(Closed) As an OOT guest, would you prefer a Fri or Sun wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: As an OOT guest with about a 4 hour drive, would you prefer a Friday wedding or a Sunday wedding?
    Friday : (74 votes)
    59 %
    Sunday : (52 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    6825 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Probably Friday.. just an FYI your title of your thread says Fri or Sat not Sun

    Post # 4
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    What time is the wedding?

    Post # 5
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Sunday, midday. I went to a Friday wedding once and we got stuck in traffic on the way to it, which sucked, so I am not a Friday wedding fan. 

    Post # 7
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I was facing this same dilemma with our wedding. Ultimately, we decided to do it on Friday, that way people could come and make a long weekend out of it. Plus, the majority of our guests are religious and I didn’t want church to get in the way of people coming. So that was a huge factor for us. Also, we spoke to some of our guests ahead of time and most told me that they would rather take off Friday from work rather than Monday. It is usually easier to get stuff done early in the week at work and prepare to leave early on Friday, than it is to miss the first day in the work week. But it probably all depends on  your guests preference.

    Just a warning though, I do know that quite a few of our guests declined coming because they had to work. But I kind of figure that if they really wanted to be there, they would have figured out a way to be there. Plus, we saved about $1,500 by doing our wedding on a Friday. Totally worth it!

    Post # 8
    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i’d rather go to a sunday wedding than a friday–on friday, you’d have to take off work early enough to get ready and get there on time, which would feel stressful for me. for sunday, you have no time crunch getting ready, and could either drive back after the wedding or on monday morning, and be back at work by the afternoon at the latest.

    Post # 10
    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’d much rather Friday.  That at least leaves the option of getting back home and recovering on Saturday/Sunday.

    A Sunday wedding means either killing yourself to get back that night for work Monday or Taking Monday off, travelling and then heading straight into the office.

    Post # 11
    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    100% friday.

    Post # 12
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I too voted Friday.  Generally when my fiancee and I go to Out of Town weddings, we take off Thursday and Friday anyway that way we can hang out around the town. 

    So a Friday wedding would be much better than Sunday… well thats for us atleast.

    Post # 14
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Definitely Friday

    Post # 15
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @NJmeetsBX:  DC is also very expensive though.  And difficult to drive to with I’m guessing a lot of traffic on a Friday night.  If you had a Friday night wedding people would likely have to take off a least half a day or work, battle traffic and then stay in a hotel for the night if their drive home is 4 hours.  I think Fri or Sun weddings can work if everyone is local but I really  think it’s a lot to ask of people when so many of your guests are from out of town.

    Post # 16
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Friday.  As a guest, you made the effort to come, it would be nice to have the weekend to enjoy yourself.

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