Acceptable time to leave a party?

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  1. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    I have to attend a wedding tomorrow and I'm not great in these situations at judging when a good time to leave is. I'm obviously going to the ceremony but it starts quite early at 1230 and doesn't end until 1am. I am up early for work the next day.

    I'm obviously chuffed to be invited and it should be a nice day but I cannot stay until the very end. What is an acceptable time to head on?

    :think:
     
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    I believe the proper Irish way to do it Sarah, is to not leave and just call in sick to work the next day. Unless, that is, that you were clever enough to book the following day off on annual leave or a prefabricated doctor appointment excuse.
     
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  3. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    Haha considering I work with half the people, I might get found out but I like your style. I don't have the next day off as I am saving my leave. Bloody mid week weddings. In Ballymena of all places!!! ;)
     
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    Ach, I'd give it a miss.
     
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    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    :clap:

    OK so have you got any GOOD advice for me?? ;)
     
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    Dramatically go over on your ankle in front of all your work mates. Then get up and dance the night away. The following day, when you are sober, you realise you have sprained your ankle.

    I'm reaching here Sarah.
     
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  7. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    :laugh1: OK I will do that then. I also have to get a train from BALLYMENA.
     
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    If you work with a lot of those people, it might be a good idea to informally poll them to see what they plan to do with respect to the wedding schedule and their work plans for the next day. If there is a co-worker or friend who says they plan to leave at a certain (reasonable) time, then one of you could make a low-key announcement that they need to leave due to next morning's work. The other can then pipe up that you might better do the same, since it's reasonable to expect some of the guests (co-workers) likely won't show the next day, and someone needs to be there to answer the phone. It's sometimes easier to make your exit when/if there is someone else going at the same time.
     
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    The best time to leave is when you've copped off with someone, especially if that person is the bride or the groom.
     
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  10. Daniel Avery

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    Be sure to say your good-byes still sporting your "JBF Hair". That will assure your host that you enjoyed the evening and their hospitality.
     
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    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    What is that?! :eck:

    I actually stayed until 2am!!! Go me!!!! Last one standing. Like a proper Irish @Alexis
     
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    How's work been? :)
     
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    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    I do feel I've gained a new type of respect.:D
     
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    I follow these guidelines regarding weddings:

    • If someone is dumb enough to have their wedding on a day before a regular workday, then it's acceptable to leave at any time you wish. They should just be happy you showed up at all.
    • If it's the weekend the day after and you're not working, then you need to stay until after the dinner is eaten. After that, you can excuse yourself. This rule does not apply if you are very close to the bride or groom. If it's your best friend who is getting married, then you need to stay until the happy couple has made their exit. If you came (as a couple) with the best friend of the bride or groom, then you are unfortunately obligated to stay with your partner.
    • If you have travelled far for the wedding, and you're booked at a hotel, there are unfortunately very few excuses not to stay late. If you have small children, feel very ill or is elderly, then you are allowed to go early.
     
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    Tell people at around 9:30 you have to leave because you have to work the next day and then actually leave at 10.
     
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