Post # 1
I am getting married on 13 September 2010 and yes I know it is a Monday, which seems to be what everybody focuses on when I tell them about my wedding day. I did not pick the day out of a hat and it is one of the most significant things about my wedding besides the fact I am marrying my best friend. I know long before I got engaged what my wedding date would be and I choose it because it is my great grandparents wedding anniversary and since I lost both of them and did not share the big moments (graduations, my son being born, etc) and since I was extremely close to them by taking their date I am honoring them and including them in my big day. And sometimes I wish that people would stop giving me weird looks for having a Monday wedding. It is my day and I want this date and I knew going into the planning process it would be a Monday, heck I was not going to wait almost 6 or 7 years for it to be a Saturday!
Are any of you having a weekday wedding? If so, how do you field people’s reactions to the non-tradtional Saturday/Sunday date?
Post # 3
Hi! Hi! Hi! *waving frantically* Our wedding is on a Monday also! (July 5, 2010).
July 5 is our 9 year anniversary and our special day. We’ve had only a couple of people question the “Mondayness” of such an event, but understand why it’s special to us. Only 1 has poo-poo-ed their attendance and would rather we change it to a daytime event rather than evening so she can fly home the same night.
While we are somewhat flexible and accomodating to have as many family and friends there with us to celebrate, so this was kind of ridiculous–especially with 6 months notice. Unfortunately, it is my FSIL and the one person my FI wanted to be there (FI’s parents are long passed). On the flip side, my sister is so giddy, she made a near weeklong trip out of and is bringing a babysitter for her kids!
So it is what it is–those who want to be there, will be 🙂 And we are good with that!
Post # 4
yay! mine is on a tuesday!! june 21, 2011, just due to money issues, but whatever, and we got part of our wedding for free! yay! I don’t really know waht anyone thinks, but they have a shitton of time to plan, and if it wasn’t on a weekday we wouldn’t be having it! i’m super excited.
Post # 5
Awww, don’t let anyone poo-poo your dates! Both of you have great stories behind your Mondays, and I’m guessing most of your guests will appreciate the reasoning. And, if not, that’s their problem! 🙂 Mine’s a Thursday night, but it is just about the only day that most people we knew were free and that our venue was available. Luckily, almost everyone invited is retired or is a student or teacher on summer break, so only a very few have to take time off of work. And those that will have to miss work have been incredibly gracious.
Post # 6
My wedding is not on a Monday, but I am happy for all of you celebrating meaningul dates and also having a wedding that is budget-friendly.
Do you have a wedding website? If so, I would explain to your guests why you picked a Monday to get them as excited about your Monday Night wedding as you are. A little enthusiasm and I’m sure you will not get questions from anyone about your decision.
Post # 7
Ours is a Tuesday! Not much of a story behind it, just practicalities based on traveling to Ireland.
Not many people have questioned it, but I’d ignore it if anyone did.
Post # 8
My wedding is on a Monday due to our venue being $600 cheaper on a Monday! I’m really concerned about inconveniencing my guests, but there isn’t really much I can do about that. We’re on a tight budget and saving $600 is significant to us.
Post # 9
Mine is on a Sunday, and I get weird comments all the time! I picked the date because my grandparents married on 11/21 64 years ago, and they’ve both passed, and that means a lot to me. We picked 2010 because if you add the month (11) to the year (10), you get 21. and thats the date. lol, we are both math people (:
Post # 10
I had mine on Memorial Day Monday. Some people griped about having to work the next day, but in the end everyone showed up, danced all night and had a great time. We only had a handful of people leave early.
Post # 11
We are having a destination wedding while on a cruise to bermuda..our wedding date 7/11/11 is a monday…while i don’t think it matters as much because everyone with us will be on vacation and it will feel like a weekend anyway, there have been a few people who have said “you’re really getting married on a monday?” Oh well, who cares what day your wedding is on if its special to you!
Post # 12
We are a Sunday wedding and people look at us strange when we tell them our date. People are like really, a Sunday? In my head I always think “Who cares, next year we will celebrate our one year on a Monday ’cause that’s when the 22nd falls, are you gonna say something about that too?” It is about the event not the day! 🙂
Post # 13
Ours will be on a Tuesday or Thursday…cruise to Hawaii so those are overnight at Maui or Kauai.
Post # 14
In Bermuda many destination couples get married in Bermuda.. it gives them the rest of the week to be honeymooners.
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Post # 15
were getting married on a friday. it will be in vegas so we figured evening wedding then our guests can enjoy their weekend and so can we 🙂
Post # 16
Our wedding is on a Sunday. Not a weekday, I know but still not really the norm. I’m surprised I haven’t really gotten any weird looks so far but I’m usually quick to point out that it’s Columbus Day weekend, so some of our friends and family will have that Monday off.
I didn’t choose it for any reason other than it was what our venue had available for early/mid-October.