(Closed) Out of state guests – what day is best for wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
625 posts
Busy bee

Generally Saturdays are the easiest for most people. Avoid travel holidays, like Thanksgiving, obviously.

In my experience flight prices don’t tend to increase around the other, more minor holidays that people often don’t have work off from (Veteran’s Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, etc).


Post # 3
4604 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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veteransdaywedding :  Saturday is usually the preference for out of state weddings.  I only attend out of state Friday/Sunday weddings when I am a bridesmaid.  

Post # 4
2322 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018


Post # 5
8019 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Saturdays are easiest. I would avoid Thanksgiving weekend as travel costs and chaos increase. I would also check for any events near your venue (sporting events, homecoming, music festivals, etc.) that could increase the demand for and cost of accommodations. 

Post # 6
2943 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

Saturday is standard and what most people would expect. 

I’d stay away from booking on a holiday weekend, as it increases travel costs and a lot of people have their own traditions and plans over holidays (which for the most part they will forgo in order to go to the wedding, but if they’re anything like me they will be silently annoyed by it lol). 

To be honest though, if I am flying to attend someone’s wedding, chances are I’m going to make at least a long weekend out of it, if not a week-long vacation, so it really wouldn’t make any difference to me if they did a Friday, Sunday or Monday wedding instead.

Post # 7
2035 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Saturday. Always, always Saturday.

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