(Closed) Holiday Weekend Wedding……cheaper?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re 4th of July weekend, and I don’t think it’s really affected the price however, I have had 2 vendors that I really wanted (a photog & strings trio) not be able to do our wedding because they’re taking advantage of the holiday weekend for their own personal vacation=)

I only thing I’ve seen with price is making travel arrangements.  Both our flights getting back to our hometown for the wedding, then our flights from there out for our honeymoon were higher than surrounding weekend.  Our hotel block for the OOT wedding guests didnt’ seem to be affected

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re doing Sunday before Labor day this year. I don’t know if it made much of a difference in price (except I know the DJ that I’m not using would have been cheaper).

One thing to consider is out of town guests. If you’re having a lot of them – flights might be more expensive and there might be more of a rush on hotels (depending on where you’re having the wedding).

I like the Sunday before labor day because it’s a holiday that practically everyone gets (unlike Columbus day) so my out of town guests don’t have to rush back Sunday night. But some people don’t like it because you’re “stealing their weekend” – depends on your guest list though (if it’s mostly family and close friends they’ll still want to be there).

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m having a holiday weekend wedding, but we’re still having it on Saturday. Our venue is normally cheaper on Sundays, but for holiday weekends Sunday was the same price as Saturday!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

from what i’ve seen from looking at locations here in colorado, they charge the saturday price for holiday weekend sundays, and sunday prices on mondays, so it still screws you over.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we’re doing presidents day weekend next year. the vendors were the same price, but we have a ton of people flying in. i noticed the flights and hotel prices are a little higher than the week after. i’m encouraging people to book asap, before prices go up even more..doesn’t matter that it’s almost 10 months away, prices on flights will continue to go up!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am getting married Sunday of Labor Day weekend this year. I don’t think Columbus day weekend is a great idea because not everyone will have the Monday off of work. Just a thought.

The only discount I have received so far is from our catering company who is givening a 10% discount for a Sunday wedding. All of our other vendors have not given us discounts. I think this is because it is a holiday weekend and right in the middle of wedding season here in Ohio.

I will also warn you that trying to find a hair salon for my Sunday wedding was a long and painful process. Most salons are not open on Sundays so it took a lot of internet searching and phone calls to find someone who could do my hair and makeup!

I really don’t mind because I wanted the Labor Day Weekend date from the start! I think that you should not expect any discounts if you choose a Sunday holiday weekend date. We just lucked out of with our catering company, I guess.

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