(Closed) During the week weddings, do people show up?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@lioness_89:  I attended a Thursday wedding once.  It had mediocre attendence due to the day of the week and a lot of us left pretty early in the evening, around the 9 PM area because we had work.  I was really close to the couple, but might not have done so for someone I wasn’t so close to.

While having musicians is great, I think you’ll lose up to a quarter of your guest count and have people leaving much earlier on a Wed than a Friday.  I think you need to decide what’s important to you and decide from there.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think it largely depends on your guest list. For example, my brother got married on a Wednesday out-of-state. The majority of their guest list comprised of family, and they had a pretty good showing.

Similarly, we are having our wedding on a Monday (in-state), and again, the majority of the guest list is family. We are expecting almost everyone to attend–we are inviting 175 and expect 150-160 to show.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Personally I would only attend a mid-week wedding if I was extremely close to the couple. And I mean extremely close family (a sister or the like) or best friends.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My best friend had her wedding on a Thursday and a very large percentage of their guest list did come.  But like @smendoza912:  was saying, it would depend on your guest list.  My friend’s guest list comprised mostly of family and friends of her parents, who felt it was important enough to take a day off and attend.

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Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

yeah like PP’s I wouldn’t go to a Wednesday wedding unless I was extremely close with the couple. You’d definitely see your numbers drop, and people will leave early for sure.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a Sunday wedding, so basically 1/2 of a weekday wedding (no one had to come straight from work, but almost everyone had to work the next day).  My wedding was held in a town about 45 minutes from where most of my guests lived. I had a fairly small invite list – approximately 90 people.  About 70 RSVP’d yes and about 65 showed up.  Everyone who came was a close family or friend.  The majority of people began leaving at 9pm, we left at 9:30pm and the only people left at 10pm were the cleanup crew friends. 

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