(Closed) getting married on a week day?

posted 7 years ago in June 2012
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not in the June category, but we’re almost positive we’re going with a Monday

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What time of day is your wedding?  If you have it later in the day/evening, you might have a better turnout because people can just leave early from work (hopefully).  Also, since yours is in the summer that helps.  

We’ve been planning a lot of things that aren’t date-dependent, like decor, dress, little details.  We have the venues narrowed down to a few, but are flying out to Vegas next month to see them in person and then decide.  But today we’ll probably book our photographer – his pics are amazing and he’s already booking up for next December!!!  Eek!  That means we’ll have to be sure that’s the date we want!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My wedding was on a Monday.  But we only invited our parents–my dad is retired, and his dad only works outside the home for 1 week out of each month.  We knew they wouldn’t have any scheduling trouble making it to the wedding.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My wedding is on a Sunday.  We are doing the ceremony at 3 and the reception will end at 8.  This allows for people who still have to work the next day to go home and relax, but people who still wanna party with us after can come out!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My wedding was at 7 pm on Monday.  🙂  We only had a couple guests.  It was great lighting just before sunset and I got discounts.  I wanted it to be lowkey.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ours was on a Friday. We invited a lot of kids but it was July (school holidays) so that wasn’t a problem. With pleanty of warning to book time off work none of our 70 guest had a problem. Also it was about half the price of have it a day later on a Saturday – craaazy!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@rachelflower: I’m sorry to hear that you won’t be able to stick with the date you wanted  =o(  Why isn’t your family supportive of that?  Because it’s a weekday?  

Like another PP mentioned, there’s better discounts for having the wedding on a weekday.  In addition to that, everyone from my side works in healthcare, so we all work weekends, nights, etc.  So no matter what day we chose, it would be difficult for some of the people to make it as half the guest list has 9-5 jobs and the other half has crazy schedules.  There will never be a perfect time for everyone on the guest list, so I’ve surrendered to the fact that you can’t please everyone and just go with what works for us.  If they want to make it work and attend, they will.  If not, then it’s less drama to deal with!

I hope you’re able to find a date that you like and is special for you and your Fiance.  Keep us updated.  *hugs*  I don’t think anyone plans a wedding without some tears and drama involved, so just know that you have support and you’re not alone!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

Friday here and we are really excited. We are turning the weekend after into a family reunion.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You should change your date to June 22, 23 or 24?! Our wedding is 6/23 and our dating anniversary is 6/27. We didnt plan the date to be the same day or even close really but it worked out that way and i think its so cool!

I am not sure what the significance of 6/20 is for you but thats the first thing that popped into my head.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Ours is a Tuesday in the early evening.  Almost all of our guests are from out of town, and the two people who are local both get off work mid-afternoon (and one is the Maid/Matron of Honor, so she’ll probably take the time off anyway).  Due to various restrictions of our guests schedules (lots of teachers), we had a two week window to get married, and the date we met fell in that period, so that’s our date.  So far no one has said they cannot come due to being midweek.  Our only possible declines have been due to things like distance.  (One guest is terrified of flying, and it would be 24 hours of driving time one way to attend.)

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