Post # 1
I’m looking at venues in San Diego for my potential 2016 wedding and am noticing that they are significantly less on Monday-Thursday rather than Friday-Sunday, by atleast 1500.
How many bees had a wedding on Monday-Thursday, trying to see how logical this could be…
Post # 3
@otto2008: I am not, but I have been invited as an OOT guest to a Thursday wedding in Portland, OR and I’m really annoyed. It’s such a huge pain in the ass. Instead of being able to leave work a little early to catch a flight Friday night, we will have to leave work early Wednesday and end up taking off Thursday and Friday. It is just so much work to miss for one wedding.
Now, if it were close by I wouldn’t be AS annoyed. Especially if it were in the evening. We live in LA so if I had a wedding starting at 6pm in San Diego on a weekday I would certainly leave work early to get there, but I wouldn’t stay late at the reception since I’d want to get to work the next day.
So, long story short- I think it really depends on your guests and where they are coming from. If they’re all local it’s not a big deal. If they would be traveling for it…. know that while YOU might be getting a good deal, you are passing that cost onto your guests in the form of lost wages.
Post # 4
@otto2008: adding a poll would help you get more responses im sure
Post # 5
@MexiPino: if it’s such a large inconvenience, why are you going?
Post # 6
@otto2008: They are extremely good friends, so worth it. If they were getting married in Rwanda in the middle of summer I’d go…. but that doesn’t mean I think it’s a good idea. 😛
Post # 8
I got married on a Thursday but it was a destination wedding for everyone. We only invited our family and knew that many people would not be able to attend.
I think that if you do decide to go with a date during the week you have to realize that you could potentially get a large number of no’s.
Post # 9
I have always said I am going to get married on a random Tuesday. I got excited when I saw July 4th is a Tuesday in 2017. My favorite numbers are 4 and 7 and it’s Tuesday! The reception will be on a Saturday though
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
One of my best friends got married on a Tuesday (it was their dating anniversary). It was a royal pain, but worth it to see them get married. That said, they only had maybe 40-45 attendees and everyone left by 8:30pm. So if you are cool with a small group and something low key, and you are 100% understanding if people decline, then it may be an option to consider.
Post # 11
We got married on a Monday but it was a DW for everyone – they’d have to take at least 2 days off regardless if what day we had the wedding
Post # 12
My sister got married on a tuesday beacuse she got married in an LDS temple and was able to have everything to her self..
You have to be willing to sacrafice some of your guests but the important people are most likely going to make it no matter what.
and like you said it will be cheaper and everything else could be cheaper as well.
Post # 13
@otto2008: Ours was Sunday, but I don’t think anything was any cheaper!
Post # 14
@otto2008: we are getting married on a Friday, which is saving us about $3500. My sister got married on a tuesday… Not super convienant for out of town guests ( including me and FI) and there were a lot of people unable to attend…but if that’s the date unpick u do it knowing u most likely will not have a huge turnout
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2014 - Customs House Resturant Geelong
@otto2008: we are getting married Thursday before Good Friday. Venue was going to be min spend 12,000 if we had it on the Saturday being a public holiday plus a weekend. because its the Thursday lunch it went down to minimum spend $4000. We are only having family and discussed with everyone before we paid a deposit. half are flying in interstate so they would need to take time off work. being a long weekend they can all stay for longer and continue the celebrations over the long weekend.
Post # 16
Friday, and we aren’t having a late ceremony *gasp!*