(Closed) Wedding on a Work Night- No Choice!

posted 7 years ago in Venue
  • poll: When would you prefer to attend a wedding?
    Night Before Thanksgiving- (wedding on a Wednesday) : (10 votes)
    8 %
    Night Before Memorial Day- (wedding on a Sunday) : (97 votes)
    80 %
    Night Before 4th of July- (AKA July 3rd ;) on a Wednesday) : (15 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    331 posts
    Helper bee

    Out of the three, I’d def. prefer Sunday night before Memorial Day.

     

    Post # 4
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Definitely Memorial Day. I’ve attended a handful of weddings that weekend and it’s never been an issue. I’m not to keen on midweek weddings. I think your turnout would be much better on a Sunday than a Wednesday when your guests will more than likely have to work or be traveling.

    Post # 5
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    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Either Memorial or July 4.  Definitely  not the night before Thanksgiving.

    Post # 6
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    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    what about having it before sundown on a friday night or after sundown on a saturday? you can do the cocktail hour before the ceremony.   i’ve seen a lot of weddings like this.

     

    Post # 7
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    For some reason I chose Memorial Day, although July 3 sounds fun too.

    If you’re “allergicbee” because of spring allergies, though, you may want to consider the July date instead. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Memorial Day, because the next day is most likely for people to have off from work, and unlike Thanksgiving, everyone won’t be potentially traveling.

    Post # 11
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    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Dell79:  got it.  we are very reform, so i didn’t consider this.  definitely complicates things!

    Post # 12
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    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i put memorial day because i am far less likely to have out of town plans on memorial day than july 4th.

    Post # 13
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Another Sunday vote here.

    Post # 14
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    574 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @Dell79:  With the day before Memorial Day being Sunday, most people already have off Sundays, so they don’t (usually) have to worry about taking off early from work or leaving right from work.  Then, they have the day off the next day also.  

    With 4th of July, it’s midweek so often you have to leave a little early from work.  Plus, fewer people get off on 4th of July (although a lot of people still do), so they may not want to be out as late.

    So, that’s why I would go with the Memorial Day over 4th of July. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Memorial Day because I would rather travel on a sat then in the middle of the week. But if the day before Thanksgiving is really an option, I would talk to your guests about it. Many might not care, and I know more schools/jobs give that day off than the day before the 4th. I would have a problem with it unless I was very local (which I know you said your guests are).

    Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Like others, I vote the Sunday before Memorial Day.

    For two reasons — It’s not midweek. Sunday weekings are becoming more popular anyway. Also, Thanksgiving is a HUGE holiday for a lot of people as far as travelling and family stuff and, at least for my family, July 4th is usually when we take our vacations. I don’t know the last time I was home for July 4th… But maybe that’s just me.

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