Planning your Halloween wedding, Christmas wedding, New Year's Eve wedding, Arbor Day wedding? That last one probably isn't such a big deal, but the other biggies certainly can be. You're likely running into pre-made days off for more wedding frolic with your pals, but might also run into folks already on their own vacations.
Here are some tips that we gathered for scheduling a wedding around a holiday to avoid extra costs, extra guilt, and win extra with the most fun wedding theme
Give as much notice as possible
Try to send your save-the-date as soon as you can to give guests time to book flights in a potentially busier and more expensive travel season. You'll also want to make sure you secure guests' time before they book their vacations and time off from work.
Offer something festive at the reception
Take advantage of the spirit of the season, whether it's spooky at Halloween or peace on Earth around the winter holidays. Think cranberry signature cocktails for Christmas, a horror movie theme for Halloween… you get the idea. If you're taking guests from their usual festivities, try to make sure they don't miss out on the seasonal fun. You don't have to go all-out with a seasonal theme, but a few touches can make all the difference for holiday-lovers.
Take advantage of seasonal food and foliage
Any time you can go seasonal for food and flowers will save you some cash. You can choose some festive, seasonal options and nobody will be the wiser that you did it for budget reasons.