Any of you lady having a Friday wedding

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had a Friday wedding.  The price wasn’t the concern, but my side was all coming from out of town so that gave them the weekend at the beach before going home.  It really worked out well.  We started at 7:00pm, so no one local had to take time off from work, and we went to 11pm then everyone came back to our house. 

My cousin got married in NY on a Friday because of the cost.  It worked out perfect, people that were coming out of town took off Friday anyway, and the reception venue was 1/2 the price.  It will work out fine 😀 


Post # 3
171 posts
Blushing bee

I’m having a Friday wedding in June of this year!  I wish we were getting a little discount, but it’s just because the venue we loved was so booked through the summer every Saturday and we were in a bit of a time crunch.  No one has asked about the Friday date and since many of our guests are coming from out of town, most don’t seem to mind taking a day or two off.  I guess it doesn’t hurt that the wedding is in a really cute California coast town not far from San Francisco and many of our friends are looking at it as a nice little vacation (some are even making a week of it!).       

Post # 4
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I live in the same region as you and I’ve been to plenty of Friday and Sunday weddings. It’s very common when the price starts rising. 

Post # 5
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We had a Friday wedding, and it was no problem. 

Post # 6
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m having a friday wedding too..on Aug 21, 2015. I also live in NYC so simillar to NJ the price difference betwen friday and Saturday was just too crazy. I think Friday works perfect because my biggest concern was that I did not want people to leave the wedding because they had work the next day so having it on a friday I get the best of both worlds..

Post # 7
1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Chaedra:  We’re having a Sunday (evening) wedding so a little different also! However it is becoming quite common where we live and we saved about $5K on our reception food/drinks by having a sunday rather than saturday! I’ve been to weddings on different days of the week and it has never made a difference!

I actually really like the idea of a Friday wedding – I think it’s fun! And seriously who doesn’t love an excuse to take a day off work lol

Post # 8
7 posts
  • Wedding: February 2015

We are having a Friday wedding. We initally wanted the Saturday after the day we ended up booking but the venue we chose was booked that day and almost every saturday for the next year after. The venue offered a discount for doing the wedding on a Friday as well.

Post # 9
163 posts
Blushing bee

Chaedra:  im a friday bee also! we saved around 6k just by doing it on a friday and it also means our out of town guests have the whole weekend here too!

Post # 10
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Another Friday Bee here! We are saving a little over 3k by doing it on a Saturday. I really wanted a Saturday but the venue was booked for every Saturday during the summer months and I didn’t want to do fall since I have a lot of OTG traveling with school age kids. 

Post # 11
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

Chaedra:  i’m having a Friday wedding – and im from Jersey too! Not only was Friday cheaper but the minimum person count on a Friday was 75 as opposed to 150 for a Saturday. we are probably having 120 and i couldn’t stand the idea of paying for 30 people who weren’t there!!! Im happy about choosing a Friday, and so far, my guests dont care. They say : “Cool! i love an excuse to take off work on a Friday”. Also, who doesn’t want a 2 days recovery period afterwards . hehe

Post # 12
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Chaedra:  NY bee here! I had a Friday wedding. It didn’t save me any on the catering but here and there there were some discounts. I did it because of availability of the venue.

Post # 13
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We were originally going to have a Friday wedding but ended up changing it to a Saturday. Quite a few guests on our list all work at the same place and it would be likely that most would not be able to make it on the Friday. It would have been cheaper which is what we wanted but to optimize the chances of having all guests make it, we changed the date.

Post # 14
110 posts
Blushing bee

My fiance and I are planning a Friday wedding too! Live in CT which is also an expensive area. And we also just can’t meet the minimum of 150 people on a Saturday night that most venues have.

We’ve gotten sooo much attitude from people about having a Friday wedding! I get it’s less traditional but the way I look at it -if you want to be there you’ll be there regardless of what day it is! 

Post # 15
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m having a Saturday wedding, but wouldn’t mind going to a Friday night wedding. It’s becoming pretty common in this area.  I live in NJ too and the price difference is just like everyone said: $7000 more to have it on Saturday. 

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