Halloween has come and gone in what feels like the blink of an eye. But the end of October certainly does not signify the end of the fall holidays. In fact, it’s only just the beginning. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I’m sure you’ve already seen your local Target putting out Christmas decorations. With all the fun of these holidays, why not throw in a wedding?

Benefits for the Guests:

There are all kinds of benefits to getting married over the holidays. For starters, your guests will have a higher chance of being able to take off work because they’ll already have off for the holidays. This will come in handy for family and friends that are traveling to your wedding from a different area – they could save their vacation days, but still be able to attend your wedding! Additionally if most of your guests do not reside in one area, chances are they’ll already be together for the holidays, so there will be no additional traveling expenses. Meghan Scarry, a stylist for K&B Bridals, was a bridesmaid in her cousin’s wedding that took place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. “Holding the wedding that Saturday was so convenient, because my uncle, aunt, and grandparents were already staying with us, so it was more of an extended holiday trip,” she explains.

Benefits for the Bride-To-Be:

In terms of the actual bride and groom, you will probably have more vacation time around the holiday season thanks to work, and you know what that means: extra days for the honeymoon! Spending Christmas on a sunny island in the Caribbean always sounds so dreamy in theory. Unfortunately we often come up with a multitude of excuses as to why we cannot actually make this dream a reality. But what if you were spending a combined Christmas and honeymoon at a resort? Well that sounds more doable!