(Closed) Sunday wedding on Memorial Day weekend?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think a sunday wedding over a holiday would be fine. That’s my opinion.  Like you said, people wouldn’t have to work the next day so there is still another travel day.  Also, you get to save money which is always a plus!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our wedding is the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, which isn’t even a holiday that everyone has off, and we haven’t had any negative feedback about it so far. We’re inviting about 70 people.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

does your $105pp include beverages? because that would easily add the extra $775.

a sunday wedding over a holiday is fine and very common. is the saturday still during memorial weekend, you’d just be pushing back one day? that weekend will probably be expensive for your OOT guests, so that’s just something to consider.

also, check with ALL of your vendors. make sure they’re available sunday and that you won’t lose any deposit money.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi! I am getting married on May 29th 2011 and I think it is a fantastic date! 🙂 We chose that date because we are having a lot of out of town guests (including ourselves…we live in NC, wedding is in VT) and it just turns out that a couple vendors gave us a small discount because it was on a sunday…win win in my book.  I think it makes sense.  At first I wasnt sure because I thought people were going to think that I chose that date to save money and look cheap…but actually it was to ease the travel for our guests and now they dont even need to take a day off from work.  I have received only positive comments from my guests and they have told me how smart I was for doing this. 

On the Saturday befor the wedding we are hosting a casual welcome dinner & Smores party at the Inn (we rented out the inn for the weekend) so really the party starts on Saturday! 🙂

I say go for it! Also, there is another board of people with the same date under “date twins” There are lots of us Sunday Memorial Weekend Brides! 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think a Sunday wedding on the holiday weekend would be fine. I also think you can negotiate a bit better price from the venue. There are not many catered events on Sundays. If they don’t schedule your wedding, chances are they will have zero income for that day.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you should do Sunday.  It sounds like a great deal financially and time-wise everyone will be off the next day… so no one would leave early.  You really lucked out !

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

My gf got married on the Sunday of memorial day weekend. They loved it and so did their guests.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m having mine the same day for almost similar reasons! I live in Florida too and thought over the holiday weekend would work great. We will also get to make it a whole wedding weekend and end with the grand finale the wedding on Sunday! GOODLUCK!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@jholler25:I went to a wedding last year on this weekend and it was great!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We almost booked the wedding for the Sunday before Memorial Day. The only thing that gave me pause was that traffic is INSANE by the beaches that weekend. I’d remind people to give themselves plenty of travel time that day but other than that I think its an awesome day for a wedding.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That sounds like an excellent plan.  I haven’t been to a Memorial Day wedding, but a few of our friends have had weddings on the Sunday of a three-day weekend (it’s a big thing for Jews since you’re not supposed to get married on the Sabbath… though shh my fiance and I are totally disregarding this).  It’s always been a lot of fun… you may have some people who already have travel plans and it may be a little more expensive for plane tickets, but I think the extra day off for travel makes up for it.

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