Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Is it okay have a wedding on New Year's Eve and invite your friends and family?

15 comments:

erin said...

Is it my wedding?

I wouldn't want to have a NYE wedding in case people had other plans.

Lisa said...

I say it's ok to invite them, but be prepared for the responses. This another one of those questions where there are so many variables - small/big, local/long distance friends, incorporating the NYE theme, etc.?

John said...

Yeah it's fine. First wedding I went to was one on NYE. First I didn't have to worry about nye plans. Second, since I was already home in MI (as were others) I didn't have to pay for flights to and fro. It's a good way to save money for a lot of people in your party.

Tim said...

Why would you have a wedding on nye?

Karen said...

I say no. They'll feel guilty if they don't come, and if they do and it's not awesome they'll resent you. No fun for anyone.

John W said...

Not nearly as bad as inviting your friends and family to a wedding on Super Bowl Sunday...

Justin said...

One of the best weddings I went to was on NYE!

P.S. Shout out to David who caught Lady Gaga's glove at the concert last night!!!

tamika said...

I say yes. However, you are then obligated to have a kickass reception. No pressure.

Andrew said...

1.) I believe that crashing a party should be done by everyone at least once.

2.) I think that whoever has a wedding on NYE is arrogant. I don't care if previous ones were fun for you, blah, blah, blah. The couple who does this is taking a major holiday focused on personal self-reflection and merriment and making it a major holiday focused on them. I wouldn't go for fear of lack of space for both me and their ego.

John said...

The only way I'd say it wasn't cool is that you're taking a fun party night away from the staff who have to work the wedding.

I'm surprised to see the backlash against an NYE wedding. I mean honestly, so a friend of yours wants to give you free booze, music, and your friends all for a new years. Really? What was your other NYE option.

Beth said...

depends on the wedding (how big, how awesome, etc.)

Anonymous said...

i think nye is the most overrated night ever and don't consider it a holiday at all. i think a wedding would make it more fun! i always thought it was a great idea, perhaps my ego is too big.

Leslie said...

I like the idea of a NYE wedding but that is probably because my NYEs are usually a letdown. I like the idea of having a fancy party with fun people.

Beth said...

you know what is for sure not ok? inviting your friends and family to travel long distances for a wedding here: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=williston+north+dakota&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Williston,+ND&gl=us&ei=S6fDSuunHdLjlAef75TIBQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1 on Jan. 2.

Ryan said...

I once thought it was absolutely unacceptable, but lately I've realized that NYE is overhyped anyway. So I guess my response now is why not?