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Just realized we’re getting married Easter weekend

Morgan, on February 11, 2020 at 11:49 PM Posted in Planning 0 33
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I just realized our wedding is Easter Weekend. I’m really worried that some people in my wedding party and some out of town family will be upset by this. We chose this date because we like the 4-3-21 countdown part of it, not because it’s Easter weekend. Any advice is appreciate. Thanks!

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Latest activity by Chauntel, on February 12, 2020 at 10:27 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think it'll be fine. Even if they're super Christian's it should be ok.
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  • L
    Super October 2020
    Leslie ·
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    You must not be getting married in a church as most wouldn’t allow it. My thought is a popular day (10/10/2020 for example) makes it difficult for vendors. I’m getting married mother day weekend but my issue is mostly flowers.

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  • Hannah
    Beginner April 2020
    Hannah ·
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    I’m getting married right before Easter weekend this year (04-09-2020). I haven’t had any issues so far, most people are making time and flying from other countries to support us. You should be totally fine, especially if you give people enough of a heads up about when the date is. If you do end up getting a lot of upset people and want to change the date then I would say think about it. It’s your day and people should be understanding of that and want to come out to support you!
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    It's your day so don't worry about others. If it bothers them that bad then they can decline. Don't dictate your day by others.
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  • Morgan
    Savvy April 2021
    Morgan ·
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    I am also worried people won’t come. I know that doesn’t matter and I shouldn’t be concerned about it, but I am. Thank you all for your kind words!
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  • Fleur
    October 2020
    Fleur ·
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    I’m Catholic and weddings are generally not scheduled Easter weekend. So double check with your church if you’re planning a church wedding. Also assuming you’re having the wedding on Saturday, the day before is Good Friday which is a pretty sacred day (again speaking as Catholic) and one of few the days fasting is required. Just thinking about your Rehearsal Dinner. Not sure how religious your crowd is but just a few things to be aware of. I do love the countdown aspect!
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  • Crystal
    Devoted October 2020
    Crystal ·
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    I think since it’s far enough in advance people can plan. As for family, they’d get together for Easter anyway. And the people who care will be there for you.


    I love the number idea! So cute!
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  • Tiffany
    Expert March 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    I'm getting married during this year's Easter weekend! April 11th. We knew that going into it. So far the only issue that's come up is one of my uncle's is unable to attend because his work wouldn't give him time off close to a holiday
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  • Jr
    Dedicated November 2020
    Jr ·
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    Change the date bc thats gonna be a rough one!
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    I have a good friend who got married the Saturday of Easter weekend a few years ago. (They only had about 8 months to plan and she's a teacher, so Easter vacation gave her time off that she wouldn't have any other weekend before summer.) The ceremony was at the same venue as the reception, so no church scheduling-type issues. I'd guess nearly all her guests were practicing Christians, for whom Easter is among the most holy of holy days (her grandpa was a Lutheran pastor), and they had an excellent turn out for the wedding -- and there was a mix of local and OOT guests. I'd guess for the OOT folks, they probably had suggestions for local churches they could attend if they wanted to go to an Easter service. I'd talk with your VIPs and if they are okay with it, you should be fine.

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  • Latonya
    Devoted April 2021
    Latonya ·
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    Our wedding is the very next weekend but it’s on a Friday. April 9, 2021 and at first I was worried about if guest would show up because it’s going to be a Friday night Stead of a Saturday which is a very common day. We did that to save money but we are also doing it far enough in advance where people are able to take the day off from work and 85% of our guest have to travel. So we are going to be sending out save the dates by the end of this year or at the beginning of next year so people are Nowhere far in advance to put their time in for that day off because they will most likely have to come into town the night before or early enough the day of. I wouldn’t worry about what your guest can and cannot make because everyone will not be able to be accommodated unfortunately. But also maybe you can be a little bit flexible with your date if your desire is to have everyone there and if you are stuck on a particular venue for your ceremony and reception perhaps they will be willing to accommodate you but on a different weekend.
    Good luck
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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    Feel everyone out, I wouldn't see it as a big deal for the wedding party. But if you are flexible see if there is another date you can go with if you are worried. I don't mind holiday weekend weddings I feel like it adds to the holiday! Lots of luck!

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    Give people plenty of notice, send save the dates around 10-12 months out!

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    Judith ·
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    If few of your friends are observant Christians, it does not matter. For anyone Christian who is a real believer, It is the day after Christmas died, before he rose up to heaven. Supposed to be the blackest, least celebratory 2 days of the year. Not until the next day Sunday may you eat anything special, or drink alcohol.
    I live in a high tourist area, and about half of all restaurants usually open for lunch and dinner, not fast food, close Friday evening, and Saturday, due to lack of business. And the Inns where I did catering for years consider it a double whammy. Christians not generally out, and until Sundown around 7 it is the Jewish Sabbath, so no churches will do weddings, and no Jewish weddings in Temple or venues, unless they start at night after the end of Sabbath. If your guests and you are not either religion, as long as you can find enough vendors whose staff will work then, you are all set. My sister's wedding got moved last year. Since we are not Christian, she did not think it a big deal. But all the hairdressers, photographers, and favored caterers considered it a blackout 2 days. Those willing to work were not well rated. She did not care to be paying travel fees to get things from out of area to find people. She was not tied to the date, simply that nobody had plans, who mattered most, for only 2 weekends in April or May. She went to a Friday in May instead.
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    Judith ·
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    The day after Christ died.
    Sorry, autocorrect! Had to type it over 3 times here before It stopped popping to Christmas .
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  • Alice
    Savvy October 2020
    Alice ·
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    I consider myself a devout Christian, and my fiancé has a lot of devout Catholics in his family. No one on either side of our family and friends has brought up any concern that our wedding is on the wknd of this Easter, April 11, 2020. In fact, i think it is a wonderful picture and reminder of Christ’s death and resurrection for our wedding.
    I really wanted to pick a date that could accommodate everyone (as i am a big people pleaser, esp since i am hiring a daycare for my ppl to put their children in). But in the end, there’s always someone who won’t be able to make or something. And there’s so much more to stress over. So, i just had to put that to bed, and proceed with what’s best for me and my fiancé. This is our special day, and whomever can make it will make it. (I have made it to all of my friends/families weddings for the last 15 years. I go to an avg of 4 weddings a year, with last year being my record - 8 weddings) Chin up! It’s your special day! You’ll figure it out!
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  • Morgan
    Savvy April 2021
    Morgan ·
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    Thank you all for the sweet words and great advice! We are sticking with the date. 🙂
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  • Danielle
    Expert May 2021
    Danielle ·
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    I'm marrying on Saturday of Memorial day weekend the kickoff weekend to summer when everyone bbqs. But our families and friends do not care. No one said a thing and we sent out std's 5 mos ago.
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  • Allison
    Dedicated September 2020
    Allison ·
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    It's fine. My brother and his fiance just chose this date and I said the same thing. If you love the date, go for it. Just be accepting if people can't or wont come. It's not about anyone else anyway.

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  • Desiree
    Devoted November 2020
    Desiree ·
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    If it’s on Saturday you should be fine. Just send out save the dates so people know to not travel that weekend
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