go with a Dia De Los Muertos inspired wedding.

I know, I know, you're probably thinking that theming a wedding around the subject of "death" seems like bad luck. But, on the contrary, many believe that this symbolizes togetherness throughout eternity, in life and in death. 

So today, let's dive in to some ideas for your Day of the Dead wedding theme:

Best Fall Wedding Ideas for 2017 (Gilbert, Arizona)

Best Fall Wedding Ideas for 2017 (Gilbert, Arizona)

Fall in Gilbert, Arizona is a bit different then Fall up north, or across the rest of the country. The tress don't necessarily change color until very late in the year. Kids aren't seeing jumping in piles of leaves in the yard. IN fact, we're still in 90-degress until late October. 

Fall officially starts Friday, September 22nd. However, here in Gilbert, Arizona, the weather on September 22nd might still be over 100-degrees. 

So it's important to add your own Fall flare to your Fall wedding...if you're getting married in October to take advantage of the Fall wedding theme. 

Today, let's talk about some fall wedding ideas that will bring the feel of fall to your warm Arizona wedding...

From Pumpkins to Pinecones, Fall Wedding Ideas

From Pumpkins to Pinecones, Fall Wedding Ideas

We've been talking a lot about Fall wedding ideas lately, and although it's still over 100-degrees outside in Gilbert, Arizona, you're in full wedding-planning motion for your Fall wedding.

Today, we're going all in; talking about everything that symbolizes a Fall wedding and everything that can easily be added and will fit right in to your Gilbert Fall wedding...

Easter Wedding Ideas for Gilbert, Arizona

Easter Wedding Ideas for Gilbert, Arizona

There's something about this time of year in Gilbert, Arizona. Maybe it's because the weather is beautiful outside...not quite summer heat but past the chilly temperatures of winter. 

Maybe it's because it's the one time of the year when everyone feels excited about the possibilities of what summer might hold, or a new adventure, or the promise of 2017.

For me, it's the colors. It's the beautiful flowers in bloom, the green trees, wildflowers on the side of the highway, and Easter colors. It's the kids dressed in their adorable Easter outfits, with pink and blue and green and orange Easter baskets, searching through the colorful flowers for eggs. 

Yep, it's definitely the colors of Spring that I love. You know, they also make for great wedding colors!