Post # 1
My dream venue happens to be WAY cheaper on a Thursday. They offer this budget package that is only good Mon-Thurs. Are any of you doing a Thursday wedding? Good or bad idea? If you have been to one, did the guests seem to let loose and have fun, the same way they would on a weekend?
Post # 3
@WinterBride29: If I were a guest my concern would be about getting there, not about enjoying myself. Thursdays are actually pretty popular for people to go out so I wouldn’t worry about that too much. But if you have any out of town guests they likely won’t be able to come or will be very inconvenienced by doing so. Unless the wedding was within 30 minutes of my house, or you were close family, I probably wouldn’t attend a Thursday night wedding.
Post # 4
@Moose1209: Good point! I completely forgot to mention that in my post. We already have some people who I know would not be able to attend.
Post # 5
I agree with Moose – unless I lived super close or we were really close personally I probably wouldn’t come. But at the same time the people who really care and want to be there will be – even if it’s on a Monday morning at 2am 🙂
Post # 6
I got married on a Wednesday. Our wedding was not large. And we were engaged for 4 years. We had lots of time to warn people! 🙂
Post # 7
We are getting married on a Monday. We sent out save the dates nine months in advance and tried to warn people even before that. I know ALL of my family is coming but not sure about my FI. A few reasons why we knew this would work: it is the Monday after Christmas so most kids and some adults are still off work and our family are all older. Even if the wedding were on a Saturday night there is no way they would have danced and partied all night. This way we get to have a low key, elegant wedding with the people we care about most and end the party early so we can go back to the hotel and have an afterparty at their bar with the people who can stay up later. My advice is to figure out who your “crowd” will be and then do the best you can for your particular situation. The last posters were right too- if people really want to be there they will be there!
Post # 8
Thursday nights are very trendy…I could see a fun cocktail reception wedding workign on this day of the week! Or maybe a desert/champagne party?
Post # 9
unless everyone going to your wedding lives super close and can take off work, its probably not a good idea. most people work monday through friday 8-5 so having a 6pm wedding on a thursday- i think its a no go. Even thou it may be your dream venue, check into other locations that may suit your budget for a saturday. You can pretty much get married anywhere nowdays wether its a farm, vineyard, garden inn, hotel, country club, campsites, churches, halls, the posibilites are endless. what type of venue/ setting did you have in mind?
Post # 10
I went to a wedding on a Thursday once. It was at the Brock house in Vancouver and same thing…really good package deal.
Im not going to lie it was an “odd” night. Dont get me wrong…the ceremony was great but no one really drank and i think the wedding was done by 9:00. I had a few drinks but then headed home bc, 1- no one was dancing and 2- i had to work the next morning. It was a pretty low key affair (there were over a 100 guests though) i just think everyone was either tired from travelling that day or worried about the next. I also found it annoying because i worked till 5:00 and the ceremony was at 7:00 so basically I wore my dress to work with all my makeup and went straight from there to the wedding (obviously my choice…but just sayin’)
Post # 11
I am considering a thursday wedding. HOWEVER, allow me to explain:
I live in DC, as do my immediate family and about 85% of my friends. my FH and I are planning a “destination wedding” to the northern outer banks of NC (which is about 5-6 hours away depending on traffic). we are renting a few beach houses for the week (generally, you must rent houses for the week, and the week begins on a saturday or a sunday….we do not want to have to pay for 2 weeks by trying to negotiate a wednesday to wednesday rental), and having people come down and spend the whole week celebrating with us, but we will also block hotel rooms for wednesday night-saturday night for people who can’t come for the whole week.
i am totally stressing out about this thursday wedding thing though!! people keep telling me i should do friday instead to make it even easier on people, BUT because about 70% of the rental homes require you to check out by 10am on saturday, i just don’t think it’s feasible. My FH’s family and friends would almost all be coming from CT, so they would probably be coming for the entire week anyway. I am more concerned with friends who would be traveling from the DC area.
so what do you think of a thursday wedding under the circumstances i just laid out????? HELP!!
Post # 12
We are getting married on a Thursday, and I can hardly wait
Post # 13
During the week weddings seem so awesome, but seem so much more complicated in the long run! I wanted to do a Black Friday Wedding and actually did a poll on here and found that a lot werent fond of the idea! I thought i would have gotten more POSITIVE reviews, but all their points were valid. Traffic. Out of Towners.
if you are having something really intimate and majority of your guests are local, go for it! =] Could be great!
We ended up opting for a December Sunday! =] Gotta love them discounts! I couldnt settle for less than the most beautiful venue ever!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
I went to a Thursday wedding once that was about 3 hours out of town. There was quite a low turnout for guests and it was incredibly inconvienient. The wedding began at around noon, so to arrive in plenty of time I would have had to leave at 8am which would have put me right smack in the middle of Los Angeles rush hour…. so I got a hotel for Wed night and also Thur (the reception and the ceremony were scheduled several hours apart so it was a late evening) I didn’t enjoy myself and was frustrated at the expense the whole time. I realize that it’s very cost effective for the Bride and Groom, but by the time everything was said and done I shelled out like 500+ bucks to go!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
I’m sorry, upon rereading my last post I realize that it came off a bit harsh! I think my negative feelings about going to that Thursday wedding have a lot to do with the fact that I put out a lot of effort and money to attend the wedding, and the Bride and Groom literally never talked to me again after the wedding (not even a thank you!) because my ex and I broke up and they chose sides….
BUT that’s all besides the point! Lol At the end of the day, the people who love you will be there rain, or shine- regardless of what day you pick! Realistically, you might have a lower turn out- but all the important people will be there! (again sorry for my last post!)