MLK Weekend Wedding on Sunday: Yes or No?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Sunday Weekend Holiday Wedding - Would you attend?
    Yes : (17 votes)
    85 %
    No : (3 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    7920 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Id be way happier about MLK day than say Memorial or Labor day. I dont know of anyone who is jonesing all year for their MLK day plans so I say go for it!

    Its also nice your doing Sunday. Irks me when people do Saturday weddings on holiday weekends because its right smack in the middle of the time off! In your case people could still do things with family/friends Friday/Saturday then to the wedding for Sunday. Sounds like a great weekend to me!

    Post # 4
    4963 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @bonbonsparklesMD:  I would be fine with it, because I am a teacher and I always have MLK day off. However, a lot of people do not. For example, my FI wouldn’t have it off.

    I do always think it is wayyy nicer to have a wedding on a Saturday, and that ppl might leave early on a Sunday due to work the next day.

    Post # 5
    5905 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @bonbonsparklesMD:  I would go, but I wouldn’t be getting my party on like it was Saturday….you can’t expect a Saturday kind of party on a Sunday…its Sunday.  And I know a lot of people get MLK Day off…but a lot of them don’t, so I wouldn’t expect everyone to be living it up like its a three day weekend.

    You do what you want, I know Sunday weddings save a lot of cash, your guests are going to do what they need to do in order to celebrate your day AND get on with living life, which for the working world, might include MLK Day.

    Post # 6
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d do it on Labor Day or Memorial Day Sunday. Those almost everybody gets off. I feel like only about half of people get off for MLK Day. I do, but my husband doesn’t. My office mate does, her husband doesn’t. My best friend’s husband does but she doesn’t…

    I did Labor Day Sunday and it was great! We had a ton of OOT guests, so it was easier on them to do it on a long weekend so they didn’t have to rush quite so much to get there and back.

    Post # 8
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I wouldn’t be turned off by the Sunday thing, but I would think twice about flying from the East Coast in January. A few years ago I got stuck in Cali on a bbusiness trip because it snowed so bad here at home that the airport was closed for days. Fortunately I was on work travel, so it was their $$ to pay for 3 extra hotel nights, extra food money, and I was obviously automatically approved for missing work on those days. But if I had been on personal travel, I would have been facing an unhappy employer for taking unscheduled leave and be out an unexpected $600ish on top of the costs I had already planned for. For that reason I would probably decline any winter weddings that require plane travel.

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