Weekend Wedding as very rare, we didn’t have things like destination weddings, which
require guests to take a long weekend.
Perhaps the most we would see them would be with certain cultures/religions
as they do have specific dates they seek for wedding dates, I have worked
several Jewish Weddings where three day weekends work as they need to marry on
a Sunday night and thus allowing their friends to not work the next day. However times are changing and so are trends.
used to be strictly taboo, you were taking people away from Family and their
private celebrations, but today with people having extended families with their
friends people are much more forgiving, but it is important to realize the
Holiday has both positive and negative effects on your special day:
affect your overall pricing with your vendors- some charge a Holiday Rate or
Holiday Tax that will increase your bottom line.
airfare, hotel rates, and car rentals in order to join you on this special day.
Most hotels do not offer room block special rates on holiday weekends, this
affects you and your family too if you are staying overnight!
event, this means lower guest count which could impact your food and beverage
celebrate together before and after the “I-DO’s”
wedding on a Sunday versus a Saturday, which could cut costs significantly.
Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day. This means most guests will not
have to take an extra day off and may enjoy the time away from home.
What You Should Consider:
Get your save the date and your invitation out early! This will help friends and family to make plans with plenty of time to book flights, hotels and possible rental cars.
theme, for example Fourth of July does not mean you have to have a red white
and blue wedding.
For Your Guest:
guests, or even a Social Hour to Welcome them to town, this will cut back on
their expenses and allows them to see how great it is they came out on this
holiday attractions they may wish to check out.
they choose regardless of when that will be, there are always going to be positive
and negatives to any potential date, but if you are happy that is the beginning
to a beautiful day for you as a couple and your family and friends!