Post # 1
hey ladies… we STILL haven’t booked our site because i just can’t get over all these wedding costs! my name is futuremrsoloyede and im cheap. i admit it lol. so im thinkin that we could cut costs by having our wedding on a weekday. as a wedding guest, which weekday evening would you prefer?
Post # 3
To be honest, I would prefer a weekend. We’re getting married on a Friday and I’m very happy with our decision. Is a Friday or even a Sunday an option? We got a massive discount on our venue/catering for choosing a Friday.
Post # 4
Have you thought about having a destination wedding to cut the guest list AND putting it on a weekday, since… its a weekend everyday when youre on ‘vacation’! =) A friend of mine is having his wedding over seas on a Tuesday and was able to have it in a legit castle for cheap since it wasnt a weekend.
Post # 5
Do you have a lot of Out of Town guests?
Post # 6
What about Sunday or Friday? For the choices you have I voted Thursday. A lot of people go out on thursdays too and it gives them an excise to have a long weekend and take friday off if they want. Good luck!
Post # 7
If Friday isn’t an option, I really don’t think it matters.
If the majority of your guests are from out of town, I would choose Thursday evening. If everyone is local, it’s more of a tossup, but Thursday is becoming as common as Friday used to be.
I’ve done a handful of weddings on other days, and with the exception of the rare holiday Monday wedding – it’s just kinda odd 🙂
Also, you may not save as much as you think with your vendors if you do it on a Monday or Tuesday since that’s usually our days off, and Mondays may mean doing 3 days of events in a row.
Post # 8
I would say sunday would be a good choice because traffic in OC during the week is brutal!! Friday night is completely unbearable. Just something to think about. Also there are some budget friendly places for the weekend
Post # 9
I voted for Thursday, but consider whether your guest list has more than a handful OOT. 90% of the weddings I’ve attended were out of town (I moved away from where I went to high school, my college and grad friends are from all over, and even current locals have gotten married up to 3 hours away). I wouldn’t have been able to make most of those weddings had they been on a weekday. If the OOTers are people you really want to be there, you may want to reconsider having it on M-Th.
Post # 10
Honestly this is you and your fiance’s wedding. If you want your wedding on a monday, do it! Trust, the people who want to go to your wedding will find a way to go. Last summer I went to a wedding that was on a thursday starting at 5:30. They had about 100 people and pretty much everyone came. Our wedding is on a friday because its cheaper than a saturday. Our wedding is going to start at 3:30. Either you come or you don’t, cause I’m getting married regardless if all 100 guest show up, or if 3 show up. DO WHAT YOU WANT!!! IT’S YOUR DAY!!
Post # 11
We are doing our wedding on Thursday, and not because we wanted to go cheaper way, but because it is the 7th of July (7/7). It is our favorite number and we decided to go with it even before we found out that it’s on Thursday. So if you really wanna do a weekday wedding, pick your favorite number, or a combination of day/month/year numbers that you like and that sounds pretty.
Post # 12
@Tanya5484: I just wanted to respectfully disagree. My cousin’s wedding was semi-destination (six hours away from everyone’s family) and it was on the Tuesday during finals week my senior year. I love her, I wanted to be there, but I couldn’t have made it because even if I would have rearranged them, I wouldn’t have been able to study for them.
OP, if your guests are mostly in town, it won’t really matter. Please understand if a lot of your Out of Town guests can’t make it, though!
Post # 13
Out of all the options you have, I voted for thursday. I’ve also been to several friday weddings and they have been great!
Post # 14
@jo.lee: I have alot of guest coming from out of town. NONE of my family lives in the same state as me. Also, now adays people work different days and times of the week/weekends you can’t accommodate everyone. Plus if you are letting them know 10-8 months before the wedding date, they have plenty of time to make accommodations. I truly believe the people that want to share in your joy will find a way.
Post # 15
I would want it on a thursday so that I could make a long weekend out of it 🙂
Post # 16
It’s your wedding, but as a hostess, its your duty to make the wedding comfortable for your guests. How much fun will they have rushing from work, getting stuck on the 405, and missing your ceremony because of it? Have it on a weekend if at all possible. Otherwise, do Thursday.