Please help us decide on a wedding date

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Which wedding date for out of town guests?
    Friday May 22,2015 (Memorial Day weekend) : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Saturday August 8, 2015 : (25 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 2
    5787 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    A Friday wedding 6 hours away would mean I’d have to take Friday off of work, and traffic in a lot of places is a real nightmare on the Thursday before Memorial Day when your guests would be driving. I’d probably skip it unless you were my sister. Do the Saturday in August. 

    Post # 3
    2173 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    If there was a wedding on Friday, regardless of the weekend, I would still have to take Friday off if it was before 6 or took more than 15 minutes to travel to.  So there would be no travel benefit for me.  (The only real upside is that I could make it a long weekend, provided it was in a city with family or sightseeing.)

    Post # 4
    2248 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I voted August 8th purely because it’s my birthday & therefore an obviously great day 😉

    Really though, I don’t like the idea of planning someone else’s holiday weekend.  So many people usually have something planned or look forward to it ..but then again, the people that wamt to be there will be there to celebrate with you no matter what day it is!

    Post # 5
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Our wedding date is 8/29/14, the Friday of Labor Day weekend. I was really reluctant to book it and take up everyone’s holiday weekend, but I called all of the people that I really wanted to be there and families with kids to see if this would be an issue for them. Everyone seemed shocked that I’d even ask and no one raised any issues with it so we set the date.

    Even though the holiday weekend has not been an issue for us, I would send out feelers to your families and friends to see how they respond if you want to have it Memorial day weekend. You might find that some people already have plans and if not I think more people will be less irritated by it since you thought of them before you picked the date.

    Post # 6
    109 posts
    Blushing bee

    What about the Sunday before Memorial Day? Then people wouldn’t have to take a day off of work at all. And most would still be off the next day. So, May 24th?

    Post # 7
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Go for August 8th. Just because people don’t have traditions for Memorial Day doesn’t mean they won’t want to make plans that year. And if they are consistantly not making plans, it’s probably because they don’t want to travel on such a busy/trafficy weekend.

    Post # 8
    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My wedding is going to the be the Friday before a Canadian Holiday Monday… we figured that people will still have a couple of days rest after the wedding so why not!?


    Regardless people are going to find reasons not to come so get a concensus with maybe a good amount of your close friends/fam and pick the date that suits YOU

    Post # 9
    6171 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    traffic is going to be a nightmare for people traveling on the friday of memorial day weekend.

    Post # 10
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Jellyfish, Punta Cana DR

    FI and I are planning a destination wedding. Prior to booking a date, we put out “feelers” in regardes to a weekend wedding vs holiday wedding. Most people perfered to travel the holiday weekend (due to having the monday off). Our wedding is actually May 23, 2015.

    Post # 11
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think August wld be a better date. It seems longer now but time passes fast. Especially along the lines of wedding planning. 

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