(Closed) A July 5 wedding ..bad idea?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I love it when my friends have their weddings on holiday weekends, actually – for me, I find it much easier to get away from work to attend.  The only catch is letting people know early enough that they can make plans to attend the wedding and not someone else’s BBQ or whatnot.  I think a rehearsal dinner + fireworks would be super fun, myself.

Post # 18
3184 posts
Sugar bee

Keep in mind that hotels are way more expensive during a holiday weekend. Other than that, with enough notice, people can make it. Yes, I would gripe about it to my husband but if you were a close family member or friend, I would make it.

Post # 19
1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

I would come for a friend but I would probably be a bit disgruntled about having to give up my 4th to travel

Post # 20
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@regit45:  My general feeling is you can’t ruin someone’s holiday by inviting them to a wedding, after all, if they don’t want to come, no one is forcing them. They should be pleased to be invited at all!

That being said, I originally considered having my wedding labour day weekend and got a lot of push back from family and lots of little comments about it. I feel like those people were being a bit rude, but I was still happy when the weekend before it came free and I was able to have it another time, just to reduce some of the stress! So I guess it’s up to you to know how easy going about it your family and friends are likely to be, and if you can deal with a few people being a little annoyed.

Post # 21
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got married on July 6, and we have everyone make it that we invited–or at least, no one told us it was because it was over 4th of July. It was actually really convenient becuase a lot of my in laws come up for the 4th anyway, so not only could they still do all their 4th of July tradition stuff, but then they got to come up for the wedding too rather than come up for the 4th (or miss out) and then for a wedding later on.

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