Thoughtful Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Wedding

Thanksgiving may not seem like the perfect time to have your wedding but we'll tell you why it's a good idea--family, friends, food and a warm, cozy feeling. Not too mention lower costs for having a wedding in a slow season.

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Thanksgiving may not seem like the perfect time to have your wedding but we’ll tell you why it’s a good idea: family, friends, food and a warm, cozy feeling. Not too mention lower wedding costs!

Did you know that in the early 1900s, Thanksgiving week was one of society’s grandest periods of social functions, and getting married just before or just after Thanksgiving was highly fashionable?

saveImage: Kichigin
Image: Kichigin

These days the family holiday is considered more a time to share with family than to celebrate a social event, but what better atmosphere to celebrate a wedding? Thanksgiving weddings are a great way to show how thankful you are to your families and to take the opportunity to bring them together at a very special time of the year. If your family members and friends are spread across the country, it would make it more convenient for them to take a trip for Thanksgiving AND to attend your wedding.



The Thanksgiving wedding theme can be rustic or refined. Sometimes it’s a combination of both. Whether you have your wedding in a barn or a dining hall, decorate with warm colors and use lots of low lighting and candles to create a sense of warmth. You can use any colors and decor that you would use for a fall wedding.


Thanksgiving flowers and wedding bouquets are big bunches of rich fall colors. Deep red, yellow, gold and orange roses mix with fresh green leaves to create beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. Save money by getting your flowers directly from the grower.


The wedding cakes for a Thanksgiving wedding are also fall-themed in colors of orange and chocolate, often decorated with leaves.

You can find lower vendor costs during this time of year which is typically a slow wedding season, saving you money on everything from your reception site to your wedding dress. It will also be easier to to book your site as well as find vendors, since not many events are planned around that time.

What do you think of Thanksgiving weddings? Are they a good idea?

Photos via Shutterstock: autumn wedding bouquet, young family, the wedding, the newlyweds

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