- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2016 - Lodge on the lake
I know theres been posts written about this in the past (believe me, I’ve read most of them!) but I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some different perspective on our situation.
We’re looking to get married in September 2016. Right now the venue we like has Sept 3, 10, and 24th available.
We will be doing a mini destination wedding in the Muskoka region in Ontario for approx 100 guests. The venue is a small resort with cabins/chalets for guests to stay overnight both the Friday and Saturday (if they choose). Since so many of our guests are coming from out of town (us included!) we wanted to do a wedding weekend so that everyone could spend time together and families could meet, etc. The venue is about a 2.5hr drive from the closest guests/family members. Approx 50% of the guests live in Ontario, with the others coming from Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Yukon, B.C and Alberta.
So now the question, is it a bad idea to have it on the long weekend in September? My sister thinks its a great idea since so many people will be travelling from out of town and this gives them that one extra (bonus) day. Also, since 99% of guests will be staying over, would they appreciate the extra day after travelling back home? However from what I’ve read online, this is a super controversial topic and some people feel very strongly against it. I don’t want to make it inconvenient for anyone who has to take any extra time off work (which some out of town guests might have to do to travel on the friday?) and obviously I don’t want to force anyone to give up their long weekend to come celebrate with us. The resort has a set pice for the cabins during weddings so its the same price no matter what weekend we choose (but airfare may be more expensive this weekend?)
However! If we did Sept 10th (the weekend after the long weekend) wouldn’t that be even more inconvient for people? Especially for the people travelling from out of town if they had to take any time off on the friday after the long weekend? I might be just thinking about this from my specific office experience. I’m a little worried about Sept 24th being on the cooler side, and we would like to do the ceremony outside.
I think I’ve thought about this so much that I’m confused with every option haha. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! And please let me know if I need a reality check 🙂 I realize that since this is a “mini destination wedding” not all our invited guests may be able to attend. However we’ve talked it over with our immediate friends and family and they love the idea.