I'm getting married on a Monday and I'm seriously worried no one will turn up. We haven't sent invites out yet as it's not until 2019. Did anyone else get married on a weekday? If so, what was the turn out like?
It depends how close you are to your guests. Assuming they are all good friends, you have left them with plenty of time to book a day or two off work. If it's a bigger wedding you may have an issue, but hopefully you will know this in advance. Anyone who just doesn't turn up on the day without valid reason doesn't deserve to have been invited in the first place!
I was gonna do a Thursday but everyone told me not to due to people working ect but my friend did it and apparently it's fine
I'm doing a Tuesday and I know the people that really wanna be there will be there. It's your day have it on any day you wish x
Are you having kids there? Is it in school hols? Only hiccup sometimes is kids/teachers and term times. Otherwise most people will book a day off :)
If they want to go they will book it off. If people don't come it's their loss! X
Me and my husband got mairred on a Monday and everyone we invited turn up so don't worry just make u u send the invites enough time for people to let you know yes I need to book time off we had no problem whatsoever everyone turned up xx
I got married on a Monday as I work shifts. The people that love you and want to be there will make every effort to be there. We had a fab day and everyone we wanted was there
Whoever wants to be there will make the effort to be there. If I wanted to attend a wedding,wild horses couldn't keep me away,no matter what day it is :) your guests will have had plenty of notice to book time off work etc
I'm getting married next Friday and there's only been a couple of people that have told me they can't come to the ceremony because of work but the majority of people are ok
I'm getting married in 2019 too. You could do what we have done and send out Save the Date cards
I’ve been to a few weekday weddings. They were much quieter than weekend ones but those closest to you will make the effort to be there
I'm getting married on a Saturday and sent out the save the dates the day I booked the wedding. We have family over in America and down in Leicester and London. A lot of them work demanding jobs so needed a lot of advance. Give people enough notice and they'll come. X
I got married on a Tuesday and about 60 didn't turn up I was expecting that for personal circumstances
We got married on a Monday and pretty much everyone turned up, I think it was just two that didn't. I'd say the majority of people will make the effort to come if there's plenty of notice it's on a week day
We got married on a Sunday and that was no trouble for our guests. I've been to lots of weekday weddings.
We married on a Friday in august ,very few people couldn't attend
We got married on a Wednesday and all our guests turned up apart from one family. We also had 20 children there who attended and all had the day off school. People who want to be there and care about you will make the effort instead of excuses.
Im getting married Easter Monday 2019 so im hoping tbose we invite will be able to attend. Sending Save The Date cards out early in the New Year
I got married on a Monday and it was the same as any other day really. Had half my guests travel over 100-400 miles and one even flew in. Didn't really cause any problems.
We got married on a Friday our thinking was long weekend for people! Try and mention that lol! Most ppl will jump at the chance of a long weekend! We purposely booked ours in the summer hols so no problem for the kids and everyone turned up! Xx
I work in education my close friends wedding was on a Tuesday a while back but I managed to get the day off by writing to the governors, had to monitor my alcohol lol unlike my husband but I did it so if your guests love you and want to be there they will be there ️
Im getting married on a monday in 2019! Im going on the thinking that if you mean that much to them they will book time off work. Give them enough notice and all should be fine.
I really don't like this 'people will be there if they care' opinion as it's not always that simple. For example, unless it is in the school holidays any friends or family that are teachers are very unlikely to get the day off work. I'm not a teacher but my partner used to be and considering he wasn't allowed a day off for my Grandpa and Grandad's funerals as 'they were not his close family' it's very unlikely they will be allowed time off for a wedding. As for those with children, if they are missing school it's likely their parents will be fined so again they may not wish for their children to miss school. My advice would be to send your save the dates out as soon as possible to give people plenty of notice but if people can't attend due to work commitments (I.e. they work term time) please don't think that they don't care as it's highly likely they would rather be at your wedding.
We’re getting married on a Thursday in half term and all our guests have booked time off work to attend. 🙂 weddings are always a great reason to have that extra day! I’m sure if your guests care about you then they’ll be there with bells on!
If people know in advance they will book it off
We are getting married on a Wednesday and only one of our guests can't come because if it being mid week and that's because she's a teacher and we accidentally choose exam week. You should probably give them a little extra notice to negotiate time off work if they need but none of our guests found it a problem and Monday is probably easier than a Wednesday
I got married on a Saturday and still had his worry. Mainly about the day time guests due to the high cost per head.. and you know what I stressed over nothing.. every single person turned up and every seat was filled.
Try not to worry x
We got married on a Friday in October. Only had 2 guests who couldn't attend.
We got married on a Thursday in Scotland and only invited family to that and although it was a weekday and a good way away we had a decent turn out but we had the reception the following weekend on the Saturday for everyone xxx
I’m getting married on a Monday most people have said they’re coming but I think it’s in the school holidays
People who are actually bothered about you will show up and make appropriate arrangements.
We get Married on a Thursday, May 2018. Everyone we invited has RSVP'd yes apart from some elderly members of family on my fiancé's side as they live such a long way away!
I'd send save the dates out next year and then invites a few months earlier than recomended so people are able to make plans. X
I got married on a Monday with just a few months notice. Only one person wasn't able to come because it was a Monday. Everyone made arrangements and the truth is with notice those who want to be there will find a way. Fear not. It will turn out beautifully xx
Mines booked for a Wednesday. I was told by a wedding planner at my venue that if it's in 2019 then they will have plenty of notice so it's fine and that the people you really want there will turn up whatever the day is
We got married on a Thursday. It was absolutely fine. Only a few people did not get day off.
I did on Monday just past, we had a few let us down during the day but only 2 cos of work, rest was cos it was so close to Christmas, the ones who matter will be there and have plenty if notice to arrange it, we started with 60 and enfed up with 52 so wasnt loads who didn't come x
I'm getting married on a Thursday had all replies bk everyone is coming xx
As long as you give them plenty of notice if someone wants to be there to celebrate with you they will try their hardest to be there. X