Post # 1
The venue that Fiance and I are thinking about has an opening on 3/30/13 – the day before Easter. A lot of our guests will be coming from out of town. Easter is not a big holiday for either of us, but I know it is for some people. I’m just trying to gauge whether this will be a dealbreaker for a lot of our out of town guests. I’m not worried about close family or friends – I’m thinking more about casual friends and distant family. I’d love the input of religious and non-religious people alike (since our guest list is a pretty good mix of the two).
Would you go to a (relative’s/casual friend’s) Saturday evening wedding the weekend of Easter?
I know a lot of other factors play in to whether you can attend a wedding or not – but try to only think in terms of how the Easter holiday affects your decision.
Post # 3
I would not go. I am Catholic and usually go to the Easter Vigil Mass (Saturday). I would also usually go to my hometown to be with my family or be with DH’s family.
Post # 4
For me, it would sort of depend. We spend Easter with my in-laws, who live about 45 minutes outside of my hometown, where most of my family still lives. So if it was family/friends that lived in me/hubs general hometown area, sure I would attend, because it wouldn’t take away (too much) from our time with his family.
But if it was anyone/anywhere else, it may be an issue.
Post # 5
For someone close to me I would whether it was local or not.
Post # 6
I would probably go. I’m not religious and I will use the extra days off (Good Friday/Easter Monday) to travel, but if my friend was getting married that weekend I’d be there.
I haven’t spent easter with my family since I was little.
In fact, just this past year I spent Easter on a plane flying back from NYC to London.
Post # 7
Maybe. We spend Easter in my hometown which is 4 hours from where I live currently. So if it was held in (or near) my hometown, I would probably go, but likely not if it was where I live now.
Post # 8
We’re not too big on the whole celebration of Easter. We do it fairly casually, just a bit of a lunch or small dinner with bits and pieces of the families. So we wouldn’t skip a heartbeat to RSVP yes to a local wedding the day before. However, I can’t say whether or not we would go if it was further away.
Post # 9
Unless it was someone really closely related to me, definitely not.
Post # 10
Yeah, Easter isn’t a national hoiday so I don’t think it should matter. Besides, the holiday is on Sunday and your event is on Saturday. Unless you have a large number of super religious people I don’t think it’d be a problem.
Post # 11
I always go to Saturday night weddings. Doesn’t matter what’s happening Sunday.
Post # 12
I’d go if I were local. We usually do a family dinner on Easter Sunday.
Post # 13
If it were local, or a close family member I’d do my best to attend. But Easter plans would be a factor in my decision.
Post # 14
It would depend on who it was and how close to them I was. My parents just both had to miss an Easter weekend wedding because my mother is very involved in our church. If it had been for a relative she might have gone but it was family friends.
I always go home for Easter to go to church and be with family, so for me, it would have to be an extremely close friend, otherwise I’d have to decline.
Post # 15
I dont celebrate Easter, so yup, no problem for me
Post # 16
Depends on how close it is/ where I plan on spending easter.