(Closed) Would you easily go to thanksgiving weekend wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 47
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Allyg:  Oh! That sounds totally reasonable! I would definitely go, then.

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I personally wouldn’t unless it was sibling. We spend Thanksgiving with both sides so it’s a busy time.

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah I definitely would, especially if it was close by. Usually by Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend I want to run screaming away from family and eat something that isn’t turkey and stuffing. Plus, if it is a family wedding its a nice break from sitting in people’s houses and shopping.

Post # 50
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Allyg:  for me, if the wedding was near where i am, i would attend if it was friday or saturday (since Thanksgiving is Thursday). however, i have to travel out of state to see my family at christmas and wouldn’t use any vacation days to travel to my hometown for a wedding thanksgiving weekend.

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would pass if I got that invite – I know I would be too stuffed and lazy from Thanksgiving to do what basically amounts to a feast and party two days later. :/

My fiance and I passed on our “perfect” venue after we tried so hard to convince ourselves we could afford it… the venue sensed that we were set on their particular place and started raising the prices for their rentals, services, etc. (in order to put pressure on us/ make a few extra bucks off us) We were sort of in denial that there were tons of hidden “extra costs” throughout this venue’s services that would have blown our budget out of the water completely.
It was heartbreaking, but we went for a beautiful place that really works with us, includes EVERYTHING, and comes in under budget!
Granted, it’s not the same, but honestly… we were looking at such a vast price difference that it made the most sense for us to let go of that first venue.

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee

@Allyg:  If I were REALLY close to the bride/groom, then I would probably go.  But…if not, I’d probably bail.  This is bad but honestly, my parents live 4-5 hours away (depending on traffic), and SO and I haven’t been down there for Thanksgiving because sometimes it’s just too much to deal with….and because it’s the one holiday that is usually JUST me and my SO, and I really enjoy it soo much.  That’s just me though.

Post # 53
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have attended to 2 weddings on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (one a cousin and one a friend) and they were both great, had big turnouts, and I didn’t hear anyone complain about the date. I’d say go for it! Good luck!

Post # 54
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Allyg:  I not only have  attended a wedding on the day after Thanksgiving, but also I am doing it again this year! I can’t wait to see my dear friend marry the love of her life, and my Darling Husband and I will be traveling several hours on the morning after Thanksgiving so that we can be there. The fact that her wedding is the day after Thanksgiving is actually making it easier for us to travel. 🙂

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I got married the weekend before Thanksgiving– we just sent invites with plenty of notice and it was totally fine. I think if you’re doing the Saturday after Thanksgiving, that would be easier for folks than Friday, i would think. But, it would be pretty expensive for any guests flying out. 

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Thanksgiving is family time. I think I would decline. 

Post # 57
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

For someone like me who doesn’t like family gatherings, I’d be more than happy to attend your wedding.

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My wedding is at Canadian thanksgiving.  I have already been to two weddings on Canadian thanksgiving, one was my American cousin though so most of her guests were American and it wasn’t a holiday for them.

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wouldn’t attend; my family goes to the beach every Thanksgiving and it’s something we look forward to all year.  So I would decline an invitation to a wedding that weekend.  If it were a really close friend, I’d try to make it work, but I’d be really annoyed.

Also, if anyone will have to fly, flight prices will be really expensive that weekend, so could be an issue (though I know you said most people are 2.5-4 hours away).

Post # 60
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I wouldn’t care if it were the weekend of, and not the day of. HOWEVER if any of your guests have to fly, be prepared for them to decline, even if they would accept on a different weekend- Thanksgiving week/weekend (especially that sunday) is the most expensive time of the year to fly.

Post # 61
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Buzzing bee

If it was local I would make it work.  If I had to travel at all and pay for holiday hotel rates, then no way.  Above all, I would refuse to step foot on an airplane that weekend as it is the busiest travel season in the US and I’m not even taking part in that nightmare.

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