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Can We All Agree That Having A Wedding On A Holiday Isn't A Good Idea

Deciding when to have your wedding requires careful planning and a lot of thought. Oftentimes, couples wind up having their wedding over a holiday weekend, and many feel that this is ideal for their guests.

Sadly, they couldn't be more wrong. I'm here today to assert the very opposite: that choosing to have your wedding on a holiday is not only a bad idea — but it's also selfish.

Before anyone gets mad at me, OBVIOUSLY people can do whatever they want when it comes to their wedding.

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I don't think anyone should shame anyone else over what they decide to do.

It's their day, they should get to decide what suits them best.

But, we all have opinions.


And this is mine.

There are a lot of cons when it comes to putting your wedding on a holiday, and for many more reasons beyond just people having to travel on their day off.

First of all, the cost of travel will be more expensive for your guests.

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If you plan on having your wedding on a long weekend or close to the holidays, it will be your guests who have to eat those costs.

Plane/train tickets go up exponentially and even the price of gas increases.

On top of that, the cost of your guest's accommodation will be more.

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It stands to reason that you and your guests won't be the only ones looking to get away from it all.

Hotel rates can increase upwards of 30% during peak times and can wind up costing your guests hundreds of dollars extra.

Try to remember that not everyone has the luxury of "free time."

Many people don't have paid time off through their work. That means that their only holidays are statutory holidays.

They should be allowed to unwind and take full advantage of the time off as they see fit.

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They should not be forced to spend what little time they have away from their families.

Finally, it will be more expensive for you — the married couple!

The difference between getting married on a normal Friday compared to a Saturday is staggering.

When you compare it to a long weekend or holiday — the cost is astronomical.

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For all parties involved, do the right thing. Have your wedding on any day you like...so long as it isn't a holiday.

Now, we want to hear from you.

What do you think about having weddings on a holiday? Are you for or against it?

Let us know down below in the comment section. We would love to hear from you.