(Closed) Wednesday Ceremony?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would you attend a weekday wedding?
    Sure, you can have a wedding any day! : (11 votes)
    48 %
    Nope. : (5 votes)
    22 %
    Ehhh, maybe. : (7 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would never attend a wedding during the week unless it was that of an immediate family member. I have had 2 brides have weddings during the week (planner) and less than 50% of their guest list attended the wedding. One of them just invited close people anyway (45 guests) and only 21 attended. Her sister didn’t even come, because of issues with her children. She couldn’t find a sitter and didn’t want them to miss school the following day because they were out late.

    Post # 4
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    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It depends.  Will you be having people travel from out of town?  Will you be inviting middle/aged older folks?  If so, Wednesday may not work so well.  If you have a youngish crowd that won’t have to travel, then it might be a good idea.  Another factor is what type of wedding/reception do you have in mind?  If you’re having a ceremoney and then cocktails/appetizers and maybe dinner and no partying then it might work.  If people have to get up early the next day and go to work they probably won’t be able to stay late.  

    Post # 6
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would attend a Wednesday before Thanksgiving wedding. If that’s an option.

    Post # 8
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I personally would probably go, but not stay very late into the evening.  However, its not difficult for me to take time off of work and I know thats not the case for a lot of people. 

    Post # 10
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    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I got married on a weekday but we had a destination beach wedding. Our family came to Florida for 4 days and did nothing but eat, drink, and relax on the beach so it really didn’t matter which day of the week we actually got married on. We did save on our photography package since it was a weekday wedding. If you really want something small and intimate you should consider inviting your closest family and friends and have the beach wedding you want!

    Post # 11
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Only if it were very convenient for me to do so.

    Post # 12
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you only plan on a quiet ceremony and dinner I’m sure you can save on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Instead of dinner make it a quiet lunch. We are getting married on a Friday night to save.

    Post # 13
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    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Since you really want to elope and your family really wants to see your ceremony, why don’t you compromise?  Get married on Wednesday around 6 p.m. or so with your moms and best friend and any local friends and family that can attend, have a light meal at a restaurant near the church or the airport, or maybe even in the airport, then hop on a plane to the destination of your choosing for a honeymoon.  

    *I guess if you do this, it doesn’t have to be a Wednesday since you won’t need the venue for a reception.  

    Post # 14
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    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would pick a Thursday instead of a Wednesday because ppl can take Friday off.  I am getting married on a Thursday @ 5pm.  Small intimate wedding comprising of 50ppl max.  Mostly fam and really close friends.  Before I even decided on the date, I knew who would be able to come and who wouldn’t.  So, I say do it if that’s what you can afford. 

    Post # 15
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    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t see anything wrong with a mid week wedding.  When it boils down to it, its your wedding and its what suits you and your partner the best.

    My uncle was married on a Wednesay, because he wanted to be married on Valentines Day.  And he had a 300+ guest list.

    Sure some people may not be able to come, so just keep that in mind and don’t get upset if some decide they can’t make it.  But in reality how many people work weekends these days?  Heaps!  In fact I work every second weekend, and have worked weekends in every job I have had.  So chances are I would have to take time off work for a weekend wedding anyway.  In the grand scheme of things it doesnt matter what day you have your wedding, someone will have to change plans around to be there,

    My Opinion – Have your awesome Wednesday Wedding, and give your guests as much notice as possible to make arrangements necessary to be there to join you!

    Good Luck.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would do a thursday or Friday. We are having our wedding on a Sunday. It’s cheaper and people will most likely be off of work 🙂 Good luck!

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