Thursday Wedding

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Is it weird to have a wedding on a Thursday?
    Yes : (66 votes)
    81 %
    NoI : (15 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @IMMihalaki:  That day has special meaning for you and your FI. To everyone else it means nothing. If you have your wedding on a Thursday (which you have every right to do of course) be prepared to have fewer guests show up.

    Post # 4
    3238 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would not do it. It is a huge inconvenience to your guests just to have a special date. Of course you are free to have it whenever you want, but you have to ask yourself if it is important enough to inconvenience your guests and have a smaller group of people in attendance. If it is worth it then do it, but if not then definitely change it. Best of luck!

    Post # 5
    6447 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think it’s necessarily weird but u think you would need to be prepared for a rather small turn out.

    Post # 6
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I don’t think it is weird by any means. You can have your wedding on which ever day you guys want. But Thursday may be pretty tough for many of your guests to swing. Even the dedicated ones. If you don’t mind having a smaller turnout, I don’t see the problem (other than being inconvenient to your guests).


    Post # 7
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I LOVE the idea of having your wedding a year from when you got engaged, but I really do think this will create hardship on your loved ones and friends. Personally, I have found Sunday (and in this case, Thursday) weddings difficult to attend/fully enjoy as it allows no time to travel and implies that guests would have to take a day/some time off from work, esp. if the event is far from where they live. I know that it has special meaning to you, and in some cases it also allows couples to save money, but I really feel as though it ends up costing the guest more and you may not have as many attendees. Just my 2 cents.

    Post # 9
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Aquaria:  +1, exactly. All it means to me is that I’m not going as I have work the next day.

    Post # 10
    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    You just need to think long and hard about your guests and whether you are making it reasonable for them to attend. If you’re having a destination wedding in another country, sure, any day of the week is fine, because your guest list will be very small and all those people would need to take a considerable amount of time off from work anyway.

    If you are having a wedding locally or somewhat locally, your guests will most likely need to take 2 days off of work. I couldn’t do that unless the bride or groom was a sibling or my one bestest best friend.

    Also, don’t you want another date to celebrate–a new special day! Then you can remember not only your engagement, but also your wedding. Every July 3, I get really happy and giddy thinking about when I got engaged. It wouldn’t be the same if I shared that date with the wedding.

    Post # 11
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would caution against a Thursday wedding for the same reasons PPs have mentioned. No matter how you spin it, Thursdays typically aren’t a super convenient day for most guests to attend a wedding.

    Maybe you could get married the weekend prior to August 28 so that you can celebrate your engagement anniversary on your honeymoon? 

    Post # 12
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If it were a really short wedding and I didn’t have to travel I would go!

    But Friday night or Saturday would be way better!

    Post # 13
    3217 posts
    Sugar bee

    @IMMihalaki:  You can have your wedding whenever you want.  But you will have to decide which is more important to you; an arbitrary date, or being surrounded by those you love.

    Realistically, you will have a much lower turnout and a less fun “party” if that is what you are looking for, on a Thursday.

    If you do decide to stick with a Thursday consider having a 7:00pm ceremony with a short dinner following.  You will probably have to take your pictures all before the ceremony as there won’t be light at 7 in April.  Your wedding is important to you. 

    You will also have to accept that it is not a matter of wanting to be there, some guests will NOT be able to attend a Thursday wedding no matter what.

    Post # 14
    6674 posts
    Bee Keeper

    It’s not at all inappropriate to have a wedding on a Thursday in and of itself and there are many reasons for having a mid-week wedding that could make plenty of sense.  But as a guest, if I realized that if a couple put the date itself  ahead of people, it would say something to me about their values. 

    Post # 15
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Aquaria:  This.

    If the day represents something important for you OP, you should follow your heart. But, expect only a few people to show up. However, that’s not a problem either. One of my friends (before I met her) got married on a Wednesday (the date was meaningful to her couple) with only 13 guests and they would not have done it otherwise, it was their perfect wedding and they’re still very happy about it 5 years later. 

    Post # 16
    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I don’t think the wedding is for the guests, so I’d do the thursday if that’s what I wanted to do. But yes, be prepared for fewer to show up. I don’t want a big wedding, so putting it in the middle of the week may be a good idea for us to help ensure a bunch of family doesn’t come =P

    I would also GO to a thurs night wedding so long as I could work it out at work. I have the ability to say “hey I need this day off and to leave at x time this day” with my job so I’d probably be able to work it out!

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