Post # 76
I work at a hospital any everyone wants to take the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year’s off. My boss has had to black out many of those days, and in the times she did allow people to take time off, they could only take a day or two so that everyone can get some time off. So for me personally, there is no way I could get the time off necessary to fly halfway across the world.
Not to mention that time of year is difficult on a lot of people financially. Sorry, I would have to decline the invitation.
Post # 77
I personally wouldn’t go because I prefer to plan my travel on my own timetable, with my own itinerary, etc.
Post # 78
Oh yes, that makes sense that you’re planning around school breaks.
If your VIPs have the money and are on board then that’s really what matters. You just probably need to adjust your expectations for RSVP’s accordingly. I would do this for one of my two very best friends or one of my sisters, but if I were you I jsut wouldn’t count on old friends and colleagues being able to make it.
Post # 79
I would absolutely go!
I actually have an acquaintence that is doing this for NYE 2018. Unfortunately we are not close enough friends for me to get an invite ha.
Post # 80
Nope, I wouldn’t go. There was a post about NYE weddings recently as well. I probably wouldn’t go even if it was in the US, because that is a very busy time with family events and travel of my own. I certainly wouldn’t go for a colleague.
Post # 81
I’m doing a destination wedding and I avoided special holidays all together. Just because people around that time are already spending money on crhstmas thanksgiving and Hanukkah, and therefore sliming the chances of them wanting to go. However if Paris is your dream wedding and that’s what you want do it!!
Post # 82
Hard pass. I don’t let other people pick my vacations unless they’re paying for them, too.
Post # 83
It would really depend on just how close the relationship was. Christmas/New Years is already a very busy time of year and a particularly pricey time of year to travel. I don’t even have kids and I would be very hesitant to travel to Europe during that time of year for a wedding.
If it was a friends wedding that was part of my main group of friends, I probably would consider it because we could make a whole group trip out of it and that would be cool, but I most likely would not if there was only going to be a small handful of friends going. Even so, I would be pretty on the fence about it while waiting to see how many others were planning to go and it would also greatly depend on how much it would cost in the end once flights, accommodations, additional travel around the country and food/drinks add up to.
I actually did not attend my cousin’s wedding in France this past spring (he lives there), simply because it was not a convenient time for us to travel and we only have so much PTO per year, so we decided we would rather go and visit him and his bride at a later date when we can spend more personal time with them getting to know her and catching up.
I guess to answer your question, I would say that no, I most likely would not attend.
Post # 84
Colleague no. Friend yes if I had enough vacation time. This sounds like a once in a lifetime thing (castle in Paris and NYE in Paris fireworks?!). So for something like this I’d for sure try to go. Now if we’re being technical I wouldn’t be able to attend in 2019 as we’re visiting family overseas that year and two international trips isn’t doable for us.
Post # 85
I certainly wouldn’t. But I don’t have that kind of money, and if I did, I wouldn’t spend it on someone else’s wedding. It sounds awesome though.