Post # 1
Basically, I know there are split feelings about weddings over Memorial Day weekend. For FI and I, it’s just not an option. We have family who would of course come to our wedding, but strongly prefer it not to be over that weekend. We have been to weddings over Labor Day weekend and felt inconvenienced, and we don’t want our guests to feel the same way. That being said, we are considering May 30th, 2015–the Saturday after Memorial Day. Is this a perceivable issue for guests? We were thinking maybe since they had Monday off, it might be hard to get a Friday off for travel, too? We don’t have a HUGE number of far-away (over 2 hours) out of town guests, but about 10 on my side and 20-30 on FI’s side (our total guest count will be around 200, we expect–inviting 255-270).
SORRY for the novel! I think I overexplained it! But we are just torn and don’t know what to do. We love May 9, 2015, but it’s a few days before my college graduation and I really would prefer to be officially graduated before getting married. We don’t like the 16th because I hate days that have 6’s in them (I know it’s weird). Then there’s the 23rd and 30th. So what do you think, bees? Is the 30th okay??
Post # 3
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
- 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
@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
I’m doing May 30, 2015 as well, so of course I think it’s fine 🙂
Post # 7
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
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
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
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!