(Closed) Destination wedding Sunday before Thanksgiving?

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 31
4594 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If it wasn’t family we wouldn’t be going to the August bank holiday weekend wedding in Cornwall (for non Brits there is literally nowhere busier on this date). It sucks because accomodation is super expensive because we have to book for a whole week and travelling down there will take twice as long as usual. We usually make a point of not travelling on bank holidays.

Choose a different date.

Post # 32
6944 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

When you tell people you’re planning a Destination Wedding (I had one), almost always your guests will say how excited they are and that they plan on attending…until it becomes a reality. DWs are expensive for guests in general. Add on to that the Sunday before Thanksgiving and the extra costs associated with that date, it becomes very difficult.

With a Sunday wedding, guests are going to have to take Monday off anyway so I see no reason you have to tack it onto the beginning of Thanksgiving week. Most everyone doesn’t get that Monday off anyway. So your plan just makes things extra challenging. Just pick a different weekend.

Post # 33
1615 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

This sounds super selfish to me on so many levels. Not only are you intentionally making it cost prohibitive for people to attend to intentionally reduce attendees you host, but you’re also putting it on a Sunday which guarantees they have to miss work Monday. And you’re picking a very expensive time to travel when most people would rather spend time and money for their own parents and family. 

Plus, on a selfish level, your own anniversary will fall on or around thanksgiving which seems like a pain. 

I wouldn’t mind a Sunday wedding before thanksgiving if it was local for your guests. 

Post # 36
14011 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you dead set on the wedding being in Nashville?  If your VIP guest are already all over the place, wouldn’t it be better to pick somewhere with an airport with more service?  A local bee already pointed how inconvenient the flights to Nashville are.  

Post # 38
14011 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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blueheart925 :  Fair enough.  I’m sure the airport can handle it – it’s just the inconvenience factor I was thinking about. 

For what it’s worth – my wedding was local for me, but almost all of our guest had to travel a minimum of 400 miles.  My parents and inlaws both had quite a few “You need to invite so-and-so, but they’ll never come.”  Almost all of them came.  We had a VERY low decline rate.

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