(Closed) NYD brides, are you getting charged extra because of the date?

posted 8 years ago in January 2011
Post # 3
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I guess that’s the risk you have to take by getting married on a national holiday.  Most companies do have to pay their employees time and a half on holidays, so it would make sense that if you plan an event on that holiday you will have to pay more.  It def sucks though.

Post # 5
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

That stinks! For some reason I always thought NYD would be less expensive as it’s probably harder for wedding venues to book that day. I didn’t even think about it being a national holiday! I’m getting charged more for having my wedding on a Saturday, there are cheaper rates for Friday and Sunday. Also, getting married in June means no vendor will let me buy anything other than the most expensive package offered.

Post # 8
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We haven’t been charged extra for anything so far. We’ve been told “We’re closed. We can’t do your wedding”, but not extra charges… yet. I’ve already called my ‘cake lady’ to make sure she’d still do our wedding cake, otherwise the date was getting changed. I know that sounds stupid to change your wedding date over a cake, but this woman seriously makes the best cake around. Our venue is charging same as usual, we just have to be out by 10pm (not exactly what I want, but Fiance is happy with that) We’ve only talked to one person about catering and they would be the only people we’d use, otherwise we’d DIY our food for 100 +, but they said it wasn’t a problem and they’d be happy to do it for us. Of course this doesn’t include a server. Though I was considering hiring one or two people to make sure that the buffet, candy buffet, and drinks were always stocked. We’ve realized that we could run into an issue, but so far almost everyone thinks the date is really cool and are happy to help.



Post # 10
157 posts
Blushing bee

We decided not to get married NYD because most venues were hiking up prices by 25-50 percent! It’s NYC so they think they can get away with it. It’s a great day though if you can make it work!

Post # 11
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

That stinks! We considered getting married on new years, but ended up not doing it because it’s a Saturday which makes it more expensive anyways. We’re getting married the following weekend instead. But, our venue didn’t say anything about charging more to get married on new years day!

Post # 14
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Gosh I never even thought about being charged more…We have were only looking at Sundays (we’re both Jewish) and thankfully the majority of Sundays are less expensive….I am glad you have a connection at your venue and they’re lowered the fee by $600, that is great!!!

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