(Closed) Wedding Ceremony/Reception during the week

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have scheduled our wedding for a Thursday because we had the same problem. We figure that the people that should be there will be there. They will have plenty of time to plan.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You could always aske a few people that you would like to be there how they feel about a Wednesday.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

ours is on a tuesday in june and everyone has said they are game to come. if people want to be there to support you they will be there.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would recommend against it.  You’re right; the people that should be there will probably be there.  But you’re basically saying “I’ll just inconvenience the people that matter most to me!”  There are other ways to save money (Sunday instead of Saturday, smaller guest list, no open bar, cheaper venue, etc.)  Venue/decor is rarely remembered by anyone who attends, but details like how much it inconvenienced them are usually remembered.  Weddings are about spending time with the people that matter, not having an awesome venue.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are having ours on a Thursday in June.  How many people are invited to your wedding?  Check with some people and see their opinions about the wedding day during the week.  If invitations are mailed out early enough, that will give your guests time to request the day off.  A lot of people work on weekends too…I’m sure they have to request that time off.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hey girl I am having my wedding on a thursday, and we are starting at 6pm. It is in a month! Aaahh! Out of the 60 people I invited, 52 are coming, the only one’s who couldn’t make it were some out of towners. No one has once said anything about work. It gives them a chance to cut out a bit early, or take a much needed day off. So I wouldn’t worry, the people who are most important to you will come.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think that you will probably get some people who don’t stay as long, but honestly, a lot of people have to request off for traditional Saturday/Sunday weddings anyway. Just make sure to send Save-The-Date Cards well ahead of time so that they have fair warning. 

I know how you feel. People don’t realize what a big difference it makes in price! When we were looking at a different venue, we were going to have a Sunday wedding because it would have saved us about $4,000 – and people called us selfish! That’s a lot of money! The people who are judgmental are always going to find something to be unhappy with. That’s just my opinion. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

FI’s sister is getting married on a thursday and it’s not a holiday weekend. to be honest it’s a little annoying that we have to take 2 days off of work but it’s his sister and even if it wasn’t family, she’s a close friend and i wouldn’t miss it. those who love you may grumble a bit but will ultimately support you on your day.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Honestly, if a wedding was for someone I was really really close to, I would take off however many days required to get to their wedding – but if it was for a co-worker or one of FI’s friends or something like that I wouldn’t take time off from work.  If what you’re afraid of is smack-talk, then yes there will be some – but that’s a reality in every wedding 🙂  Just be prepared for a higher-than-average number of “no” RSVPs.

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