Lauren
Dedicated December 2016

Christmas eve

Lauren, on September 30, 2016 at 10:38 AM Posted in Planning 0 119
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My fiancé is in the airforce and he comes home for 10 days over the holidays. We're planning the wedding for Christmas Eve. It's really the only time we have available. Should I feel bad for planning it on a holiday?? I didn't have any second guessing until my mom and my sister are making it seam like no one will come. As long as he's there I really don't care. I already have the invitations printed and everything. Just looking for reassurance.

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Latest activity by FreshToDeathAng, on September 30, 2016 at 6:08 PM
  • Mrs.K
    VIP June 2017
    Mrs.K ·
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    I think a lot of people will be busy. I understand your reasoning, but I think you have to be prepared for a lot of declines.

    However I think that if you give family eniugh notice they will hopefully make it work.

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  • FutMcFarland
    Super January 2017
    FutMcFarland ·
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    Not at all! I think it would be special, and also very cute

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  • melanie
    Master August 2017
    melanie ·
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    Just expect a lot of people not to attend and if you are okay with that then go for it.

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  • A. L.
    Master July 2017
    A. L. ·
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    How many people are you inviting? We would turn down a Christmas Eve wedding.

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  • MelissaErin
    Master December 2016
    MelissaErin ·
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    Depends how many people you are expecting to come. If it's just immediate family, that's probably fine. I wouldn't count on your friends or other people missing their Christmas celebration for your wedding.

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  • Sylvia751
    VIP November 2016
    Sylvia751 ·
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    I understand it, and I probably would attend because I haven't any really strong ties to family where I'd feel the need to be elsewhere.

    That being said, I would expect a lot of declines. That doesn't mean you can't have a small, sweet, intimate Christmas eve ceremony. It actually sounds kind of magical to me, but I'm a sucker for Christmas shit. Smiley smile

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  • Lauren
    Dedicated December 2016
    Lauren ·
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    It's a small wedding only about 200 invites with the holidays and paperwork the earlier we do it the better. He leaves Jan 2 again. I want more time as a couple that's why we picked early

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  • KYbride
    Expert September 2016
    KYbride ·
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    Have you already informed the people invited of your wedding date? This is definitely a time wen STD's are probably a very good idea. I would let them know asap so people can start making their holiday plans.

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  • San
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    San ·
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    Immediate family, I would make it a point to be there. Otherwise, I host Christmas Eve so I would have to decline.

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  • Holly
    Master February 2017
    Holly ·
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    200 is not a small wedding. Yikes. 10-50 is a small wedding, which is closer to what you could expect for Christmas Eve.

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  • Katie
    Devoted November 2016
    Katie ·
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    I mean, I am planning mine on 11/12. 2 weeks before thanksgiving and I have had only one out of town couple decline because of Thanksgiving! I guess it just depends. Also, my grandparents got married 2 days before xmas and they had a good turn out. =) I think it'll be cute and special if you do it that day. And plus, if you go to a church or anything you don't need much decoration because of xmas the next day.

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  • S
    Master January 2017
    SnowQueen ·
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    What time are you doing it? How big see you inviting? I would prepare for a lot of declines if it's normal reception hours if it's easier in the day it might not be as bad but still.

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  • KBtoKS
    Expert October 2016
    KBtoKS ·
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    200 invites is not small. Did you mean 20?

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  • S
    Master January 2017
    SnowQueen ·
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    O I didn't see 200...that is huge and yeah there will be a lot of declines.

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  • Almost a Mrs.
    VIP December 2016
    Almost a Mrs. ·
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    I think it'll be lovely if you do a small, intimate gathering. Closest family and friends. Wonderful cheerful time but I think 200 is way too much. We're not even on the holiday, just near it and I'm expecting a small turn out.

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  • A. L.
    Master July 2017
    A. L. ·
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    200 invites is a huge wedding. I would be surprised if you get 20 people.

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  • Amanda J.
    Master March 2016
    Amanda J. ·
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    I would decline an invitation on Christmas Eve because it is DH's birthday. My brother's is the 23rd and we have too many celebrations to go to. That being said, I would recommend booking your caterer and florist really early. They are all slammed during the Nov. and Dec.

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  • snowangel
    Super March 2017
    snowangel ·
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    I would not attend a Christmas Eve wedding, is Friday the 23rd not an option?

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  • Sylvia751
    VIP November 2016
    Sylvia751 ·
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    I didn't see the 200, either. That is not small.

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  • MelissaErin
    Master December 2016
    MelissaErin ·
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    Is 200 a typo? That is a huge wedding. I would expect 15 people TOPS for a christmas eve wedding. Also you need to send your invites like.. now.

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