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Is it a bad Idea to get married on Jan 1 2013
We started dating on Jan 1st. New years at the stroke of midnight so Jan 1st... it's in the middle of the week but my thought process is that all of my friends will be home from school if they are still in school and my family should be off of work for new years right?

Married: 01/01/2013
Posted On: Dec 9, 2009 at 2:06 AM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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meant2be events
Dec 09, 2009 at 11:59 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
No of course not! This day has even more special meaning to you then most! So many get married on this day and because of the popularity of this date for other social parties as well- do expect to pay about 30% more. Most companies will have an upcharge for the date. So if you are ok with the extra expense..go for it! Also this far out,you could benefit from a planner the most! We can negotiate contracts, get you the best value, and throw a combo New Year New Marriage Day you would never forget!
Cheers & Congrats!
Regina {Owner} Meant2Be Events


Dec 09, 2009 at 1:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Not a bad idea at all, NYE weddings are a lot of fun! Just keep in mind that it may cost more than more a traditional wedding. Your vendors will be working late at night on a holiday. Book your vendors well in advance; the venues, DJ's, caterers and decorators may be busy on NYE.

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The Invitation Place
Dec 09, 2009 at 2:16 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
What a special day that will be! I think it's a great idea & it sounds like you have taken your guests plans into consideration as well. I think that is really nice! I would definitely go to a wedding on New Years Day!

Nicole K.

Creative Elegance Weddings
Dec 09, 2009 at 10:57 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Sounds like a great idea. I have always wanted to dress up on NYE but have never had a reason too! You should definately book your vendors as soon as you can. Congratulations and Happy Planning!
Dec 10, 2009 at 11:30 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
The numbers added together = 8 = DESTINY!!! Seems perfect to me! Have fun and congrats!
Dec 10, 2009 at 5:38 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I got married on 12/31. It was a fun time that many still talk about (and I won't say how many years ago :-).

Instead of a sit-down, we had all hors d'oeuvre. Lots to drink. And it started later than typical (8 pm and went til 2 AM) with the poker party continuing until about 5 AM, so I'm told.
We chose a hotel that isn't known for the big NYE blowout, so their prices were the same as normal.

Married: 08/20/2011
Dec 15, 2009 at 11:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I actually think it is a beautiful idea. New Years is considered a time of starting over.... you know- out with the old in with the new. So ever New Year you guys can celebrate the changes of the past year, anticipate the comming year, and remember why you love each other so much..... i know its kinda corny, but i think its a good idea. Good Luck to ya doll...

Lacy D.

Davillier Photography & Graphics
Jan 03, 2010 at 1:13 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think it's a great idea. If this is a special day for the two of you, then I see no reason to not be married that day. However, I do have also suggest that you book your vendors way far in advance and that you be prepared for the added expense of booking vendors and a venue on the holiday. As long as you are ok with that, then ring in the new year with the start of your new life together :)
Jan 06, 2010 at 11:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you get married on New Year's Day (Jan. 1st) and not New Year's Eve (Dec. 31st), I think you may get good discounts and many of your guests will have the day off. Of course, you would need to wait another year to file your taxes as married. My bigger concern would be the weather. If you have guests driving from a distance, you don't want a snowstorm on your wedding day.


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