Many couples plan their wedding over a three-day holiday weekend because they can plan extra pre- and post-wedding events and when you have guests traveling, a three-day weekend turns the trip to your wedding into a mini-vacation.
When picking a holiday weekend think of your guests and if you may be intruding on their own family time.
Thanksgiving is a perfect example of a weekend you may want to avoid. People travel to be with their families on Thanksgiving weekend and they may not be able to cancel family plans - or to be honest, they may not want to - to go to your wedding.
Columbus Day weekend is a three-day weekend for some people but not all businesses give employees the Monday off. Your Sunday night wedding may not be possible for people who have to work the following morning.
Labor Day weekend is a tough one because it is the last summer weekend of the season but families with kids may take the time for one last family trip before the school year begins.
Before settling on a wedding date make sure to ask key family members - aunts, uncles, grandparents and of course your parents and siblings - and close friends if the date or weekend works for them. Once you get an okay from your must-have guests it's safe to book the venue and vendors.