(Closed) HELP! Labor Day wedding: Sat or Sun?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Labor Day: Sat or Sun?
    Sat : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Sun : (17 votes)
    68 %
    Doesn't matter : (5 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’d say go with Sunday, and vedors will work that day.  The actual holiday is Monday so I don’t think they are allowed to charge you a holiday rate or surcharge. 

    Post # 4
    372 posts
    Helper bee

    I would go with Sunday so people could fly in on Saturday if they need too.  Some of the places I’ve worked have had strict policies regarding taking off time around a three day weekend. 

    Post # 5
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re getting married on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, and our venue is 1,000 cheaper on Sunday than on Saturday. But everything else has been the same price regardless of the day. I picked Sunday so me and FH have a day to recover plus lots of my friends are teachers like me so I know they’ll have Monday off to travel.

    Post # 6
    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Our original plan was to get married on Labor Day weekend in ’09, and we had planned on sunday so that people that were traveling would have saturday and monday to travel with no extra time needed off of work, and so that people that live nearby would still have their holiday day (monday) plus their usual saturday. 

    So I voted for Sunday. 

    Post # 7
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would go with Sunday also that way you have plan some activites for guests or even have your bridal shower that saturday – You’ll find vendors to work on sunday

    Post # 8
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would say Sunday- in this economy few vendors are turning down work.

    Post # 9
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    i agree with sunday because it saves you cash and i can guarantee you that no vendors are turning down work.

    Post # 10
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We just got married this past Labor Day on Sunday.  Our wedding was about 7 hours away and having it one Sunday was perfect with so many Out of Town guests.  We didn’t get a break on our venue or from any of our vendors but we didn’t have a problem booking them either.  If it saves you money I would absolutely go for it.

    Post # 11
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I don’t think you’ll have any problem booking vendors if you’re looking to book people who generally work in the wedding industry.

    Post # 12
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I got married on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend this year (a month ago tomorrow!) and we didn’t encounter any difficulties with planning or booking vendors – at least none that could be attributed to the day we chose.  In my experience, most wedding vendors are accustomed to working weddings on Saturdays, so everyone that I worked with was excited to be able to make twice as much money in one weekend.

    Post # 13
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

    I am getting married on 9-5-10 (Sunday of Labor Day) and have found no problems booking vendors. I was able to save $2500 on my venue by doing it on Sunday! I say go for it!

    Post # 14
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I did Sunday because there is a federal holiday the next day so it’s like a Saturday with a Sunday (cheaper) price tag. Also, this helps guests who will have to travel from Out of Town so that they can come in on Saturday and not have to leave work on Friday to come in for a Saturday wedding (they can come in Saturday, hang out Sunday and then go back Sunday night or Monday). 🙂


    Post # 15
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    My wedding is on the Sunday of Martin Luther King weekend and none of my vendors had any probalems.  As wedding vendors, I am pretty sure they expect to work weekends.

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