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posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2003

No, I would think they are more likely to be available or able to rearrange their evening for a weeknight rather than a weekend.

Post # 4
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It depends on how late in the evening it is and how far I have to travel.  I could make a 7PM wedding on a Thursday night!  6:30 would be rushing it… and 6 would be me leaving right after work to attend.

Post # 6
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yes probably, unfortunately!

Post # 7
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Quicksand:  I would never be able to make a Thursday wedding without taking time off of work, and unless it was a close family member of best friend, I likely wouldn’t. 

Post # 9
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m having my wedding on a Thursday afternoon/evening, but it’s a destination wedding for all of the family coming, and the other guests who live there are grad students with flexible schedules, so it’s a non-issue.

As a guest, it would depend a bit on the time I normally left work – if your guests are supposed to be at the wedding at 5pm, I’d imagine most people would have to leave work at least a little early (to get dressed, drive there, etc). For some people, that’s not a big deal, but others would probably find it difficult.

Post # 10
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I just want to note that I am basing my judgement on the behavior of those in the community that I live.  Not all people are like this…

I think that it will just depend on how far your guests have to travel then.  I would be able to attend if I didnt have to travel very far.  Unfortunately, you might see more at the reception than wedding because they werent able to make it to the wedding.

Post # 11
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes. If you absolutely must do a weekday wedding, go for Friday.

Post # 12
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sarahbabs:  This. Having to leave work early and then be out late knowing I had to work in the morning …I’d probably skip it unless it was a super close friend or family member that I was willing to take the time off for.

Post # 13
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If it was a local wedding and I had to be there at 5 like you mentioned, I would have to take of at least half a day (no hour-by-hour vacation time here) in order to be there on time.  If it was out of town, then I’m looking at at least a day of vacation time– half a day there and half a day to get back.

If it must be Thursday, then push it back to 6 or 6:30, but really if it’s a weekday the Friday would be better and would allow guests to travel home without burning too much vacation.  Unless it is a federal holiday on Friday, but then there are other issues with guests making holiday plans.

To be frank, unless it was a family member, I would probably decline.  Even in the same town, attending on a Thursday is iffy.  A ceremony and reception is a long time commitment for a guest on a weeknight.

Post # 14
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Quicksand:  Not necessarily. I would prefer a Thursday evening to a Sun, Mon, Tues, or Wed wedding 😀

Since I do have to work the next day I would probably duck out at a reasonable time (I tend to go to bed pretty early since we’re up at 6), but I would leave later than if it were on another weeknight. Many people will take Friday off so that’s ok too.

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