Tell me what you really feel about weddings on LBD weekend

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’d be happy to have a bit extra time to explore a new city. 

Just make sure to send save the dates. both because booking travel that weekend needs to be done in advance and so ppl don’t make other plans for that weekend.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I have been in Sunday holiday wedding.  No biggie for me as I was local and in the party. She had one out of town bridesmaid and it was hectic for her.  The traffic was horrendous!  And half the groom’s family had to fly in and pay extra for flights and hotels because it was a holiday weekend.  I think it was only worth it because they invited out of town guest to the rehearsal dinner and to brunch the day after the wedding so it was really relaxed and informal at those times.  I thought I wanted a Sunday labor day wedding and my bf pretty much said we have a bridal party that is full of parents.  We cannot expect them to party hard Sunday night and then turn around and have their kids ready for school on Tuesday and I was like omg, you are right!  I am still getting my son BTS and I’m like nope, not going to add in last minute fittings and diy projects to my friends to do list when all we want to do is go to the shore one last time.  If you are younger and your friends don’t have kids they have to take to college or little ones to get ready for school then yes, but if you are a little bit older then I would say wait until the next weekend. Hopefully the guests will take some of the  money saved and put more towards your gifts!

Post # 33
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Id be okay with it so long as it wasnt a very popular LDW destination (with the astronomical pricing to match) like the hamptons, cape cod etc. 

Post # 35
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Helper bee

curiouscat2017 :  I’m sure they would honor your room block, make sure it is in your contract. Our date is Memorial day weekend Saturday so it is on the contract. However, only 25 rooms are courtesy room block and if we need more we need to sign another contract that syas in case the rooms are not taken, we will still have to pay 80-90% of the cost. We do not want to do that so we are asking close fam n frens to book it asap so that we have some idea. you might want to check that too.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

No problem, but don’t expect all of your guests to fawn over the date, and many more than you may wish will likely decline.  If you proceed, send your save the dates out WAY in advance. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

curiouscat2017 :  I like holiday weekend weddings. I get them off, so it’s easier to plan for me.

Airfare may be more expensive, but should still be reasonably priced if people plan in advance.

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Like others have said, absolutely do what is best for you and your fiance. Something to consider though is that some people may have trips/plans they always on specific holiday weekends. For example, a friend of mine attends a family weekend at the beach every Labor Day. Another friend always goes on a camping trip Memorial Day weekend. Closer family and friends will probably be willing to miss these plans for your wedding, but others may decline, no matter how much notice you give them. Not saying I agree, but there are also people out there who think it’s inconsiderate to plan a wedding on a holiday weekend. Of course it comes down to the very important idea that you are not going to please everyone and that’s okay, but just something to keep in mind.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I’m planning a Sunday LDW  wedding and no one has said it’s a bad idea. Majority of our guests will be local though, so it’s not a huge problem. 

Post # 40
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Helper bee

First of all it is YOUR special day.  I think you might want ot consider who can make it and when including Labour Day weekend (I  hate this board sometimes with its acronyms/initials.  LBD – is probably more known as little black dress! lol).  So youu need to prioritize who is most significant tht you want and find what works for them.  You unfortunately will not be able to make everyonehappy and some might not be able to make it due to limited holiday, money and other commitments.  So find out in advance and speak to those who you want to attend especially ie special family members and friends. In the end you will probalby find you can’t get everyone you want to attend for whatever reason  There are just too many factors.  People using the extra time to make it a holiday.  Higher airline fees because it is a longweekend.  Poeple working and paid by the hour losing double over ttime.  Other commitments – camping trips, getting ready for fall/school.  

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - Pantagis Renaissance

I’m getting married that Saturday! We forgot it was Labor Day til way after the fact, though I doubt we would have changed it anyway. 

I say do it, most family won’t care.. the ones that do, don’t have to come 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - Pantagis Renaissance

Oops,I didn’t realize how late I was to the party haha disregard my comment

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