(Closed) Is having a wedding the day after another wedding going to be an issue?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which one?
    May 24th, 2015 : (5 votes)
    38 %
    May 31st, 2015 : (8 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 2
    1954 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would avoid the holiday weekend (Labor Day, if you are in the US) so i would choose the 31st. I think its common for venues to having weddings back to back. I know there is an event at my venue on the day before my wedding. I am not concerned, they are used to dealing with this.

    Post # 3
    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I actually got married on May 25 this year (the Sunday of Memorial Day) and it was fantastic! There was a wedding the Saturday before, so we just made sure to get there around 3 to do the rehearsal (wedding wasn’t until 5 that evening) and we were out of there by 4. We were also able to bring by our box of stuff and leave it in an office (after I spoke with someone about it first) for the following day. We had our dinner after the rehearsal around 5:30, so it was perfect timing.

    You’ll find that there are some people who will have issues with the holiday weekend, but most of our guests did not. We had maybe 6 people say they had Memorial Day plans, but most either skipped out on their plans or didn’t have any and made it to the wedding. It was great for the people who had to travel, because they didn’t have to take off work on Friday to make it to the rehearsal/dinner, and they had all day Monday to get home. A friend of ours who invited most of the same people to hers did hers on the Sunday of Labor Day and it was the same thing-most people attended.

    Also, it was cheaper for a Sunday wedding for us, and my Darling Husband and I were at a Sunday wedding NOT on a holiday weekend a few years back, and it did not have the same atmosphere as ours at all. The wedding was gorgeous mind you, so it was not so much that, it was just that most people left around 9-9:30, and most were not drinking and therefore not really dancing either. The only people who seemed to be really into it was the bridal party, most likely because they had called off work the next day already, but for the majority of guests, we had to get up early for work. It just depends on what you want your wedding to be like. We wanted drinking and dancing and that’s what we got! Good luck!

    Post # 4
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The most important thing for me when choosing a venue was that they had a team ready for anything.

    Do you think your venue is capable of handling all these things for you? These should be things you shouldn’t have to even worry about! But not all venues have awesome teams like mine did.

    Post # 5
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    vilepixie:  Are you sure you could have your rehearsal Friday? Wouldn’t the Saturday wedding already have booked the Friday evening for their rehearsal? 

    Post # 7
    111 posts
    Blushing bee

    vilepixie:  I booked at a popular venue and I wouldn’t be surprised if my venue is used Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are doing ours Sunday. Our rehearsal will be Wednesday or Thursday, but we’ll have our “rehearsal” dinner on Saturday. Don’t think too much into it. Your venue will make sure they are all cleaned up and stuff before your party arrives, so don’t worry about that (if you are).

    Post # 8
    2332 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    vilepixie:  Honestly….. it really isn’t that bad.

    I am getting married on Sunday and there is a wedding on the Friday and the Saturday before. 

    The venue asked me to bring all of the stuff on Thursday and we are rehearsing at the house on Friday. We got the layout figured out pretty good so it shouldn’t be too hard to figure it out on the day of.

    Out venue kicks butt when it comes to having multiple events every weekend. They work around the clock to get the decorations, draping, tables, everything set up on time and the way the bride and groom want it.

    Those are things you may want to look into before booking it. 

    If your venue is not responsible for setting up before your ceremony and they are leaving it all up to you…. I’d go with a different one.


    Post # 9
    7276 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Most venues I know of have back to back weddings all weekend. When we booked ours we were told that they actually have a brunch time slot that same day that may book (it didn’t). I don’t think it’s a big deal, I’m sure the crew will have it cleaned up in time and if your set up won’t take very long than it’s not a big deal to do it the day of.

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