(Closed) Fellow Bees: What do you think of Holiday Hijackers?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: I think Holiday Hijacker Brides are:
    I have no problem with Brides that pick a holiday weekend : (61 votes)
    55 %
    I hate getting invited to weddings on a holiday weekend : (38 votes)
    35 %
    other-describe below : (11 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    3982 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    I think no matter what you pick, you’ll never be able to please everyone.

    Post # 8
    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @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.

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