(Closed) Any negative reactions to July 4th date?

posted 11 years ago in July 2009
  • poll: What does your family usually do on July 4th?
    Just the basics - such as a cookout or watching fireworks : (56 votes)
    88 %
    Travel to a nearby city or cottage for the night : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Travel out of state : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I know some people who dream of a July 4 wedding. On one hand, its convenient for out of towners if it falls on a long weekend. On the other, some people don’t like that once can assume their guests will want to spend their holiday at a wedding.

    For me, if the person is someone I care about and "wouldn’t miss the wedding for the world" I wouldn’t stick my nose up if its on a holiday.

    Post # 19
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    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

    I went to a July 4 wedding last year, and there was no negativity!  I think everything will go swimmingly!

    Post # 20
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    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I’m personally not a fan of holiday weddings.  I’ve been invited to 2 weddings on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend  (we get the monday off).  One wedding was on the saturday, one was on the sunday – I didn’t really want to give up a long weekend for either, but I did go to both.  I agree with Lonepalm10 in that I feel like they are stealing a way a long weekend that I could have relaxed. But I would most likely go anyway unless it was out of town

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Mine is on July 4th and frankly I could not care what people thought. I am having a small intimate wedding of about 20 people and its our families and best friends only. I chose this date bc both our families own their own business and would be closed on that Saturday therefore able to get away and enjoy it! We are renting a country cabin for everyone and doing a large cookout etc. Stuff we would do for the holiday anyways! The people that care about you and want to be there for you will be and anyone who makes comments are people you should not worry about being there to begin with.

    Post # 22
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    That sounds great to me! If people don’t come to your wedding b/c of a holiday conflict, then that’s stupid and you probably don’t want them there anyways =]. All your close family and friends will know about the wedding in advane, anyways, cuz that’s what STD’s are for!

    I have friensd who have gotten married on holidays. It’s a good excuse to extend a trip a day or two extra and make it a mini vacay as far as i’m concerned!

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee

    As a rule, I wouldn’t be psyched about about a holiday weekend wedding.  We also have an annual 4th of July tradition where all my college friends go on a trip together, so it would bum me out if I had to change it.  I would definitely do that for a special friend/family member though. 

    HOWEVER, I think by sending Save-The-Date Cards a year in advance, your guests should have had plenty of notice to make plans for the holiday to be able to attend the wedding.  I think if it were me, and people made a big deal out of it, I’d try not to let their bad attitudes get to me.  A simple "I’m so sorry you can’t make it" would be enough…don’t let anyone second guess your choice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    It’s funny–before I got engaged, I was not a fan of holiday weekend weddings.  Not that I ever do anything on them, just that I was losing out on the option.  But lo and behold, when am I getting married? Memorial Day weekend.  It was the date my Fiance and his family preferred since they will be the family side that travels (my family will be local).  That way, no one has to take off from work if they don’t want to, and they can spend some time after the wedding hanging out and exploring rather than immediately driving home the next day. 

    The people you truly care about being there will be there no matter what weekend it is.  If someone can’t give up their annual weekend beach trip, well, you will now have an extra seat for someone who really cares.

     

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee

    I would LOVE to have a 4th of July wedding.  It’s one of those laid back holidays where (I think) people would love to have something to do.  Considering the view from your venue you guests should have a great time!

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Generally, I am split on holiday weekend weddings. I would only go to a family member’s wedding over Thanksgiving or near Christmas, but it wouldn’t bug me one bit for a civil holiday like July 4th or President’s day.

    The joy/problem with the plan is that some people will only be able to come because it is a long weekend, and some people won’t be able to come because of longstanding obligations. You sent Save-The-Date Cards a year in advance and made it easy on your guests, so you did everything right. If someone gives you a rough time, think of the people who can now make it because of the extra travel day.

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I am excited for our 4th of July wedding! I cant beleive it is so close! I forgot to mention in my pp that this is my favorite holiday next to Christmas and have always dreamed of getting married or engaged on this day so I am excited. I just felt bad when we announced the date because my Future Sister-In-Law also wants to get married on the 4th in kind of the same fashion, but we decided to share the day bc we are so similar!

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Yay! Are you ladies excited? Nervous? I’m definitely both!

    We’re getting a good turnout too, especially from our friends who are in town. They all seem psyched to attend on their day off!

    Post # 30
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’m getting married on the 4th- and I know my out of town family was excited to be able to come in town for both the wedding & 4th of July- which happens to be when my grandparents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  It wasn’t my choice however to have it on the 3rd.  My original date was the 17th of July, our year & half anniversary- but then changed due to living the wonderful Army lifestyle.  Which is why we married in the courthouse last Halloween ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I like holidays LOL

    Post # 31
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I personally think it is a great day to get married, as it gives another reason for those people who live out of state a reason to come back to their hometown.

    I am having my wedding on july 4th also. Since the day was not decide until a few months ago, a lot of people end up canceling their traveling plans for us. I feel bad.

     

    If I could do it over again, I would still like to pick July 4th,  but only if I could send out the save-a-day card at least a year ahead of time.

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