(Closed) Thursday Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine will be on a friday and in fl… I just kind of look at it as the ones closest to me that I really want to be there, will find a way to make it there. Because thats what I would do if the shoe was on the other foot. Wink

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Though my wedding is on a Saturday, the reception will be the next day on Sunday at 6 pm. Like you, we’re wondering if some people won’t be able to make it due to the fact of work on Monday. Hopefully, this is not the case. However, to answer your original question, I have attended weddings on Thursday and was fine to go to work the next day. I just didn’t drink alcohol and made sure to leave before midnight.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had ours on a Thursday and everyone that RSVP’d yes came except 1 person. We invited around 100ish and about 70 came and it was atleast a 30 to 45 minute drive for everyone unless they were staying the night in a hotel. Does having a wedding on a weekday mean some people might not be able to make it? Yes. Does it keep costs down for rentals and headcount? Yes. It was a decision we made to keep costs down AND mostly because that day meant something to US, it was our 7th anniversary and we wanted to keep the same date. I think if it is an important event to your guests they will come.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I don’t think Thursday weddings are a problem at all.  You just have to accept that some people wont be able to make it.  Heck it probably helps keep the guestlist down too!  Saturdays bring a differenting compromise: they will be more expensive.

The people who are close to you will make the effort. But it doesn’t mean that those you can’t come don’t want to!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re having ours on a Thursday too – it’s kind of unusual in Ireland but not completely unheard of. Quite a few friends are joining us from abroad so the wedding will be part of a holiday for them so it didn’t matter too much about the day, and we figure that of our other friends the ones who absolutely want to be there will make it (that said, I believe that the average allowance for annual leave is generally higher in the UK and Ireland than the US?). It made a sizeable difference in price when it came to our venue and hiring a band for the reception.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lioness_89:  We went to a Thursday wedding last year.  Everything was lovely and I think overall it went well, but the bride did tell me later that there were a few “no shows” (people who RSVP’ed yes but didn’t show up –although that probably happens at most weddings), and also a lot of people left early.  There wasn’t much of a party afterwards.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I would recommend sending out save the dates, if you haven’t already. That way people can plan ahead to take the next day off. Are you doing any sort of next-day breakfast, or events that weekend with your guests?

I also agree with 6-12…most people are going to be partied out by 1. 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ours is a Saturday night but when we booked, the manager mentioned that Thursdays are now really popular (I think he referred to it as “the new trend”).  We definitely wanted Saturday for a variety of reasons, many family members have to travel and we are planning the rehearsal dinner for Friday and brunch on Sunday but otherwise I would have definitely thought about Thursday, you can save a lot of money.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our wedding is on a thursday but we are having a destination wedding and our guests are taking the whole week and using it as a vacation.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

what time on the thursday does it start?   if it’s after work, i foresee it as being less of a problem than if it’s before.  that being said, i imagine people will go home to change, etc, so at bare minimum, they will all need to take at least a couple hours off before.  i would definitely count on people leaving early.

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