It’s A Nice Day For A Long Weekend Wedding

Jewish brides all over America are looking for the most sought-after disguise. They’re not searching for masks and camouflage. Hollywood-style sunglasses and hair extensions are not on the bride’s “must have” list. American Jewish brides are clamoring for a day and not just any day. A Sunday.  Jewish brides are booking  Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and President’s Day Weekend. What do these weekends have in common? The Monday off.  In Jewish Wedding Planning 101, a traditional Jewish bride knows she can’t have a wedding ceremony before sundown on a Saturday due to Shabbat laws. Therefore, if a Jewish bride wants wedding photos in daylight, she must move her wedding to a Sunday. And when the Jewish bride and her guests want to party like it’s 5771, a Monday sans work and any other obligations is ideal.  I’ve already set aside my 3-day weekends for my friends’ Jewish weddings and they did the same for mine (shout out to Memorial Weekend 2008!).

So, if you are looking into ideal Sunday night weddings for your own planning purposes, whether you’re the bride or a guest, here’s a peek into upcoming long weekends where the Manischewitz pours into the wee hours of Monday:

2010:

Memorial Day Weekend: Sunday, May 30th

Independence Day Weekend: Sunday, July 4th

Labor Day Weekend: Sunday, September 5th

Columbus Day Weekend: Sunday, October 10th

2011:

President’s Day Weekend: Sunday, February 20th

Memorial Day Weekend: Sunday, May 29th

Independence Day Weekend: Sunday, July 3rd

Labor Day Weekend: Sunday, September 4th

Columbus Day Weekend: Sunday, October 9th

2012:

President’s Day Weekend: Sunday, February 19th

Memorial Day Weekend: Sunday, May 27th

Labor Day Weekend: September, 2nd

Columbus Day Weekend: Sunday, October 7th