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Just Said Yes November 2025

Wedding date debate

Cierra, on June 19, 2024 at 6:35 PM Posted in Pennsylvania Planning 1 1
We're planning on getting married November 15th 2025 and my family have expressed their opinions that we should change the date since Thanksgiving is too close (the 27th), the weather could be bad (were from western PA) and people would be sick. But honestly I don't think the date is horrible, we actually like the date. We also hired the DJ and photography plus the venues. Should we change the date or leave it alone?


Latest activity by Elly, on June 20, 2024 at 10:16 PM
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    First and foremost:

    -There will unfortunately be invitees that will not be able to come regardless of your date.

    -No one wants to imagine themselves being sick on their wedding day, but the reality is that if you have a Fall, Winter, or early spring wedding, you really run the risk of getting sick.

    -Air travel in mid November through Valentine's day can be rough not only due to weather, but ticket prices, sick people at airports, and wait times at airports.

    Secondly, some considerations should be:

    -Where is everyone traveling from? (with regards to your wedding)

    -Where does everyone travel to? (with regards to Thanksgiving)

    -How many guests are elderly that have health concerns in mind?

    -How many guests have small children that have health concerns, or are in school (young children tend to get sick often).

    The next opinions and thoughts are purely my two cents:

    -If say, your immediate families (parents and siblings) or dear close relatives (favorite aunts, uncles, and grandparents) fall into the category of existing health concerns (such as cancer for example), I would consider changing the date.

    -If you know that most people in your family would travel a great distance to your wedding,

    and out of PA for Thanksgiving, I would consider changing the date.
    (Example: Most guests would be traveling a distance of three states to get to you, and then travel a long way to see other family members for the holidays and not be in PA).

    -If you are ok with people cancelling out potentially last minute because of sick kids, or bring their sick children with them... that is your call.

    -If you are ok with modest or smaller wedding gifts, or potentially no gifts at all due to how close your wedding is to the holidays, that is also your call.

    Ultimately, if you and your husband are happy with the date, and it holds special significance to you, and you know within yourselves that you are willing to take the risks of a late Fall wedding, then go for it.

    But, if you would rather have more guests present, feeling well, and not run the risk of being sick or financially strained, then I would seriously reconsider your date. November is always a good month to consider honeymooning in the southern hemisphere (Koala before Christmas!).

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