Post # 1
How much of a difference did you get in RSVP’s for Friday evening weddings as opposed to if you had a Saturday wedding?
Due to my guest count, we are not going to make the food/beverage minimum at our top venue picks for a Saturday wedding, so we will choose a Friday.
Do you think it will make that much of a difference? Especially with STD’s being made and people knowing far in advance the wedding is on a Friday?
Post # 3
We had a Friday wedding. The only people who were invited that didn’t come were people from overseas who wouldn’t be able to make it regardless.
In other words, no one didn’t come because it was on a Friday.
I personally like Friday weddings – gives me an excuse to take time off work and have a long weekend!
I was weary of a few friends and family members who are teachers – it’s hard for teachers to get time off, but luckily, our wedding was during school holidays so it wasn’t an issue.
Just give plenty of notice (send out save the dates early on).
P.S We saved no money on vendor costs etc by having a Friday wedding. They are becoming popular now, and vendors don’t offer discounts, so it’s best not to expect them 🙂
Post # 4
I think it depends on the crowd. Like in my area no one balks at a Friday wedding because a lot of Jewish people do them.
Post # 5
We had a Friday wedding, but it was VERY small, and actually we had 100% attendance, the only reason we did, is because our international flight was leaving Saturday night, and we wanted to have a wedding night that didn’t take place on a plane! Friday weddings work for me, as long as they aren’t in the early afternoon, cause I gotta work, AND they aren’t SUPER far away, because I have to work! Taking a day off for a wedding can get a little irksome, depending on my relationship to the couple in question, but overall I think it’s fine, kind of like a nice way to end the week, with a new beginning!
Post # 6
@BIW: Thanks! I didn’t expect to get any discounts with anyone. Just the cost guarantees vary depending on Friday/Saturday. One venue DOES waive the ceremony fee of $500 if you get married on a Friday.
Post # 7
@Nona99: We narrowed down the guestlist so the closest of ourfriends and family would be the ones traveling so I know they won’t have an issue considering its our wedding day. I was also concerned about my bridal party having to take extra time off work to be here for rehearsal Thursday. I discussed this concern with them and they are so excited they don’t even care. Lol
Post # 8
We had a Friday wedding because 1 it was cheaper and 2 it was the date I wanted. We had no problems with attendance bc it was on a Friday.
Post # 9
@justvonne: Yeah, as long as everyone is on board, it seems to work out, Mr. 99 and I got a save the date for a HUGE Friday wedding in March, it’s about two hours from here, and our 92 year old grandfather lives in town with us was also invited since we’re the groom’s family, so the caravan required for us all to attend is going reach epic proportion…the fact that my entire family works at the same firm and is going to have to literally shut er down early so we can get everyone the hell down there is going to bring the suck, not to mention that my ancient grandfather can be somewhat difficult when it comes to just about anything, so I’ll more than likely be drunk before we arrive, but whatever! It’s the last cousin’s wedding and that’s gotta mean something, even if I do come THIS close to murdering someone en route!
Post # 10
We had a Friday wedding. I don’t think that anyone RSVP’d no because of it being on a Friday, but there were some that made it only to the 7PM reception and not the 5:30PM ceremony. If that would bother you, then I would maybe not have a Friday wedding if I were you. Also we had to do pictures before the ceremony in order to have enough time for everything. If that would bother you I wouldn’t pick Friday either.