(Closed) help asap Thursday night wedding??

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@x0gabiicak3z: Honestly, if people really want to come to your wedding they’ll come any day of the week. Go with what works for you and what you can afford.

Post # 4
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SpecialSundae: I agree.  Do what makes you happy and works well with your budget.  There will always be a couple people that aren’t happy about it, but if they want to attend, they do what they can to make it work with thier schedule.  The only thing to keep in mind, the people who have to work the next day will usually leave earlier than others so just plan your evening accordingly.

Post # 5
1748 posts
Bumble bee

@x0gabiicak3z:I would come as long as it was not out of town. Or if you were really close I would take a couple of days off to be there. My only concern is the time, if I were working the next day I would leave around 9ish.

Post # 6
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

For us it would be hard to attend a Thursday wedding without having to take off work the next day (which I would if I was really close to the couple). But my fiance wakes up for work around 5-5:30 am, so we’re in bed pretty early. We’d probably attend but would be cutting out around 7-8.

Post # 7
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@x0gabiicak3z: My wedding is on a Thursday night! But it’s also an intimate destination wedding (only 35 people tops). Originally we were going to get married on our 6 year anniversary which also fell on a Thursday but had to move the date and we just liked the idea of having it on Thursday so we stuck with it.

 You can get deals because of it which is very nice (my fiancé says it’s because weddings normally happen on weekends so for vendors they’re making extra money) but you do have to be okay with the fact that some people might not be able to make it or, as others have posted, they might leave early. So far for us, 3-4 people won’t be able to attend, which kind of sucks because of who they are but it’s something we expected.   

Post # 9
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My brother got married on a Thursday and all of our family came.  He had almost 150 people.  LIke a previous poster said.. if they want to share this amazing day with you… they will!!! 

Post # 10
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This is EXACTLY why  I love the HIVE!!! You ladies give really good, sound advice.

I agree with all the PPs, the people who love you most WILL be there, no matter the day. Go with what works best for you and yor budget!! We’re doing a Sunday afternoon wedding becasue of the significant savings we can have over a Saturday night wedding. Good Luck!!

Post # 11
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

It would help your out of towners if it’s during the summer so they can plan a vacation around it. I know my cousin got married on a Fri many families came to the wedding then took the following week off and went on vaction in the area.

Post # 12
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you assume that the Out of Town guests will take off the Friday, I would aim to have the wedding later on a Thursday so that they can get in a full days work. Alternatively, make it really early on a Thursday (like, 1 pm) so that they can make it to work on Friday and take off Thursday (although that might be more awkward).

I see your wedding is in September, are any of the Out of Town guests teachers? Because they would be the only people I could see really not being able to get off even with notice. But if you have some Friday post wedding events (big brunch, family reunion/BBQ) then people can make a long weekend out of it and with enough notice should have no problem taking off one day 🙂

Post # 13
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

a thursday night wedding would inspire me to take friday off work and enjoy a long weekend 🙂

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