(Closed) What time should our Friday wedding begin?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What time should our Friday ceremony begin?
    At 5 p.m., people might have to leave early from work, but it will give you plenty of time to enjoy : (21 votes)
    22 %
    At 6 p.m., still time to party, but gives enough time to let people get off work and get ready : (42 votes)
    43 %
    At 7 p.m., Anytime before this is just too early for a Friday wedding : (34 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would say 6:30, actually. If I were having a Friday wedding, I would have found a venue that I could have had until midnight. That way, I could have started things later. Are you doing an afterparty?

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We were planning a Friday evening wedding originally, and were going to start everything around 6:30 to give people a bit more time.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Ya I like a later time. Otherwise people are going to have to take time off of work for your wedding. I think most of the women will still have too, but the men won’t if you do 6:30 or 7

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We’re having a Friday wedding and it will start at 6pm.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Our wedding was on a Friday this past October.  And we had it at 4pm.  Worked out great.  Everyone was there and we wanted to get married outside and this was the weekend right before daylight savings, so this is why we had it at 4pm. 

    We partied until 9:30 and it was perfect.  Are you getting married in or out?  I see it’s in March, so I would assume inside and 6pm sounds lovely.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee

    I voted 7PM cause it wouldn’t require me to take too much time off work.  I could go home and change and I wouldn’t feel rushed getting to the ceremony on time.   

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think with enough notice a “early” Friday wedding isn’t an issue at all.

    I voted for 5pm as this is what we are doing! Somewhere around 60% of our guests are traveling to be here anyway so an early start time won’t bother them and of the other 40% 1/2 are our bridal party &/or immediate family who will be taking the day with us (and the evening before) no matter what anyway and another 10% either works 3rd shift (and so will take the night off no matter what) or has Fridays off anyway!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I went to a Friday wedding over the summer that started at 6pm. Everyone still had to get off work early and rush to get there. At least one guy was late because of traffic and missed the whole ceremony. The later the better.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think 6:00pm is just fine.  You are giving them plenty of notice, should be ample time to request time off or leave early.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re having a friday wedding and only have our venue until 11 so we’re having our ceremony at 4.

    I’ve talked to the majority of my guests about it and no one has complained.  I even apologized to a few and they were like, “no it doesn’t matter at all”.

    Finally we are going to have our rsvps worded so that those who cannot get off work can just come to the reception and know we will not be offended. =)

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    WOW, i must be mad. we are having a friday wedding and the ceremony is at 10.30am, yes 10.30am. we plan on a wedding breakfast around 1.30pm in the afternoon alot of the oldies (bless em, and parents) are going home for a rest before returning for the evening reception but alot of our friends are staying when we are having a casino to entertain them before the evening reception till midnight!

    it was the only day we could get our venue and thats the only time they do ceremonies at. none of our friends or family have refused to attend or mentioned any problems with a friday wedding. i think regardless of the time your friends etc will make time to celebrate your special day and they have alot of notice!

    go for earlier and make a day of it!!! 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our Friday wedding is starting at 5:30. The majority of our guests are very local to our venue (20 minutes or so). I’m sure most will end up having to leave work early but oh well. If they want to be there, they will be there regardless of what time it starts.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I couldn’t possibly make it to a 6pm Friday wedding if I worked that day, but I certainly wouldn’t mind taking off work to attend the wedding of someone I really like!

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