Post # 1
Hi bees! My fiancé and I are considering getting married on February 20th which is Presidents’ Day. The ceremony will be very small on a beach in Maui. The officiant that were working with has the day available but now I’m having second thoughts. So thought the ceremonies take place at less popular spots is this a bad idea? What if the beach is busy because people are off that day? Anyone have any experience with beach weddings on minor holidays? Thanks!
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
adbee : If many of the businesses and schools are off that day, i would expect more people to be at the beach. I would ask locals to the area that you areinterested in to see how crowded hat beach may get
Post # 3
adbee : What year? Feb 20, 2017 is a Monday. Presidents’ Day is not a recognized holiday at my work. Most places will not offer employees this day off – something to think about. Most guest will ahve to take time off of work to attend. I wouldn’t take time off of work to attend a wedding unless you were family or very close friends. If you do decide to go with a Monday wedding, consider most guest will arrive after work and leave early due to work the next day.
Post # 4
Thanks ladies. Unfortunately I do not know anyone local to Maui so I will try to do some research. I am off from work on that date but I understand that not everyone is off for minor holidays. As for the timing, yes it will be 2017 on a Monday. It will either be just us or under 10 people who will be attending. I don’t think they will mind the date since they will be flying out for a week anyway. We actually chose this date to allow people to save a bit of vacation time so guests could use 4 days instead of 5. Thanks!
Post # 5
adbee : I don’t think a lot of adults will be off that day (just teachers and government workers probably) but kids will have the day off of school. Which means yes, there will probably be more kids at the beach.
FWIW I got married on a beach in Puerto Rico and though the beach had lots of people on it, we got married in our own little area on the beach (it wasn’t private but people could tell a wedding was taking place there so they didn’t walk through it or anything). Many people stopped to watch me walk down the aisle and honestly, it didn’t bother me one bit. We still had the intimate ceremony feel even with a few random galkers. It was wonderful.
Post # 6
Try the maui trip advisor forum. There are a few locals that post there and a ton of people who are there like 6m of the year!
I don’t know how big presidents day is, so not sure if as a PP said schools and businesses are closed. If it’s a long weekend then you’ll probably have more traffic, but since it’s the monday it might not be MUCH more.
Post # 7
Even if you don’t know anyone in Maui, you could always just call or send an email to the Chamber or city or something like that. I do that a lot when I travel and have questions.
Post # 8
Re taking time off, a lot of private sector employees have Presidents Day off in addition to public sector employees (almost anyone who works in finance and supplemental industries will have it off because the markets are closed that day). Darling Husband and I always technically have it off. Definitely a case-by-case situation, but I don’t think you’re way off base by choosing that day because your guests may have it off.