Post # 1
hey bees have any of you guys done a Thursday night wedding ?? I found the best price at the perfect wedding venue for a Thursday night I’ve heard that Thursday is being a hot night for weddings and I’m willing to do it depending on the turnout how’d your Thursday wedding turnout ? need advice ASAP thanks bees
Post # 3
@x0gabiicak3z: Honestly, if people really want to come to your wedding they’ll come any day of the week. Go with what works for you and what you can afford.
Post # 4
@SpecialSundae: I agree. Do what makes you happy and works well with your budget. There will always be a couple people that aren’t happy about it, but if they want to attend, they do what they can to make it work with thier schedule. The only thing to keep in mind, the people who have to work the next day will usually leave earlier than others so just plan your evening accordingly.
Post # 5
@x0gabiicak3z:I would come as long as it was not out of town. Or if you were really close I would take a couple of days off to be there. My only concern is the time, if I were working the next day I would leave around 9ish.
Post # 6
For us it would be hard to attend a Thursday wedding without having to take off work the next day (which I would if I was really close to the couple). But my fiance wakes up for work around 5-5:30 am, so we’re in bed pretty early. We’d probably attend but would be cutting out around 7-8.
Post # 7
@x0gabiicak3z: My wedding is on a Thursday night! But it’s also an intimate destination wedding (only 35 people tops). Originally we were going to get married on our 6 year anniversary which also fell on a Thursday but had to move the date and we just liked the idea of having it on Thursday so we stuck with it.
You can get deals because of it which is very nice (my fiancé says it’s because weddings normally happen on weekends so for vendors they’re making extra money) but you do have to be okay with the fact that some people might not be able to make it or, as others have posted, they might leave early. So far for us, 3-4 people won’t be able to attend, which kind of sucks because of who they are but it’s something we expected.
Post # 8
thanks bees and to noenyu that’s the only thing I’m worried about is that family will decide not to come because they have to work the next day and about 50 people are coming from out of state so it’s definitely hard but I love the date because it’s the day ( not the month though) that me and FI starting dating so it’s special for us but I know it’s not about only us so I’m just hoping to get some more input on those who have had their large weddings on Thursday 🙂 phew pressures already on lol
Post # 9
My brother got married on a Thursday and all of our family came. He had almost 150 people. LIke a previous poster said.. if they want to share this amazing day with you… they will!!!
Post # 10
This is EXACTLY why I love the HIVE!!! You ladies give really good, sound advice.
I agree with all the PPs, the people who love you most WILL be there, no matter the day. Go with what works best for you and yor budget!! We’re doing a Sunday afternoon wedding becasue of the significant savings we can have over a Saturday night wedding. Good Luck!!
Post # 11
It would help your out of towners if it’s during the summer so they can plan a vacation around it. I know my cousin got married on a Fri many families came to the wedding then took the following week off and went on vaction in the area.
Post # 12
If you assume that the OOT guests will take off the Friday, I would aim to have the wedding later on a Thursday so that they can get in a full days work. Alternatively, make it really early on a Thursday (like, 1 pm) so that they can make it to work on Friday and take off Thursday (although that might be more awkward).
I see your wedding is in September, are any of the OOT guests teachers? Because they would be the only people I could see really not being able to get off even with notice. But if you have some Friday post wedding events (big brunch, family reunion/BBQ) then people can make a long weekend out of it and with enough notice should have no problem taking off one day 🙂
Post # 13
a thursday night wedding would inspire me to take friday off work and enjoy a long weekend 🙂