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Do or Don't? Labor Day Weekend Weddings (Plus, 10 Great Ideas to Pull it Off)

09/03/2012 01:33 pm ET | Updated Apr 15, 2016

Labor Day is here, and couples across the nation bring up that age old question: is it OK to take advantage of your friends' and families' three-day weekend to throw the ultimate fete? While increased travel may pose an additional headache for all involved, it's a great opportunity to take advantage of the elusive, cost-saving perks of a Sunday wedding. Plus, rehearsal festivities on Saturday means the wedding party doesn't have to take Friday off of work, and it gives guests the opportunity to enjoy an extra day at your wedding's destination.

From homespun details to the season's best flowers, check out 10 of our favorite Labor Day weekend wedding ideas and tips in the slideshow below.

And be sure let us know in the comments: What's your opinion on weddings during three-day weekends?

1. Location, location, location
Choose a venue with on-site accommodations and treat your guests to a true 3-day getaway.

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Photo by Cavallo Point, San Francisco - Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotels

2. Treats for the weekend
Offer your guests picnic-style out of town boxes/baskets for their extended stay.

3. Light up the night
Put a creative spin on your outdoor event by hanging lights and take your wedding from day to evening in a rustic backyard style.

Kellee Khalil is the founder and CEO of Lover.ly, a highly visual inspiration engine designed to help brides discover ideas, people to hire, and things to buy. Lover.ly mages are powered by the best wedding publishers and wedding shopping partners on the web: we're the heart of weddings. Want more awesome wedding advice? Download the Loverly perfect planner app to chat with a Loverly Wedding Concierge.