Post # 1
Were having our wedding on a friday, and can i just ask…if you known about it for 9 months…got a save the date..why, WHY do people always have to ask why were having it on a friday? My mother just called me and said how my grandmother who is retired with nothing else to do, asked why were having it on friday! UGHHHHH. If you dont like it, just dont come! LOL im sorry i just had to get this off my chest…people act as if its the end of the world to take a hour or 2 off work, so then dont! because i really dont care. hah. Anyone else feel the same way? i knew going into this that it was alot to ask of others to attend our friday ceremony, however we are having a smaller wedding and would not meet the minimums needed for a saturday..some days i wonder, why didnt we just elope! 🙂
Post # 3
People really need to just keep things to themselves, it makes no sense.
Ours is on the Sunday of Memorial day weekend, because my FMIL told me that would be more convienent for her family, and we had to get married on a Sunday (my FI is jewish.) She had the audacity to mention that her family finds it awkward, I’d much rather get married on a Friday or Saturday! My family is mostly from Canada and do not get the Monday off, and I haven’t heard a bad peep from them!
Post # 4
We are having our wedding on a Friday evening and a pig roast the next day. No complaints so far though. Ignore the complainers. You can’t please everybody!
Post # 5
we’re also having ours on a Friday, no one has really questioned it, it seems to be a common thing here as is loads cheaper, and a lot of people now have mid week weddings because they are even cheaper than Friday’s 🙂
I think that as you have sent out Save The Dates, no one should really complain about it
Post # 6
No doubt Friday weddings can pose inconveniences to guests, but people should keep their complaints to themselves.
Post # 7
@manako: yeah, my FMIL tried to talk us into a Sunday, too (a few people in her family are orthodox jews and wouldn’t come if it’s on sat). sorry, but my family is traveling 3ish hours to come to the wedding & i don’t want to make them do that on sunday
Post # 8
Our wedding is on a Friday and the ONLY person that complained with my FI’s grandmother (also retired with nothing to do). I think some people just like to complain, it makes their day go by quicker.
Just move ahead with your planning and people will figure things out. We sent out STD’s and people still commented that they were surprised our wedding was on a Friday but in the end they are doing what they need to do to be there and that is all that matters.
Post # 9
Amen, girl! Amen!
You would not believe the comments I get. Not only is my wedding on a Friday, it’s on a Friday the 13th… and it’s 4.5 hours away. So everyone basically drives me insane. I’m just thinking, “Omg, don’t come if it is that much of an issue!” Seriously! We are over our budget anyway, so we’re dying for people to RSVP “no”. I don’t wanna hear, “Why is your wedding on a Friday?”, “Why is your wedding so far away?” Any freaking more. I just want these people to RSVP “no” and shut up about it. I understand some may be upset they’ll have to miss our wedding, but I’m not marrying them and I don’t NEED them present in order to marry my FI.
Post # 10
My wedding was on a Tuesday night. So yeah..
Post # 11
We had a Friday night wedding and I got absolutely no flack. I had two people ask and I said we figured a Saturday wedding ate into everyone’s weekend and most of my family were coming from out of town, so they had a few days to tool around town. The questions didn’t bother me at all… but I’m pretty laid back.
Post # 12
glad im not the only one 🙂 oh ladies, thanks for the input! & your all right…everyone just needs to keep their opionions to themselves and if they dont like it then dont come!
Post # 13
Well I went from a Friday to eloping. It was stressful accomodating people…so I get it.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t say anything to a bride, but I’d prefer a Sunday wedding to a Friday wedding. I’m in a Friday wedding in July and figuring out logistics has been quite the headache, since I have to take 2 days off and FI has to take 1.
Post # 15
Our wedding is on a Friday. Not much chatter from the guests yet. They got Save the Dates 7 months in advance. If people can’t get time off, I’m sorry. I could stand for a few guests to NO on the RSVP actually
Post # 16
I’m strongly leaning towards a Friday myself – next year, July 5. I’m hoping since it’s the day after the holiday, many people will be off work anyway, and it will allow for a nice long weekend trip for our out-of-towners.
It is definitely rude for people to be complaining to you about it! I totally agree, if they don’t like it, don’t come!