Post # 1
So, I’ve recently decided to bump my wedding day up to May, 2010, instead of October, 2010, and I am looking for a good date. I am planning a weekend wedding, and none of my guests will be local. So, anyone who comes to the Saturday main event will have to spend the night and be there Sunday.
Hence, big question: must I avoid Mother’s Day Weekend?
I haven’t been with my mom for the last, oh, 8 Mother’s Days, so for me a phone call and a card suffice. But do you all think this may be a problem?
Is there any way to mitigate the problem?
Post # 3
I got married on 5-9-09 and I can tell you that it wasn’t a problem at all.. I think there was only one guest ( a friend of my moms) who didn’t come b/c it was mothers day weekend and she went out of town.
I actually been to two other weddings on mothers day weekend….go for it 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
Hey! I’d say go for it, if it works for you! The only thing I can think of (and chaikac might be able to speak better to this) is I heard that flowers might cost more on Mother’s Day. Before we set our date, we were considering Valentine’s day 2010, and one of our venues told us that Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day weddings cost more for flowers since florists are so busy on those weekends. But not sure if that’s truly the case and probably depends on the vendor!
Post # 5
Good tip on the flowers. Otherwise, if your mom is okay with it (sounds like that is the case!) then anyone else can visit their moms afterward, even if they spend the night where the wedding is.
Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that some people like and other people don’t care about. Take that perfectly good weekend for your wedding if you want it!
Post # 6
My brother just got married on May 9, 2009 and the proximity to Mother’s Day was a concern but it didn’t turn out to be an issue at all. Most guests were local so that may have been a factor but even those who had to travel (approx. 3-4 hrs each way) made the trip and headed home when the festivities were over (or early-ish the next morning) in order to spend the day with their children. I think it’s as good a weekend as any!
Post # 7
I met with 5 florists…and only one of them told me that Mothers day would cost more. But I did also find that grocery store florists wouldn’t do my flowers that weekend. I did find a great florist though…you just have to shop around. 🙂
Post # 8
I got married on Mother’s Day this year (5/10), and everything was fine. We chose flowers that are not traditionally in Mother’s Day bouquets (we stayed away from roses and lillies) and I didn’t notice any higher floral prices because of the date. Anyway, everyone had a great time, and not one person complained that they had a wedding to go to on Mother’s Day. Good luck!
Post # 9
I don’t see it as a problem. If ppl are in town, they’ll still be able to hang with mom. If they are Out of Town, they might not be in the same town as their mom anyway. Or can spend another day with her.