Post # 1
I’m trying to decide between two dates, Sept 4 (Sat) or Sept 5 (Sun), 2010. We have a lot of OOT guests so Sun would work great, and it’s cheaper too to book the venue… but I’ve also heard that it can be hard to book vendors like caterers or photograpers on that Sunday since they’d want to take off more than just Labor Day. Is this true?
Is it easier or harder to find vendors, and is it cheaper or more expensive? I’ve heard both sides and am pretty confused =( Thanks so much for the help!!
Post # 3
I’d say go with Sunday, and vedors will work that day. The actual holiday is Monday so I don’t think they are allowed to charge you a holiday rate or surcharge.
Post # 4
I would go with Sunday so people could fly in on Saturday if they need too. Some of the places I’ve worked have had strict policies regarding taking off time around a three day weekend.
Post # 5
We’re getting married on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, and our venue is 1,000 cheaper on Sunday than on Saturday. But everything else has been the same price regardless of the day. I picked Sunday so me and FH have a day to recover plus lots of my friends are teachers like me so I know they’ll have Monday off to travel.
Post # 6
Our original plan was to get married on Labor Day weekend in ’09, and we had planned on sunday so that people that were traveling would have saturday and monday to travel with no extra time needed off of work, and so that people that live nearby would still have their holiday day (monday) plus their usual saturday.
So I voted for Sunday.
Post # 7
I would go with Sunday also that way you have plan some activites for guests or even have your bridal shower that saturday – You’ll find vendors to work on sunday
Post # 8
I would say Sunday- in this economy few vendors are turning down work.
Post # 9
i agree with sunday because it saves you cash and i can guarantee you that no vendors are turning down work.
Post # 10
We just got married this past Labor Day on Sunday. Our wedding was about 7 hours away and having it one Sunday was perfect with so many OOT guests. We didn’t get a break on our venue or from any of our vendors but we didn’t have a problem booking them either. If it saves you money I would absolutely go for it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I don’t think you’ll have any problem booking vendors if you’re looking to book people who generally work in the wedding industry.
Post # 12
I got married on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend this year (a month ago tomorrow!) and we didn’t encounter any difficulties with planning or booking vendors – at least none that could be attributed to the day we chose. In my experience, most wedding vendors are accustomed to working weddings on Saturdays, so everyone that I worked with was excited to be able to make twice as much money in one weekend.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
I am getting married on 9-5-10 (Sunday of Labor Day) and have found no problems booking vendors. I was able to save $2500 on my venue by doing it on Sunday! I say go for it!
Post # 14
I did Sunday because there is a federal holiday the next day so it’s like a Saturday with a Sunday (cheaper) price tag. Also, this helps guests who will have to travel from OOT so that they can come in on Saturday and not have to leave work on Friday to come in for a Saturday wedding (they can come in Saturday, hang out Sunday and then go back Sunday night or Monday). 🙂
Post # 15
My wedding is on the Sunday of Martin Luther King weekend and none of my vendors had any probalems. As wedding vendors, I am pretty sure they expect to work weekends.