So pretend you’re a close friend or close family member invited to a wedding that is less than an hour a way in distance (some people 15 mins, some people at most an hour).
Pretend it’s either on a Wednesday or Thursday, and it’s at at about 6pm-11pm.
Would you take the next day off on either account?
ETA: Also, what time would you probably leave?
It’d be September 25th/26th
I would not take the day off, and would probably leave the reception early. I might go into work late the next day to get a little extra sleep, but there’s no way I’d take the next day off completely.
Chances are, if it’s on a Thur and I have the vac days saved up, I would take that Fri off. If it’s on a Wed, I’d prob go until 9 and then leave. It’s not likely that I wouldn’t go to a wedding I’m invited to – I’ve only done that a handful of times (and when I’ve been 2nd tier anyway, but also couldn’t go for other reasons). But, if I don’t have a lot of days already accrued or maybe I’m busy at work and it’s inconvenient, I might not take the Fri off either – so if I could, I would, but only if the wedding is on a Thur. Worst thing ever would be to take Thur off and then go back to work on Fri.. ugh sorry :/
I would go to the wedding, and stay late. And still go to work.
Unless it was like my brother, or someone very very close. Then I would probably take 2 days off.
If this is your wedding, have it on Thursday. People will probably make a long weekend out of it
I hate weekday weddings! but I am a grad student so I can’t cancel class but I would if i could for a thursday affair
I’d go to work the day of if I could and I definitely wouldn’t take the next day. I’d leave at 9:30/10, depending how far I had to drive home.
I would probably take the day off, but I do have a lot of vacation time, so it’s no big deal for me to use a day.
If I was someone with only a small/limited amount I’d probably not take the day off.
If I wasn’t taking the day off I’d probably leave by 10 or 10:30.
I wouldn’t take the next day off but I also wouldn’t party it up like I would if it was a weekend wedding. I’d probably leave a bit earlier if it was for the wednesday but stay right through to the end if it was the thursday.
Thanks for posting this as I am in the same boat
I am now leaning towards thursday. You?
I personally have attended many weddings on a tuesday. It is considered a lucky day to get married in my culture and never left before 10 and always went to work the next day. Even thoughI left for work at 4:30am. So to me this is no biggy.
I wouldn’t take the next day off but I’d stay until the end
@secondchances: yay I’m not alone! lol
My fiance and I are both night people, even when we have to get up early. So we’d stay till 11 anyway. Pfffsh, 11pm. lol however, we know that is not the majority >_O we just couldn’t afford a weekend unless we wanted to SERIOUSLY compromise on everything, OR pay like twice the price o_O
He wants to do the 25th because he just likes the date better, and doesn’t think it’ll matter between the two. I feel bad about asking people to come on a Wednesday, when a Thursday I think would be better… but maybe it doesn’t matter that much since it’s a weekday?
If you guys aren’t torn between the actual dates, I’d definitely recommend Thursday. We just want to do the 25th because it’s so much nicer than the 26th, and it’ll be our anniversary for-ev-er. lol What’s your reason for being between the days?
If it’s a Thursday, DH and I *might* take the next day off and make a long weekend. Not if it’s a Wednesday, though.
I’d go to work the next day.
If the wedding goes to 11, I’d probably stay to the end on either day. I like to be in bed by 12 on weeknights, but I’d stretch that to 1 or 2 on a Thursday night.
I probably woud try and take the next day off, but if I couldn’t it wouldn’t make a difference with regards to my attendance – I would do my best to be there.
If people are only travelling an hour and things don’t kick of untill 6pm then that should be fine, although if people are working untill 5with an hours rive it doesnt leave much getting ready time at allPeople with kids may want to leave earlier though. I would say a Thursday wedding is much better than a wednesday as it gives the option of having a long weekend.
My brothers wedding was one of the worst I’ve been to, he had a pagan hand fasting on the tuesday (3hour drive, and in england that’s like the other side of the country+ there was barely any food or drink and only one porta loo!) and then the legal bit on the thursday (another 3hour drive…), so yeh that was inconsiderate esp. as in England we tend to get married at lunch time as it’s illegal after 4 or 5 (can’t remember n/a to me). And the absolute worst wedding was on a Sunday. It was another one that didnt really consider guests either and we all left at 10 without drinking because of work the next day