Post # 1
After a lot of talking and looking at our budget, FI and I realized that something had to give. Our reception hall that we adored was out of our price range for a Saturday wedding. Friday however was in our budget. So we are getting married on a Friday, but still doing the wedding as if it was a Saturday (afternoon wedding, full dinner) because that is what we wanted. Anyone else do a Friday wedding? FFIL is throwing a fipope cause he thinks its rude to do to the guests. Opinions on that as a guest?
Post # 3
@PrettyinPink45: I so so wanted one. So cheaper. But fi refused so we had to fork out an extra 1500 :/
Post # 4
I am totally open to this option too. If it means we can save $$$ and put them towards a fabulous photographer or better wine then I am doing it!
Post # 5
We did! It actually turned out amazing! People who came into town had the whole weekend to spend time with family or to see the city (Denver) so it was like a three day weekend for them! I didn’t hear any complaints and the people who didn’t come wouldn’t have come anyway if it was on the weekend. Have fun!!
Post # 6
We’ll probably do a Friday wedding! FI’s family will all be international, so it doesn’t really make a different what day we have it for them since they’ll be taking a week or more off. My family is all in-state, so most will only have to drive an hour and a half at most, so no need to take a whole day off. And it saves a lot of money. Makes sense for us!
Post # 7
We are a Friday wedding but we are destination so its a bit different. If it works for you, great!! As long as you give your guests enough notice, it shouldnt be an issue. Maybe send your save the dates out a bit earlier than you planned? You may get some people not be able to make the wedding but I feel that is part of it. As long as you are prepared to accept that some may not come because of the time of the wedding (afternooon) then its okay. Do you have many out of town guests? They could make a longer weekend of it. Who doesnt love that? Everything will work out perfectly just keep an open mind with guest attendance.
Post # 8
We did the same thing! We thought Friday would be cheaper, even though its going to turn out almost the same! Our place is $94/person for dinner, eeeeeek. ALL of FI’s family has to travel from atleast 4-5 states away, INCLUDING FI! So we thought Friday would be best so people wouldn’t have to try and get a plane out Sunday morning right away if it were Saturday. Plus, I think it deters some people who are on the fence about coming. If they really want to be there, then I think they will take the time off and come. There aren’t any other weddings in either of our families this year.
BTW, its YOUR day…if you want Friday, choose it! Your guests should understand.
Post # 9
I really wanted a Friday wedding! Friday the 13th to be exact. I suppose we could have worked it out, but our preferred venue was actually cheaper on a Saturday and a music festival was going on that weekend, so we had to bump it up a week and have it on a Saturday to save the extra money.
I think Friday weddings are spectacular though and as a guest, if I wanted to really come to your wedding, I would come no matter what day of the week it was on.
Post # 10
We are having a Friday wedding too not so much for the cost savings (we don’t get any for that here) but because it work out for some people who are very close to us. I think since we are having the wedding at a city a few hours away from where most our guests live, they’re taking it as a long week-end vacation of sorts.
Post # 11
We are having a Friday wedding and I think it is going to work out great. The people that really want to come have an extra day on their weekend and if people can’t make it due to work commitments, it also helps us keep our numbers reasonable. the only down side is that our venue gave us no discount for having it on a Friday because it’s just so popular!
Post # 12
LOL as a guest Friday is a lot better than Thursday. I don’t think anyone would mind and if they did complain I am sure it will be behind your back 😉 so you will never know… plus once its over and done with all they will remeber is the wedding not that it was Friday… LOL Thursday on the other hand is a horrible day! My daughters were flower girls in their Uncle’s wedding which was out of town. My daughters father lives in California so he flew in and took the girls Wednesday night and had them through the weekend. LOL my kids had perfect attendance at school prior to this! but they had to be out of school for it which I didn’t appreciate but I kept that to myself, unitl now that is 🙂
Like previously stated.. If they want to be there it won’t matter what day your wedding is they will make arrangements to be there.
Post # 13
We had a Friday wedding! It worked out great. We were lucky to get the Friday following the 4th of July Holiday so many people already had the time off. We ran the date by a few people that we thought may take issue with it and no one had a problem. It was nice to have the wedding Friday night and then still have the rest of the weekend for our guests that traveled from the East Coast.
Post # 14
I am! But we are starting at 5 pm so hopefully our guests won’t have to take off too much work. Only a few are out of towners so I’m pretty sure it’ll work out great. We picked it because it’s my grandparents 50th and we want to honor them! The discount didn’t hurt though! 🙂
Post # 15
friday wedding woot woot! I am not engaged yet but I loooove the idea of a Friday wedding and the price cut doesn’t hurt!
Post # 16
Friday wedding right here! It hasn’t happened yet, but we are starting it at 5:30 so that most people won’t have to take a full day off of work. The only concern I have is for the few who have to drive out the day before to also attend the rehearsal, but I think it will work out. I’m finding some really great deals so I say go for it! If people have enough notice, most will be able to attend.