(Closed) Which date would you prefer?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which weekend would you rather travel for a wedding?
    Memorial Day weekend : (24 votes)
    39 %
    Columbus Day weekend : (37 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t actually get columbus day off, so I voted for memorial day Sunday despite the fact that we always celebrate my brother’s birthday that day. 

    Post # 4
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @dancindavinci:  I think more people would prefer columbus day, just because I know a lot of people like to do cookouts or go to their lake for memorial day and no one does much for columbus day weekend.

    Post # 5
    7276 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you want to do it in a weekend where most people have off Monday I would suggest memorial day. I don’t know anyone who has off for Columbus day. Not sure if it’s a regional thing though

    Post # 7
    4979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Memorial Day. As nice as October is around here, more people have Memorial Day off for a Sunday wedding.

    Post # 8
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m partial to Columbus Day weekend, since that’s when we had our wedding.  Most of our guests did have that Monday off, but of course not everyone.

    Consider what the weather might be (how hot), and since most guests will have to travel if there are travel issues (traffic, airfare ticket price increase due to holiday), etc.

    Post # 9
    7560 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    That’s a tough one. How big is your wedding? More people have Memorial Day off, but a lot of people have special start of the summer plans. Fewer people have Columbus day off but it’s not an important holiday. 

    I would probably go with Memorial Day but expect to have a slightly higher decline rate. 

    Post # 10
    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I dont have columbus day off either. so i would rather enjoy a memorial day weekend, then relax that monday.

    Post # 12
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Columbus day, because Mem Day traffic and travel sucks.


    Post # 13
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @dancindavinci:  I don’t get Columbus Day off (neither does my fiance nor the majority of our family and friends).  However, I agree with those who said a lot of people typically have Memorial Day weekend plans (sometimes even a year in advance), and may not be willing to change them to attend a wedding (especially if travel is involved).  There are usually fewer people traveling during Columbus Day weekend, which could also be a huge plus for your guests.

    Post # 14
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Columbus day because it’s not a big holiday travel weekend like Memorial Day. 

    Post # 15
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t get any time off for Columbus Day (which wouldn’t matter — I would take time off if I needed to), but Columbus Day falls within football season and about half of my guests would have a freaking canary if I made them sit through a wedding without unlimited access to several televisions broadcasting various football games.  Se, Memorial Day Weekend it is (plus, I’m getting married the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend next year, so I’m a little biased!).

    Post # 16
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i don’t get columbus day off and i don’t know anyone who does. however, if it were a good friend or family member, i wouldn’t mind going to a sunday wedding and taking monday off. i never do anything for memorial day so that weekend would be ok with me too.

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