Happy Canada Day Weekend to all the lovely little Canadian Birdies out there! 150 years of beauty, grace and dignity, we would say! We could not be more proud to be Canadian! As we step into our long weekend plans, we got to thinking about how people feel about Holiday Weekend Weddings. There are certainly some perks to having a three-day weekend to celebrate, but there also can be a few downfalls. We have compiled a list of three pro's and con's to celebrating your wedding day over the holiday weekends, to help couples come to a decision to see if this is what works for them!
1. Three-Day Weekend! Who doesn't love a long weekend?! This can be very beneficial if you have guests coming from out of town. Generally speaking, they would not feel like they just landed from a flight, watched you get married, and just hopped right back on another flight home. This does give some leeway to enjoy family and friends from afar. Even guests from close by would enjoy having an extra day of rest after a big party!
2. Save Those Vacation Days! When travelling for weddings, many people end up taking an extra day off of work to try and unwind and unpack before heading back to work. Being on a long weekend, generally you can save those vacation days for another time and still have a day of relaxation in the mix!
3. Theme! So many couples choose to embrace the theme of the weekend - be it supporting our beautiful country of Canada for those celebrating this weekend, or tying in Easter themes around that weekend. Even Thanksgiving weddings, where there is certainly love and togetherness to be thankful for. This makes for a truly unique experience.
1. Expense and Booking! Not only are people travelling on the long weekend hitting some of the most expensive times for planes, trains and hotels, but it is so important to have guests book early to reserve rooms. You would hate to see guests not be able to attend if they could not get a room, or book a flight in time.
2. Traffic! Holiday weekends in many locations also means parades, or local events. Be sure to have a route plotted out for guests to stay clear of such events so they can make it to your wedding on time. Also, as lots of people are travelling this weekend, that can also ramp up the general traffic, so be sure to give guests ample amounts of time to get where they need to be.
3. Prior Commitments of Guests! Many people have yearly plans on long weekends that may be difficult for them to break away from for your special day. Be it cottages, family BBQ's or weekends visiting out-of-town relatives, it can be difficult for some guests to alter these plans to attend your Big Day.
If you are looking into having a Long Weekend Wedding, there are certainly some things to think about! We know that whichever route you choose, your day will be special to everyone in attendance! Wishing everyone a safe and fun Long Weekend!