(Closed) Anyone NOT getting married on a Saturday?

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What day of the week are/did you geting married?
    Friday : (48 votes)
    26 %
    Saturday : (68 votes)
    37 %
    Sunday : (49 votes)
    26 %
    Monday : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (16 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I am getting married on Thanksgiving, a Thursday. We are both from small families so this gives us an excuse to get everyone together at least once a year, plus we have the time off. It also allows us to keep the wedding very small and private, since non-family members will likely be busy.

    Post # 6
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    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I’m getting married on a Sunday and it’s not a holiday weekend.  For us it works cause it was the only way we could afford to invite everyone.  Had we had a Saturday wedding our guest list would have needed to be cut in half.  NY weddings can be pricey!

    Post # 7
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    88 posts
    Worker bee

    My husband and I were married on a Thursday!

    It was super convienent for us and we saved a ton of $$$ on vendors.

    Post # 8
    Member
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Thursday works great for us- we are taking the whole week off beforehand and then we have a few days to relax and regroup after.

    Post # 9
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    we got married on the friday after new years (this year). it was perfect. not only did we score great discounts — major! — for the hotel and vendors… but we also got a few days to relax. I think if you do it on a day of the week, a holiday weekend would be best so that people don’t have work the next day. but whatever works for you and your fiance!

    i don’t see why the day you get married is important or taboo… what difference does friday or saturday make (excpet in your wallet)?

    Post # 10
    Member
    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

    I love the symbolism of a wedding on the equinox ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumnal_equinox ).  The two hemispheres are equal for that one day (technically there are 2 equinoxes per year – we’re marrying on the autumnal one).  The equinox this year is on Sept 22, 2009.  Since the current dates on a calendar are really something that Julius Caesar invented (the original calendar being invented by the greeks – it used to be a Gregorian calendar, and that’s one reason why we have leap years and leap seconds!), the actual "number" of the date is a little insignificant with respect to the solar year.  What I mean by this is that the autumnal equinox occurs on a different date each year (either the 21, 22, or 23) depending on the precession of the Earth’s revolution around the sun.  There are 365.25 days in a year, and 360 degrees in a circle (thanks again, greeks! 😉 ).  The Earth’s orbit is nearly a perfect circle, so that means that in 360 days, we almost finish going around the circle!  –you need a few more days to complete the revolution, so the dates of the equinoxes and solstices change!  Last year it was on the 21, this year it will be on the 22, and I think next year it will be on the 23.  I’d love to have our wedding on the true equinox THIS year, but it’s a Tuesday – we feel that would really be asking too much of our guests.  Monday is very close to the equinox, and about 30% of the time, the equinox IS on the 21st!  

    Seeing as how my Mr. Rye and I will be traveling from the southern hemisphere (where it will be vernal equinox that date!) to the northern hemisphere to be with our friends and family on our wedding, I feel the symbolism of the equinox is particularly apropos.

    PLUS, we’re astronomers.  If we can get the chance to geek out about love and astronomy at the same time, I’d love it! 🙂 

    Post # 11
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We will marry on the Sunday of a holiday weekend – Memorial Day. This worked out pretty well so that most people will have the Monday off after. This was mostly for convenience; there were other days I would have chosen for a reason special to us — but it didn’t happen.

    Post # 12
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    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I wanted to get married on a Sunday but all my family members wanted Saturday. So I had to go with Saturday. We’re getting married on the Saturday of the Canadian long weekend… May 16 is coming quickly!

    Post # 13
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We’re having a destination wedding and getting married on a Sunday. We know people will have to take off that following Monday to travel, but most people would have to take off a day anyways and I personally love not having to work on a Monday! Most of our guests are staying longer anyways and don’t mind. Plus, it makes it easier to secure the vendors we want!

    Post # 14
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    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Not sure if my Tuesday wedding counts since it will be a Destination Wedding on Spring break? 4/07/09, planning extra commute time to since we’re doing it in the capital city of Puerto Rico, Old San Juan… ie. traffic. Any other special concerns for weekday weddings Bees?

    Post # 15
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    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I’m getting married on a Friday.  The date has no meaning other than my FH pointed at it and said that it looked good to him.  He picked a Friday because we wanted a smaller wedding and not everyone will come on a Friday,

    Post # 16
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    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We’re getting married on a Friday, simply for monetary reasons.  We wanted to have it on a "weekend" night but didn’t want to pay the astronomical price of a Saturday, so Friday it was.  I definitely like the idea now because it means we can have a small brunch on Saturday for all the out of towners, and they get the rest of the weekend to visit Newport.  There is the drawback for some people of having to take off work, but hopefully most people will be able to make it.  We also didn’t want to do a long holiday weekend because most of our guests are out of town and it costs more to fly on those weekends (and usually higher hotel costs, esp in a destination town like Newport). 

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