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

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 62
2953 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Allyg:  It would depend. Honestly, I would put spending time with my family over that holiday about a wedding. If my travel time took away time from my family, I’d decline.

Post # 63
1262 posts
Bumble bee

@beachbride1216:  +1Traffic. Eeek!

The Eastern Seaboard is a messssss during Thanksgiving travel, I only brave that for my grandma’s cooking lol

Post # 64
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Sporty-Bee:  This is a really good point, you have to think of all the thanksgivings that people might have to go to and how their other families will have to accomodate them.


I personally go to 3 thanksgivings (this year is Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) and I don’t know if I could choose a wedding over spending time with my family (I think I would probably just go to the ceremony and skip the reception). Plus, you have to consider that travelling is a lot more expensive during that time. So even though you’re saving money, you’re asking your guests to spend a lot more than they usually would.

ETA: Just saw your update: I would probably go since it isn’t that much travel time (but again I might still only go to the ceremony so that I could still have Thanksgiving). I think calling your friends is a good idea (:

Post # 65
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would definitely go.  Once Thanksgiving day is over, our families really don’t do much.  We don’t partake in Black Friday and traveling to a wedding would be relatively easy because we don’t go out of town on Thursday.

Post # 66
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Maybe this can be a good thing. is there a food/bev min that you have to meet? If extended family cannot make it for absolutely good reasons then maybe that will bring down the cost as well! If your nearest and dearest can make it (immediate family only) also keep in you’re basically hosting thanksgiving through having your wedding it might feel more like a family get together than a wedding.

Post # 67
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My brother got married in Miami (where he lived) the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We lived in Maryland and were the ones that had to travel the furthest–that was ten years ago. My parents still complain about his wedding date to this day. We had Thanksgiving at a truck stop in Georgia so we could be there in time for the rehearsals and prep. 

You might ask some close family members (parents, close aunts and uncles) their thoughts.

Post # 68
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d be fine with it! I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family on Thursday and Friday but I’m usually free that weekend, so why not go to a wedding? And if family will be in town for Thanksgiving then it would be convenient to just stay for the wedding. I think the problem you will run into is that some friends who have to travel to see their for Thanksgiving may not be able to come. But that’s their choice, just don’t be offended if they can’t make it. But it would actually be a great reason to have a big Thanksgiving with the whole family and then just extend it into the weekend.

Just saw your update – sounds even better that most people are close by!You could do the rehearsal and dinner on Friday, do the rehearsal and dinner a couple weeks prior, do the rehearsal and brunch Saturday morning, or do just a rehearsal on Saturday morning.

Post # 69
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think if guests have enough notice, it shouldn’t be an issue. Personally, I would go to a friend’s wedding that was Thanksgiving weekend. I live in Oregon so I jump on any opportunity to take a trip to the East Coast.

I’ve only ever heard of people celebrating on the actual day, Thursday. So, a wedding on that weekend shouldn’t conflict with any plans.


Post # 70
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

as long as it was local, and wasn’t on the friday evening, i’d be fine with a thanksgiving weekend wedding. we’re done with thanksgiving celebrations on thursday night. but black friday is something that either Fiance or i will always be working. so we could never do a friday night wedding of thanksgiving weekend.

if we had to travel by airplane? nope. flights are so much more expensive around thanksgiving. it wouldn’t be doable for us.

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