(Closed) Wedding "Day"

posted 5 years ago in Venue
  • poll: What day (as a guest) would you prefer?
    Sunday : (17 votes)
    14 %
    Monday : (0 votes)
    Tuesday : (0 votes)
    Wednesday : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Thursday : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Friday : (22 votes)
    18 %
    Saturday : (77 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
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    9551 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What percentage of your guests are  out of town? If most people are local I think you can get away with a weeknight, but it’s harder if most people are out of towners.

    Post # 4
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’d rather go to a weekend wedding with less dorcation and just ok food than a weekday wedding that was more lavish.

    If I were from out of town, I’d only go to a weekday (including Friday) wedding for the closest of family and my bestest best friend.

    Post # 5
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If you want to cut down on the guest list and/or prices, then a weekday wedding is the way to go. If most of your guests work regular, 9-5 hours, they probably won’t be able to make it during the week, particularly if they live out of town. You might be able to get away with a Friday or Monday, so people could take the day off for a three-day weekend, but even so, many people either won’t be able to, or will choose not to.

    As other posters have said, I wouldn’t go to a weekday wedding unless it was for someone I’m really close to.

    Post # 6
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    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had friends who were married on a Tuesday night.  They had originally planned for the Saturday before, but unexpectedly the groom was invited to audition for some music TV show (it wasn’t Idol, don’t remember what it was) and they had to move the wedding.  It worked pretty well, except that several of us had to take the full day off of work to attend.  I would guess you won’t have as many people able to come, but I could be wrong. 

    Post # 7
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    3141 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We were married on a Sunday afternoon and had a dry wedding it was beautiful and everyone came even out if Towners

    Post # 8
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    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    if its evening/night then i would go. but a weekday day/afternoon…i couldnt as i teach amd cant take time  off

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    This totally depends on your guests. If they’re all nearby, a weekday wedding is just fine. 

    Post # 10
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    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I voted before I read what you wrote. I originally chose saturday but after reading I think a Sunday would work well. Honestly if I have to take a day off of work to come I won’t and if it’s a dry wedding then Sunday is very appropriate.

    Post # 11
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    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @livelaughlove245:  I think a weekday wedding is perfect if, as PP mentioned, most of your guests are nearby. Also, since you mentioned that you’re not even 21 yet, I am assuming, completely assuming, most of your friends probably don’t have mon-fri, 9-5 jobs so they might even find it easier to request a Thursday off versus a weekend (:

     

    When the husband and I got married, on a Friday, we invited a lot of his coworkers and since he works at a grocery store, the manager was especially grateful that half the store wasn’t requesting a Saturday off (: 

    Post # 12
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    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I wouldn’t mind a weekday wedding. If it’s someone important to me, I’ll take the day off. If they’re not, then I wouldn’t have wasted my weekend on them either. I think it’d be worth it if it’s half the cost!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I didn’t vote.  If you’re important to me it wouldn’t matter what day, even if I had to take off work (unpaid and as long as I wasn’t destitute to the point I couldn’t afford basic rent/food if I took the day/afternoon off) for a wedding!

    And this is from someone working temp, so I don’t get vacation days or anything!

    Post # 14
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    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    we got married on a sunday but it was president’s day weekend so most of our guests had that monday off anyway. we also had a TON of Out of Town guests so having the extra travel time was important for us. 

    i think the general consensus is weekday weddings are ok if you don’t have to travel or are close enough to the the bride and groom and willing to take the days off. 

    Post # 15
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    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I like friday weddings because friday is my day off! Many people I know don’t work regular Mon-Fri 9-5 schedules, but with enough time to plan someone who wants to attend will ask off work/find a way. My sister’s wedding was on a sunday. That was only a little tough because I had class (and a big test) early the next morning and my Fiance had work early the next morning. We stayed in the hotel overnight, we apparently set the alarm wrong, I nearly failed and he was hours late to work. UGH!

    Post # 16
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    1430 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @livelaughlove245:  I don’t recommend Sunday evening. I held my wedding on a Sunday afternoon, and it seemed to work fine. Not sure how people would feel at night, though, with having to work in the morning.

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