What better way to kick off Memorial Day weekend than with a fabulous flag engagement session? Many thanks to Kristin Vining for sending us these images, as well as her fave stylist, Lindsay Regan Thorne, for pulling together the details. The SW ladies hope your weekend is full cookouts, beach trips, and a quiet moment of reflection for the men and women who’ve lost their lives fighting for our freedom. We’ll see you back here on Monday!
Hi, y’all! With Memorial Day right around the corner, I have a timely etiquette question to discuss. What of the holiday weekend wedding? Is it rude to schedule your wedding for, say, the July 4th weekend? There are essentially two camps.
The first says that individuals and families often have their own long-standing traditions based around long weekends, and that scheduling a wedding during said weekend forces them to abandon your wedding or abandon their tradition. Plus, flights and hotels are often more expensive over a holiday, and besides, some people just like to relax when they have a rare Monday off.
The second maintains that just as the bride and groom have the choice of when to schedule their wedding, their guests have the choice of whether or not to attend. Many host families think an extended weekend essentially makes the travel worth more for their guests, as there is more time for both scheduled events and casual get togethers, all without taking more time off work.
I have to say, I’m firmly in the second camp. I’ve always thought (shhhhhh, don’t tell!) Labor Day Weekend would be my first choice for my wedding — the weather is usually perfect in Connecticut at that point, and the three-day span would allow plenty of time for auxiliary events.
But what about you? Has anyone planned or is anyone planning a holiday weekend wedding? How has it gone over with your guests? Do you think scheduling a holiday wedding is rude?
Let me know what you think, and, as always, send me your etiquette queries for a future edition!
While most of you are focused on your upcoming Memorial Day plans, the SW ladies are hard at work on not only two very special weddings we are producing (yes, we help produce a couple select weddings a year!) but also our spring/summer issue. It’s hard to believe we’ll have a third issue to add to our collection come August, but with what we’ve got up our sleeves (super top secret Jose Villa photo shoot anyone? phenomenal cover competition, you say?) it’s sure to be our best one yet.
And after the news we received this month, that’s saying a lot. A whole lot. What, pray tell, is our exciting news? Sales of Southern Weddings magazine are 40% above the national average. Being “above average” (especially 40% above average) is always a good thing, but given today’s struggling magazine economy, that’s a pretty significant statistic.
What does that mean for the November issue? Well, for one, Barnes & Noble wants to push more copies of our current issue to all their southeastern and even their southwestern markets. I don’t know if you know this – and I definitely didn’t! – but this never happens. Ever. Magazines released in November of last year just don’t get picked up for re-issue. But we did, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
We’re so psyched for our next issue and are so positive it’s going to be even bigger and better that we’ve launched an exclusive May-only discount for print ads. Think of it as a thank-you to our many talented vendors who support Southern Weddings. Sure, it’s our hand-selected advertisers who help make the publication of SW possible, but it’s also these creatives we wholeheartedly recommend to our readers and brides.
Want to get in on SW V3 and join the Southern Wedding’s “Who’s Who” of wedding vendors? Email me for a copy of our brand new media kit! You have five days left to take advantage of our May discounts, and we only have a few prime slots left – so quick as a bunny!