(Closed) What do you think of holiday …

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Holiday or not ?
    go for it !! : (94 votes)
    74 %
    no way ! you are gonna screw up vacation plans : (28 votes)
    22 %
    other .. please explain : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our friends got married the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and everyone (including us) was fine with it. I think people like having an extra day or two to “recover” from weddings and any traveling they do for it. As long as you let people know the date ahead of time (i.e. send out Save-The-Date Cards earlier than normal), it shouldn’t be an issue.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would go for it but I would let people know somewhat ahead of the usual time frame (like you would with a DW). That way, people won’t have already booked tickets/rooms for a family vacation or committed to other plans. Certainly, you will have people who have standing holiday vacations (e.g. their entire extended family always meets for x) but I don’t think turnout will be crazy low. I think Labor Day weekend is okay, but of course, I would avoid major family vacation weekends, such as Thanksgiving and July 4.

    Post # 5
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    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you give people notice (via a Save-the-Date) a year in advance, you have a fair chance of making it so that more can attend. You run the risk of getting a bunch of no’s just because people tend to use those long weekends for family get-togethers, vacations and such. With advanced notice though, it would work!

    I don’t mind them persay –  I won’t grumble (outloud) should a wedding fall on a holiday weekend (with a few notable exceptions…like Christmas).

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think the key to having a wedding on a holiday is to send out save the date cards ASAP.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    my wedding will be columbus day weekend (which is also thanksgiving weekend in canada). i say go for it.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I fell into other because it depends.

    If I have to drive a long distance there, that is fine because it gives us extra time. If we have to fly, that sucks because its more expensive. Everything is on a holiday. And if I live local it will depend on the couple if I care or not. 

    It also depends on the holiday

    Post # 9
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I am biased becuase I am getting married Labor Day weekend this year.  We havn’t run into any issues at all.  We sent out Save-The-Date Cards extra early to be on the safe side.  If anyone had chosen not to come to the wedding because it interfered with their holiday plans, we would not have taken that personally and it would have been fine.  Many of our guests are using the wedding as an excuse to get away for the long weekend or even the whole week before/after the wedding.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    For labor day I am torn. I would be fearful that the people you are inviting would have vacation plans but on the other hand it would be nice for some people because of the 3-day weekend.

    Post # 11
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    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am OK with vacation weekends for weddings, but if the couple can have a different weekend, I always prefer that. My family, Fiance, friends and I, all prefer to vacation those weekends, but if that’s the ONLY option, we obviously deal with it.

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We were married on labor day weekend last year, and we had a sunday wedding.  We liked how that way people weren’t stressed about getting out of work on friday or monday.  😛  That being said, plane tickets are more expensive, so save the dates are crucial for holiday weekend weddings! Otherwise, it works brilliantly!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am not a fan of holiday weddings, often times peope want to use their holidays for something personal rather than going to someone elses wedding.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s fine for Labor Day, Columbus Day, President’s Day, etc.  Not so much for holidays that are very family focused.  I’d stay away from Christmas or Thanksgiving.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I got married on Memorial Day weekend the last time around and I still sort of feel guilty about it.  Now that I’m a little further along in my career and my vacation time has become precious to me, I would hate to take a long weekend away from my family and friends.

    But I wouldn’t mind going to a wedding on a holiday weekend.  Weird how that works, huh?

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