(Closed) Friday Wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are doing a Friday wedding that starts at 6:30 p.m.  I think it helps to start it later in the day so that people either don’t have to take off work or only have to leave a bit early.  To me it’s worth it, because we are saving $25 a person by having it on Friday instead of Saturday.  In an ideal world, I would have it on Saturday since many of my guests are from out of town, but oh well!

Post # 4
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We would have never been able to do that since the majority of our wedding was out of town.  It’s great if you have a lot of local guests though!

Post # 5
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it depends for different people/families/circle of friends.  Future Brother-In-Law is having a Friday wedding and Fiance and I are really struggling to be able to come (and Fiance is the best man!)  Fiance is a teacher and you are typically not allowed to just take days off since you get so much time off for the school vacations.  I work in finance and the wedding is right at quarter-end which is when we’re usually not allowed to take any time off.

So it’s going to be hard enough to get the Friday off, and I have NO IDEA how we’re going to make it upstate for the rehearsal on Thursday night.  I think it mostly depends on how far people are traveling and such and what kind of jobs people have.

Also I know for a fact that Future Brother-In-Law is NOT saving any money by having the wedding on Friday and they’re just having it on that day “because they like the date”  I think that’s a lot different than saving thousands.

Post # 6
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I knew the “date” I wanted our wedding to be immediately…March 19.  It was my Grandmother’s birthday and she was the most influential person in my life. (she passed away a few weeks after Mr. CurlyQ and I met)  

Mr. CurlyQ did not want to wait 2 years for the date to be on a Saturday so we are getting married on a Friday.  The extra savings is just a bonus for us!

Post # 7
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our wedding is on a Friday evening.  New Years Eve, 2010.  We are sending save the dates out in March, so our guests can plan ahead.

Post # 8
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are getting married on a friday, New Year’s eve next year to be exact. I figure with almost a year’s notice, Save the dates going out in January, if people want to be there, they will, otherwise, they won’t.

We wanted to get married on New Year’s and it fell on a Friday so it was perfect. It was also $35  a person less, which to me, makes sense.

Many venues were not less expensive b/c it was a Friday, mainly b/c it is New Year’s Eve. Some vendors actually charge an extra charge for the evening.

I’ve been to many Friday weddings and I’ve never had a problem.

Post # 9
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m doing a friday wedding!! It was $7k cheaper to do it at my venue.

Post # 10
3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re also getting married at 4pm on a Friday in October 2010.  We definitely saved money.  And I know there’s a wedding at my venue the next day on Saturday which was the original date I wanted.  So I opted for Friday and I’m so glad I did because I know no one is getting married the Thursday before so i get in there and decorate.  The bride getting married on Saturday will not have that option now.  So I’m glad we decided on Friday.

Post # 11
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our wedding was on a Friday.  Some guests had trouble w/traffic & were late but we had a huge turnout.  People partied HARD.

Post # 13
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re getting married on a Friday night–there’s no way we could have afforded our venue on a Saturday. We also got a much better price for our band and our photographer, so we’ve definitely saved some money. I”m hoping it won’t be difficult for our guests to make it in time. I figure the ceremony will start at 6:30 or 7, which should give people enough time to get there from work.

Post # 14
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We ended up on a Friday night, but it really isn’t saving us that much ($500 at the venue?) I guess because Nebraska prices are pretty low to begin with.

We were trying for that Saturday, but the church was already booked for all Saturdays next summer (this was late August), so Friday. I was kind of peeved at first, since our families are all in town but our friends are all (ALL) from out of town, and I was concerned, but it seems like quite a few are coming anyways and making a trip out of it. So it all works out!

Post # 15
194 posts
Blushing bee

I really wanted my wedding to be on Friday, March 19. It will be me and FI’s three year anniversary of dating so it made sense to have it be our wedding anniversary as well. However I knew that alot of my guests wouldn’t be able to make it and there wasn’t a price difference so I just chose the 20th. But if your guests are able to make it then I say go for it!

Post # 16
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re getting married on a Friday night, mainly because it saved us almost $1000. I’m still worried that we won’t have a big turnout since the wedding is in Oklahoma and most of his family is in Nebraska & California. But in the end, I know the people who truly want to be there will find a way to make it!

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