(Closed) Would you easily go to thanksgiving weekend wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 32
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would be fine with it. Thanksgiving is Thursday; Friday I would avoid… but that Saturday? Go for it.

Post # 33
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Allyg:  Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend and that is when we are having our wedding. 

It’s a 3 day weekend and our wedding is on Saturday. We were planning to have 120 people and now have 95. I am pret happy with the outcome. 

I would definitelly go to a Thanksgiving weekend wedding for sure. It’s only one day out of 3. Plus most have a dinner on a Sunday anyways.

I didn’t find many to refuse due to it being Thanksgiving.

Post # 34
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

If I could drive there and drive home the same day, I’d go! But hotels are SUPER exensive around the holidays! And Darling Husband has a serious boner for Thanksgiving with his family…

Post # 35
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d say do it.  One of my good friends got married the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  It was about 8 hours away from me but I still went and so did 150 of their family and friends.  I think those who are close to you will try their best to make time to celebrate your wedding with you.

Post # 36
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would only go if it were people I would be spending Thanksgiving with anyway.

Post # 37
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Allyg:  Last thanksgiving weekend to spent my time traveling to 3 states to get in time with each family. There’s no way I would give up time seeing those far away relatives unless they were also going to be way your wedding. 

I think you might be ok with family attendance, but you’ll probably have few friends who will be willing to give up their family time. 

Post # 38
1877 posts
Buzzing bee

@Allyg:  I definitely would not go.  Thanksgiving weekend is incredibly busy for me at work. It’s a busy work time for many people in the events industry, travel industry, hospitality industry, retail, healthcare, etc.  Almost no one in my family would be able to do a Thanksgiving weekend wedding. My brother works in IT for Disney and his wife is a manager in the Magic Kingdom, and that is a very busy weekend for them. My brother in law is an anesthesiologist and my mother runs several nursing units at a hospital, so both will be on call and could not attend.

Unless all of your top guests have jobs like teachers and never have to work any holidays ever, it could be a rough weekend. I am sure if your immediate family has the day off, they’d try to come.  I would not expect many extra friends to attend though.  If I were off that weekend, I would drop airfare money to see my family, not to go to a wedding.  Flights and hotel rates are sky high that weekend. 

Post # 39
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think my grandmother would be happy if we were to all go to a wedding instead of her cooking a turkey for our 30-member immediate family. I say do it!

I’ve been to weddings on the May 2-4 long weekend, Valentine’s Day, Labour Day, etc. The way I see it is there will be another Valentine’s Day/long weekend next year, but weddings are special. Those that want to be there, will be there. Those who really feel strongly about their turkey and cranberry sauce weekend, can enjoy that at home 🙂

Wishing you luck with the planning!

Post # 40
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Unless it was a family wedding No, even if was my best friend.I live 6 hour plane ride away from my family as does my brother who lives in California, add in switching off holidays with the inlaws, so it’s a raretime when all five kids and our parents, and grandkids are in the same place. I will not sacrifice family time even for my best friends wedding.


Post # 41
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I personally like the idea BECAUSE IT’D BE A NICE BREAK FROM FAMILY during that weekend, especially if I have to stay with them the entire 4 days.

Post # 42
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Thanksgiving is Thursday. Black Friday is Friday. I would have absolutely no problem attending a weekend wedding over the Thanksgiving holiday. Our families are local so we wouldn’t be out of town that weekend or anything. I would go. 

Post # 43
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I probably wouldn’t attend a wedding on Thanksgiving weekend. I love just hanging out with my parents, and they always travel six hours to be with us.

Post # 45
9951 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @Allyg: Thanks for the UPDATE

As I said in Original Reply… I think then that would make quite a difference, as Thanksgiving seems to be much bigger Holiday in the USA than it is in Canada.

I send you Best Wishes in figuring this all out, and getting your plans in order.


Post # 46
2113 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Allyg:  If you’re having an evening ceremony, you could make it a rehearsal breakfast and do the run through that morning.

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