Post # 1
Hey everyone! New to the boards here. I was hoping to get your thoughts on the following matter:
My boyfriend and I are going to get married. He hasn’t proposed officially – he’s waiting to get a diamond from out of the state because you can get really good quality for half of the price – but it’s going to happen. I was thinking about wedding dates for next year and I decided (I think) that I want to get married over Labor Day weekend.
Now, keep in mind we are having a Las Vegas wedding and an untraditional one at that. I wanted to go down Thursday to settle in and relax and take care of any minor details, then Friday night bachelor/bachelorette party becaue people can fly down after work. The next day I wanted to recover, and then get married on Sunday. That leaves Labro Day, Monday, for people to travel home and for us to leave on our honeymoon.
My mother, however, thinks I should get married on a Saturday. That would be the day AFTER the bachelor/bachelorette party, if everything goes the way it’s planned. What are your thoughts? Do you think a Sunday wedding is appropriate over LAbor Day weekend? (The reason I chose Labor Day is because our honeymoon will be in Bora Bora and that’s the tail end of the dry season). Or should I suck it up and have a Saturday wedding?
Please tell me your thoughts! I’m eager to hear them.
Post # 3
I think it would be okay but you need to notify people early so that they don’t make other plans and they can book flights early so that they don’t cost too much.
Welcome to weddingbee!
Post # 4
I think your plans are good! I would keep it that way!
but when I first read “Las Vegas wedding over Labor Day wedding” the only word that came to mind was HOT!!
Post # 5
Oh hi! Yes, I think once I get the ring *crosses fingers* (it’s so bad, I have it all picked out – emerald cut, Tiffany setting) I will send out a “Save the Date” invite to the guest list.
I figure if I send them out this year, it’s very very early? Is that even proper?! Lol, I have guest I’m inviting from out of the country so maybe it’d be best. I don’t know!
And Aug8Bride – it’s going to be quite different, I think. I’m going to have a red wedding dress! (That’s actually traditional in China and my father is Chinese. )
Post # 6
@lassroyale– huh? ahah i think i am lost! my remark was in regards to the weather! ahha! 🙂
Post # 7
@ Aug8Bride Ha ha, okay, dur, I must’ve had a serious brain fart right there. Hopefully the weather won’t be too bad – I don’t want to melt off all of my airbrushed make up that day. 😉 Bora Bora should be even hotter though – used to heat, I live in Arizona.
Post # 8
I’m getting married on Sunday of Labor Day weekend this year, and a few people weren’t 100% happy because they had travel plans. Some of them aren’t coming. However, we knew the date wasn’t an issue for all of our friends and our close relatives. So just know your crowd. If there is a good reason to get married Saturday, as your mom seems to imply, maybe do the Saturday wedding. However, I think it would be a bad idea to have the bachelor party the night before a wedding. So if you end up doing the Saturday wedding, you can have the parties a few weeks prior closer to your home.
Post # 9
@ GirlWithARing That really makes me feel better to know that you are getting married this year over Labor Day weekend! I think, given enough advance notice and the lure of Las Vegas, that most people will come. (As I mentioned there’s some out of country invites I’m sending so I need to make sure there’s plenty of warning.) I’m hoping at least but I never planned for this to be a huge affair. I think you’re right and I’m going to hold firm with a Sunday wedding for that weekend. I want at least a day to recover in there! Heh.
My guests are mostly family and some close friends/coworkers. I want everyone to be able to come and do the bachelorette thing with me and my soon-to-be fiance has two of his closest friends working with him, one of them being his best man. So I KNOW he wants him there. 😉
Post # 10
I think this will work well. My only thought is that, to the extent you can, plan either hosted or non-hosted events the whole weekend. A weekend wedding can be a huge hit if it feels organized and easy on the guests.
Post # 11
@ monitajb Thank you for your input! As it stands right now, the deal is that if guest can get themselves to Vegas (flights, etc.) they will have a room to stay in at the Bellagio. It would be so fun to have all my guests in one hotel, right? Friday night will be all planned for both parties, complete with limo and itinerary including dinner. Saturday is a free day, I guess? I don’t want to force a brunch on eveyrone, but it might be fun. Well, recovery day and then rehersal dinner, with spa schedule for my maid of honor and myself (and the groom.) Sunday will be the wedding, brunch? (do people do that?) and then a party in the suite which we will have with food and wedding cake. Monday we’re off to Bora Bora!
Is that what you mean by planned activities? Please share with me your ideas – I’d love to make this perfect for everyone.
Post # 11
Lassroyale : Hi, I’m getting married in Las Vegas over Labor Day Weekend. I, too, will have my wedding Sunday. We’re arriving Thursday. Family arrives Friday. We’re going to gave a cocktail meet and greet (the two families introductions). Saturday morning is brinch. Afternoon rehearsal. Evening bachelorette party (my sister is planning). Sunday morning bridal spa relaxation time. Afternoon I’m hosting bridesmaids luncheon while we have a Glam Squad do our hair and makeup. My groom will be hosting a groomsmen “casino” poker luncheon in another location. 5pm limo pickup. 7:30 I do’s. Reception: Eating and dancing till midnight then shuttles transport all guests back to hotels. Monday breakfast (whoever has late flights or staying till Tuesday.
Any advice on the crowds? Heat? Restaurant and bar availability? Any brunch recommendations? (Avaerage age mid-40’s)
I understand it’s been seven years since you got married and crowds are expected to be much worse.
Post # 12
I’m there! but make sure there’s enough recooperation time for those that party too hard, or you are going to have some tore up looking folks at the wedding.
Post # 13
Sunday over a holiday weekend is just fine, especially if people are flying in and can make a weekend out of it. I’ve gone to many weddings where it’s on a Sunday of a holiday weekend and didn’t find it a problem.
I’d give yourself (and guests) Saturday to recover!
Post # 14
Mechell : If you click on Lassroyale’s username, you will see that she has not been active on the Boards for 5 years.