(Closed) Labor Day wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Could you push it back one weekend instead? Is there an indoor option? I, personally, would not be a fan of a labor day wedding unless it was a small group of close family members only.

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I wouldn’t mind a labor day wedding at all. It’s not a big holiday in my family so we don’t have any annual plans or anything. If anything the extra day would make attending easier, especially if it were out of town.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Definitely push it back if you are doing a Saturday wedding. If you’re considering another day(fri, sun) I would keep the weekend but expect more than usual regrets. I personally hate long weekend weddings, it’s so much more expensive to travel! Plus we try to book trips over long weekends so we can save our vacation days so unless I had a lot of prior notice, I’d probably opt out anyways. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

There were a ton of weddings popping up on my Facebook all weekend. Pretty much everyone I saw this weekend agreed that they would not want to attend a wedding over labor day weekend. I would choose a different date. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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ajess14 :  Yes, avoid a holiday weekend!  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We just had a Labor Day weekend wedding on Saturday and it was awesome!! We rented cottages at the beach and everyone stayed from Friday-Sunday (a few of us stayed from Thursday-Monday). It was a smaller wedding, but we invited 50 guests and 42 showed up, so it was a great turn out. 

It was the best because it was like a giant vacation for everyone, all together. We even had family fly in for it. We had camp fires, walks at the beach, did some shopping, bbqs, etc. Everyone commented on how fun it was, and how nice it was to all be in the same area. The cabins were all together in a half circle, so it was easy to hop over and visit people all weekend. I think if you’re inviting close family and friends it would be great. They all loved having an extra day to travel back too since today is a holiday.

You know your family and friends better than us online, so you should know if they would be bothered by it or not. My family and friends never make big Labor Day weekend plans, so going to my wedding was a lot more fun than any random bbq they may have gone to (again based on me knowing them). Everyone took a ton of pictures and thought it was such a fun and memorable weekend. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would push back to September 9th

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My good friends had a labour day weekend wedding last year and I thought it was amazing!

Mind you a lot of their family and friends werent coming from out of town, so maybe that’s why it wasnt a big deal.

Its your day. You know your guests. 

I had a blast. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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ajess14 : If you are going to be moving it, perhaps consider the weekend earlier than labour day. If you have people going back to university, they may not be in town on the 9th.

Back to school time is nutso for a lot of people. So ill say it again, Do what YOU want. Just know that some people may not be able to attend regardless of pushing it back a weekend. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Please push it back a weekend. As someone who gets very little vacation, it’s dissappointing to have a wedding on a holiday weekend.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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ajess14 :  I am having an outdoor ceremony October 7 next year. We are in the midwest. We specifically chose that time of the year for the favorable weather. That temp range wouldnt bother me at all. If you are worried, you can have blankets provided for the guests.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

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ajess14 :  I think it depends on your family. When I asked immediate family and even some extended family, they ALL wanted Labor Day weekend because it would give them an extra day to be in town without a vacation day. And everyone we talked to are going to use it as a vacation since there’s so much to do in our town. 

I think it all depends on your family and your town. Luckily we live in a tourist friendly town and have plenty to do for the days they are here. And our families love to entertain! 

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