(Closed) Which would you rather…

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which do you think more people from out of town would attend?
    Spring wedding : (16 votes)
    52 %
    Fall wedding : (5 votes)
    16 %
    It won't matter at ALL : (10 votes)
    32 %
    No one is coming. Plan a second reception near the majority of them. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee

    For my out of town family, they would be more able to take time off work to travel for in the Spring than in the Fall.  Both would be beautiful though!

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee

    Spring (IMO) there is always too much going on in the fall & tons of other weddings…

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    we were in a similar situation. most w/ kids or working in school weren’t able to take time off to fly internationally. have it on a weekend such that people cna fly after work on fri if necessary. i think they’ll appreciate that.

    we picked fall b/c springs in ny are short and we seem to go directly from winter to summer. not sure if that matters to you but i didn’t want to get dressed up if it was still cold out. plus we had people coming from the tropics that would’ve had the same issue about the cold.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i don’t think it will matter as long as you give them enough time in advance to take time off of work and plan ahead.  But I think a spring wedding would be fabulous… everyone is excited to get back into the wedding mood & will probably be more willing to come, unlike in the fall after they’ve probably spent lots of $ traveling & going to weddings over the summer.  Just my opinion though.  Good luck!

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    You mentioned a few people are in school, is there a way to find out when their spring break is? We got incredibly lucky and found that five schools that the majority of my friends attend had their spring breaks beginning or ending one weekend in March, so we picked that one!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Same situation for us, a lot of my friends are graduating so we actually planned ours for Spring (end of May) so that are closest friends can attend!  We actually chose the weekend after graduation too, that way its a grad party for them too (our wedding is in Aruba…so vacation before the job starts!)  That could be the same for you…have your wedding in Spring so that people have a nice break after school is done especially if they’re from out of town!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    99% of my is Out of Town guests because we live away from our families. We picked the end of May to accomodate, through graduations could be a problem-tho we shouldn’t have any  students that will graduating in our family. I really think spring is better than fall. People have a hard time getting off work during the fall because of the holiday seasons and a lot of black out days. My other job black out dates started around Oct till Feb..it was horrible but I worked in retail. Also August was hard because of back to school..It was soo hard to get off during the fall :(.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Spring seems to be the better time.  Most people are headed back to school in  the fall or family members sending their kids back to school.  Most spring breaks do line up at the same time so that would be a good time.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Spring is likely best because it is earlier in the year because working guests are less likely to have run out of vacation time and those in school will either have spring break or may even be done with the semester (depending on when you choose to have it).

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    The only problem with spring break is that are people really going to cut their break short to go to a wedding? I’d be afraid of that, but that age group might also not really go away for break.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    how far out of town?   If it’s only like 2 hours for most of the guests I don’t think it will matter when you plan it for, they’ll still come!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

    I’m in grad school right now, and we are having our wedding in late May…so I’d say go for spring…but I’m biased!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    As long as its sufficient time, the people who want to be there will find a way to be there.

    As a former grad student, I’d prefer the fall because the spring is busy, busy, busy. BUT as a young professional, I’d prefer the spring because fall weddings are all too common for people my age.

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