The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Weddings

There are many pros and cons to having your wedding on notable holidays: Valentine’s Day, the Fourth of JulyChristmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve are all memorable days that can make your celebration even more special (and ensure you never, ever forget your anniversary!). I personally believe your wedding should be a special day of celebration on its own and set apart from anything else. But if you have your heart set on a holiday wedding, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Your goal should be to own the holiday-inspired theme without going overboard and focusing on just the holiday. Instead, make subtle nods to the special day that you are sharing your wedding with. It’s very important to let your wedding be about style, color and you…not the holiday itself.

To keep a personal feel, decor and embellishments should drive the concept and not the holiday. For example, utilize elements available in the season: winter spices, spring flowers, summer beaches or the fall harvest are all great ways to incorporate the time of year without being too literal. If you feel strongly about incorporating holiday colors or themes into your decor, don’t go overboard with your color palette. For instance, for your July 4th wedding, try to choose just blues and whites — if you prefer red, choose a deep burgundy and use it sparingly, just as an accent.  read more

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