Post # 1
My fiance and I just got engaged recently and we are planning a family ceremony next May, 2013 on the beach. The beach is just shy of an hour away so we may stay a few nights there and celebrate later. We’d like to wed May 18 but the next weekend is memorial day and we can’t have a reception/party to celebrate with the rest of our family and friends that weekend b/c we don’t want to intrude on other’s possible out of town plans. So, we are thinking of having a party the next weekend which is in fact 2 weeks after our ceremony. Is this bad taste?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s bad taste but if I was an out of town guest that was close enough to be invited to/want to attend the ceremony and reception I might be a little annoyed at having to stay for two weeks or come twice.
Post # 4
To me this depends on how many and who you are inviting to the ceremony. If this a tiny family thing, then a big party for friends later I don’t really see a problem with it. To me that is similar to a destination elopement with a celebration later.
Also, I’m not sure if the long weekend is really intruding. Unless you know of people who always have Memorial Day plans, this might just be a happy excuse for them to spend a few days at the beach. I went to a wedding out of town last weekend (Labor Day) and the extra day off made traveling much easier, and gave us time to play tourist.
Post # 5
I would just have it memorial day weekend.
Post # 6
Why not just have it the same day as cere3mony, why wait until a week after memorial which is 2 weeks after your ceremony? I would be annoyed to have to travel twice for one wedding.