Post # 1
July 4th is on a Tuesday in 2017. The venue that we are looking to book with suggested having the wedding on Monday the 3rd because it will be a 4 day weekend.
Does anyone know if it will be actually be a 4 day weekend? I know that retail stores will be open and maybe a few other places, but I wonder if that Monday will be a vacation day for most.
Any other people have a weekday wedding?
Kind of unsure of whether to go forward with this date.
Post # 2
It might be for some people and it won’t for others. Personally, I wouldn’t pick a Monday for a wedding or a holiday weekend (many people having standing plans for holidays like the 4th of July).
Post # 3
It’s not an automatic holiday for the government.
Post # 4
That’s my wedding day this year 🙂
Post # 5
camette: Both my fiance and I get Tuesday, July 4 off, but we have to work that Monday. For a lot of people, days off around holidays are harder to get. They might have to trade days off around another, larger family holiday to be able to get that Monday off.
Post # 6
camette: Most companies would be working Monday July3rd since the 4th is a Tuesday.
Post # 7
I don’t know whether many people will have the day off (most probably won’t, but some might, it depends on the workplace and employer), but I think it sounds like a great day for a wedding either way. We’re getting married on a Monday and it’s been fine so far. We’ve had one person complain (I just nodded and smiled, and she later apologized for her rudeness) and a few people RSVP’d no for school or work, but that’s fine…that probably would’ve been the case even with a Saturday wedding, a lot of people we know work Saturdays (ie. most everyone in retail, and a lot of people in the medical field have to work weekends, among others) so there was no magical day to guarantee that everyone could come. We are understanding of those who can’t go and very grateful to those who have arranged their schedules so that they can, just like we would be if we had a traditional Saturday wedding. Our Monday wedding also saves us a lot of money with the venue and some vendors, plus none of the vendors we wanted were booked up because Mondays are rarely filled up. Our guest list looks like it’ll be exactly the size we were hoping for, even though it’s a Monday. Our wedding is a daytime wedding so people won’t have to go to work the next day exhausted, but that wouldn’t be an issue with you guys since people will mostly have the 4th of July off. If you like the date, I’d say go for it! 🙂
Post # 8
In most “traditional” jobs I’ve worked, we were expected to be in the office the day before the fourth of July. At most, I’ve gotten a half day off. Are your guests local? If so, an evening wedding would probably not be a big inconvenience. If they are traveling, this could be really difficult.
Post # 9
camette: For most people, I do not think they will get July 3rd off. Most likely, they will only have July 4th off. Weekday weddings can be tricky.
Post # 10
Most people will not have that day off.
I’m also not a fan of brides making guests use vacation days to attend their wedding OR brides who pick a holiday weekend. To me this says ‘My vision is more important that my guests’ convenience’ which is rude.
Post # 11
Yeah that is not a holiday for most people at all. It is a highly sought after vacation time so it could be hard for many to even get it.
Post # 12
I’m a teacher now so I’m obviously off that time of year, but before I worked for the school system I remember how much of a fight it was to get the day before or after July 4th off if it was a Tuesday or a Thursday so you could have a full long weekend. So no, I don’t think you can assume most people have it off.
Post # 13
Most people will not get July 3 off. I work for the government and we get every random obscure holiday off, and we still don’t get July 3 off. I agree with PP that it’s pretty presumptuous to assume people will take their hard earned days off to attend your wedding and you’ll probably get a lot of declines.
Post # 14
i work for the federal government. if july 4th falls on a weekday, we get july 4th off. if july 4th falls on a weekend, we get either the monday or friday depending.
i would not assume that your guests will also take off on monday. also, many people make plans for holiday weekends and espeically with the 4th being a tuesday, people may take that monday as vacation as themselves to go away and not to a wedding.
Post # 15
I think it depends where most of your guests work. I work in theatre and a LOT of my colleagues get married on a Monday because that’s the normal day off we have. But I’m getting married on a Saturday because our guest list only has a few of my industry friends on it.