(Closed) Weekday wedding… Wednesday or Thursday, any difference?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Does having an evening wedding on Thursday versus Wednesday really matter that much?

    Do Thursday. It's at night, so people won't want to work Friday, so they can take a long weekend

    No, they're both weekdays, if you want the 25th over 26th do it; it won't matter that much to guests


  • Post # 3
    1853 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @yanamari:  I read your post 3 times and I’m still  not sure of some of your details. But that might be because it’s late and I’m sleepy 😛

    If it wasn’t on a weekend here’s what I’d do: If it was a family memebr’s wedding I’d take the next day off, otherwise I’d just leave early. Just being honest.

    Post # 4
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    1) Do you have a lot of Out of Town guests?  

    2) Are you having a Rehearsal Dinner the night before?

    I would prefer a Thursday over Wednesday wedding personally.  If all of your guests are local though, I don’t see why it’d be a big deal since the wedding is at night.  

    I had a Destination Wedding and got married on a Friday…all our guests were Out of Town.  They flew in at various times of the week…the latest was Thursday night so they took half day Thursday off of work.  Almost everyone left Sunday b/c they had to go back to work.  


    Post # 5
    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We are having a Monday wedding on July 15th, 2013. 

    We chose this date because this is the month that a lot of the adults in our family have taken their vacation and are off the entire month, so I know for a good portion of the family members would not have a problem with a weekday wedding. We also ran by our close friends if they’ll be willing/able to take Monday off to come to our wedding which they all happily accepted to do. 

    Since it is a weekday wedding we are expecting some people to not show up and that is fine, I am not going to take it personally since I know it is on a weekday. We plan on having the wedding from 5pm-10pm. 

    I am all for weekday weddings because they are so much cheaper and that will always charge over the comforts of the weekend weddings even if it upsets some people. I just shrug my shoulders and know where I stand in their lives. Like I said I don’t have a problem with someone saying they can’t go because of work, but I am cautious about people who won’t go just because it is on the weekday and their work isn’t what is holding them back if you know what I mean. 

    I don’t think that there is that big of a difference between Weds/Thurs, if you want to get close enough to the weekend without it being a Friday then choose Thursday. One of my FI’s nephew got married December 28th which was a Weds and everyone showed up in attendance is that gives you any solace.

    Good luck~

    Post # 7
    1290 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    September 12 is not the 11th. I understand your thought but it’s really not the same day….


    I vote TH so they can take the day off on Friday if needed. 


    Post # 8
    6455 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted Thursday, as they can take the Thursday and Friday off, and won’t be going back to work until Monday.

    I personally would find a Wednesday a little awkward.

    Post # 9
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I say Thursday so people can make it an extra long weekend.  I’d rather take 2 days off vs. 3.

    Post # 10
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011


    I attended a Wednesday wedding last year and it was pretty terrible as a guest. I had to fly in Monday and the earliest flight out on Thursday got me into my home Thursday night= 4 days I had to take off work. Even though the girl was one of my best friends, I’m not sure I’d ever attend a Wednesday wedding again…

    Post # 11
    1990 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @yanamari:  hmmm I’m into dates so I want to tell you to go with the number you like but I also work M-F and have been known to want to party on Thurs night MUCH MORE FREQUENTLY than on a wednesday night… so I would go with Thursday just because I’d want my guests to be in a festive celebratory mood, not looking at their watches knowing they have half their work week left.

    $6000 is a fantastic savings! how exciting!

    Post # 12
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Thursday evening! People will take off on Friday if they want too and make it a nice long weekend!

    Post # 13
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Nothing wrong with September 12th either.  I almost forgot September 11 this year until I wrote down the date to sign a contract that day.

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