Aug 30 2010
The 2 most popular days when couples plan to get married are January 1 and February 14. Of course, these are holidays and this could be a primary reason why couples would be vying to have a spot at a cathedral during these dates. A nobler and more passionate reason could be because romance is in the air during these times (more so during Valentine’s Day).
Holidays also bring out the best in everyone, therefore, it’s the best moment for merriment and celebrations. You may want to keep in mind that you need to prepare the required preparations way ahead of the scheduled wedding date. Holiday weddings just aren’t as easy as a wedding held on normal dates.
Since you are choosing to tie the knot on a holiday, it’s essential you keep the theme of your wedding throughout the ceremony and reception. Everything should match – from the venue, to the wedding favors, even down to the wedding guest book and pen set.
For instance, imagine getting married on New Year’s Day. Since it’s a time for parties, foods, and lots of drinks, you have to make sure everything about the wedding is intended for partying. It is hard to be all serious during this day as everyone would just like to party. If you can manage to have your marriage officiator say “You may now kiss the bride” just when the clock ticks twelve, then you have got one memorable wedding ahead!
If you like a day of romance and passion to be your Wedding day, then you have all the privilege. Just be sure that you prepare at least 6 months in advance as there are some couples who would also vie for that same date at your selected chapel. Since it’s a day of love, you might wish to avoid mishaps by ensuring that wedding place card holders do their jobs – in short, having two guests who do not see each other eye to eye means putting them at both ends of the reception area. It is all about careful planning and management.
What about a Christmas wedding? If red is the main color for Valentine’s Day, then white reigns best on a winter wedding. You could choose to showcase your pure white wedding dress with green, red, or gold sequins or ribbons.
St. Patrick’s Day is all about green stuff. You could use this color on your wedding reception place while using pots of gold as table decorations. You could even stylize your wedding place card holder with the greenest glitters you could get!
Think of it this way – holiday weddings are enjoyable since you won’t have to think about a motif for your wedding any more. Also, isn’t it much more interesting if you’re celebrating two events in just one day?