Post # 1
I’ve heard that some people think it’s a great way to spend a weekend. I personally think it kind of sucks. I mean, here in Canada, there are only 3 or 4 long weekends a year during the nice weather. Chances are, I want to spend the non-rainy ones at a cottage somewhere in my flip flops, not driving somewhere to eat rubber chicken in my high heels.
And yes of course I’m going to go anyway with a smile on my face because I care about the couple and no, I’m not going to decline because I think sitting on a dock is more important. I’m not a dick, I just play one on the internet.
Do YOU mind if a wedding you’re attending falls on a long weekend? Assume that the actual wedding celebration only takes one day (and is probably on the Saturday).
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I like it because my whole weekend isn’t lost to the wedding. I can keep the extra day off for myself.
Post # 4
It doesn’t bother me either way. But I do love them if I have to travel(which is always) because it gives an extra day to recover and not feel rushed from all the travel
Post # 5
As someone who (unfortunately) doesn’t cottage, a long weekend for me is just one more day to do the crap I have to do on any other weekend. To me, it’s all the same, but I can see how other people might feel differently if they always have plans for long weekends.
Post # 6
I’ve never been to a wedding on a long weekend but I think it would work better for me since I’d have an extra day to relax after all of the festivities. It be nice! 🙂
Post # 7
We need to convince our friends to get married on a the dock and in flip flops.
@Juliepants: I would rather they didn’t occur on the long weekend.
Post # 8
@mrsSonthebeach: @linz09: @grapefruitgal: @LD333: You all make a similar and interesting point! I hadn’t thought of it that way.
@Mollytov: This is an excellent idea!
Post # 9
I love wedding scheduled on long weekends. The only one I wouldn’t like or probably attend would be Christmas. I don’t have to use vacation days to attend a wedding if travel is involved.
If it is a local wedding and is in the summer, it’s only one afternoon/evening out of three. I get free food, drinks and a chance to catch up with friends/family. What more could a girl want?
Post # 10
If I don’t have to travel for it, i.e. get on a plane, I don’t mind since it really is only one day. But if I have to fly then it gets annoying because everything is more expensive that weekend.
Post # 11
We’re no fun and don’t take vacations on long weekends, so I don’t really care either way. Like PP mentioned, if anything, it prevents my whole weekend from being taken up. I like that aspect.
Post # 12
I don’t mind, but if I did mind that much, I wouldn’t go. I wouldn’t go and then say it sucks if it’s my choice.
Post # 13
I don’t mind. I did have one on the 4th of July out of town that I wasn’t too thrilled about because the 4th that year was the middle of the week. It was okay in the end though. I appreciate that if it IS on a long weekend that it’s on the Saturday so I can still do something Sunday and Monday (Thinking Memorial or Labor day). In the end though I would still go if it was on the actual holiday day.
Post # 14
@MsPoodles: Lol @ “we’re no fun” haha.
@redheadem: Really? I end up doing a lot of things that suck just because I like my friends!
Post # 15
The only time I won’t attend a wedding is over the 4th of July. It is my husband’s birthday and its the one trip he looks forward to every year (which all of our friends and family know). Fact of the matter is, all my close friends and family are already married so I don’t see it becoming an issue anytime soon..or ever.
Post # 16
Assuming a wedding would be on a Sunday, since for me it wouldn’t be on a Saturday, and I still had the Monday to myself, then I would actually prefer it because I can have a little more fun at the wedding. If I had to go out of town for it I’d be a little disappointed to lose my loungy weekend to travel, but I’d do it for family or a very close friend.