Post # 1
My office is right next to a beautiful old cathedral that a lot of people have weddings at, and my window is right infront of the steps, so I get a front row seat to see how beautiful everyone is! Well last thursday as I was leaving work I got to see a beautiful bride and her bridal party posing for pictures. It didn’t dawn on me until I was driving home that it was 4:00 on a Thursday, not Friday… lol
Have any of you ever been to a Thrusday wedding? I have never even heard of a Thursday wedding, and not that I’m opposed to them, I just though it was a little odd that for a Thrusday wedding they were already finished with the ceremony at 4:00 (well I assume because the flower girls were being put into the cars as I was walking to my car)
I am just curious because I know how a lot of people debate on Friday weddings not being in the “norm” so what do you think of a Thursday wedding?
Post # 3
As a guest, I’d need to take off work early and probably not stay very late at the reception (since work is the next day). I honestly think any day of the week is fine – it’s just that weekdays are typically more difficult for people. I think if you know ahead of time and plan accordingly, you make it work – if you want to attend the wedding. DH works most Saturday’s – so it’s not like Saturday is much more convenient for us in that regard.
Post # 4
My caterer said Thursday evening weddings are becoming more common with the economy being as it is. Although I would not have opted for a Thursday (I am into my Saturday brunch wedding), I would not mind attending one.
A Sunday evening wedding, however, I found challenging, for I had to follow it with a full week at work.
Post # 5
Timely thread I’m getting married on a Thursday at 4 pm, with a cocktail reception to follow. I figured that most people take the week between Christmas and New Year’s off anyway, so why not? And it’s been so easy to book all the vendors, photogs, musicians, etc. Who’s busy on a Thursday night, espcially the one before New Year’s Eve? No one, that’s who! lol
As a matter of course, though, I think if I were invited to a Thursday wedding, it wouldn’t be a problem even if I did work because the next day is Friday anyway and you could just roll right into the weekend to recover 🙂
Post # 6
I am considering a thursday wedding. HOWEVER, allow me to explain:
I live in DC, as do my immediate family and about 85% of my friends. my FH and I are planning a “destination wedding” to the northern outer banks of NC (which is about 5-6 hours away depending on traffic). we are renting a few beach houses for the week (generally, you must rent houses for the week, and the week begins on a saturday or a sunday….we do not want to have to pay for 2 weeks by trying to negotiate a wednesday to wednesday rental), and having people come down and spend the whole week celebrating with us, but we will also block hotel rooms for wednesday night-saturday night for people who can’t come for the whole week.
i am totally stressing out about this thursday wedding thing though!! people keep telling me i should do friday instead to make it even easier on people, BUT because about 70% of the rental homes require you to check out by 10am on saturday, i just don’t think it’s feasible. My FH’s family and friends would almost all be coming from CT, so they would probably be coming for the entire week anyway. I am more concerned with friends who would be traveling from the DC area.
so what do you think of a thursday wedding under the circumstances i just laid out????? HELP!!
Post # 7
@lfair3iw: If you give enough advance notice, those that really want to be there, will do what is necessary to get there! If you think abut it, DC traffic on a friday is a nightmare, so thursday actually works much better for travel reasons. Do what works for you…thats what it comes down to.