How to Plan a Labor Day Weekend Wedding

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Labor Day weekend is becoming one of the most popular times of the year to get married. The combination of the long holiday weekend and the mild weather that usually marks late summer creates a pleasant and festive atmosphere for a wedding. If you are planning on getting married over the Labor Day weekend, here are some tips.

  • Plan early. Statistics show that Labor Day weekend is second to June as the most sought time to get married. Ceremony and reception venues will book up quickly. Reserve the space you want as early as possible to get a jump on the marrying hordes.

  • Consider your guests. Many people may already have made plans for this time, and travel arrangements can be more expensive over a holiday weekend. You should let your guests know far in advance of your intent to marry over Labor Day weekend. Send a Save the Date so they can plan accordingly.

  • Choose venues that take advantage of that time of year. Depending on your location, Labor Day weekend usually means pleasant temperatures and nice weather. The wedding can therefore be planned outdoors in a garden or beach setting.

  • Develop a wedding theme that reflects the holiday weekend. Because Labor Day weekend straddles the end of summer and beginning of fall seasons, you can incorporate both summer and fall flowers into your wedding and reception. You can also choose between summer or fall colors for the bridesmaid dresses.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure to have a backup plan in case of rain, if you do decide to plan an outdoor wedding on Labor Day weekend.

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