This weekend, as we celebrate Memorial Day and remember the servicemen and women who have sacrificed time away from their families, their safety and even their lives for our freedom,  there have also been plenty of festive events happening on the home front – namely weddings.

I’m reminded of my own wedding reception at The Berkeley Plaza in New Jersey back in 2004, when my husband and I celebrated our union with lots of family members and friends…it was July 4th weekend, another holiday.

People warned me about having my wedding celebration on a holiday weekend for a couple of good reasons, but to me there are pros and cons. The pro: due to the fact that it’s a holiday weekend, you may end up with a fabulous turnout, with lots of friends and family members in attendance because most people have an extra day or two off from work – thus the people who live out of state will have extra time to consider traveling, etc. The con: due to the fact that it’s a holiday weekend, you may have significantly less of a turnout, because people who have an extra day or two off from work tend to make extended plans with their own families. They aren’t obliged to come to your event.

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In the case of our wedding celebration, the July 4th weekend turned out not to be a big issue. How about for you? Has anyone had or is anyone planning to have their wedding on a holiday weekend? For those who have, what were your experiences? Leave your thoughts!