(Closed) Memorial Day Weekend Weddings…Bad or Fine?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Memorial Day Weekend?
    Sunday May 26th 2013 (memorial sunday) : (30 votes)
    56 %
    Saturday May 18th : (15 votes)
    28 %
    Saturday June 1st : (9 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I considered a Sunday Memorial Day weekend wedding — great idea!  For all the pushback that you may get about guests’ travel inconvenience and missing work for a Sunday wedding on a non-holiday weekend, holding it over a holiday weekend eliminates those issues.  I don’t have a good sense of whether people make travel plans over Memorial Day.  Perhaps you could send out Save-The-Date Cards early to make sure people don’t make separate vacation plans before they know about your wedding.

    Post # 5
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    You should add a poll! I wouldn’t mind a Sunday Memorial Day weekend wedding, at all. We looked into it, but ended up going into june.  Some venues don’t give Sunday discounts during holiday weekends, though. Just something to keep in mind when looking! 

    Post # 6
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    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t think u should do it. MD is the first weekend of summer, asking everyone to give that up is a lot. Also, hotels, airfare, etc is more expensive. I think you should do it the weekend before. “wedding season” won’t have startEd yet so u might be able to save some money. 

    Post # 7
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    @TequilaSunrise:  I went to a wedding on Memorial Day weekend two years ago and it was great! Its also my b/day weekend. What’s not to love about it? Having your wedding on a Sunday is a great way to save money, your guests are off work Monday anyway. I would be there with bells on.

    Post # 7
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    @TequilaSunrise:  I went to a wedding on Memorial Day weekend two years ago and it was great! Its also my b/day weekend. What’s not to love about it? Having your wedding on a Sunday is a great way to save money, your guests are off work Monday anyway. I would be there with bells on.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m a bridesmaid in a Sunday Memorial Day wedding this year, and I don’t mind at all!  I’m also doing my wedding on the Sunday of Labor Day.  I personally think people don’t really care, and it was cheaper for us because they honored the Sunday discount.  I agree with PP to make sure you send out the STD a little early, and if it’s a popular area, I’d make sure to check out hotel blocks early- a lot of hotels in our area are requiring 2 night stays since it’s a holiday weekend.

    Post # 9
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Soladylike:  it’s my bday weekend too! 

    Post # 12
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    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted May 26th. Sunday weddings are becoming more popular as well all know for various reasons especially the discount in pricing but I don’t expect your mom to know that if she hasn’t been in the wedding hoopla in many years. Also, that day being your actual anniversary makes the day all that more special and would make it all the more reason to definitely have the wedding that day if I were you. Finally, holiday weekend wedding are just hit or miss. Some people always have big plans to go out of town for vacation and can’t imagine someone wanting to throw a wedding in there to mess up their plans where others rarely make big plans and are happy to have a big occassion to break up their long weekend. The fact is people who normally vacation will have to decide if it’s more important to them to go out of town or be there for your big day. I would go with the day that you really wanted and let people know that while you want them to attend you understand that’s it’s a holiday and if they have other plans that’s ok. Give them a long enough notice so that if they want to go to your wedding rather than possibly go out of town that they know for sure your date before they make their reservations etc.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We did Memorial Day weekend last year, and it worked out great! And now every year we’ll have a three day weekend for our anniversary

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    A Sunday wedding is totally fine!

    I know someone getting married over Memorial day weekend this next year. I’m happy to go because I’ve known her forever. But I will say… normally we go Out of Town memorial day for a 5 day weekend. If I didn’t know the couple that well, theres a bigger chance I’d have declined.

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