(Closed) Engagement party on day after Thanksgiving?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

We were initally planning to have our engagement party two days after Thanksgiving. There were several reasons to move it, but one of them was college football. Undecided

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d be OK with that.  I feel like many people end up going shopping in the morning, to get the good deals, anyway. 

So, as long as you’re not having a lunchtime engagement party, I feel like people will have plenty of time to shop and recoup in time to celebrate with you in the evening!  🙂

p.s. Congrats!

Post # 5
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper

I have the day off from work and usually don’t shop on Black Friday, so for me it would just depend on whether I was traveling for the holidays. Last year I did; this year I’m not. If I were in town, I’d be excited to go! Seeing family and friends is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. 🙂

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Honestly I would decline the invitation, parties are great, and I love engagements, but that’s my day to lay around the house, sleep off the turkey and start the massive task of creating a veritable Christmas wonderland in our home, complete with Christmas tree, Disney Christmas Villiage and a train that runs throughout the house…much to the cat’s Godzilla fantasies, delight…she derails it ever night and steals Tiny Tim from the village…stupid cat

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our parents threw ours the day after Christmas, in the town where much of my father’s family lives (husband’s family was only an hour or so away as well).

If that works for those hosting your party, go for it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Nona99:  So off topic, but the Christmas train throughout the house, and the village, sound awesome!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I would not be excited, BLACK FRIDAY IS FOR SHOPPING AND VEG-ING OUT! 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would go…if I was in town!  I’m not really into the black friday shopping thing.  I’d go maybe if there was something specific I wanted to buy, but I don’t spend all day shopping.  And it will be at night.  Check with whoever you want to come to see if they are open to it.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@DomesticDiva:  Thanks, Mr. 99 LOVES Christmas, and come the day after Thanksgiving, he wakes me up with breakfast in bed and a twinkle in his eye…he’s not being sweet, he’s blackmailing me into getting up and starting the metamorphosis into Christmas mode….I love that man, but the train starts to get to me after a few weeks.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m going to a wedding the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Not ideal, I guess, but I wouldn’t turn it down. Anyone who is required attendance for your engagement party may get a little annoyed if they usually have Black Friday plans (even if the plans are to just eat and relax).

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

I would go!

We actually had ours two days after Thanksgiving and everyone except 2 people showed! 1 person was sick and the other was out of town visiting family.

I think having it in the evening is even better because people will have had time to recoup from Thanksgiving and do whatever cleaning/shopping/relaxing they wanted to do during the day!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would be bothered because I get up before sunrise to Black Friday shop, come home, nap, eat leftovers, and hang out with family. I guess it depends on your circle of friends and family and what they usually do.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I say you should go for it!! I’m having my wedding the day after thanksgiving and I have to say most people have told us they are excited bc a lot of people have off that day. We have 1 or 2 ppl who aren’t coming because of black friday.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Diamond84: 

If you were someone i cared about, I would go to anything/anywhere/anytime you invite me to. 

It’s sad that brides have to consider every one else’s schedules/feelings about every little aspect of their planning. I am not saying this to be rude at all.

It’s your day. Do it when it works for you and you are obviously going to invite people ahead of time and will get a response at that time so you know who will and won’t make it. 

My best friend is getting married in another country; i will be there even if it’s just for a week – and yes, it will be a financial burden but I love her and I’d go anywhere if it made her day even more special. 

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