(Closed) PLEASE HELP….Columbus Day weekend dilemma

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Sadly, you are right that not everyone gets Columbus Day off…We have a Sunday wedding this Columbus Day and a bunch of our friends are either taking Monday off or leaving early bc they have to work the next day…You could have it during the day tho, if you’re worried about that…Or go for Memorial Day, 9 months is enough time, I think…I guess it also depends if you care if you have a spring or fall wedding, etc…Good luck!

Post # 4
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would go Memorial Day.  9 months is a good amount of time to start planning I didnt get serious about planning until April- May and just started doing a lot of my crafts for my November wedding.

Post # 5
1898 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I was in a wedding on Colombus day weekend last year. It was on that Sunday. It was packed, and definitely not a “low key” wedding. True, not everyone gets that monday off, but I think people will make the effort if they want to be there. It also depends if your wedding is local or not. If most people have to travel, I’d say don’t do it. If not, I say go right ahead.

Post # 7
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not everyone gets that monday off like the OP said (varies by your company and what part of the country you live in. I do not get it off). But, i’d still come to your wedding ;-). I do think it is a lower key weekend, in that people don’t make big plans for it to the same degree that they do Memorial Day, and I think if people want to be there, they will. It’s definitely not as inconvenient as a Friday wedding!

Post # 8
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was choosing between those same two holiday weekends when I was planning.  Most of my family is Out of Town and I wanted them to have an extra day of travel.  We ended up choosing Columbus Day weekend (the saturday though) because it’s a more low key weekend, and because most people already had Memorial day plans (bbqs and gatherings and things) that I didn’t want to mess with.

We’ve gotten a few more no’s than expected, but so far everyone seems really happy to travel that weekend and celebrate with us. 🙂

Post # 9
140 posts
Blushing bee

i think memorial day weekend is the better choice.  if you send out your Save-The-Date Cards far enough in advance, it shouldn’t be an issue because people will plan for your wedding instead of making other bbq/holiday plans.  Plus, everyone gets memorial day off and schools are closed, so families will feel better about traveling for a wedding. 

if you do decide to go with columbus day and a sunday wedding, my recommendation is to do it earlier during the day so people will still have enough time to travel home because like others said, many people no longer get columbus day off (and most schools do not close for columbus day).  my suggestion would be something like an 11am ceremony, 1pm lunch reception, everyone out the door by 4 or 5pm.  that would probably work well. 


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