Labor Day Monday Wedding

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We were married on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in 2011.  Even then, we had a few OOT people opt out of coming due to long weekend plans.  I think that having your Monday wedding is okay, as long as you are prepared to have some people decline their invitations!  That’s a pretty big discount to have a Monday wedding though.  I can see the temptation!

Post # 4
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968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Miss_AshNicole:  I agree with @pengoala:  if you’re prepared for people to miss it, then go for it. It may happen  but if you give people a lot of notice of the date, it may help them choose to come to your wedding 🙂

Post # 5
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64 posts
Worker bee

Could you do a daytime wedding so that more people could attend and not have to take Tuesday off of work?

while the discount is a huge pro for you, I’d probably not attend a Monday evening wedding unless It was for a very good friend. But honestly, it seems that the people you plan on inviting would be able to make it and get that Tuesday off. So ask a few of your VIP’s and see what they say!

Post # 6
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love Labor Day/Memorial Day weddings.  You should plan for it to end by 10pm. With even in town people needing to work the next day, they will leave by that time anyway (or ealier). If you want a longer reception, you should plan accordingly.

Post # 7
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1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Miss_AshNicole:  Rule of thumb: Consider the options, and then DO WHAT YOU WANT! I think having a Labor Day wedding is essentially the same as having what would normally be a Sunday wedding, and I don’t see anything wrong with that. Hell, I went to a Thursday wedding once! You just do what you have to do for the people you love. Sometimes you can’t (some people won’t be able to make it, for whatever reason) and the bride and groom will need to accept that. But ultimately it’s your day and you need to do what makes you feel happy and comfortable. If it’s what you want, I say go for it!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Miss_AshNicole:  Sorry double post…

Actually the one thing I would do is check that those who you REALLY REALLY want to be there would be able to make it, since some people do have annual labor day plans. 

Post # 9
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Miss_AshNicole:  Do they count a holiday Monday in the discount?  Most vendors charge a premium for holidays.

Personally, I wouldn’t attend an evening wedding on a Monday, especially if the venue is out of town.  I am also not a big fan of holiday weddings; I only get a few holidays per year and I prefer spending it lying on the beach or relaxing by the river.

Post # 10
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m getting married on labour Day Sunday 2013, and would have taken the Monday had it been available! Personaly I don’t see a problem with it.

Post # 11
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8909 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Honestly I’d be kind of annoyed as a guest if you had the whole long weekend to get married, and you still chose Monday = I still have to take a day off work.  I totally understand your logic – just saying that it might inconvenience a lot of your guests who are mostly from out of town.  If you don’t mind more people declining, then you’re good.  Just don’t hold a grudge against people who have to decline….

Post # 12
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

are you sure that discounted monday price applies to holiday weekends as well?

 

Post # 13
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2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We’re having our wedding on Sunday of a long weekend because the venue gave us a 50% discount to do so. We were prepared for people to say no due to the long weekend but so far everyone is coming. You might be surprised!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If it was Labor Day Sunday, I’d have a better chance of coming. Labor Day Monday? Probably not because I’d have to turn a long weekend into an extra long weekend and September is a very busy month at work.

Post # 15
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820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Miss_AshNicole:  I would go! But I know a lot of people wouldn’t, because some people always go out of town for those weekends (it’s easy to take a vacation and just tack on a day or two since you already have 3 days). 

Post # 16
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’re getting married on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, but that’s because the majority of people have the following day off.  I personally wouldn’t love going to a wedding on Monday because most people that are flying in for the long weekend, would be flying out that night.  Also, for locals, it’s like Sunday weddings where you have to go to work the next day.  Be prepared for a lot of declines and people leaving the wedding reception early.  I went to a Sunday wedding where I was one of the last people left (at 10 pm) but they had booked the venue through midnight.  But if your goal is to have less people, and don’t mind them leaving earlier than normal, then go for it!  It’s your day!

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