(Closed) Our Thursday Night Extravaganza!

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I would really really try to go to a close family members wedding on a Thursday night but it might be impossible because I’d have to take off Thursday and Friday and I won a small business.  Can you do it on Friday evening.  Most places offer good discounts on a Friday…especially in March. What part of the country to you live in? Maybe we can help find some deals!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi, Miss Mandamar, and congratulations on your engagement! I would absolutely attend a close family member or friend’s Thursday night nuptials, even if it involved flying into town. Of course, the timing isn’t ideal and everyone’s a little strapped for cash right now, but I would do it for someone I loved–and as a guest, I would completely understand your reasoning for having it on a Thursday, too. And your expectations aren’t too high, either, with a smaller guest list and your decision to invite only close friends and family. If it gets too complicated, though, maybe you could consider a Sunday brunch or something? That might lower expenses too. I’m sure your wedding will be beautiful and intimate and everything you want!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

If it was a close friend {like I was considering making them the godparent of my child} or close family, I would go and not have any issues with it. But, for anybody else we would probably skip it. It’s not so much the taking the day off work, as it’s the missing a day of school for my daughter or getting her taken care of in the middle of the week to stay and go to school.

What about a Friday night or a Sunday afternoon? Those times are cheaper. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

hi,

i actually went to a wedding in texas on a friday – and the rehearsal dinner was on thursday. a lot of my family flew in on the wednesday night (it was a family wedding). did people complain? a little. did they come? yes! and it was a great celebration. you should go for it. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

I’m about 99% sure at this point that my fiance and i will be doing a Thursday night wedding mainly for logistical reasons. his grandmother is flying here from south africa for his med school graduation, which is on a sunday. we don’t want to get married before that, but we want her at the wedding. if we waited until the next weekend, she wouldn’t be able to make it, so the thursday after his graduation just works out best. it also happens to be the thursday before memorial day weekend, so we’re hoping people will take a day or two off from work and just enjoy a nice long weekend. our friends are all within a half day’s drive or closer. and accommodating his grandmother is just more important.

if people want to be at your wedding, they will be there!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I am getting married on May 27th, too!! We had such great savings for doing it on a Thursday. I live in the metro NY area and many people are expected from out of state/country.  My fiancee has the thought that whoever loves you will be there!! I just sent out invites today. So, I will be looking for my metallic peacock blue RSVP envelopes in the mail!!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hrm, your mostly OOTers makes it a little tricky.  How about a Sunday or Monday night?  That way, people will have time to travel without having to take too much time off work.  I feel like if people have to travel to a Thursday wedding, they’d either have to take Thursday and Friday off or will opt not to come at all.  =  I guess it depends on how badly you want the out of towners to be there because either way, a non-weekend wedding will be difficult for some guests.

Good luck, congratulations, and WELCOME TO THE HIVE!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi!  Just wanted to let you know that we are having out wedding on a Thursday night, too!  It just worked best for us – esp wanting a summer wedding in July in San Diego.  Minimums are so much less.  We are having approx 35 people – 20 of which are OOT (family and close friends…)  People will make it if they can – and I would completely undertand if someone couldn’t make it because we are getting married on a Thursday.

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