Morgan
Savvy April 2021

Just realized we’re getting married Easter weekend

Morgan, on February 11, 2020 at 11:49 PM

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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!
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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  • Maria
    Super October 2019
    Maria ·
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    I may be in the minority, but if you have a lot of religious (Christian) friends and family I don't think you should pick that date. I personally would not want to attend a wedding on Easter weekend because of its significance to me. (I'm Catholic.) While it is YOUR wedding, some guests might take it as "My wedding is more important than your religious beliefs-aka Jesus's Resurrection." This is why weddings typically aren't held in churches before Easter (during Lent). If you don't have a religious group then you should be fine! Definitely talk to your important guests to see their thoughts and make sure you can find vendors who are willing to work during that time.

    Just some food for thought to consider! The numerical date is very cool though.

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  • J
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    Judith ·
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    The Roman Catholic church forbids the sacrament of marriage being performed on the Tridium ( 3 days before Easter). They now allow it during the rest of Lent, but not then. Has anyone asked these devout people about that?
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    If you’re not actually getting married Easter Day, I don’t think it’s a huge deal. It definitely depends on your crowd. My family wouldn’t care and it wouldn’t effect their attendance but my FH’s family is super religious and live out of the country so it would be a huge deal for them.
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  • Denise
    Devoted May 2019
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    For run of the mill Protestants, this likely won’t be a big deal.
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    I originally picked Easter weekend this year in the planning process. My fiances family is catholic, and he told me his grandma might have an issue with it. We moved it up into lent season, which is also an apparent no no in the Catholic church. But not as offensive.


    I'd be worried it might keep some guests away. But if you're already booked, keep on keeping on is my theory.
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    Judith ·
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    Actually, it is okay to marry Easter Day, because that is a day of celebration and happiness. But Saturday , after death and before resurrection, is supposed to be a time of mourning, death, devastation. So celebrating on those days is what is seen as the wrong thing. For the same reason people would not sing and dance and celebrate in someone's home the day after someone died.
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I wasn’t talking about symbolism, but guest availability. Guests are much more likely to have plans on Easter Sunday than the Saturday before. We don’t know whether OP is getting married in the church, but getting married ON any holiday can effect guest attendance.
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    Judith ·
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    I see it as important to show respect for other people's religious observances, and not pick what other's religions call the holiest and most solemn occasions, for a celebration. When religions only have 3 or four special occasions in a year, it would seem appropriate to avoid doing something offensive, except as an emergency thing. Liking the number sequence 4 ,3,2,1 would not seem so important , next to a major number of guests known to be devout .


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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    We have no idea that a “major number of guests” are religious at all. Much less that they would find their failure to abide by the guests’ religious beliefs offensive.
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  • Abbey
    Beginner June 2021
    Abbey ·
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    I PERSONALLY love the 4/3/21 wedding date but I may be biased because it’s my birthday 😂😂
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  • A
    Dedicated June 2020
    Aundreya ·
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    We are getting married a day before Father's day and just happens to be graduation weekend for high schools and colleges near us. Should be interesting.
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  • Denise
    Devoted May 2019
    Denise ·
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    Maybe this a “know your crowd” thing. I can understand Yom Kippur not being appropriate for a wedding either, but I can count on one hand the number of my friends who observe it so I would still schedule it that day.
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  • Chauntel
    Beginner September 2020
    Chauntel ·
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    Do it, it's your day! I always attend Resurrection services but that wouldn't stop me from attending a friend or family member's big day. God bless!
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