Post # 1
if you had to choose (for monetary reasons) having your wedding on a Friday night in the season you preferred (May to Oct) or having a Saturday night wedding off Season (From Thanksgiving to Easter), which would you pick? Prices would be the same in the end..
I know it depends also on whether or not the ceremony will be outside, but do you think having a Friday wedding is a terrible idea? Some of my friends have hinted so…but I plan on having a wedding with only around 60 guests so I am HOPING with a year’s notice they can get the time off.. I do feel that any time in Nov to March in Massachusetts can be bad due to weather and holidays (and I will have some family traveling from the West Coast and Northern Maine). Easter next year is April 5, so the latest I could do it during that season would be April 4th).
Any opinions would be great!
Post # 2
I live in CT and had the same dilema. I picked a Friday wedding.
Major reason: weather. Thanksgiving to Easter in New England has the ever present threat of snow, and I dind’t want to deal with that.
We picked a holiday weekend Friday because most of our guests were local and most get out early before long weekends. We pushed the wedding time back as far as possible to make it possible to work/travel/etc that day.
I’ve been to several Friday weddings and I haven’t had an issue with them. At most, I take a half day.
Post # 3
ok, so this same friend told me NOT to pick a long/holiday weekend because people tend to go away on vacations…so many decisions!
Post # 4
scurll: I’d choose the weekend in the off-season. I had to miss a Friday wedding once because I had just started a new job and absolutely could not take time off– I felt terrible, but there was nothing I could do. My guests’ comfort would mean more to me than the season, I figure there are always other ways to cut corners.
Just my two cents 😉
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Boston Girl here too, i picked the last sunday in september.
Post # 6
I would always go for the Saturday. I feel like weddings on Fridays or Sundays just don’t have the same energy as a Saturday wedding because people are either tired from work or need to leave early so they can go to work the next day. Just pick somewhere close to a major highway where everything can be inside.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
I was another Connecticut bride and I had my wedding the first week of September (it was a Saturday though). It was the best decision ever because the weather was perfect. It was sunny and had a high of 75. I vote on a Friday during wedding season just based on the weather alone.
Post # 8
I’d choose a Saturday in the off-season. It’s WAY easier for guests, both local and out-of-town, and flights/hotel rooms are cheaper, too. But hey – that’s just me. I’ve been to Friday weddings and they’ve been just as fun as Saturday weddings.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - The Wayside Inn
I think it depends on where your guests are coming from. We were originally thinking Saturday off-season, but since most of our guests will be flying into Logan, we didn’t want to potentially have anyone dealing with weather troubles getting to our wedding. It finally dawned on us that most of the guests would have to take a day off work to come, regardless if we had the wedding on a Saturday or a Sunday, so we opted for Sunday. But that’s just what seemed to work best for us– plus, we ended up with the fall New England wedding we’d been dreaming of!