(Closed) Holiday weekend?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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pinkdaisy12:  I will just add, make sure you have a hotel room block for guests who have to travel. Holiday weekends are expensive and in high demand (duh) so anything you can do to make it easier for your guests to travel to your wedding will be appreciated. I’d think that getting a hotel block would go without saying but my cousin got married on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and guests were left to their own devices to find hotel rooms. It was a massive pain in the butt.

Post # 17
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Personally not a fan- flights and hotels were way more expensive For the wedding we went to on Columbus day weekend. But I can see how some people can take extra time off and enjoy a long weekend away. We both unfortunately had to be back to work on that Monday. 

Post # 18
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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pinkdaisy12:  I don’t see a problem with it, especially with notice. If it’s a close friend of family members wedding I don’t see it as I have to ‘give up’ my weekend. It’s more like ‘Yay, I get to see XYZ annndddd I have another day off’. If I wasn’t close to the person (distant family member or something) and it was an inconvenient time for me to attend, I wouldn’t.

The people who matter will be there. 🙂


Post # 19
1832 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it is fine as long as you are very gracious about any declines.  Just because you give someone a long lead time doesn’t mean they will give up long standing plans.  Some people have them, some don’t.  In our family 4th of July is the biggest No Go around.  Several of our immediate relatives always vacation that week and they aren’t giving that up for a wedding, and they shouldn’t.

Give people a long heads up and be equally gracious to those who can and can’t attend.

Post # 20
894 posts
Busy bee

I’m always bummed when I have a wedding on a holiday weekend because I enjoy long weekends doing whatever I want to. However, I’m not going to complain about the wedding either. 

Post # 21
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I dislike attending weddings on holiday weekends (lots of traffic, sometimes more expensive, giving up one of my few long weekends since I have limited vacation time with a new job, etc), but I’d do it for family or a close friend. 

Post # 22
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Beach

I’m having my wedding the Friday evening of Columbus Day weekend this year. My FH and I thought that since almost everyone is fairly local (within 50 miles of reception), having it on a Friday would allow people to take a half day that Friday and still have a long weekend so if they wanted to travel, they still have Saturday-Monday. We are only inviting about 75 people or so, to all of whom we are very close, so I don’t think we’re upsetting any miscellaneous relatives by inconveniencing them on a long weekend. 

I think it all comes down to who is coming and how close they are to the reception site. I would be kind of upset if someone’s wedding threw a wrench into my long weekend plans, especially if I have to travel far, unless I was very close to the person.

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Post # 23
1540 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it’s fine. If a guest is peeved at having to spend their long weekend attending your wedding then they should RSVP no, and that is probably a good thing. our wedding was on the Saturday of labour day weekend and we had a really good turn out (100/120 but many of the declines were plus ones for single people). we only had 1 couple who said they just couldn’t make the trip but I think that would have been the case regardless of the weekend. 

Personally I would prefer to attend a wedding on a long weeknd. 

Post # 24
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It really depends. I personally don’t like them because I prefer to spend holiday weekends on some place of my own choosing, and so many cities the prices of flights and hotels go up. 

Post # 25
729 posts
Busy bee

I work in healthcare so weekends and holidays don’t exist as far as I’m concerned, but if I had a regular 9-5 job I don’t think I would mind going to a wedding on a long weekend.

If someone is going to get pissy that they had to “give up” a day on a long weekend then they’d probably be kind of pissy about “giving up” a day from a regular weekend too, right? What’s the difference, unless they make plans to go out of town on long weekends, which just means they should RSVP no… problem solved.

I wouldn’t worry about it. You can’t please everyone.

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