(Closed) which would you rather attend a Friday or Saturday wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Friday or a Saturday wedding
    Friday : (12 votes)
    12 %
    Saturday : (86 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 4
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    4276 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Saturday…. I work Fridays and traffic is awful around here at that time.

    Post # 5
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    3832 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m tired Fridays and if i didnt get off in time i would need to take time off work. And then run around trying to get ready for the wedding. 

    Sooooo…Saturdays please

    Post # 6
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    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I would have these questions……

    1. where is the wedding? 
    2. What time does it start? 
    3. Do I live within 30 minutes of both venues? 
    4. Is it “Formal”, will I need to go home from work, freshen up and then race to get to your ceremony? 
    5. Is the reception location close to the ceremony or am I going to have to drive in Fri eve traffic to get places that will take twice as long as normal?
    6. Do I have to take vacation time or unpaid time from my job to attend?

    I think those would be the major issues why I wouldn’t want to attend a Friday wedding.

    That being said….. my wedding is on a Wednesday!!!!!  But it’s a sort-of-destination-wedding (winery outside of St Louis) so my family is traveling from all over the country anyway to attend.

    Post # 7
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    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If the wedding is where I live, Friday. If I have to travel (take a day off work, pay for lodging, etc) – Saturday.

    Post # 8
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    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Friday – day off work, 3-day weekend, awesome! I’m having a friday wedding, the discounts are well worth it.

    Post # 9
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    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Just saw your updated…..  I would not do this.

    5:30 is not a LATE ceremony.  7:30pm is a late ceremony.  7:30 would give people time to go home, change and get to your ceremony without being stressed.

    a 5:30 ceremony I would have to either attend in work clothes or just come to the reception… unless you had it right next door to where I work.  Even then, it depends…. LOTS of Fridays we have status meetings with Execs from every project.  who knows when they end…. and I can’t leave early barring an emergency.

    Post # 10
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    5 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @HisNightOwl2014:  I guess that really depends on your budget.

     

    I chose a Tuesday for my wedding because it saved me thousands of dollars and allowed me to have the venue I really wanted.  If people can’t make it on a Tuesday that saves me money because I will pay for less food.

     

    It all depends on what is important to you!  Money, or that everyone can come.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    saturday. i am always so exhausted fridays and running around trying to get to the wedding after work in traffic would suck. but I know i’d still have fun nonetheless

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Saturday morning/afternoon weddings are also cheaper than Saturday evening weddings

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    11178 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    As a guest I would of course prefer a Saturday wedding. However, as someone who had a Friday wedding I know all too well the benefits and discounts that come with any other day besides Saturday.

    I think 5:30 pm is too early, I would make the earliest 6 pm. We did 6 pm and it allowed people to leave work just a little early and change and go. It also depends on how far your venue is from the majority of our guests (ours was two hours).

    There will always be pros and cons to both Friday versus Saturday weddings but in the end it is up to you. If you don’t mind some guests not coming due to the inconvienence of a Friday but it allows you better options with your budget I say go for it.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My vote didn’t register but Friday – 3 days weekend and I get to have my saturday and sunday to myself yes please!!

     

    If people want to be there they will take the day or afternoon off work to make it there and not be wearing their work clothes. If you aren’t that important to them they will decline or not change their clothes.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Given the choice, Saturday. I’ve been to one Friday wedding and I missed the ceremony even though I took off early to get there. Traffic was a nightmare and then I was just run down from working all week.

    Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Saturday, sorry I wouldn’t go to a Friday night wedding. To rushed and way to hard to get to wedding from work.

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