(Closed) Labor Day Weekend Wedding..

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I had my wedding over Labor Day Weekend in 2007. It was on Saturday as well, and I sent out save the dates to people in the beginning of the year to let them know. My thoughts were, the people who truly cared about us and who wanted to be there, would be there…and those who cared more about their long weekend would skip it. Most likely, the people who skipped it wouldn’t be that close to me anyway. I wasn’t offended if people had other plans already or decided not to go. We ended up with a ton of people coming, and it was even my cousin’s 5 year wedding anniversary. He thanked me for having our wedding on their anniversary b/c it gave them an excuse to stay overnight in a hotel and celebrate their anniversary without their kids! So, it turned out to be ok in the end.

I’ve also been to Memorial Day weekend weddings too, and I don’t get upset about it being that weekend. As long as you give your guests good notice about the date, I’m sure they won’t be offended or upset.

Good luck and have lots of fun!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I’m having a labor day weekend wedding, same time almost as yours.

I really don’t think that it’s as big a deal as say, 4th of july, because it’s not actually on the holiday. That said, I know someone who got married on the 4th of july and a lot of people did come, so really I guess you just have to judge whether your guests truly will be there no matter what!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Same here. We’re actually getting married on that Sunday – the 5th. We orig. wanted a date in Oct but the venue was booked and he came back with 9/5 so we took it. We sent out our STD’s in place of Christmas cards, so we gave people plenty heads up.

I agree 100% with 2PeasinaPod – if people want to be there, they will be. If they decide that they’d rather kick off the end of summer another way.. more power to them. 

I’ve been to Memorial Day wknd weddings too and one of our Groomsmen got married on July 3rd actually – I think it’s great actually, people are always looking for plans, and something to do – you just gave them one. 😉

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I think that as long as your send out STD’s and give your guests enough advance notice it’ll be fine!  It may deter *some* people from coming, but I agree with the others, if they WANT to be there, they’ll make it happen.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My brother in law is getting married on sunday the 5th and i think its a great idea since we dont have to take any days off and the place was a lot cheaper becaus eof the sunday.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am also getting married Memorial Day weekend – on the 5th, which is that Sunday (FI is Jewish). We won’t be able to get our STD’s out until the end of this month, but most people already know when our wedding is, and I haven’t heard anyone say they have an issue with it. Like the other bees said, your close family and friends will be there no matter what. Also, since the next day is Memorial Day, most people have off of work and won’t have to take time off, so I think it’s a good thing.

@ Dancy905- We’re date twins! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@hannahshawes we are date and time twins. We sent out our STD’s about 2 months ago and we have had nothing but positive responses. I think its great, it allowes an extra day of travel since we are having a destination wedding and its the last weekend of summer. What a great time for an amazing party

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think holiday weekend weddings are awesome! I don’t need to take an extra day off work, and I feel more relaxed. I would never be upset about a holiday weekend wedding, and if I had prior plans, I’d simply RSVP no and send a gift.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ours is Sept 4th too! I have heard different things from everyone. All of my friends and family who live in town are fine with it, but the out of town family has had other things to say. I thought I was being helpful by having our wedding over a long weekend, since most of the people would have a holiday weekend. However, some of my family has expressed that it is bad timing, school has started, etc. BUT, I feel that you can’t please everyone and IF people truly want to come, they will make it work.  At some point you just have to make a decision and stick with it! (I finally started realizing that!)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if that is what works for you, go for it!  I personally dislike holiday weekend weddings when traveling from far enough away that I need to fly. Travel costs are much more for our area on holiday weekends, which has made it fiscally impossible for me to attend several of my close relatives weddings.  For this reason, we avoided holiday weekends for our wedding (~70% are flying) even though several vendors tried to sell us on July 4.  If most of your guests are driving, holiday weekends are great! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We got married last Labor Day weekend on Sunday and it was perfect.  Ours was a semi-destination wedding about 7 hours away and it was ideal because most of our guests came up on Friday and left on Monday and didn’t have to take off work.  Many of them now want to return for an anniversary trip.  We didn’t have anyone who didn’t come because it was a holiday weekend.

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