(Closed) What do you think..

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it would be hard if you were having alot of out of town guests, honestly. Whenever I go to a wedding out-of-town, I’m usually in and out… I wouldn’t want to wait around 2-3 days just for a reception (even though Laguna Beach is beautiful! Love the Ritz there!).

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it would depend on who you want to come to your reception. Out of town guests may not want to or be able to afford to stay that long.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Its not that it would be weird, it might be hard for people to schedule around that consider they are a day apart.  Why not have it all on wednesday?

I am only saying this because my friend tried that an no one showed up to the reception (her ceremony was on a tuesday and had her reception on friday.) Most of the excuses were because they couldn’t make time to go or work etc.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Yeah, let’s think of it like this: Tuesday = travel (unless they’re invited to the Rehearsal Dinner, in which case it could be Monday), Wednesday = wedding, Thursday = ? and Friday = Reception, Saturday = travel. So that’s at least 5 days dedicated to wedding, when most people go over weekends and leave early Sunday because they can’t afford a ton of time off of work.

I think for your guests’ sake you should just pick one day and stick with it, whether it’s a Wed or a Friday… the most important people will make it!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

same day I think would be best.. Its very hard to divide things up I think for guests. Its very hard to get time off on a weekday for both. Like if I was guest, me taking the time off work on wednesday and then going again on friday would seem a little bit unfair. Id either be going to one or the other. so say if you had it on wednesday, I wouldnt rock up till the friday one?

Good luck with what you decide!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I personally wouldn’t like that.  Maybe just have a private intimate ceremony on a wednesday and then just have the reception on a Friday for all of your guests?

 

I probably wouldn’t go if the wedding was split up into two different days like that and it wasn’t two weekend days.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

How is it cutting costs, out of curiosity? If I do the math, costs are equal–rental fee for wednesday and friday are equal to the saturday rate.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@sweetlikcake  Well what we are doing is having the wedding on a sunday… usually always cheaper… the we also picked a say where they had a wedding earlier in the day, so it dropped our price about $3500.  Look for ways and talk with the vendor and see if there are similar situations and dont be afraid to ask.

I think that no matter what day you do it.. it is still your wedding and if your guests really cared about you, then they will be there regarless of the day. 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

But that’s what I’m saying–if you have to pay for Wednesday and Friday both, you’ll still have a fee of $5000 in the end, right?

I’m not sure I understand…

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Ok, ok ok it’s two separate venues. You didn’t mention that before.

I think maybe you might need to just choose one date still though. I agree that it’s a huge savings, but you’re going to have a lot of “no-shows” at one event. And I think that having them in two different places on two separate days is going to confuse people, too. But if you think this is the right decision, then in the end I wish you luck!

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