Post # 1
I really want to, and am almost 100% planning on getting married on a Tuesday. It seems like everyone thinks it is rude because some people might not be able to come. (All the people we care about can come or are willing to take off work, which is only our two fathers. We have a lot of teachers…) It is in the summer so kids are out of school.
What was the turnout to your weekday wedding, or does no one do this?
(It is our lucky numbers so 6/11)
Post # 3
I think if it suits your guests (as in most already have the day off) then it shouldn’t be a problem. We had a weekday wedding but only because it was a Destination Wedding otherwise I am pretty sure we would have had a Sunday morning wedding at home!
If it didn’t suit your guests (as in most would find it hard to get the time off work) then I would count on a lot of No RSVP’s!
Post # 4
I’m having my wedding on a Friday. Some count it as part of the weekend but those that work do not. To be COMPLETELY honest (and as dumb as this may sound) we chose it on a Friday instead of a Saturday because for some reason “September 7th” looks nicer than “September 8th”. Haha, I don’t know, that’s a bit silly of us but oh well.
Keep in mind that some people might not be able to make it, but if Tuesday works out perfectly for the both of you then that’s all that should really matter anyway. If anything you might be able to have the reception on the weekend, but that’s just an option.
Post # 5
I think a weekday wedding is a fine idea if it works for you and your guests. 🙂
Post # 6
We are getting married on a Friday afternoon, so I guess that counts as week day!! It’s no cheaper in Aus. Just the venue I wanted there were no Saturdays available and I reallllly wanted to have it there.
@MusiqueEstVie: DATE TWIN!
Post # 7
I have presided over several ceremonies that were done on a weekday. The most common day was Wednesday, besides the ever popular Friday. The Wednesday weddings are usually less than 30 guests. As far as I know everyone that was invited RSVP that they planned to attend. If it is what you and your Fiance want, then I say “GO for it!” It’s your wedding, you should have the wedding you want.
Post # 8
I think if most of your guest lists are 9-5, M-F workers or out of town it can be rude, but I also think it could be lovely. I think if you keep it small, make sure that you do not expect anyone to take off time from work, and plan it at a time which wouldn’t make traffic a nightmare, it would be great. I would go to a close friend’s wedding if it was within a two hour drive and between 11 and 3. I do not think I would travel a long distance that would require an overnight stay.
Post # 9
I don’t think it’s rude of you, but just expect that some people won’t be won’t be able to make it…
Post # 10
We are having a Tuesday wedding too! although for us it is a Destination Wedding and most people that will be coming will be flying out there with us so it makes little difference which day it was for us.
Do what is best for you but yes expect that some people may not see your wedding as something that special that they are willing to take work off for it – just a fact of life!
Post # 11
@aussiebee: Haha YESSSS I finally have a date twin! 🙂
Post # 12
We are doing a weekday wedding but it’s a destination wedding and all of our guests will be staying with us for the week. And for some reason civil ceremonies in Ireland can only be held during the week! So there was no choice hahahah. Wednesday wedding it is! Good luck !
Post # 13
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I’m a Friday bride, and some of guests will be taking a day or two off work. Depending on how many out of town guests you have/how far they’re traveling, someone could possibly need to take off Mon/Tues/Wed for travel, which probably isn’t ideal.
It doesn’t sound like this will be an issue for you, so why not?
Post # 14
I don’t know why it would be considered rude of you to plan your wedding on the day you want. If that is what works best for you and all your VIPs are OK with it, go for it. You are not obligated to plan around anyone’s schedule.
Post # 15
im doing a thursday wedding and since its only family its fine
Post # 16
I don’t think having your wedding on your day of choice is rude. Inconvienent perhaps, but not rude.
We got married May 18th which was a Friday and I would say it did affect the numbers slightly. There were some that couldn’t get time off work and we understood but overall the people that we really wanted to be there were there. I would just make sure that your ceremony start time is late enough that people can get there on time, barring traffic etc.