Holiday Wedding Planning -- 'Tis The Wedding Season?by Kenneth Koch of Your Wedding Place.com
It is the most wonderful time of the year! What better time to celebrate a couple's wedding then a December Christmas or New Year's Eve holiday wedding? How about the romance of Valentine's Day or the tradition of an Irish wedding on St. Patrick's Day? Holiday weddings can be magical, but will require special planning.
Plan Your Holiday Wedding Far In Advance
Holidays are the busiest times of year for many wedding related vendors. For example, wedding florists, limousine rental companies, catering halls and wedding invitation printers are all heavily booked around the holiday seasons. Start the planning at least a year in advance of your holiday wedding.
Save The Holiday Wedding Date Early
It is a good idea to send out 'Save The Date' cards to people you intend to invite to the holiday wedding reception. These pre-wedding invitation cards should be sent out at least two months prior to the mailing of your invitations. The advance notice will allow invitees to make their holiday plans in advance around your wedding date.
Holiday Wedding Favor Ideas
Holiday weddings present many unique and interesting wedding favor ideas. From Christmas holiday ornaments or poinsettia plant favors, to blow horns and party hats for New Year's Eve wedding favors, the creative possibilities are endless! Here are some terrific and inexpensive holiday favor ideas:
Extra Expense of a Holiday Wedding
Some wedding catering facilities may charge additional amounts when you book your wedding reception on a holiday. Out of town wedding guests may be charged extra for air travel and hotel stays around the holidays. Around Valentine's Day wedding flowers will cost more because of high demand at that time.
With some careful thought and advanced planning, a holiday wedding can be an event to be remembered by you and your guests for years to come!
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