4 Benefits of a Holiday Wedding
Photos: Emily Havranek Photography
Celebration, time with loved ones, and tons of love: all of these apply to both weddings and holidays, so it only makes sense to combine them together, right? All right, if I haven’t convinced you yet, stay with me. There are some serious benefits that can make a holiday or holiday-adjacent wedding day the perfect option for you.
1. Increased Availability
While Valentine’s day will forever and always be a perpetually difficult date to reserve anything (be it vendors or just a dinner at a restaurant), other holidays don’t have that same problem. In fact, most people just completely glance over them in their planning, which means that your venue, photographer, caterer, and other vendors will often still have that date available, even with shorter notice.
Now, I can already hear you worrying “but don’t they have it available for a reason?” Sometimes yes, sometimes no. While holding your wedding directly on big holidays like Christmas may be a bit challenging, the days around those major holidays are fair game. When it comes to other, more low-pressure holidays, a wedding may be the perfect way to take your loved ones’ celebrations to the next level. There are also ways to plan around holiday events. Consider a stunningly romantic sunrise wedding and afternoon reception that leaves the evening free for guests to celebrate the holiday on their own or even incorporating the holiday into your celebration. For example, you could head outside to set off and watch fireworks on your Fourth of July wedding or set up trick-or-treating stations at your Halloween wedding.
2. Time With Loved Ones and Time Off Work
I wasn’t joking about the time with loved ones thing earlier. What better way to spend a holiday than at a grand celebration with delicious food and dancing? It would certainly trump sitting on your couch trying to think of a way to make this holiday and time off work worthwhile. And that’s another benefit, your loved ones are more likely to already have the day off of work or be in town to visit. This means that they won’t have to take extra days off for your big day, making it more likely that they can attend. I had one friend that looped her wedding day in on the same weekend as her graduation from college, that way family from out of state didn’t have to make two trips. The same thought process applies here!
3. Fun Holiday Themes & Activites
Holding your wedding day on or near a holiday means that you get to take part in all of the fun that accompanies that holiday. You can have pumpkins and candy near Halloween, sparklers, fireworks, and BBQ for the 4th of July, or a pirate-themed decor for Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19, 2020, if you’re interested). Basically, a holiday-adjacent wedding allows you to indulge in the fun of a holiday as a part of your big day, which can make your celebration all the more memorable and fun for both you and your guests. Our large, customizable spaces and options for multiple room reservations at NOAH’S make it easy to bring your Holiday wedding plans to life without interrupting any traditional wedding activities like dancing or cake cutting.
4. Your Anniversary Date
This one ties back to the idea that you’re more likely to have the day off of work for holidays. So, if you get married on or around a holiday, congratulations, you could now have free PTO on your anniversary every year. Hello anniversary trip to the beach or day out celebrating with your partner, you just got much easier. When it comes time to celebrate an anniversary party with all of your friends and family, we would love to have you celebrate back here with us at NOAH’S for a cute, sentimental reminder of your big day.
Holding your wedding day on or around a holiday offers some great benefits for both you and your guests. We’d love to talk to you about your options for the specific holiday that you’re considering as well as show you why NOAH’S could be the perfect space for you! Click on the locations tab on our website to find the closest venue near you and schedule a tour today! And if you’re looking for more ideas and advice on how to choose a wedding date, check out this blog that we wrote all about it!