Post # 1
When I was initiallyl planning my wedding I had picked a lot of places I loved, but most charge you extra for Saturdays. I don’t typically like Sunday weddings because most guests bolt early because they have to go to work the next day.
In order to remedy that issue I had considered choosing a holiday weekend and having my wedding on a Sunday instead. Unfortunately the Sunday I had originally picked was already booked by a friend of ours’ wedding and the groomsman my Fiance wanted was the Best man the same day. We ended up just choosing a Saturday on a totally different day, the reaction I got from several people was a thumbs up.
I had one person tell me that they hated Brides that pick holidays. They feel like their a holiday hijacker (i love that saying). While you’re trying to plan your vacation, they go and invite you to their wedding. I can understand people getting mad on a major holiday like fourth of July or Memorial day weekend, but I was thinking of picking a holiday most don’t plan whole vacations around.
How do you bees feel about Holiday Hijacker Brides?
Post # 3
Mine is going to be the weekend after the 4th so I am pretty close to being one! But I don’t care! lol. Now, if it were Christmas or Easter… maybe I would begin to care a little.
Post # 4
Ours is a holiday, but not a big “family” holiday…It’s Cinco de Mayo. I mean, if it’s someone you care about, you’re going to both show up to and enjoy their wedding regardless of the day. Now, like PP said, it it were Christmas/Easter then I’d probably have to think about it.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Like Ms Hedgehog: I would only mind if it were a holiday with observations, like a Jewish holiday that had special things attached – for the regular three day weekends, I don’t mind.
Post # 6
I have no problem with weddings on a holiday weekend, but I would still have to leave early because the only Holidays I get off are Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Post # 7
I think no matter what you pick, you’ll never be able to please everyone.
Post # 8
Our is Dec 29, so inbetween Christmas and New Years… My family thought it was a great idea since we normally don’t get together for the holidays… Now it will be more of a reason to all get together!
Post # 9
I don’t have a problem with it. A lot of our friends have done this – for a lot of Jewish couples it was a way of having a wedding on a weekend night without worrying about getting married on the sabbath.
Post # 10
I don’t have a problem with it! Afterall, I was a holiday hijacker bride :o) Ours was over Labor Day weekend on that Saturday. My thought was, if your vacation is more important than our wedding, then by all means…vacation!
Post # 11
My wedding was on NYE, and it was a blast. We had so many guests tell us how excited they were to actually have plans!
Post # 12
Depends on the holiday – Christmas I would probably RSVP no 🙂
Most holidays though, we live far from family and don’t spend them together anyway, so it probably wouldn’t be a deal breaker for us.
Post # 13
I think it depends on the holiday. I think non-family holidays like July 4th, Memorial, Labor day, etc are perfectly OK. I think big family holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas should be considered carefully (maybe if it is a small wedding), not only because you are making your guests choose between you and their family traditions (which could cause problems in the family), but because travel is generally awful around the holidays.
Post # 14
I’d rather use a holiday weekend for a wedding and my more versatile vacation time for longer trips that I want to go on.
Post # 15
Do people really plan weddings on Christmas or Thanksgiving?!
I hadn’t even thought about that. I was thinking of 4th of july, labor day, etc.
Post # 16
@posh_princess: We were invited to a Christmas wedding. It was in the evening, but it was still on effing Christmas. We didn’t go. I couldn’t have a wedding on a holiday or holiday weekend. I like my days off to be spent with family.