Ideally, I wanted to have my wedding over a 3 day weekend so everyone would have Monday off (since we are having a Sunday wedding), but the dates weren't available, so we're having our wedding in June 2011. My mom said to me not to worry about it and people can just take the following Monday off (afterall, they have about a year's notice!). The vast majority of people attending will be out of towners. Also, the wedding won't end until probably 9/10pm...too late for people to be driving for hours to go back home, not to mention I'd expect them to be intoxicated.
Last night I went out to dinner with my FI and his parents (they all live 4 hrs away from my hometown) and we were talking about the wedding and anyway, I said something like, well people can just take that Monday off and they gave me this look like HOW DARE YOU EXPECT THAT FROM PEOPLE! I don't know what they were expecting their friends to do...I just felt weird about it...am i expecting too much? All of their friends are Jewish too so they understand the whole Sunday thing. Can you give me some thoughts/feelings about all of this?