Post # 1
Hello Bees my FF and I have already decided that we’d like to have a weekday wedding, for finicial reasons and well just because I want one. We know that it may or may not cut down on the number of attendees drastically and I’m not too opposed to that, but feel like with enough advance notice those that want to be there will make a way and for special circumstance where they just can’t we won’t love them any less. With that said the question I have for you is if you had to travel would you rather attend a Thursday or a Monday wedding? And if you were local which would day would you prefer as well? Please do not tell me about a Saturday or Sunday weddings because I don’t care to know about them nor do I care that you believe having a weekday wedding is rude or inconsiderate (for those of you who are thinking of making such comments please refrain from doing so and move on to another post. Thank you.)
I was reading a post about this very topic a few months ago and somebody made the comment that not everyone works in corporate America or has Saturdays and Sundays off which is a very true statement that some people neglect to observe. For those people getting a Saturday or a Sunday off is just as difficult, if not moreso, than someone in a Mon-Fri position to request a weekday off. So for you brides toying with this decision or for those of you who think Saturday weddings are the end all be all please consider this, only you know your attendant list so only you can decide how this sentiment applies.
Post # 3
If I had to travel any significant distance, I may not attend a Thursday or Monday wedding at all. It honestly would depend on WHOSE wedding it was. I am one of those who works a traditional schedule (M-F; 8-5), but I’m also a parent, so a Thursday or Monday wedding would also mean having to make arrangements for the care of the kids who I’m not going to pull out of school for a wedding.
My wedding will be on a Sunday and I’ve always taken the position to come if you can and if you can’t, I can completely understand. This especially goes for my family who will have to deal with traveling from a completely different state. In this case, it means COMPLETELY that mainly my nieces and nephews would have to miss at least one day of school (Monday). My wedding isn’t as important as their education.
But, if I had to travel a short distance, I’d prefer a Monday. I wouldn’t want to break up my weekend with a work day. LOL
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Probably wouldn’t travel more than an hour for a weekday wedding and it would have to be for really close family or friends. As for Monday or Thursday it would depend on what kind of reception you plan to give. If it will be a casual, low-key celebration that is over by 9 or 10pm so I can drive home and get a decent night’s sleep before work, then I would say Monday. If it is going to be more of a party with drinks and dancing then I would prefer Thursday because I can drag through one Friday of work exhausted from a night of partying (it would be daunting to start out my week that way though.)
Post # 5
@dmk90716: I was thinking the samething about a Thursday breaking up the weekend for locals. For us my fiance’s family are from Grenadian so they are going to have to travel and take off of work regardless. In my mind it’d be much cheaper to fly in on a Saturday and fly out on a Tuesday than to fly in on a Thursday and fly out on a Sunday. Because of pricing for them to fly I didn’t expect that many people would be bringing their kids anyway and am not really interested in a bunch of kids attending to begin with. The less the better if you ask me. With Thursday, a lot of people party on thursdays after work anyway and some don’t get in until well after the wedding reception would be over so I don’t see a big deal on that aspect.
Post # 6
I’d much prefer a Thursday to a Monday!
Post # 7
@beachbride1216: I plan to have drinks but hope to have it end by 10:30pm, with alchol no longer being served an hour to an hour and a half before that. But I totally understand the sentiments of starting the week off that way. thank you for that valid point.