(Closed) Assuming you go to a weekday wedding, would you…

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Close friend/family invited on weekday, live less than 1hr away, Would you take the next day off?
    Nope, I wouldn't take the next day off : (83 votes)
    48 %
    Yep, I'd probably take the next day off : (22 votes)
    13 %
    I'd take the next day off if it's on Wednesday : (0 votes)
    I'd take the next day off if it's on Thursday : (21 votes)
    12 %
    I wouldn't attend at all : (10 votes)
    6 %
    I'd attend, but I don't know what I'd do as far as the next day yet : (21 votes)
    12 %
    I'd ONLY attend if it were on a Thursday so I COULD take the next day off : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Other? : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    13290 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would not take the day off, and would probably leave the reception early.  I might go into work late the next day to get a little extra sleep, but there’s no way I’d take the next day off completely.

    Post # 4
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Chances are, if it’s on a Thur and I have the vac days saved up, I would take that Fri off.  If it’s on a Wed, I’d prob go until 9 and then leave.  It’s not likely that I wouldn’t go to a wedding I’m invited to – I’ve only done that a handful of times (and when I’ve been 2nd tier anyway, but also couldn’t go for other reasons).  But, if I don’t have a lot of days already accrued or maybe I’m busy at work and it’s inconvenient, I might not take the Fri off either – so if I could, I would, but only if the wedding is on a Thur.  Worst thing ever would be to take Thur off and then go back to work on Fri.. ugh sorry :/

    Post # 5
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I would go to the wedding, and stay late. And still go to work.

    Unless it was like my brother, or someone very very close.  Then I would probably take 2 days off. 

    If this is your wedding, have it on Thursday.  People will probably make a long weekend out of it

    Post # 6
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee

    I hate weekday weddings! but I am a grad student so I can’t cancel class but I would if i could for a thursday affair

    Post # 7
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    I’d go to work the day of if I could and I definitely wouldn’t take the next day. I’d leave at 9:30/10, depending how far I had to drive home.

    Post # 8
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would probably take the day off, but I do have a lot of vacation time, so it’s no big deal for me to use a day.

    If I was someone with only a small/limited amount I’d probably not take the day off.

    If I wasn’t taking the day off I’d probably leave by 10 or 10:30.

    Post # 9
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I wouldn’t take the next day off but I also wouldn’t party it up like I would if it was a weekend wedding. I’d probably leave a bit earlier if it was for the wednesday but stay right through to the end if it was the thursday.

    Post # 10
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Thanks for posting this as I am in the same boat 😀

    I am now leaning towards thursday. You?

    I personally have attended many weddings on a tuesday. It is considered a lucky day to get married in my culture and never left before 10 and always went to work the next day. Even thoughI left for work at 4:30am. So to me this is no biggy.

    Post # 11
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wouldn’t take the next day off but I’d stay until the end

    Post # 13
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If it’s a Thursday, Darling Husband and I *might* take the next day off and make a long weekend.  Not if it’s a Wednesday, though.

    Post # 14
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d go to work the next day.

    If the wedding goes to 11, I’d probably stay to the end on either day. I like to be in bed by 12 on weeknights, but I’d stretch that to 1 or 2 on a Thursday night.

    Post # 15
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I probably woud try and take the next day off, but if I couldn’t it wouldn’t make a difference with regards to my attendance – I would do my best to be there.

    Post # 16
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If people are only travelling an hour and things don’t kick of untill 6pm then that should be fine, although if people are working untill 5with an hours rive it doesnt leave much getting ready time at allPeople with kids may want to leave earlier though. I would say a Thursday wedding is much better than a wednesday as it gives the option of having a long weekend.

    My brothers wedding was one of the worst I’ve been to, he had a pagan hand fasting on the tuesday (3hour drive, and in england that’s like the other side of the country+ there was barely any food or drink and only one porta loo!) and then the legal bit on the thursday (another 3hour drive…), so yeh that was inconsiderate esp. as in England we tend to get married at lunch time as it’s illegal after 4 or 5 (can’t remember n/a to me). And the absolute worst wedding was on a Sunday. It was another one that didnt really consider guests either and we all left at 10 without drinking because of work the next day

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