Post # 1
Hello bees, sooo for the longest time I wanted a Saturday wedding in June. While I still really want a June wedding, I was thinking about having it on a Friday. I don’t really see a problem with it, the ceremony would be after 5p.m, and the reception would follow it. It is cheaper (just a bonus for us lol), and we don’t have any people from other states coming, the longest someone would have to commute is maybe 45 min or so. Has anyone had a Friday wedding? Or attended one? Would there be a problem? I was reading other boards on Friday weddings and traveling seemed to be an issue, but as stated before we don’t have any family that lives outside the state. What’s your opinion on this? Thank you !
Post # 2
If I got an invite for a Friday wedding I would still attend. I don’t think the issue with a Friday wedding is only with people traveling, it can be a problem for local guests as well. For example, someone could get off of work at 5, and not be able to make it home until 5:46-6 due to rush hour traffic and distance. They would then have to change/get ready and drive to your location. This means the earliest someone might be able to get to your venue is 7 (1/2 hour to change + 1/2 to drive). While I do not see an issue with this, some of your guest might.
Post # 3
We are having a Friday wedding because it was the only day available with our venue, and is cheaper. I figure anyone who really wants to be there will make it happen. Getting a couple of hours off work in my country isn’t a big deal.
Post # 4
I have been a guest at a couple of Friday weddings now and they totally work. They tended to start around 6pm or 7pm to give people commute time and home to change clothes time. Ceremonies were short and sweet then onto dinner! YUM!
Worked out well each time.
Post # 5
Yeah Friday is fine except 5 pm sounds awfully early. Even if the farthest commute is only 45 minutes, that’s still really early, and traffic rush hour tends to be longer and worse on Fridays. So not only would guests have potential problems arriving on time, certain vendors might also.
I’ve been to a few that were fun but they all start at 7 at the earliest.
Post # 6
FutureMrs_: It’s not just the travelling time, it’s also the get ready time. I certainly couldn’t walk out the office door at 4.00 and drive 45 minutes for a 5 pm wedding. I’d need a good amount of time to get ready. I’d probably need to leave work at 1 or 2pm and go home first.
That said, I’d still do it for a family member or close friend.
Post # 7
I think Friday weddings are great! We were originally going to do a Friday wedding, but then our venue changed so it ended up being a Saturday anyways… but we’re still having an evening ceremony as well.<br />I wouldn’t worry about commute time that much. A lot of people don’t have a mon-fri job… at least a lot that I know, so either way people will be taking time off for your special day. Plus, you’ll be giving them lots of notice, and if they want to be there to support you they’ll take a couple extra hours off of work if they have to, if they are unwilling it’s probably best they don’t come.
Good luck with your planning! A Friday night June wedding sounds lovely!