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Survey: When would be a good date for a celebration?
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jducoeur
As most of you know, Kate and I are getting married this year. The fancy wedding will be at the end of September. This is going to be a pretty formal to-do, rather family-centric, down in Rhode Island. It's also pretty small -- the site is a house museum, and when you take all the relatives into account, we can only invite a few dozen friends.

But I'd really like to have a celebration that I can invite all of my friends to, so we're also planning a much bigger, friends-centric shindig in a few months. This will be far less formal: it'll be relatively open invite, probably a big potluck affair with gaming, dancing, and so on -- a more typical geeky wedding celebration. The question is, when do we hold it?

We're thinking sometime in the May/June timeframe -- the calendar is pretty open, so we're looking for opinions. I've listed six weekends below, including Memorial Day -- while I expect that that's going to be chock-full of conflicts, it's worth sanity-checking. So far, we're leaving open the question of Saturday or Sunday.

So: if you're reading this journal, you're likely a friend, so you're likely invited, and we're interested in your opinion. How do the following dates look for you? Figure that 1 means "no way, no how, can't be there" and 5 is "great!".

This isn't an RSVP or anything -- I'm just trying to get a sense of which dates look good and bad in general. Assume that it'll happen somewhere in the greater Boston area. Comments welcomed, especially pointing out major conflicts. (There is no such thing as a completely open weekend among our friends, but we want to avoid anything that's going to draw a *lot* of people away.)

Poll #1897170 Survey: When would be a good date for a celebration?

Saturday May 11

Mean: 3.71 Median: 4 Std. Dev 1.45
1
3(14.3%)
2
1(4.8%)
3
5(23.8%)
4
2(9.5%)
5
10(47.6%)

Sunday May 12

Mean: 3.48 Median: 4 Std. Dev 1.47
1
3(14.3%)
2
3(14.3%)
3
4(19.0%)
4
3(14.3%)
5
8(38.1%)

Saturday May 18

Mean: 2.84 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.53
1
6(31.6%)
2
2(10.5%)
3
4(21.1%)
4
3(15.8%)
5
4(21.1%)

Sunday May 19

Mean: 2.70 Median: 2.5 Std. Dev 1.55
1
7(35.0%)
2
3(15.0%)
3
3(15.0%)
4
3(15.0%)
5
4(20.0%)

Saturday May 25

Mean: 2.41 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.40
1
8(36.4%)
2
5(22.7%)
3
4(18.2%)
4
2(9.1%)
5
3(13.6%)

Sunday May 26

Mean: 2.41 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.53
1
9(40.9%)
2
5(22.7%)
3
2(9.1%)
4
2(9.1%)
5
4(18.2%)

Monday May 27 (Memorial Day)

Mean: 2.50 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.37
1
7(31.8%)
2
5(22.7%)
3
5(22.7%)
4
2(9.1%)
5
3(13.6%)

Saturday June 1

Mean: 4.00 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.58
1
4(20.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(5.0%)
4
2(10.0%)
5
13(65.0%)

Sunday June 2

Mean: 4.05 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.56
1
4(20.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
3(15.0%)
5
13(65.0%)

Saturday June 8

Mean: 3.57 Median: 4 Std. Dev 1.65
1
5(23.8%)
2
1(4.8%)
3
2(9.5%)
4
3(14.3%)
5
10(47.6%)

Sunday June 9

Mean: 3.76 Median: 4 Std. Dev 1.31
1
2(9.5%)
2
2(9.5%)
3
3(14.3%)
4
6(28.6%)
5
8(38.1%)

Saturday June 15

Mean: 2.95 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.59
1
6(28.6%)
2
4(19.0%)
3
1(4.8%)
4
5(23.8%)
5
5(23.8%)

Sunday June 16

Mean: 2.90 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.48
1
5(23.8%)
2
5(23.8%)
3
2(9.5%)
4
5(23.8%)
5
4(19.0%)

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You may want to put this behind a cut. It gets kinda long when you can see all the responses.

Humph -- I'd switched over to "scale" instead of "radio" for exactly that reason. Hadn't occurred to me that it would wind up much longer after you've voted...

My brother turns 50 in May of this year, hence my votes skew to June, but mazal bueno in any case!

For me May is peak Morris season and so dates then tend to be unavailable. Memorial Day weekend is bad for many reasons; the challenge isn't finding something to do, it's deciding which one. June 8 is Pride.

so um... what does 1 mean? what does 5 mean? i randomly decided 1 meant i cnat make it adn 3 meant it is ok... and those were the only options i used...

Congratulations to you both! I wouldn't be able to attend any of those dates, but wish you all the happiness in the world.

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