(Closed) Save the Dates – mentioning Friday Wedding

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What would you choose?
    Big Date "8-2-13" on Front. They'll figure it out : (19 votes)
    36 %
    Write out the small "Friday, August 2nd" on Front. It's important to make sure they notice. : (34 votes)
    64 %
    Other..... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think as long as it is clear that you should look at the back (i.e. it is a postcard or the back has a design that stands out too) that is fine. If you’re not sure people would look at the back you may want Friday to be somewhere on the front.

    Post # 4
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think the big date across the front works well, and then on the back where you include hotel info put the friday.. so it might look like this….

                                            Koi424 & man she’s marrying
                                                    Central Jersey
                                              Friday August 2nd, 2013

                                   Then list all the hotel information here……..
                            and here….. etc……………………………………


    I do think it’s important for people to realize it’s a friday though, and they may not look at a calendar right away.

    Hope that helps!



    Post # 5
    2282 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    People WILL assume the wedding is a saturday unless you tell them otherwise, many times. We spelled out Sunday, 24 June 2012 on our STDs and on the actual invitation, and still had people express surprise when they were reminded that it was on a sunday. People get into wedding habits and have to be reminded when something is not what they might expect. 

    Post # 6
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I just put the date on mine and everyone figured out it was a Friday themselves. Just make sure you mention it in conversation too but honestly the date should be sufficient.

    Post # 7
    11753 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think it’s necessary but I also don’t think it will look weird to put Friday on there – that is technically the formal way to write it out. Although, our invites say Saturday but the STDs did not. If it fits great, if it doesn’t I wouldn’t worry about it too much.  

    Post # 8
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @MrsWBS:  +1 I don’t even remember if I had Friday on my save the dates… They all figured it out just fine. 

    Post # 9
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

    Coming from someone who is having a friday wedding, make sure you spell it out! we are two weeks away and still have people surprised its a friday! we sent out STD and formal invitations…and make sure you remind everyone involved in the wedding that it is a friday so they can take off of work or school!

    Post # 10
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would feel more comfortable putting Friday somewhere where you’re sure it will be seen. I don’t know what time the wedding will be, but local people might have to take a day off from work and long-distance people might have to take more than one day off, and that needs to be planned for in advance. I’ve never been to a wedding that wasn’t on a Saturday, so I might incorrectly assume. I would probably check a calendar to be sure, but I can’t actually recall whether I’ve done that in the past.

    Post # 11
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would put Friday on there.  I know as a guest I wouldn’t look at the calendar when I received a STD and just assume the wedding is on a Friday.

    Post # 12
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would put a 8-2-13 on the front and then a cute calendar graphic on the back.  I really think doing something visual is the only way the day of the week will register with your guests.

    Post # 14
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our Save the Dates for our Friday wedding don’t have “Friday” spelled out on the actual Save the Dates – just “September 20, 2013” – but I plan to add a note to each envelope with the date REALLY spelled out, hotel information, and our website. Can’t hurt!

    Post # 15
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would err on the side of caution and list Friday on the STD.  That way you are making it very very clear well in advance that it is on a Friday — what people do with that information is up to them! 

    Post # 16
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    i had a friday wedding and did not explicitly state that it was going to be on a friday on the Save the Date and everyone got the gist of it–

    on the actual invitation i wrote out: friday, july twenty seventh two thousand twelve

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