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As a newbie....I realize I am just at the begining of the issues but....did anyone have any issues picking a date around holidays and family schedules? My family was easy, set the date and they will be there. His family is in Ireland and I am now stuck with Easter week due the kids school schedule. Does anyone else have issues with getting married the week before or of a holiday? Am I just crazy?

 

Any advice? Thanks in advance

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No you aren't crazy I got it too. I said tough this is the date i'm picking if its not suitable tough and I'm sorry you can't be there.

 

My friend asked me to make it half term (which sounds like what they've said) and to avoid one of their kids birthdays!! I told them to get stuffed and booked it for when I wanted - It costs so much more being half term and their flights which will horrific prices

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i am not having a problem with a date but i am getting some slack with the dw as a whole. why do family members think they can tell us what to do for OUR wedding!? it's not their day, i will have when and where i choose.

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We definitely had issues... we were booked for Dec 19 and everyone was either a) happy that school would be done after exams by then or B) pissed that it was close to Christmas, but not close enough.smile41.gif

Then we changed it to Dec 12 because FI's mom couldn't get the week before Christmas off smile35.gifand some people won't be able to come (who are in school), but my mom was psyched, because flights leaving before Dec 10 were way cheaper from Australia.

 

No matter what you do, some people will find a reason to complain and try to bend your date.

We had some people wanting January, some wanting the summer in Ottawa, etc.fryingpan.gif

 

You have to do what's right for YOU and FI. Screw everyone else. Seriously. It's such a headache!

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Congrats and welcome, Kerry!

 

My wife and I got married on Memorial Day weekend. Because it was a holiday weekend, some of the folks we invited were not able to make it, as they had already made other plans and couldn't change them. So, looking back, I think it might have been better to have made the date a non-holiday weekend.

 

Anyway, best wishes with the planning!

 

Tod

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We were orig. going to do Valentines Day but our TA said it would be much more expensive bc of Presidents week and schools are out so we changed our date to my FH grandparents 60th wedding anniv. So that worked out great but when prices were published it was only $5 more pp to do it on Feb 14.

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We had a really hard time with cousins in high school and my mom and sister are teachers. At the beginning we were trying to find a date that worked for everyone - but then we were going south at a time that neither FI and I wnated to. Eventually we decided on a date that WE wanted and gave everyone plenty of notice with the caveat that we expected that not everyone would be able to go!

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I would only worry about the people you absolutely NEED to be there (i.e. parents, best friend, etc). If you give enough notice, everyone who cares about you will try as hard as they can to make it. The others...oh well! It's impossible to accomodate every single person on your guest list. The key is the amount of notice you give I think.

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Sorry to hear about this. We can only control so much. We had the same thing. I am pulling my daughter out of school for a week...she wil just be doing homework on the beach. We have done it in the past. I have a group of ten friends that are going to cabo the week before. They couldn't wait to book theor trip... So they will just have to see the pics AHR. Do whats best for you.

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