This weekend, we're enjoying a rare Memorial Day weekend off from weddings. But holiday weekend weddings are extremely popular - is it a good choice for your wedding? With a long weekend like Memorial Day or Labor Day, your guests may be more inclined to stay longer if they are traveling. They won't have to rush back to work on Monday, so they can relax on Sunday. This is great, if you plan to leave for your honeymoon Monday or later.
However, travel fees tend to be higher around the holidays, so it may be more of a financial burden for your out of town guests.
Because your guests may be in town longer, you may also need to host additional parties - a welcome reception, a post-wedding brunch, a Sunday beach party, etc. While this means more time to spend with your friends and family, it can also affect your budget significantly.
If you decide on a holiday weekend wedding, be sure to block off hotel rooms well in advance, as popular destinations may sell out. Also, send your save-the-dates out as soon as possible, so that your guests can begin making travel plans.
We'd also like to take a moment to honor our nation's heroes, and encourage you to do the same this weekend!
Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.