Wedding start time *vote!

posted 4 months ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Friday or Sunday night
    Friday night : (48 votes)
    40 %
    Sunday night : (9 votes)
    7 %
    Both suck - find a different venue : (64 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 2
    1591 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would not do a friday wedding 3h out of town starting at 430. That means guests can’t even do a half day if they need to go home/get ready. I’d do a sunday, and just not expect it to go until 11.

    Actually tbh id pick a new venue, but out of the two dates I’d pick the sunday.

    Post # 3
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    sunshinebubblesandrainbows :  That’s tough, Sunday night is rough for people with school age children. So Friday may work better. It will require guests to take off from work early.

    Is it a 3 hour drive for everyone?

    Editing: I’d pick another venue because both times are inconvenient when you consider a 3 hour drive (one way). But you know your guests better than me/us.

    Post # 4
    2798 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I would probably start looking for a new venue as both of those times suck if most of your guests have to travel 3 hours or more.

    Post # 5
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    New venue. Times aren’t ideal but I could make it work Fri or Sun if necessary. A 3 hr drive requirement on top of it is simply too much. Although to be honest unless it was a very close friend or family member I wouldn’t be driving 3 hours each way regardless of the day. 

    Post # 6
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee

    Both equally suck when 3 hours travel is involved.  Look for a new venue.

    Post # 7
    2996 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted Friday because that’s what we did. But three hours? Is that everyone? Is the venue a place that there’s stuff to do beforehand? Like that people could make a day out of it? (Like a beach or resort)

    Post # 8
    7120 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Hmm with a three hour drive I would probably take a vacation day either way so I wouldn’t have a preference.

    Post # 11
    2471 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Nope, new venue or new date needed

    Post # 13
    1591 posts
    Bumble bee

    Wow really? You want to make your wedding horribly inconvnient because you cant plan your own guest list? So the people who do show up will have had to jump through hoops cause you cant say no to your parents? Thats seriously shitty.

    Post # 14
    2491 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris

    Wait… you are trying to make it hard for guests to attend? Just pick a stop and a time people can attend and only invite the people you want there.

    Post # 15
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    3 hours to attend a wedding. No thank you. 

    I much prefer Friday weddings to Sunday weddings but I wouldn’t attend either. People would need to leave at 7 to be home by 10 on a Sunday. 

    New venue is needed. 

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