(Closed) Does anyone actually like attending a wedding on a long weekend?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Do you like attending weddings on long weekends?
    No, it sucks. I had other stuff I wanted to do. : (36 votes)
    31 %
    Yes, I love it when weddings are on long weekends. : (37 votes)
    32 %
    I don't even care! It's all the same to me. : (42 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I like it because my whole weekend isn’t lost to the wedding. I can keep the extra day off for myself.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1190 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It doesn’t bother me either way. But I do love them if I have to travel(which is always) because it gives an extra day to recover and not feel rushed from all the travel

    Post # 5
    Member
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    As someone who (unfortunately) doesn’t cottage, a long weekend for me is just one more day to do the crap I have to do on any other weekend. To me, it’s all the same, but I can see how other people might feel differently if they always have plans for long weekends. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve never been to a wedding on a long weekend but I think it would work better for me since I’d have an extra day to relax after all of the festivities. It be nice! 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We need to convince our friends to get married on a the dock and in flip flops.

     

    @Juliepants:  I would rather they didn’t occur on the long weekend. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    45388 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love wedding scheduled on long weekends. The only one I wouldn’t like or probably attend would be Christmas. I don’t have to use vacation days to attend a wedding if travel is involved.

    If it is a local wedding and is in the summer, it’s only one afternoon/evening out of three. I get free food, drinks and a chance to catch up with friends/family. What more could a girl want?

    Post # 10
    Member
    2409 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If I don’t have to travel for it, i.e. get on a plane, I don’t mind since it really is only one day. But if I have to fly then it gets annoying because everything is more expensive that weekend.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1677 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re no fun and don’t take vacations on long weekends, so I don’t really care either way. Like PP mentioned, if anything, it prevents my whole weekend from being taken up. I like that aspect. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    3627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t mind, but if I did mind that much, I wouldn’t go. I wouldn’t go and then say it sucks if it’s my choice.

    Post # 13
    Member
    275 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t mind. I did have one on the 4th of July out of town that I wasn’t too thrilled about because the 4th that year was the middle of the week. It was okay in the end though. I appreciate that if it IS on a long weekend that it’s on the Saturday so I can still do something Sunday and Monday (Thinking Memorial or Labor day). In the end though I would still go if it was on the actual holiday day.

    Post # 15
    Member
    3127 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    The only time I won’t attend a wedding is over the 4th of July. It is my husband’s birthday and its the one trip he looks forward to every year (which all of our friends and family know).  Fact of the matter is, all my close friends and family are already married so I don’t see it becoming an issue anytime soon..or ever.  

    Post # 16
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Assuming a wedding would be on a Sunday, since for me it wouldn’t be on a Saturday, and I still had the Monday to myself, then I would actually prefer it because I can have a little more fun at the wedding. If I had to go out of town for it I’d be a little disappointed to lose my loungy weekend to travel, but I’d do it for family or a very close friend. 

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