Post # 1
So FH and I have decided on the May long weekend 2014 for our wedding (May 17, 2014 – Victoria Day weekend in Canada).
We chose it because it was available & we wanted May (FH hates heat so getting into the summer isn’t an option, he’ll be miserable in a suit all day – and he insists on wearing a black suit/tux) and I have to avoid May 11, 21, 23, 25 (brothers birthday, sisters birthday, aunts birthday/dads anniversary & BM’s birthday). The 17th seemed perfect.
Now someone has pointed out to me that there are a few teachers on our guest list (4 that I can think of off the top of my head, one is a cousin, another will likely be a GM) and that they won’t be able to travel in May. I’m personally not completely convinced of this – and I know people have made this trip for a weekend/long weekend before. Should we consider changing our date to be more accomodating?
Post # 3
@MsGinkgo: no matter what, you will not find a date to please everyone. It sounds like you’ve already tried to be accommodating, and really, you need to pick the date that works best for your groom and you.
Post # 4
Your wedding date is supposed to be convenient for YOU, not for your entire guest list. Have a wedding when you want to. If they can make it, great. If they can’t, that’s ok too.
Post # 5
@MsGinkgo: I agree with @TattedNYBride. You will never find a date that will work for every guest on your list. It sucks, but everyone has different schedules (and sometimes unexpected things come up).
I will say, though, that some teachers may still be able to make it. I don’t know about the time off situations in Canada, but my mom is a teacher (and lives 1000+ miles away from my fiance and I/where we’ll be having the wedding) and she will be taking time off to attend our November wedding.
Post # 6
As a teacher, I am telling you to leave it. If they can’t travel that is a shame, but teacher’s can take days off too. If they know ahead of time then they will be able to look at their calendars and see if they can. And if they can’t, then oh well.