“Yay” or “Nay” to Holiday Weekend Weddings?

Yay or Nay to Holiday Weddings
Yay or Nay to Holiday Weddings

We’re in full swing fall wedding season. The weather has cooled off in most of the country making outdoor weddings and receptions a pure pleasure to attend; with Mother Nature adding her touches to the landscape to enhance the outdoor ambiance and Old Man Winter isn’t far behind. Many couples purposely wait for the holidays to have their weddings.

While there is no “proper wedding etiquette” for deciding whether or not to have your wedding on a holiday weekend, we want to hear what you think about this controversial topic.  Check out our list of Pros and Cons for a Holiday Weekend Wedding and then give us your feedback! And don’t forget to hashtag #WednesdayWeddingsWithD4Two


  1. You can basically invite everyone (aka – no hurt feelings) and expect at least 25% to decline. Maybe this can be a con, too?! Depends on your agenda! J
  2. Some guests might think your wedding is the perfect mini vacation and a great excuse to use their paid holiday time and get out of town!
  3. Many venues offer something special for your guests during holiday weekends – fireworks, champagne toasts at midnight, etc. – these might be once in a lifetime for many guests!
  4. Many businesses are closed and that means your guests don’t have to use vacation time to attend your nuptials.


  1. You can bet that 25% of your guests will decline your invitation due to other plans.
  2. The guests that do show up, might come with a sour taste in their mouths because they had other plans such as family reunions, holiday parties, typical family vacations.  Let’s never forget many holiday weekends are chocked full of traditions.
  3. Can your guests afford your venue/location? Often times travel pricing is inflated during holiday weekends.

So where do you stand?! #WednesdayWeddingsWithD4Two

1 thought on ““Yay” or “Nay” to Holiday Weekend Weddings?”

  1. It will be our 15 year anniversary on the Winter Solstice Dec. 21st. The Holiday break was a big factor in setting the date of our wedding. Many of our friends and family were on school break allowing them to travel to and attend our ceremony. We were also able to throw a big end of the world party for our anniversary a few years ago.

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