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Fathers Day weekend
We have been having so many problems finding a date to get married. Right no we are on June 20th 2009 but I am worried about it being fathers day weekend that it might interfere with people?s plans and traditions? Is it rude to ask people to give up there fathers day to come to my wedding?

Married: 06/20/2009
Posted On: Oct 3, 2008 at 3:11 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Oct 03, 2008 at 3:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It is understandable that this would be a concern but you would not be the first person to do this. Our company, Unforgettable DJs from Belmar NJ, actually provided the entertainment for a wedding on both Mother's Day and Father's Day weekend last year and no one seemed to mind. In order to not take away from the bride and groom too much, we just made a simple announcement and asked for a round of applause for all of the moms and dads. It would also totally be appropriate to have your emcee mention and recognize that it is Father's Day weekend and maybe even set aside a special dance or song for all the fathers that are present. Or you could perhaps even leave a simple note on all of the tables recognizing the holiday, but remember that it is still YOUR day as well.
Oct 03, 2008 at 3:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It's Not rude if you send save the dates. Families can then plan around the location and date. Maybe they may make a weekend of it!

Having it ON Fathers day may be a problem for some, but I have designed wedding on holidays, and the couples will do something fun to honor the ocassion, Such as have a special Treat for the DADs in the crowd, Chocolate cigars or something fun.

We do many Mothers day weekend weddings and a single long stem flower presented with ribbon & a tiny card for each Mom is a nice touch.

Married: 07/06/2007
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Oct 03, 2008 at 3:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Well, its not rude to ask, cause you wouldn't be forcing them to come, its their choice to decide if they want to come or not. Send out STDs(save the dates that is) to give people heads up. People may be more inclined to accept the invitation if you give them ample notice that the wedding falls on Fathers Day, verses suprising them about it 6 weeks prior. Good luck and if thats the date you want, then keep it and don't stress over it.

Married: 05/09/2009
Oct 03, 2008 at 6:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Our wedding is May 9. We did not even think of it being mothers day. until we went into a florist. and the guy was so rude saying "we don't do wedding flowers on our busiest weekend ever." We picked a different florist, and are now planing a motherdays brunch the day after. It will be so nice to celebrate with our mothers!!!

Reyna (Renee')

Oct 04, 2008 at 2:56 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You are so considerate. but that should not be an issue, you will send the invitations in plenty of time and word of mouth will give about 4 to 6 months notice. GOOD LUCK!

Married: 09/13/2008
Reviews: 5
Oct 04, 2008 at 6:12 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you're not getting married on Sunday, your guests will still have the actual Father's Day to spend w/ their dads, plus if there are any guests that don't live close to their Dad's & they come to your wedding, they may stick around to spend the next day w/ their Dad's! SOOOOO you might be actually be helping not hindering their plans!!!! You are very thoughtful to be concerned about your guests.

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