Kerrie McKenzie
Kerrie McKenzie 4 Apr 2018

Wedding date is Monday 16th December 2019. Terrified that people will not...

Wedding date is Monday 16th December 2019. Terrified that people will not come due to it being a Monday. This is our wedding renewal. (We didn't have a wedding, we signed the papers at the town hall and agreed on our 5 years we would have a wedding) We wanted it the same date which gives us Monday. I know the people who matter the most will come but anxious that maybe it won't be as much of a reception due to the date. Anyone have any positivity for me ?

24 Comments
Michelle Palmer
Michelle Palmer 6 Apr 2018

Send out save the dates and put a poem/message on there

It’s far enough away for people to sort something out if they really want to be there 🙂 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

To be fair, it's the gamble you take choosing a week day, and you know that in choosing that date, the sacrifice you make, is that people won't be able to make it.
However, if you send out the save the dates a year in advance, a lot of people will hopefully get it booked off

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Our wedding is a Wednesday next year, people who want to come will be there!
A Monday isn’t too bad as people can book it off and are happy to have a 4 day weekend. My Wednesday is really inconvenient being the middle of the week but I’m lucky a lot of my family are self employed x

Shannon Turner
Shannon Turner 6 Apr 2018

I know a lot of people won’t be allowed to book it off, in retail from the end of November until after Christmas, holiday days are banned.

Lynne Price
Lynne Price 6 Apr 2018

I’m getting married on Tuesday 24th April!!! I have 70 in the day and extra 20 at night. As long as the important people are there it will be fine. Good luck xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

How important is it that it's the same date? You could go for the day before and not have all the worry.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

I’m getting married on a Monday in July this year and I don’t think it’ll make much of a difference. So far I think only one person has said he can’t come due to work. I am a teacher from overseas though, and the date is in the holidays. all my guests will be on holiday too, so that helps.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

I wouldn’t worry- I have booked a Thursday and those friends and family who are important will be there it’s your day after all. And it’s one day of the year .

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

We had our wedding Tuesday 19th December just gone... had no problems with guest numbers
Had 60 for the whole day and another 20 or so attend the evening.
The day of the week shouldn’t matter, if you invite your true friends and family, they’ll be there x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

The ones that matter will be there come hell or high water!

Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown 6 Apr 2018

We are getting married on a Sunday and I was worried about numbers but we are giving people more than a year notice to allow them to get the Monday off work ☺️

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

That will be my one year anniversary ️

Victoria Keyte
Victoria Keyte 6 Apr 2018

It's one day out of 365. Those that matter will take the day off for you just make sure save the dates and invites go out with plenty of notice. Don't change the date if it important to you.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

I get married on a Sunday and I was thinking this but loads of people just book the day off. People will love a reason to get a couple of days off work so don’t worry about it xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

My sister was married on a Monday in September. As a school teacher, I had to ask for special unpaid leave. But the day was full - well over 100 guests. Also, I was married on a Friday during summer (still a workday for most) the day after Beyonce came to town and during Scotland's biggest festival T in the Park and still had over 100 guests. If you give people plenty of notice and they care, they will make the effort for your special day; as we have done for others!

Yaz Benourida
Yaz Benourida 6 Apr 2018

I think you will be fine. Give people plenty of notice so that can arrange their annual leave. I guess it will also depend on what type of jobs your friends and family have. E.g. Teachers may have a hard time getting a term day off

Michaela Sharp
Michaela Sharp 6 Apr 2018

The people who mean the most to you will be there. I'm hoping to get married the day before and having similar thoughts

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Thankyou everyone....
You've filled me with positive thoughts....
Luckily we do have so many good friends.
And the save the dates have gone out =)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Lots of my friends have married on a Friday and I've taken the day off work to attend because I love them and wouldn't miss their big day for anything so I'm sure people who mean the most to you will be happy to take the time off work to come to your big day, lots of people get married on a week day now as it's so much more cost effective than the weekend. Don't worry about it all the important people will be with you on your big day x

Victoria Edwards
Victoria Edwards 6 Apr 2018

Me and my partner haven't booked a date yet but we are looking at a week day. We both work in hospitality so easier for a week day. Only the people that matter and who are important will be there. They will be the ones to make an effort to turn up and take the time off work.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

It's a yr away if people can't put a days hol in they just aren't trying to get there.

Rhiannon Murphy
Rhiannon Murphy 6 Apr 2018

You have plenty of time to give them notice to make sure they can make the date available

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

Our daughter got married 29/12/2017 a Friday. She has always wanted a winter wedding & to get married as close to the day her now hubby proposed 25th December. With plenty of notice everyone important to both of them was there. It just meant a long weekend. Go for what suits you both & enjoy the planning.

Lauren Hayes
Lauren Hayes 10 Apr 2018

I think as long as you give people enough notice then they have no reason not to come! We’re always getting married on a weekday, we told everyone the date as soon as we booked and are sending out formal invitations a year before just to allow people to get the time off work. The people that matter the most will definitely be there anyway & it’s your special day, it’s about the both of you! Try not to worry too much. Hope it all goes well xx

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