Choosing a date is a crucial decision in the wedding planning process. Do you go with the crowd and pick a day during the popular season? Or do you go against the grain and plan your wedding during the off season? Off season, good choice. More availability, beautiful, natural color palette and cool, crisp fall air. September and October are both becoming increasingly popular for weddings, the secret must be out. But November is still a rare time for nuptials. It can be hard, what with a major national holiday lurking within this month. Perhaps, that holiday is the answer to the question, when should the wedding be?
There are tons of articles out there listing the pros and cons of a Thanksgiving weekend wedding, but no need to dwell on the negative. This is a time to be grateful for all the positive in our lives and this article is all about the positives. Two big reasons in favor for a Thanksgiving weekend wedding.
1. Your dream destination wedding is now a possibility. Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays for traveling. It’s a long weekend for most people, which suggests people are more willing to travel during this time of year. You might as well make their vacation worthwhile, have them travel somewhere cool, and celebrate the love of your union. Plus, if you’ve always wanted a small, intimate wedding (i.e. family mostly) making it a destination will help keep the guest list modest. Family will travel for family, therefore you can invite everyone you’ve ever met, knowing full well most will not attend.
2. The menu and color palette is already set. Wedding themes can be cheesy and sometimes are taken a little too literal to be classy. However, selecting a menu can be hard. It’s difficult to please everyone. But EVERYONE likes Thanksgiving dinner. Translate that harvest vibe to your wedding feast. It doesn’t have to be exactly dish for dish, but a celebratory twist on Thanksgiving could be fun and enjoyable for all. Besides, Autumn makes people crave pie. In the changing of the leaves, there is a God-given color palette just waiting for you to take and implement. Fall is such a rich and colorful time of year. The palette you see at this time occurs only with the changing of the seasons. Take advantage of it. Just by tapping into a seasonal theme, planning just got a little bit easier; everything is naturally right in front of you.