(Closed) Ceremony Date Possibilities…Saturday or Sunday that is the ?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think there is a robust debate about using (or not using) 3 day weekends… but I know that in my workplace Columbus Day is not observed, so I might be cautious about considering that to be a three day weekend.

Ultimately, you and your families know your people best and can probably help you make the most informed decision.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If it’s an evening wedding, you’ll really want to have some heat. I went to an outdoor wedding last Columbus Day in Philly and it started around 4 and was in a park. It was beautiful! And then the reception was on a patio with heaters. It worked well, but the heaters after dark were necessary.

I agree with DG on the Saturday/Sunday 3-day weekend, it’s been discussed. I think a daytime Sunday wedding is fine. Again, it depends on the needs of those you want to include.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Saturday! People who don’t work for banks or the government usually don’t have Columbus Day off, and if you’re having an evening wedding, it’s more fun if people don’t feel the need to leave early.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think if you had your wedding on 10/10/10, there’s a good chance alot of people won’t make it.  It’s a popular wedding date and some of your guests might be invited to more than one wedding.  You might not get your vendor picks.  If you’re inviting OOT guests, it might be too expensive for them to come because they’re competing with people traveling for the holiday weekend. 

I’m having a Sunday wedding and we estimated 200-250 guests.  Our final headcount will be about 160.  We’re sad some of our OOT guests couldn’t make it because they couldn’t get work off the next day.  However, the guests that will be coming will be there because they care about us.  Alot of the declines were FMIL friends who got invited to another wedding.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m going to a Sunday wedding this month with a majority of guests OOT and I have to be honest here – it really is quite a pain for a lot of us. Also, and I’ve heard this before from people and it really annoys me so let me just say, I don’t think it’s fair to say that those people that will ultimately come to your Sunday wedding are “the ones that care.” So if I can’t take off work that means I don’t care about my friends and their happiness? STFU.

Anyway, I understand that financially-speaking Sundays are easier on the wallet and also that if you’ve got your heart set on a specific venue, you may have to settle. Just know that you do run the risk of inconveniencing your guests if you have a majority OOT and also run the risk of having people that are important to you not be able to make it.

Also, one of my BMs is getting married 10-10-10. Luckily, I get Columbus Day off at my company. With my own wedding being next August and my honeymoon in September, I don’t think they’d be too keen on me taking yet another wedding-related day off in October.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

we’re getting hitched on 10/10/10 in las vegas. we live in the dallas/fort worth area so technically we’re all OOT! we really had our hearts set on 10/10/10 so our solution was to get married in the morning. that way guests that need to get back to work or school on monday can travel home sunday evening. we’re getting married at 10am and having a lunch/brunch reception afterwards.

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