(Closed) What are thoughts on a wedding over memorial day?

posted 13 years ago in May 2009
Post # 32
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Helper bee

Hi, I haven’t read through all the comments, so I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this, but that is also a popular day for graduation parties.  Plan well in advance and you shouldn’t have any trouble.  Good luck.

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007

We got married on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend  last year.  We had 300 people in attendance, with only a handful that didn’t attend due to other plans (for instance, my cousin’s high school graduation was actually ON that day, so his family, his aunt, and his grandmother didn’t attend).  We blocked out 25 rooms at a hotel (24 were used) and we received the same discount rate as we would have any other time of year.  My big reason for having it that weekend was so that people would have more time to travel and wouldn’t have to take any time off of work.  Several families with kids came in town on Saturday and made a weekend of it.  It’s true that some vendors may charge more for a holiday weekend but we actually didn’t encounter this much.  In our case, I honestly didn’t hear any complaints from guests (nor did my family) so I don’t think anybody really minded that it was a holiday weekend.  And, since your situation involves when your venue is available, I definitely say go for it!

 

Post # 34
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Newbee

I totally have to second kenziegirl that airfare is obsenely expensive over holiday weekends.

This past year I had to travel for Memorial Day weekend, across the country, to a friend’s wedding. It was nuts how pricy stuff was. It may lead soem of your guests to not come, so that’s definitely something to consider.

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was left in a similar predicament.  So, I priced out airfare on various weekends to help decide whether to get married on Labor Day weekend or during a non-holiday time.  I was rather shocked that airfare was actually less expensive for those coming to my wedding.  I think the market the guests travelling to will be a factor.  My gut tells me that the friends and family are paying less in travelling to my wedding in Pittsburgh than they would have had my wedding been in FL.  My guests also have to take one fewer day off of work, and for some, they were glad to keep a vacation day.

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