(Closed) Labour Day Weekend Wedding

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
5152 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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marmoni:  I say, do whatever you want to do. An invitation does not make it mandatory. If people choose to not attend, they are able to make that decision themselves – and it sounds like you understand if people say no.

To me, I’d love a wedding on a 3 day weekend because it gives me that extra day to rest and recover!

Post # 3
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I second that I’d enjoy a wedding over a 3 day weekend!

Post # 5
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We did ours over thanksigivnig because most people had to travel and it would give them an extra day without taking a holiday.  A few said something about missing turkey and would I have it for my dinner (no as most of us do not like turkey).  I figure if they were more interested in thanksgiving dinner, they shouldnt maybe come to the wedding!!!!  I think long weekend weddings are the best.  I know people lose their long weekend if they have something else planned but its not like its every long weekend you are asking for or christmas or new years, its labour day which is a great weekend for a wedding.  I think 🙂

Post # 6
4038 posts
Honey bee

My daughter was married the Sunday night, of Labor Day weekend. Some guests had to fly in, but those that drove came from 3.5 hours away – his side, and 1.5 hours away – our side. The groom’s sister’s family drove 7 hours. It would have been difficult, if not impossible, for most of the guests to make it, for that Saturday night. A number of them had prior committment for that Saturday, including work and coaching games.


Post # 7
80 posts
Worker bee

Honestly, you have to do what’s best for you.  As someone who gets invited to and attends a lot of weddings (this is a slow year with only 5), I personally hate holiday weddings for the following reasons:  1.  It’s more expensive and/or a nuissance to travel (e.g. holiday traffic, hotels, flights, etc.)  2.  I dislike that I rarely get a holiday weekend off to do whatever I want because having weddings on holiday weekends is such a popular thing to do.  3.  It’s harder to take an extra day off from work if I need it for travel (like attending a rehearsal dinner on a Friday) because lots of other people are also trying to take off.   

Having said that, I still always go, but I somtimes miss rehearsal dinners.  If it costs me more to travel, I gift what I can afford, all things considered.  If I’m invited to a wedding it’s because it’s someone I (or my boyfriend) care about, so I’m going to go, even if it’s mild to moderately inconvenient. 

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