Long weekend weddings- what was your guest turn-out like?!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it’s labor day here too (:

we’re doing the sunday of columbus day weekend (which is thanksgiving weekend in canada) next year, and we’re hoping people will be able to come.

Post # 4
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had a labor day weekend wedding (the Sunday of the weekend 2 years ago) and had a fine turnout.  We invited around 200 and had 154 show in the end.  That was about the headcount we had hoped for!  Definitely send out save the dates though. 🙂

Post # 5
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

I have seen brides over the years be pleased they chose long weekends, and bemoan that they chose long weekends.  Your turnout is going to be based on “know your audience.”  In my family, my nephew had a friday night wedding on Memorial Day weekend.  He had a decent turnout and everyone was THRILLED they still had their 3 day weekend to do as they pleased.

Now, 4th of July?  Even though that isn’t a technical 3 day weekend, I can tell you in my family you will have a very poor turnout.  My DDs, their families and I do a camping trip that weekend, my DH has 2 brothers that always vacay that week, and so does my sister.  NONE of us are changing our standing holiday plans for a wedding.

As long as your VIP’s can make it, that is what counts.

Post # 6
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Memorial Day weekend.. We invited 200 and 135 showed up. 

Post # 7
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re doing Columbus Day weekend and so far we have about 80% yes’s.

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