(Closed) Would you come to a weeknight wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Would you come to a weeknight wedding?
    Yes : (22 votes)
    25 %
    No : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Only if the couple are very close friends or family : (36 votes)
    40 %
    Only if it's near my home : (29 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted for yes, if they were close friend or family.  But I feel like I might try to go even if they weren’t.  I take a wedding invitation very seriously, I never like to let people down.  So I always try to go to the weddings that I’m invited to.  I’d probably complain about it beforehand (to people who are uninvolved) then just suck it up and go.  If its in the same town, it really wouldn’t be a big deal.  If it were in a different town/state, I’d just have to take some time off of work, which isn’t hard for me to do.  But if someone has a weeknight wedding, they have to be prepared to get a lot more declines than usual.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Friday, in general, yes I’ll go. If its a mid-week holiday (i.e. New Years) I’ll go. But a Tuesday wedding? Not happening.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If they were a close family member or a friend who was local I would. Other than that I would probably have to decline.

    Post # 6
    Member
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I would go if it was close to my home…but I work at 6:30 am every day. I’d probably leave not long after dinner.

    Post # 7
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    For someone like who gets very limited vacation time for the whole year, a mid-week wedding that requires travel necessitates me taking 2 or 3 days (depending on how far away it is) off.  This is a HUGE percentage of my overall vacation for the whole year so you’d have to be VERY close to me for me to sacafice that to come to a mid-week wedding.  Friday wouldn’t be so bad as long as it was close enough that I could get there without having to take Thursday off work too.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’d probably go if it were close to my home. If it weren’t I’d try to go if I had the vacation time.

    Post # 9
    Member
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It would really depend on who and where. I might take some time off work for a close family or friend, but if it were in town and just an acquantance then probably not. I would still send a gift though!

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    4665 posts
    Honey bee

    I voted only if it’s near my home. That being said, There are some weeks I have an occasional day/night off. If that were the case I would go to the wedding. However, because of my job I can’t as off for random week days for a wedding.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d go if it were close but I probably wouldn’t be able to get anywhere till 6.30 or 7 (I get home from work at 6) and I’d have to leave by 9.30.

    I wouldn’t expect people to stay for very long if it’s on a weeknight.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I would go as long as it wasnt more then an hour away. I would prob stay till 10-11. I leave my house by 7 everyday some days before 5. Im normally up till 10-11 anyway why not be celebrating!  I would rather go to a weeknight wedding and free up a weekend then spend a whole day off at a wedding.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2641 posts
    Sugar bee

    I agree taht it would depend on who and where…and when.  People are pretty busy with activities during the week.  So I probably wouldn’t rearrange my schedule for just anyone.  I’d probably get kind of unmotivated to go to a wedding that was going to be a big inconvenience to me, unless it was for someone I was very close to.

    Post # 14
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Similar thread is going on here

    Here is my response to the other thread:

    Assuming you are ok with having a family reception and loosing a few guests, I still think you need to be prepared that it will not be your typical wedding timeline.  An mid week wedding like that does not allow for the same amount of time a weekend wedding does.  Typically you have all day to get ready, the ceremony late afternoon and a 5 or so hour reception afterwards.  If you aren’t starting until 7 pm thats really late.  That puts your ceremony and reception between 7 and 10 pm give or take a bit. 

    I would say the latest I would be willing to stay out would be 10 or 11.  If it was really close to home maybe a bit later. 

    So if you are ok with only having a 3-4 hour reception and not having as many guests then go for it. 

    In my opinion, I would want to make sure everyone I want there has every opportunitity to attend and I want as much time as I can with guests to celebrate.

    Post # 16
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i voted twice, if its close friends or family, then the day doesnt matter, and also if its close to my home.

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