Friday or Sunday wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll:
    Friday in September/October (1000 cheaper than Saturday) : (43 votes)
    40 %
    Sunday in September/October (2500 cheaper than Saturday) : (41 votes)
    38 %
    Saturday in November or January : (23 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Soontobemrs2012:  Sunday!  If your wedding is local, then I think Sunday is just as convenient as Saturday.  If it’s OOT for most guests, I actually think Sunday can be better–Saturday-Monday flights are way cheaper than Friday-Sunday flights, and OOT guests will almost all need to miss a day of work anyways, unfortunately.

    Post # 4
    11607 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would much prefer a Sunday over a Friday wedding.  Friday means I have to battle traffic, leave work early, possibly take kids out of school or find a sitter earlier in the day, and take time off from work.  Sunday means I’d just leave the reception early so I could be ready for work the next day.

    Post # 5
    6158 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i’d rather have a saturday wedding.

    i haven’t been to a sunday wedding that i recall but i went to a local friday wedding and it was fine.

    we looked at october and november saturday dates and found an october date at our favorite venue.


    Post # 6
    6449 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    What time of day? I would rather attend a Friday wedding after 6pm and a Sunday wedding before noon. I typically wouldn’t take off of work unless I was very close to the couple and I don’t want to be out too late when I work the next day.

    Post # 7
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d prefer a Sunday wedding to a Friday wedding.

    Post # 8
    2912 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I love Friday weddings. I can take the afternoon off work, party all night then still have the whole weekend to myself. I really dislike Sunday weddings as I’m getting ready for the week to kick off and the last thing I want to do is go to a wedding. I would probably leave early too.

    Post # 9
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Where are you located? How bad will the weather be in November? If you really want September or October, I think Sunday is definitely better than Friday from a guest’s perspective because they don’t need to take the day off. But you will probably end up with people leaving early, so be prepared for that!

    Post # 10
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Soontobemrs2012:  Depending on your total budget, it looks like you aren’t saving much by going for a non-Saturday wedding.  However, if it is a significant savings then do it; the people that truly want to be there will make it happen or they will send their regrets.  I personally hate Sunday weddings because I have to go back to work on Monday; I hate taking Mondays off because Mondays are super busy.  With a Friday wedding, I can take off that Friday, enjoy your wedding on Saturday and then recover on Sunday before going back to work on Monday.

    Post # 11
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Soontobemrs2012:  I say Sunday because if you have any guests/attendants coming in from out of town it’s a lot easier to for them make it in time even if they end up catching a late night out or staying the night (that’s up to them).  Friday’s are hard for people to get off of work (esp. if they have to fight late night traffic), and if they are out of town to fly in for your wedding.  In addition it’s way more affordable!

    Post # 12
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I DID NOT VOTE (no option to check 2 boxes)

    Between a Friday and Sunday choice, I’d prefer the Friday, as it means I don’t have to get up the next day… can party longer, and sleep in.

    That said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a Winter Wedding.  Being sort of the “off season” for Weddings sometimes you can find better deals on stuff.

    Mr TTR & I had our Back Home Reception in the dead of winter, and it was great… a nice way to break up the boredom that is the Winter Season after the excitement of December.

    IF I was planning for January tho, I’d go later rather than earlier, so that folks have had some chance to rebuild financially after Christmas

    February would be even better IMO…  more distance from Christmas, a tad warmer, and kind of romatic knowing Valentines is that month and all

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 13
    1056 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    I’d prefer a Friday.  I can still stay, party, enjoy myself and have the weekend to “recover”.  It just takes some prior planning

    Post # 14
    2115 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would rather attend a Sunday wedding 🙂


    Heck, I’m having one 😉 hehe

    We’re doing a day-time wedding w/ brunch reception 🙂

    Post # 15
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Friday 100%. It’s a weekend the next day so people can party. With a Sunday date, I just don’t see that happening. 

    Post # 16
    1881 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Where do you live? If it isn’t somewhere that would be freezing cold, I would just do a Sat in Nov

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