Wedding Memorial Day weekend?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MissDahlia08:  It’s not a terrible idea but you might want to consider that travel (especially flights or transportation besides driving) and lodging may be more expensive that weekend, especially if you’re getting married in a location where people like to vacation. It’s a huge travel weekend on the East Coast and I always avoid going anywhere at all (near DC…it’d take me about 3 hours to get 30 miles south Memorial Day Friday.

Maybe thats not a deal breaker for your family/friends though. For 6 hours, I’d probably drive anyway. Block hotels early if you do it!

Post # 4
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ours is Labor Day weekend and so far all of our guests have been really grateful for that as it gives them wiggle room with the extra day off for work. (Seriously, people have been telling me its a great idea and they wish they’d thought of it lol).  The only problem we ran into is that we lost a bridesmaid and her son (ringbearer) because her job doesn’t allow anyone to ask off holiday weekends 🙁


We did send our save the dates out WAAAAYYY early to account for people making holiday plans before they got wind of our wedding date.  We sent them out a year and a half in advance (as soon as we booked a venue).

Also, I should mention almost all of my side of the guest list is coming from out of state with flights.  No matter what Saturday (assuming its a Saturday) you make it, people will have to take that Friday off for flights.

Post # 5
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I’m getting married this memorial day weekend and out families were both great about it!  It’s a small wedding…if it was bigger I would expect that more might not be able to attend due to plans, but it works for our 40-50 person wedding.  We’re getting married about 2 hours away from home.

Post # 6
28 posts

As long as you send out save the dates way ahead of time then people who will want to go will and people who dont want to go won’t. You will probably have guests who will be irritated about your wedding date but thats their problem, not yours.

Post # 6
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve been to memorial/labor day wknd weddings that worked very well because most guests didn’t have to fly and drove/took public transpo under 1.5 hrs and only needed hotel for 1 night & the hotels/weddings weren’t in hot destinations for the long wknds.  Those weddings also gave a lot of advance notice.

Post # 7
689 posts
Busy bee

I don’t mind them as long as it’s on the Saturday (sundays just in general tend to cut the party short). However, just be aware that there’s always other stuff going on on those holiday weekends, so definitely send out some save the dates far in advance. 

Post # 8
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


I’m getting married on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend this year and trust me…the party will NOT be cut short! I don’t believe anyone invited has to work the following Monday, and if they do, that means that they have something other than a M-F 9-5 job and could have possibly had to work the Sunday after a Saturday wedding anyway.

If it makes you feel any better, Kim and Kanye are getting married over Memorial Day weekend this year-HAHA! If they can do it, so can everyone else! I kid-but do whatever you want! It’s your wedding, and there will be plenty of opinions either way. Some people will love it, and some people will hate it because it “trolls” into their long weekend time. If I had a guest say that to me, they are welcome to stay at home! More drinks for us!

Happy planning!

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