Weddings during the Christmas Season
Weddings during the Christmas season are sort of a doubly whammy. You might be preparing for two celebrations at the same time. It could take a bit of balancing on several fronts, so you’d best be prepared for it.
One of the first things to remember is that other people should agree. The couple may set the date, but they should take note when others are available, such as family, guests, entourage, and others. If you plan to set it on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, make sure your guests will agree to it, although that is unlikely to happen in the Philippine setting.
One the date is set, and you know who’s coming, check the numbers. This allows you to add or subtract arrangements based on that number and make other adjustments to guest accommodations. Remember, thought you’re all about the wedding, don’t forget to be hospitable to the guests, and that remains a number one concern.
Make sure to communicate with guests often, and announce changes and adjustments as soon they happen. Always familiarize yourself with your family’s and guests’ Christmas habits, so you could make specific accommodations and adjustments per guest.
Know about your service providers and venues’ Christmas schedules as sell. Those that are on vacation during Christmas could not be availed of. You will have to know which vendors can provide their services on the date you decide on. Those that do are making some sacrifices, so respect and pay them well for it.
Christmas weddings are quite unusual, so being well aware of this fact, prepare well, and it will be a good double whammy of a celebration.