(Closed) July 3 – too weird?

posted 5 years ago in July 2013
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Personally I don’t think July 3rd is a bad day to have a wedding.  It being on a Wednesday is a bit unusual but having the majority of folks having the 4th off makes up for that. Just make sure you set it for late enough in the evening for folks to get there after work, and allow a long window for arrivals (like maybe a pre-ceremony cocktail hour) as your guests will either have zero traffic or gridlock even if they’re just coming from the other side of Brooklyn.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think that it’s a good idea! A lot of people will have the following day off work AND you get the location you want!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Thats a huge cost saving so I defintely see why you would chose to. Those that can make it will. If people have travel plans than perhaps you may get more declines, but you seem flexiable and prepared for any outcome. Thats the best attitude to have. 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kariface:  People will show up, and we will have a party. It may not be the best day of my life, i’m not a special princess, and it’s not all about me.

That’s 100% how I feel about it. If you don’t mind my asking which venue are you having your reception at? You can share in PM if prefer to. Or not …LOL

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is not weird at all! We chose July 5th, a Friday, for many of the same reasons. We were a little concerned at first because some people may have to work or travel. But like you said, the people who are really important (also the people you will have the most fun with) –will be there. A bonus is that  people will be off from work the next day and can recover from the fun of your wedding. Sounds good to me!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What is the cost for Friday, July 5th?  People are likely to take the extra day to make it a 4-day weekend.

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Awesome idea! Plus. July 3 is my birthday so I like it even more 😛

But really, all the reasons you listed make sense. If people really want to be there, they will come. and if this is what you want and what you can afford then all power to you.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@kariface:  I think it’s a great idea!  I agree with what a lot of people said about most being off work on july 4th so they will be free to party it up!  plus out of town guests can enjoy all the nyc has to offer for fireworks.  Sounds like a win-win!  Good luck!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

When FI and I started venue searching, we were looking for a FRI night wedding to cut costs.  I think it’s great (and more power to you!) if you can find an alternative date that works.  We ultimately had to choose a Sat night option though because my father is a sole business owner and can’t shut down his company for 1 full day.  People who truly matter to you will come to your wedding no matter what..  if it’s snowing.. if it’s a Sunday day time wedding, etc…

As a side note, one event director I spoke to at a very well-known venue told me that July 4th itself is always a popular date for weddings… no matter what day it lands on..!  I believe this past 4th of July landed on a Wednesday and he had 2+ weddings to coordinate that day!

I’m super jelly of my friend who’s getting married the Sunday before this Labor Day.. she probably got such a good deal AND people still get to BBQ with no worries the next day.. AND it’s in September… I would love to have a Sept wedding!

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