Originally Posted by shaeshae18
I am JUST starting to look now at destinations and I am seriously considering this resort. I'm looking at Nov 30, 2013. They said they have a 5pm symbolic ceremony available.
I wanted to know what everyone thought about the fact that I was going to possibly have my wedding Thanksgiving weekend (possibly, because I haven't actually booked anything yet). It will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving. A few people said that it's a wonderful idea because they're already off from work and get to go away from the cold weather (we're NYers) for a long weekend. Other people said that Thanksgiving is a "family holiday" and that it would be unfair to ask people to go away that week. I did suggest that people can come the Wed night before, I would have a welcome dinner on Thanksgiving for those who could make it and for those who cannot, they could come on Fri or Sat for just the ceremony on Sat. There would also be a brunch on Sun morning for those who missed the welcome dinner. Technically, it's still the off season so the flights and hotels are cheaper than if I were to do it in Dec or in Jan/Feb 2014, so I thought I was being considerate picking a day that most people would not have to request time off from work and when the prices are cheaper.
What is everyone's opinion of this?
Also, are there any other Nov 2013 brides out there??
I would first ask your families and the people that are most important to you, and get their honest thoughts and opinions. My fiance's family goes to either Disney world or Universal every year for Thanksgiving week. I thought it was great to have everyone together like that. Although my family weren't too happy. But since it's your wedding everyone should be able to come and each of your families can all be there together. I personally think it's a great idea though!.. Just ask them for their thoughts. )