I really like the idea of a winter wedding, we are even thinking of Boxing Day 2020 (saturday) or maybe the weekend before. Has anyone done this? What is the likelihood of family and friends being able to come? The venue is fairly local (15mins tops) TIA
I havent been to a winter wedding but if you give people enough notice I think most people should be able to make it x
our wedding is on 23rd December 2018. We have told everyone already so they can plan for it. it actually works out good for my sister and best friend who live in Australia as they are now coming home for xmas.
We went to a wedding the week before Christmas 2016 and had a great time. We knew the date way in advance so we were prepared. All had a great time.
Me personally I wouldn't do Boxing Day as people will want to see family on that day. I'd do it a a week either before or after just because Christmas is a busy time of year seeing people. But it is however your day x
We're getting married this year on 23rd December. Everyone seems really excited about a winter wedding. We've even got a visit from santa planned for the children during the day. Our church is very local and then a 15/20 min drive to the venue. Our thinking is that everyone will have finished work for Christmas and will be looking forward to starting Christmas celebrations earlier. A few people have moaned that it will be cold but I have gently reminded them that we are getting married indoors and that the heating will be on! Go for it and if they don't go to your wedding, their loss!
It's holiday time so they should all be able to attend
We're doing a Winter/ Christmas wedding. 29th December though so people have chance to see family and celebrate NY as well x
I got married to my first husband Christmas eve then just had close family to a nice pub for meal
We've booked our wedding for Saturday 22nd December 2018! We're giving everyone plenty of notice that it is booked just before Christmas but we thought it would be nice that a lot of people will probably have finished work and it'll be a nice celebration and nice to see a lot of the family that we don't usually see around Christmas
We're getting married on 28th and everyone we invited is coming just give them plenty of notice
Some ppl will struggle 2 get time off work esp 1s that work in retail, catering etc as Xmas is a busy time so b prepared 4 that
We have shot many Christmas week and New Year weddings, it's a magical time to hold your day, your guests will come whatever the date you decide, we shot one wedding and six inches of snow fell on the morning of the wedding and everyone still made it!
Do it, Christmas comes every year and your wedding is one day. I wouldn't have an issue with it x
You might find it more difficult than usual to get suppliers Like cake, florists photographer etc . I do wedding cakes and know from experience it's not fun working Christmas day so a lot are reluctant to do it x
Ours is the 28th and majority of people are off work so for us it's worked out really well and a Thursday so cheaper at venue ect. Xx
We were looking at getting married in December over Christmas/New Year but my H2B couldn't get time off. Neither could my future brother in law. We also spoke to suppliers about it and they advised against it. It can be a struggle to get flowers/florist and some other suppliers. We decided to go for the last weekend in November instead
Hi our weather is unpredictable but we haven't had a really bad winter for years. Everyone should be able to make it I would think. good luck :)
I wouldn't do Boxing Day. Public transport is non existent, people will not want to drive anywhere on Christmas Day so anyone coming any distance probably won't make it.
A lot of people will also have had a fair amount to drink the night before so may not be legal or in any fit state to drive up.
Finally people want to spend Boxing Day with thier families, slobbing out on the sofa and eating left overs
Daughter getting married 29th December this year. She wants a winter not a Christmas wedding. She did send a save the date email to everyone 18/20 months before. Email worked ace, as she new they'd all got them. Everyone had plenty of notice. Enjoy.
My friends got married on the 28th a couple of years back and it was perfect timing for people being able to come. The "main event" of Christmas was out the way and most people were still off work for the festivities. Sure it would be the same for you. Have a lovely day whenever you plan it x
I think you may find it hard to get suppliers for that day and you may even pay over the odds if you can. Do it either before or after and expect a higher percentage of non attenders
If they want to attend your wedding, the date will never stop them! If one of my family members that I love wanted to get married on Xmas day I'd be there!! If you give people enough notice, as some still have to work that day and that is the date you want then go for it! And if some people say they can't make it, it saves you some money not paying for their meal
We can't have time off work at Christmas so wouldn't be any good for me. X
We're having a Christmas wedding! 5 months to go! Xx
Hi I'm getting married on the 27th December 2017 and I cannot wait! We sent save the dates oit last January (fridge magnet so no excuses)we havent had anyone say they cant attend. Also Not really had much issues with suppliers, some have said OH not it's Christmas but technically it's a working day! Do what you want as it's YOUR day and if people don't get a day off work or make the effort for then you have to question are they really worth inviting in the first place. I wish you all the luck for a Christmas wedding as we personally think ours will be magical xx
You should join the Facebook group "December brides"
Personally I wouldn't. People have a massive build up to Christmas then they have to be planning to be up early to get ready for a wedding the next day after eating and drinking too much. Plus they would either have to drive or pay more for taxis. If I was a guest I would be thinking it was a faff and I wouldn't want people thinking that way about my wedding. I want them to look forward to it. Like others have said suppliers probably won't be too keen - cake maker having to finish off and deliver/set up etc.
My friend did a 21st December wedding which was lovely as Saturday before Xmas but wouldn't have gone any later. Boxing Day I wouldn't want to be going to a wedding as usually spending it relaxing with people after Xmas xx
We were going to have the day after Boxing Day but were worried about the weather for all of our far away guests. We moved it to 29th November. The Christmas decorations went up the week before our wedding in our venue. Was magical. Will share some of our photographs for you x
18th December! Magical :-)
I went to a wedding on December 23rd a few years back and had a 3 hour journey to get to it. If people want to come they will find a way x
I'm getting married 30th December and I haven't had anyone say they can't come because of the date. It'll be fine xx
Had a friend married on the 28th Dec, everyone was there as it's that akward time between Christmas and New Year when no one really has anything going on. Christmas has been and New Year hasn't arrived. Plus the hotel was already decorated ;)