Weekend after Memorial Day wedding–is that okay?!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Is May 30th 2015 a good wedding day?
    Sure, sounds great! : (16 votes)
    89 %
    NO! It's too close to Memorial Day : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Are any of those traveling VIPs? If you absolutely NEED to have them there, then ask them if they think they can swing it. Teachers may have the hardest time since it is so close to the end of the school year.

    No matter when your wedding is, some people won’t be able to make it. I don’t think you will have a higher percentage of No’s on that weekend than you would earlier in May.

    Post # 4
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @jenniferleighh:  Do May 9th.  In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter that you are getting married before your graduation date.  There isn’t much preparation involved with graduation anyway other renting a gown and hat and showing up on time.

    Post # 5
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @jenniferleighh:  Memorial day weekend Bride to be here 🙂 It totally depends on your family. I’m getting married in a beach area (where we grew up) and most of our family would be there anyways. It’s also nice because those who don’t really want to be at our wedding won’t RSVP and it doesn’t bother me one bit. If they want to go on vacation and not come to our wedding that 100% okay with me, more money for the honeymoon and not the wedding

     

    Post # 6
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m doing May 30, 2015 as well, so of course I think it’s fine 🙂

    Post # 7
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    3007 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We got married Memorial Day weekend with 6 months notice. Pretty much everyone we invited was there….They all enjoyed the weekend with the family and golfing the next day. No complaints.

    Post # 8
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    1793 posts
    Buzzing bee

    One of our girls got married the Saturday after Memorial Day and we had zero problems with guests being able to attend because of the previous holiday weekend.  I say go for it.

    Post # 9
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    That’s what we did…we wanted to do Memorial Day weekend but didn’t because of many family issues. Not due to the weekend. But thankfully we didn’t because our friends had to change theirs from two weeks before to Memorial Day weekend because their venue double booked them.

    It was hectic for us because we had to fly to NC for their wedding fly back to CO for ours and finish up the odds and ends. It would have been nice to have that weekend to laze about and tie up loose ends so I say go for it!

    Post # 10
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    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My wedding is the Saturday of memorial day weekend, and we totally understand if people can’t make it, but so far all of our guests have been happy to have Sunday to travel/recover…and then have Monday off too!

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