(Closed) Labor Day Weekend Wedding thoughts? (September 2)

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If it works for you and your guests, great. I personally despise weddings on holiday weekends. We have a tradition of going away during the Labour Day weekend, so I would be ticked to have to cancel my annual plans for a wedding. If it wasn’t for a close friend or family member, I wouldn’t go.

Post # 3
1591 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Sounds good to me. Lots of people complain about holiday weekend weddings, but the truth is, if it’s someone who is close to you, they won’t mind missing a 3-day vacation to celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime milestone.

Post # 4
9967 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s totally fine and would like having the extra day after to recover/relax.

Post # 5
378 posts
Helper bee

I like holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Labor Day) for weddings. Long weekend, and it’s not even a big holiday to stress over people having other plans. Seriously. People can forgo their annual bbq for a wedding.

Post # 6
2485 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I dislike holiday weekend weddings. A lot of people have standing plans those weekends. If that isn’t an issue for your guests, I guess it would be fine, but I wouldn’t personally chose labor day weekend. 

Post # 7
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2019

It sounds like in your situation that is fine! I’m having my wedding Memorial Day weekend 2019 and the only complaints I’ve gotten are from people who aren’t invited! It’s my fiancé’s graduation weekend from the Naval Academy and the wedding is there in Annapolis, MD. I’m considering it a destination wedding since the only local attendees are Fiance and I. Our guests (about 50) are glad to have the extra day off work and enjoy the weekend in Maryland/DC. 

Post # 8
99 posts
Worker bee

My Future Brother-In-Law had his wedding last year Labor Day weekend and they had no issues as far as guests complaing or declining. They did have theirs on the Saturday though because the venue gave them special holiday weekend and Sunday pricing. I would personally prefer for a wedding to be on a long weekend like that so I have more time to rest up before going back to work but my family doesn’t do anything for Labor Day anyways. 

Post # 9
1023 posts
Bumble bee

Perhaps you should ask those close coworkers if they would attend your wedding on that date. What you think is convienent for them might interfere with family traditions they have.

I wouldn’t attend a stat holiday wedding unless the person getting married was my sibling.

Post # 10
2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I say no. There are so few nice weather long weekends, I’d hate to have a wedding smack dab in the middle of it. Even if you only have a few out of towners, that doesn’t preclude the fact that others who are local want to use that weekend to travel.

Post # 11
3388 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it is fine. Bank holiday weekends are hugey popular for weddings here. We have one to go to on Easter Saturday this year (Easter is a 4 day weekend here) and that is no issue for us at all.

Post # 12
2612 posts
Sugar bee

Since having your coworkers there is a priority and you’re going to do it on a Sunday either way – I would go for it

I usually really dislike long weekend weddings because so many people have longstanding traditions for them, but I would prefer that to a wedding on the Sunday of a regular weekend. It’s not gonna be perfect for everyone and you may get some declines based on that, but it’s hard to get perfect especially when you have special circumstances with certain guests the way you do. 

Post # 13
4079 posts
Honey bee

I’m not a big fan of holiday weekend weddings and mostly when they are on Sunday…but I would obviously go if it was a close friend or family member.  


Post # 14
7577 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We got married on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and our guests were quite happy about having the extra day to linger, travel or take care of their own stuff. Labor Day isn’t huge in my city, so flights and hotels weren’t really marked up, and road traffic wasn’t horrible since we weren’t near the beach.

Post # 15
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Check with your VIPs, if they’re ok with it then there’s your answer. As long as you’re not offended by annoying being unable to make it because of other plans, do what suits you. Though with it being September this year, you might find quite a few people already have plans – I have already had people with plans that weekend (not s holiday weekend in the UK) and that was sending save the dates last year.

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