Post # 1
We’re looking at getting married on Labor Day weekend, so everyone will have Monday off. About half of our guests are from out of town (including my and my fiance!) The question is, should we have our evening wedding on Saturday or Sunday?
Saturday – people may have to take off work on Friday but they will have Sunday and Monday off for wedding and family activities and traveling home
Sunday – we can have wedding and family activites on Saturday but people may not want to stay and drink/dance on Sunday night when they have to travel the next day
Post # 3
I would say Sunday. People wouldn’t have to take off work for traveling and you will probably get some discounts for having a Sunday wedding. In the end though I don’t think you can make a bad decision.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t assume that everyone has Labor Day off. I know I don’t! If I was travelling from OOT I’d have to take time off either way, so it doesn’t make much of a difference which day IMHO.
Post # 5
I agree with the PP I would do a Sunday wedding…besides you’ll probably save money choosing a Sunday wedding! I wish I had that option *sigh*
Post # 6
I agree with MissBoPeep above, don’t assume that people will have Monday off. Anyone working in healthcare probably doesn’t. A lot of retail outlets and restaurant/food services also don’t get the day off.
Plan your wedding for when you want it. People will come.
Post # 7
I think Saturday would be better for two reasons:
1) If people have plans this weekend or traditions (such as camping, etc), a Sunday wedding shoots them down (it’s happened to me).
2) There are many people who do not have that following Monday off; therefore, your wedding might come to an end early so your guests can travel home to get a good night’s sleep. More people are likely to take half of a day off on Friday afternoon if need be than they are to take half a Monday morning off.
Either way, people will make it work! Good luck
Post # 8
I personally don’t ever have holidays off, and I work weekends (in retail). BUT I vote Sunday because it is much easier for me to get a Sunday off than a Saturday. I work weekends normally so I wouldn’t get to party all night long either way.
Post # 9
I don’t have labor day off (I work in health care and pretty much everyone else who works in health care does not have labor day off). I would go with saturday.
Post # 10
I voted for Saturday but being a holiday weekend either would be fine. Our friends are getting married Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend and all the guests didn’t seem to have a problem with it. If you are having a whole weekend thing with activities and such for the guests then I would probably change my vote to Sunday.
Post # 11
Either is fine and you will get the same crowd no matter what. Send the save the dates out 12 months prior per usual and guests will have ample time to schedule vacation to attend your wedding. Those who want to be there will do whatever it takes to attend.
Post # 12
I voted Sat. I work at 8am on (every) Labor Day, so I would have to call it a very early night if it was on a Sun!
Post # 13
Sunday. It will give you more time once you get into town. Hopefully that can reduce stress levels! Also, yes you can save money. We saved 1300 on our venue just from switching to Sunday and they only do 1 wedding on Sundays. Bonus!