Post # 1
Can I pick your brains? We are having a Friday wedding and I’d kinda like to point that out on the save the dates. However the design we love doesn’t leave room for tons of text.
Do you think I could do the numerical date “8-2-13” on the front and maybe on the back write out “Friday, August 2nd 2013” and include some hotel info?
I want the date to be big and stand out. If I have to write out “Friday, August” then it’ll be smaller. Should I suck it up and give up on the big 8-2-13 so that my guests are better informed? Or should I trust them to figure it our by either noticing the back or checking out the website or y’know – looking at a calendar?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
@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
- 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
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
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
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 # 13
@LittleRiver: Oh the calendar is a very good idea. I love visuals.
I’m glad to know other Friday brides were able to get away with not plastering Friday all over everything. 🙂
I’m torn because I love the look of the big date. I’ll keep playing around with the design to see what I can do.
Thanks for the advice! Keep it coming if you have any other ideas or stories! They are all helpful!
Post # 14
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
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
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