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Specialty Date Brides (10/10/10 etc)/ Holiday Brides

This was brought up on another board and I'm just curious.  For those of you that got married on a holiday or speacilty date (7/7/07, 8/8/08 etc) did you have to pay an extra charge?  I'm hearing that some venues and vendors raise their prices for these dates.  I'm just wondering because I'm getting married on St. Patty's Day (not a big holiday but a big partying holiday).  Our venue didn't charge extra for the date but trying to prepare myself if the other vedors do.
 
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Re: Specialty Date Brides (10/10/10 etc)/ Holiday Brides

  • edited December 2011
    I was told by my venue that even if the wedding takes place on a Tuesday if it's a 10/10/10, 12/12/12 type of day, they charge prime summer Saturday night rates...
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  • edited December 2011
    wagnerdi - I remember seeing somewhere that your venue is the Venetian.. did they really say that? I'm surprised because we inquired about 11/11/11 (Fri) at the Venetian and it was more expensive than a regular Friday, but def not the same price as a Saturday during peak season.. the reason they told us was it's not only a "special" date but Veteran's Day as well. (I guess they figure many people have off - no one I know has off on Veteran's Day unless they're teachers or bankers lol)

    I can't imagine a Tuesday being the same price as a Saturday, no matter how "cool" the date is..
  • hcer0708hcer0708 member
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    edited December 2011
    Im getting married over Labor Day weekend and the prices were the same.
  • edited December 2011
    I'm getting married 10/10/10 and I didnt have any vendors tell me that with the exception of the hotel room block which was holiday rates as it is a holiday weekend.
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  • edited December 2011
    I think it makes sense if it's a holiday, not so much a 10-10-10 (unless that was Columbus day).. You need to incorporate an extra charge for people working on holiday's - like NYE or 4th of July.. Memorial Day... staff usually get time and a half.
    So they may not increase your gratuity percentage directly, but instead increase the price per head....  - that's just my logic :)
  • uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    We got married on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  We paid peak season Saturday night rates for everything (which was fair -- it was a peak season Saturday night), and no-one was willing to budge on pricing (although I think that was more because of what vendors we were using than our date specifically -- high demand = low incentive to negotiate).  Vendors did seem to book up pretty quickly for our weekend -- that was probably the toughest part about having a holiday weekend date.
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  • edited December 2011
    Dada - Yup, mine's the Venetian. And my wedding is Sat night of President's Day weekend and I didn't feel like we paid a "surcharge" or anything...he said 'smaller' holidays like Pres. Day, Labor Day, etc...don't really count in their book as major holidays for pricing...but those high demand dates did.  And as everyone who went there knows, they can charge what they want and don't negotiate because someone out there will pay that higher price...
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  • maaricomaarico member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm getting married 10/10/10 and I haven't been charged extra for anything. In fact, the dj and my venue actually gave me a discounted rate on top of throwing in some extras.
  • noonescookienoonescookie member
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    edited December 2011
    I think it all depends on demand. For instance, on St. Patty's day, your venue probably doesn't have extra demand for event space, but if you want a bagpiper it might cost you more than if you got married a week later. He can drive up his price because there will be more demand for his service. 

    I think 7/7/7 was so big because a) it was a summer date, b) it was a Saturday, and c) it's a lucky number. Fate doesn't line up quite as neatly on most of the other "special" days, so I don't think any of them will become as crazy and over-booked. I'm getting married 12/11/10, but I'm not running into any issues with vendor prices.
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  • uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-jersey_specialty-date-brides-101010-etc-holiday-brides?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:90Discussion:bfdce0bf-5e75-4260-bdde-c90dc6c5a8e9Post:bc52e025-cc8b-4f20-9081-9c9b5c943ff9">Re: Specialty Date Brides (10/10/10 etc)/ Holiday Brides</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think it all depends on demand. For instance, on St. Patty's day, your venue probably doesn't have extra demand for event space, but if you want a bagpiper it might cost you more than if you got married a week later. He can drive up his price because there will be more demand for his service.   
    Posted by noonescookie[/QUOTE]

    <div>That's a really good point.  I would think if a wedding is on or around Valentine's Day, price of flowers would be way higher than normal, and quality would be way less than normal because there's such an incredible surge in demand then.  But I've heard that flowers can even be more expensive near Mother's Day (but on the other hand, flowers can also be more expensive during the winter because they're out of season).</div>
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  • edited December 2011
    It varies depending on the venue.  I inquired about a Sunday on holiday weekends so I can get a better deal being that it is a Sunday but many places charge the same rate for the whole weekend as a Saturday.  If your venue didn't inform you of this, then I'm sure there won't be one.
  • Babycakes SEBabycakes SE member
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    edited December 2011
    We did memorial day weekend-  we told the guy at our venue that since it was Memorial day weekend everyone was going to be celebrating and at the beach and wouldn't be in North Jersey (the venue is attached to a hotel) so that we would "take the day off his hands" hahah we got him to take off $$ and he also upgraded our dinner selection and threw in a venetian table for free. 

    We secretly wanted the date because it was our anniversary :o)  so it all worked out.

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