Is my wedding date offensive?! Please help!!!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would actually be more likely to attend a Sunday wedding with a Monday holiday than any other Sunday. Of course, if you have a lot of out-of-town guests they may find travel home that Monday a challenge. For me, and locally, it would be A-OK!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@peachacid:  Right now, we’re barely able to travel home to see our families.  I have a job where i don’t get paid vacation and he’s graduating with his Bachelors in May……so, yeah.  But we definitely wanna get some trips in before we have kids; and I’m going back to school for my Masters after the wedding…so lots of stuff to plan around lol. 

Alot of places on our list are in the US and they’re places I’ve been that he’s never been to (Like Niagara Falls and some local spots back home)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Agreed with PP.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@June_bee13:  I don’t think there is anything wrong with that date. If anything, I think it is considerate of you to have it on a Sunday before a holiday so that people don’t have to work the next day. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

It is not offensive, but you may have people who cannot attend because they usually do other things.  There are some things that people will just not give up…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@June_bee13:  I dont even understand why this would be offensive in the first place? Go for it! I would attend.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Funny you posted this because I just read a post on “How to Pick Your Life Partner”  which referenced the author of your post, Eric Barker.  I’m always drawn to these articles (always trying to analyze things!) and I enjoyed both of these.

Not sure we’ve figured out all the secrets to a good relationship yet, 😉 but part of it has been learning about and appreciating each other’s preferences for communication.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@AnaA:  You are right. I guess not everyone would have the holiday off. Some who do probably will come. I guess in my mind Sunday wedding would not be the throw-down late-night party of a Saturday wedding.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@June_bee13:  Not offensive you may just wish to consider if (for guests who are travelling) it means that accommodation/flights etc would be a lot pricier. If I lived in town I’d have no issue with a Sunday long weekend wedding.

 I have a friend getting married on Easter Saturday this year about an hour out of town. They provided accommodation options in their invitation but they were all either already booked out (cos, you know, it’s Easter, and they didn’t send their invitaitons out early) or had a 3-4 night minimum stay. So means no drinking for me and driving back home late at night. Not ideal and not what I would want for my guests.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Nope, not tacky/offensive at all. (Unless you’re doing it like Remembrance Day or a commemorative day. But you’re not, so not worries.) I was actually hoping to do the same, but I found many Sunday long weekends to be the same price as a Saturday. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@bebelicious1:  I guess I’ve already traveled a lot….i went to college in Alaska and Texas….and I traveled a lot for my college courses to Louisiana and other places.  I’ve road tripped cross country twice (north to south and back).  I wasn’t able to be home in Michigan for a lot of holidays with my family, so I guess I want to take advantage of having everyone together and seeing friends that I haven’t seen in 3 years….

I wanna milk the wedding weekend lol!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t know that it will actually be cheaper since it will be a holiday weekend.  If you do, please send a save the date.  We were invited to a Memorial Day weekend wedding this year and have no information about the wedding and it’s so expensive for hotels, travel, etc.  Not to mention that they haven’t sent information about room blocks out to people.  It seems so inconsiderate and I’m thinking about just skipping it.  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@June_bee13:  I don’t think anything is wrong with your date at all! In fact I agree with a PP, I would be more likely to go if it was a holiday the next day, most people have long weekends and would be more inclined to go I would think.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@marie02:  I don’t personally know anyone who has done this. Honestly, most of the time things get in the way and they end up never having their big celebration.

I think this sounds like a great idea (and also very romantic!) just make sure you stay focused on the big day you want and don’t give it up!

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